Live Mocha for Kicking Neurons

Can’t sleep? ‘Bored playing bookworm, boggle, hangman, even google translate? I urge you to try Live Mocha. One of the tips I shared on Get Savvier, Save Your Brain Now was to try learning a Foreign language. I made an account at Live Mocha since I’d read about it through TIME’s top educational websites in 2010, I only had to activate it, enroll in a language course and put my neurons to work.

I bet I’d need more than just ¡Hola! and ¡Gracias! (yeah, that’s how they punctuate) to survive in a Spanish-speaking zone so I crammed two lessons in a span of two hours last night. “Cram” sounds so “studious”, I was more like playing (replaying the audio lessons ). I think after learning these phrases by heart,  we shall have a smooth tour in Spain someday:
Disculpe. – Excuse me.
Buenos dias. – Good morning.
Buenas tardes. – Good afternoon/evening.
¿Hablas Inglés? – Do you speak English?
Si – Yes
No – No
No entiendo. – I don’t understand.
Lo siento. – I’m sorry.
Por favor – Please
¿Me puedes ayudar? – Can you help me?
Donde esta… – Where is…
¿Puedes hablar más despacio? – Can you speak more slowly? (To be polite, add por favor at the end.)
¿Me puedes repetir eso? – Can you repeat that?
¡Gracias! – Thank you!
¡De nada! – You’re welcome!
Adios – Good bye.
Nos vemos pronto – See you soon.
Hasta mañana. – See you tomorrow.
Que tengas un buen día. – Have a nice day.
Hasta Luego (informal) – See yah later
Nos Vemos – See you later
Getting To Know
¿Como estas? – How are you?
¿Como te llamas? – What is your name?
Me llamo… – My name is…
Estoy bien – I’m good.
No estoy bien. – I’m not so good.
¡Estoy genial! – I’m great!
Estoy bien. Gracias. Y usted? – I’m good. Thank you.And you?
Mucho gusto en conocerte. – Nice to meet you.
Mucho gusto en conocerte tambien. – Nice to meet you too.
¿De donde eres? – Where are you from?
Yo soy de.. – I’m from…
¿En donde vives? – Where do you live?
¿Cuántos años tienes? – How old are you?
Yo tengo …. años. – I’m…. years old.
¿A que te dedicas? – What do you do?
Soy un estudiante/maestro. – I’m a student/teacher.
¿Nos vemos luego para cenar? – I’ll see you later for dinner? (So you’d know if you’re being asked to go on a date.)
Tengo sueños (I’m sleepy.) Buenas noches. (Good night.) I still have plenty silly questions to ask.Hasta mañana.

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