Monday, 14 September 2009
Much as it pains me to think of it, I must mention that David has started a Kamasutra course. Traditionally, I think the Kamasutra has very spiritual connections as well as being about attaining sexual gratification (see: acabar!), but I really don't think David has gone in with any such conceptions as his main objective is to prove to his neighbour that he is good in bed. But, suprise suprise! David claims 'ya se todo' (I already know eveything)- Yeah, right!
Jumping away from the thought of David in bed, today's class has covered the vocabulary of rooms and furniture. This seemed a bit similar to the class about renting and place descriptions, so perhaps they could have been amalgamated.
The two new, exciting and relatively easy grammatical concepts covered in today's Bueno, entonces... class have been posessive pronouns, and definite and indefinite articles.
Posessive prounouns, 'mio' (mine) 'tujo'(yours) and 'sujo' (his/hers) are fine, easy, lovely- it's just a case of remembering them.
Definite articles speak of something in particular, they are el, la, los and las...and guess what? in English we have just ONE word for Spanish's FOUR: 'the'.
Indefinite articles speak of something in general, por ejemplo, 'una mesa' (a table) and in English we use 'a/an'. facile! Overall today's class has been quite an easy one, I think perhaps some of these concepts could have been coverd earlier on in the Bueno, entonces... course, but then again, perhaps if they were I would not have found them so easy?! I do not know what order other 'learn Spanish programs', such as Rosetta Stone cover grammar in, but overall I think Bueno, entonces... does the classes in quite a good order, and does not overload each class with too many new concepts.