Spanish: Polite Expressions/Colors - Explanation 
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This lesson explains Polite Expressions/ Colors.  You'll learn how to greet formally. You'll have an instructor who will explain in detail with examples.(More text below video...)
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English: Hello friends, let’s see how we can greet formally.
Spanish: Hola amigos, veamos cómo podemos saludar formalmente.
English: In the morning, when the time is "a.m." for example 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. we say: "Good morning"
Spanish: Por la mañana, cuando la hora es "a.m." por ejemplo las 8:00 a.m. o las 11:00 a.m. decimos: "Buenos días"
English: In the afternoon when the time is "p.m." until 6 p.m. we say: "Good afternoon"
Spanish: Por la tarde, cuando la hora es "p.m." hasta las 6 p.m. decimos: "Buenas tardes"
English: After 6 p.m. and until midnight we say: "Good night"
Spanish: Después de las 6 p.m. y hasta la media noche decimos: "Buenas noches"
English: It is usual to join together the phrases "good morning", "good afternoon" or "good night" with "how are you?" And the most usual answer is "fine thank you, and you?"
Spanish: Es usual acompañar las frases "buenos días", "buenas tardes" o "buenas noches" con, "¿cómo está usted?" Y la respuesta más usual es "bien gracias, ¿y usted?"
English: A greeting dialog can then be:-Good afternoon, how are you?
Spanish: Un diálogo de saludo puede ser entonces:-Buenas tardes, ¿cómo está usted?
English: -Good afternoon, fine thank you, and you?
Spanish: -Buenas tardes, bien gracias, ¿y usted?
English: -Fine, Thanks.
Spanish: -Bien, gracias.
English: The more common informal greetings include: "hello","how is it going?", "how are you?" and the answers are: "very well", "fine", "so so", "ok", "fine thanks, and you?"
Spanish: Los saludos informales más comunes incluyen: "hola", "¿qué tal?", "¿cómo estás?" y las respuestas son: "muy bien", "bien", "más o menos", "regular", "bien gracias, ¿y tú?"
English: At the end of our conversation, to say good bye we say:"Good bye", "see you later", "see you tomorrow", "see you", "good night"
Spanish: Al final de nuestra conversación, para despedirnos decimos:"Adiós", "Hasta luego", "hasta mañana", "nos vemos", "buenas noches"
English: When you meet someone for the first time, you say: "Nice to meet you" and the answer to your phrase is: "nice to meet you too", "pleased to meet you", or a woman would say "pleased to meet you".
Spanish: Cuando conoces a alguien por primera vez, dices: "Mucho gusto", y la respuesta a tu frase es: "el gusto es mío","encantado" o una mujer dirá "encantada."
English: To thank we say: "thank you", "thank you very much", and the answer is: "you're welcome"
Spanish: Para agradecer decimos: "gracias", "muchas gracias", y la respuesta es: "de nada."
English: When you need to excuse yourself you can say: "im sorry" or "pardon me" or "excuse me"
Spanish: Cuándo necesitas pedir excusas tú puedes decir: "lo siento" o "perdón" o "permiso"
English: Other very usual phrases are…"please"
Spanish: Otras frases muy usuales son… "por favor"
English: If you don't understand other language very well and you want them to repeat the same phrase you say: "more slowly please".
Spanish: Si no comprendes muy bien otro idioma y quieres que te repitan la misma frase tú dices: "más despacio, por favor."
English: If you want to know how to say a word or a specific phrase: "how do you say….?"
Spanish: Si quieres saber cómo se dice una palabra o frase específica: "¿Cómo se dice…?"
English: To know the name of a person: "what's your name?" To know its place of origin: "where are you from?"
Spanish: Para conocer el nombre de otra persona: "¿Cómo se llama usted?" Para saber su lugar de origen:"¿De dónde es usted?"
English: To know where someone lives currently:"where do you live?" To know his phone number:"what is your phone number?"
Spanish: Para saber dónde vive en el presente:"¿Dónde vive usted?" Para saber su número de teléfono:"¿Cuál es su número de teléfono?"
English: To know the color of something:"what color is...?"
Spanish: Para saber el color de algo:"¿De qué color es…?"
English: In this lesson we are going to introduce the colors as well: because the colors are adjectives, they have number: singular or plural. But just some of them have a gender: masculine or feminine
Spanish: En esta lección vamos a presentar también los colores: porque los colores son adjetivos, tienen número: singular o plural. Pero solamente algunos tienen género masculino o femenino:
English: The following colors have a gender masculine or feminine:
Spanish: Los siguientes colores tienen género masculino o femenino:
English: White
Spanish: Blanco, blanca
English: Black
Spanish: Negro, negra
English: Red
Spanish: Rojo, roja
English: Yellow
Spanish: Amarillo, amarilla
English: Orange
Spanish: Anaranjado, anaranjada
English: Pink
Spanish: Rosado, rosada
English: Purple
Spanish: Morado, morada
English: But the following colors have a neutral gender.
Spanish: Pero los siguientes colores tienen género neutro.
English: Blue
Spanish: Azul
English: Grey
Spanish: Gris
English: Brown
Spanish: Marrón
English: Green
Spanish: Verde
English: Well, let’s practice!
Spanish: Bueno, ¡es hora de practicar!
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