Season 1 – Lesson 05 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this week’s lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce members of your family. Please note that lesson 5 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 105 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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27 thoughts on “Season 1 – Lesson 05 – Coffee Break Spanish”

  1. Hey

    Just a quick question about this lesson, I’ve learnt beofre that mujer means woman, las mujeres the woman. I though esposa was wife?

    Thanks for the lessons their enjoyable and easy to understand.


    • Please don’t cut down the music…..I love it!. It gets me into the swing of CBS. I bee-bop around to it and sing along with it, then I’m lista a aprender con Mark and Kara!

  2. Found this site and tried a couple of lessons and thought they were great but now I can’t access them at all. I just keep getting a ‘file not found’ message. How can I sort this out?

  3. I have been trying to use the spanish lesson 5 and I keep getting the prompt saying file not found, have these files been removed? I enjoyed the first 4 lessons.

  4. I am living in Canada but am moving to the Turks and Caicos and have some Spanish friends there. This has been a great way to learn and I really enjoy the lessons! I look forward to the next ones! Gracias!

  5. you say the word for ‘wife’ is ‘mujer’ but that also means ‘woman’, right? i was wondering about ‘esposa’ doesn’t that mean ‘wife’?

  6. I know this. Esposa and mujer both mean wife. My son married a Chilean girl and all her family talked about her being his mujer, which left him falling over with laughter as it sounds so disrespectful in English. On the other hand she is learning English and falls over laughing at all our please and thankyous. “Stop being so painfuly polite”, she hissed at us when we were splatering out Spanish with them. “You’re sounding weird!”

  7. I like the music at the start – people who don’t like it can skip it, but it makes me smile and look forward to the lesson. I found it really helpful that this lesson had a long piece on how to pronounce short ‘r’, even if the trick/method was unorthodox!
    This podcast is better than others for explaining and practising the formal/informal distinction, particularly with regard to conjugating verbs.

  8. it was amazing. Im trying to listen this podcast 2 in every day lol muy gracias. Haha actually it was pretty fun cuz of ‘h’ prononciation haha

  9. EXELLENT!!! It’s realy exellent! I’m impressed!!! I’m Russian and I can learn Spanish through practising English. Cool!

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  11. Hi Mark and Kara, i am going thru my Spanish from the start again. I am picking up things i missed or had forgotten. Often when you start the podcast, you will say a greeting or pre amble of some nature that often i don’t hear.
    About 3 years ago i purchased the platinum edition, however, i cannot trace it anymore. I bought it in order to get podcast texts etc. 18 mnths or so ago, we did the same for french. Now the French is all i can find. Is there any way that you can search records for proof of purchase?
    I really enjoy your podcasts. I hope you can help.
    Freddy Sparkes.

    • Apologies for the slow reply, Fred. Please get in touch with us via our Helpdesk or email support [at] and we’ll get you sorted out.


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