THE CULTURE OF

Spain & Latin America

Topics

Spanish Fun Online focuses on teaching you the items you need to communicate and understand the Spanish-speaking world. While we’d love to teach you everything, that’s no simple feat. Our available lessons center around the 19 distinct topics outlined below:

  • LOS NUMEROS: We’ll give you the knowledge you need to count, manipulate, and punctuate numbers in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • TELLING TIME:  When it comes to making appointments, you need to learn the words to differentiate ‘midnight’ from ‘noon’. Spanish Fun Online will teach you the vocabulary and skills you need
  • PERSONAL ID:  Do you prefer to be called ma’am or missus? Items in this topic relate to how to properly address others and how to properly introduce yourself.
  • FAMILY: Whether you need to refer to your sweet grandma or annoying little brother, Spanish Fun Online can walk you through the vocabulary you need. By the time you’re finished, you should be able to verbally swing through your family tree.
  • LEISURE: Days spent kicking back in the lounge chair, or at the beach, require a set of vocabulary all their own.
  • EDUCATION: From college degrees to kindergarten, academic topics are just as important to the Spanish-speaking world as other cultures. Learn how to ask for a calculator or clarification on a homework assignment.
  • COMMUNITY: Learn to talk about uptown, downtown, and describe your neighborhood. This subset of vocabulary will help you feel right at home in the community.
  • SHOPPING: Discover how to buy, sell, and barter in Spanish after working through the vocabulary in this category.
  • CLOTHING: Do you want to know how to ask for a pair of shoes in your size?  You’ll be able to play fashionista, describe outfits, and ask for certain clothing articles after working through items in this category.
  • HOUSE AND HOME:  Sometimes, you need to ask someone for a mop or razorblade. This subsection will walk you through the skills you need to set the foundations for a Spanish-speaking home.
  • PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: You’ll discover how to talk about the weather and much more when you work through this topic on Spanish Fun Online.
  • TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION: Whether you travel by boat or by car, you’ll learn how to talk about it. This topic’s key to helping you get around in any Spanish-speaking neighborhood.
  • TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION: If you want to tell the guy in IT that your computer’s sparking, you’ll need to know the right words.
  • CAREERS:  Whether you’re a high-level lawyer or a hard-working janitor, Spanish Fun Online will teach you  to describe your line of work.
  • VOLUNTEERISM:  You’ll come to understand how to describe charity and volunteer work when working in this category.
  • PUBLIC SERVICES:  Infrastructure and governmental work require more than bureaucracy; it needs its own set of unique vocabulary.
  • GLOBAL CHALLENGES: Learn how to describe your fellow man, and other nations, in these diverse exercises.
  • EARNING A LIVING: Do you want to discuss your paycheck or vacation time? Anyone working in a Spanish-speaking country can benefit from our lessons that center on the world of work.

Words For Telling Time

¿a qué hora? at what time?
antes (de) before
de la mañana in the morning
de la noche in the evening, at night
de la tarde in the afternoon
después afterwards, then
después de after
durante during
en punto on the dot, exactly, sharp
entonces then
es la una it’s one o’clock
hora (la) hour
jamás never, not ever
luego afterwards, then
más tarde later
medianoche (la) midnight
mediodía (el) noon (literally, midday)
menos cuarto / menos quince quarter to
nunca never, not ever
por último finally
¿qué hora es? what time is it?
siempre always
son las— it’s — o’clock
tarde afternoon, late
tiempo (el) time
y cuarto / y quince quarter after
y media / y treinta thirty (minutes past the hour)

Greetings & Basic Conversation

adiós goodbye
bien, gracias / muy bien well, thanks / very well
bienvenidos welcome
buenas noches good evening, good night
buenas tardes good afternoon
buenos días good morning
chao goodbye
¿cómo está Ud.? how are you? (formal)
¿cómo estás? how are you? (familiar)
¿cómo se llama Ud.? what’s your name? (formal)
¿cómo te llamas? what’s your name? (familiar)
con permiso pardon me, excuse me
conversación (la) conversation
¿de dónde eres? where are you from? (familiar)
¿de dónde es Ud.? where are you from? (formal)
de nada you’re welcome
el gusto es mío the pleasure is mine
encantado pleased to meet you
gracias / muchas gracias thank you / thank you very much
hasta la vista see you later, until we see one another again
hasta luego see you later
hasta mañana see you tomorrow
hasta pronto see you soon
hola hello, hi
igualmente likewise
le presento a— I would like to introduce you to— (formal)
lo siento I’m sorry