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1 Survival Spanish II (Segunda Parte) Instructor: Bertha T. Huertero An Infopeople Workshop Spring-Fall 2007

2 This Workshop Is Brought to You by the Infopeople Project Infopeople is a federally-funded grant project supported by the California State Library. It provides a wide variety of training to California libraries. Infopeople workshops are offered around the state and are open registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For a complete list of workshops, and for other information about the project, go to the Infopeople website at infopeople.org.

3 Workshop Overview Survival Spanish I Vocabulary Survival Spanish I Vocabulary Addressing customers properly Addressing customers properly Accents; Pronouns; and Gender Accents; Pronouns; and Gender How to recognize the difference between Statements and Questions How to recognize the difference between Statements and Questions Key Phrases and Practice, Practice Key Phrases and Practice, Practice

4 Vocabulary 50 Most Important Words from Survival Spanish I 50 Most Important Words from Survival Spanish I New vocabulary asked about at the Survival Spanish I workshops New vocabulary asked about at the Survival Spanish I workshops See Handouts

5 Formal and Informal Address Understanding when to use the formal and the informal when addressing customers can make a difference in how a library staff person is viewed by the customer. Understanding when to use the formal and the informal when addressing customers can make a difference in how a library staff person is viewed by the customer. Addressing an older person using the informal can be viewed as lack of respect. Addressing an older person using the informal can be viewed as lack of respect.

6 Accents  Rules for accents  Words that end in a vowel, n or s are stressed on the next to the last syllable.  How accents can change the meaning of words  Si = If  Sí = Yes  El = The  Él = He

7 Pronouns Singular = yo, tu, el/ella Singular = yo, tu, el/ella Plural = nosotros, ustedes, ellos/ellas Plural = nosotros, ustedes, ellos/ellas

8 Gender In Spanish all nouns have an assigned gender, whether the noun describes a person, place or thing. In Spanish all nouns have an assigned gender, whether the noun describes a person, place or thing. The gender of a noun can be: The gender of a noun can be: Natural: refers to people who have an established gender Natural: refers to people who have an established gender Grammatical: gender is arbitrarily assigned to things or concepts. Grammatical: gender is arbitrarily assigned to things or concepts.

9 Natural Gender Nouns Niño (boy) Niño (boy) Niña (girl) Niña (girl) Toro (bull) Toro (bull) Vaca (cow) Vaca (cow)

10 Statements and Questions A statement can be transformed into a question by:  Intonation  Changing the position of the personal form with the basic word. Statement: He needs to check out the books. El necesita sacar los libros El necesita sacar los libros Question: Does he need to check out the books? ¿Necesita él sacar los libros? ¿Necesita él sacar los libros?

11 Key Phrases Library Staff Need to Know El servicio es gratis. Usted puede sacar los libros gratis. ¿Tiene una pregunta? ¿Puedo ayudarle? Necesita una tarjeta de biblioteca. Necesita identificación.

12 Putting It All Together Dialogues Practice the dialogues that are in your packet or create a dialogue of your own that is customized for your library’s needs. Practice the dialogues that are in your packet or create a dialogue of your own that is customized for your library’s needs.

13 Lo Ultimo Summary and Evaluation Summary and Evaluation

14 Buena Suerte Gracias y hasta pronto. ADIOS


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