The weather in BA is abit gloomy today, so for me the best thing to do is stay inside and learn Spanish from my Bueno, entonces... dvd, rather than go out and spend an unnecessary fortune on getting fatter...so here goes!
Poor David is still plagued by his mother, but I really think he likes her more than he lets on. And that is whats today's class has been about, likes and dislikes- or more specifically, how to say whether you like something.
As usual there is no simple verb for 'like' in Spanish, rather, it is necessary to say 'to me, it appeals'. A bit long winded in my opinion, but the pattern is easy enough: a mi, me gusta, a ti, te gusta and so on....and for once I think I have grasped this pattern the first time around without having to pause, rewind, pause rewind. Perhaps learning Spanish is getting easier after all! The Bueno, entonces... dvd really does teach in a very clear way, and after each new lesson is taught, useful Spanish phrases are given as examples, which is something I particularly like about this Spanish immersion course.
However, something I did not like about this episode was the overplaying of that dreadful Daddy Yankee reggaton song 'Gasolina'. Fair enough it might have been useful to make an example, but I have deliberatly been seeking to avoid reggaton after it plagued my travels through Peru and Equador, and then suddenly it is blasted into my ears during a Spanish lesson of all times! Having said that perhaps even Gasolina is better than David's attempts to sing...
Favourite word from this class? Osito de peluche meaning teddy bear, aaahhhh!