Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Today´s class has been quite a long one, covering the vocabulary of hotels and ´alojamiento´ (lodging). I didn´t find the class very exciting, BUT the vocabulary covered is very important to anyone who is coming to South America to travel, so obviously it was a necassary subject to cover. Much of my inital stint of travelling was camping, so I am familiar with the vocabulary of camping, including ´carpa´ (tent) and ´bolsa de dormir´ (sleeping bag) and I am also familiar with the complaints about not sleeping very well!
Substantivos are covered again, nd this time it is ´substantivos que terminan en -idad´ and I find them pretty easy to get my head around. The process of turning an adjective into a noun is really easy in English- just add an ´ity´ and it is just as easy in Spanish when you are just adding ´idad´. Por ejemplo ´responsable´ becomes ´responsibilidad´...facile!
David and Jimena practice using role play, I also find this a really good way to learn, because practicing situations is a good way to instill vocabulary in my mind, but that is one problem with the Bueno, entonces... dvd being, well, a dvd...it is not possible to actually act out a role play with another human. I could do it as I walk down the street using the Buneo Entonces iPhone application (if I had one!) but I think I might get some funny looks!