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Spanish Lesson Thirty-Two: Around The House

Updated on September 22, 2013

Hey everyone! Today's Sunday! You know what time is don't you? Spanish learning time! I hope everyone has had a great week and been able to get acclimated after the holidays have passed. Now it's January, the most boring month ever right? Well anyway, here's your lesson today. I really hope you enjoy it. I think everyone can relate to things around the house. There's a comprehensive (however brief) list of furniture, areas/rooms, chores, and appliances to look at. I also invite you all to check out previous lessons that I've written in the past. If you'd like to do that, click on the link here. Hope you all enjoy!

Today's Goals: To be able to discuss household things in the Spanish language. Also to be able to identify household chores.

Today's Vocabulary

Today's vocabulary features the normal hodgepodge of words in addition to household vocabulary for today's theme. I think this will really help a lot of people, so just take a look at the charts after looking over the normal hodgepodge. These lists are meant to provide an extensive avenue for new vocabulary. The list will be rotated as well in order to permeate your knowledge. So one day we'll start from the beginning again. Don't worry though, the lessons won't go that way. After the Warm-Up, read the charts and then get an explanation. I hope you all enjoy!


Today's Tips: Take a moment to remind yourselves of the words you've already learned. Keep saying them and indicating them when possible. Practice makes perfect!

Verbs

To Depend: Depender

To Knock Down/Overthrow/Tear Down: Derribar

To Rest: Descansar

To Describe/To Delineate: Describir

To Discover/To Reveal/To Uncover/To Unveil: Descubrir

To Desire/To Wish/To Want: Desear

To Act (a part)/To Discharge/To Perform (a duty): Desempeñar


Reflexive Verbs

To Make Up (one's face)/To Tint/To Color (one's hair, lips, etc.): Pintarse

To Put On (clothing)/To Become/ To Set (sun): Ponerse

To Be Concerned/To Worry/ To Be Worried: Preocuparse

To Be Prepared/To Get Ready/To Prepare Oneself: Prepararse

To Try On (clothes): Probarse

To Remain/To Stay: Quedarse

To Complain/To Grumble: Quejarse

Nouns

Truth: La Verdad

Lie: La Mentira

Fallacy: La Falacia

Tragedy: La Tragedia

Travesty: La Parodia

Shame: La Vergüenza

Blunder: La Metedura


Adjectives

Shaky: Tembloroso(a)

Stiff: Tieso(a)

Rocky: Pedregoso(a)

Turbulent: Turbulento(a)

Washy: Hùmedo(a)

Warm-Up

Hey everyone. Every week now, we will have Review Questions. It will be no more than three questions and will be based off of previous lessons. So take a moment to answer the three questions. It shouldn't take more than a few seconds. The questions from this lesson are from Lesson Three if you need help.

Rooms/Areas

English Word
Spanish Equiv
Living Room
La Sala
Dining Room
El Comedor
Kitchen
La Cocina
Bedroom
La Habitación
Foyer
El Vestíbulo
Patio
El Patio
Porch
El Zaguán
Garage
El Garaje

Furniture

English Word
Spanish Equiv
Sofa
El Sofá
Loveseat
El Asiento de Amor
Recliner
La Butaca
End Table
La Mesa Lateral
Coffee Table
La Mesa de Centro
Dining Room Table
La Mesa
Chair
La Silla
Bed
La Cama
Bookcase
La Librería

Appliances/Electronics/Cleaning

English Word
Spanish Equiv
Television
La Televisión
Computer
La Computadora
Dishwasher
Lavaplatos
Refrigerator
La Refrigedor
DVD Player
El Lector de DVD
Microwave
El Microonda
Vacuum
La Aspiradora
Stove/Oven
El Horno
Clock
El Reloj
Blender
La Batidora
Broom
La Escoba
Mop
La Fregona

Chores

English Word
Spanish Equiv
To Wash Dishes
Lavar Los Platos
To Sweep The Floor
Barrer El Piso
To Vaccuum The Floor
Pasar La Aspiradora Por El Piso
To Dust
Limpiar El Polvo De
To Do Laundry
Hacer La Lavendería
To Mop
Fregar El Suelo
To Fold Clothes
Doblar La Ropa

Discussing The Household in Spanish

Hey Everyone! I hope the vocabulary above has helped you learn how to discuss things around the house. Remember that if the term involves a verb, the verb must be conjugated to reflect the subject. However it can remain unconjugated when discussing the act itself. Remember, in order to direct someone to do a specific task, refer to the Imperative form of the verb.

Remember that there are various ways to discuss several of the chores and items in the list above. You can always look for variations online. Here are some examples of using the terms above in ways we've always learned. Let's use "Doblar la ropa" as the example.


Hay + Que + Inf

Hay que doblar la roba. It is necessary to fold the clothes.


Tener + Que + Inf.

Él tiene que doblar la ropa. He has to fold the clothes


Necesitar

Necesito doblar la ropa. I need to fold the clothes.


(D.O.P.) Querer

¿Me quieres doblar la ropa? You want me to fold the clothes?


Imperative

Dobla la ropa por favor. Fold the clothes please.

Source

Homework

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed today's lesson. I'm hoping that everyone can go into their house knowing how to specify certain things and chores. It'll be fun! Grab a partner and see how much you remember. If you'd like, anyway. So today's homework comes from Quizlet.com. I don't know if anyone of you have ever heard of it, but it's great for Spanish flashcards. Take a look at those. They're on Sports vocabulary. Click the link--->here. Now that that's out of the way, I hope you all enjoy your weekend!!

Oh! I almost forgot. Next week we'll be working on another theme. This time it'll be on School. Your supplies, your classes, etc. That'll be fun! By lesson Thirty-Five, I'm certain we will be ready to learn the Subjunctive form. Get ready for that! :) Have a great weekend!

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