Season 1 – Lesson 17 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this week’s lesson you’ll learn useful words and phrases for a visit to a restaurant. Please note that lesson 17 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 117 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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20 thoughts on “Season 1 – Lesson 17 – Coffee Break Spanish”

  1. this is a very good way to learn spanish from scratch, I don´t know podcast is so effective! Just finished lesson 2 and looking forward to the next ones 🙂

  2. Estimad@s Mark y Kara:

    Why do you sometimes pronounce the “ll” with the English L sound?

    For example, you pronounced the word bocadillo as “bodacilyo” (maybe in lesson 16) and the word sillita as “silyita”. Other times, the “ll” combination has sounded like a strong Y sound with no L.

    Thanks for clarifying.


    • Karlaina, it’s been a while since your comment, but in case you’re still wondering:

      the ‘ll’ sound can be pronounced both ways. It really doesn’t matter that much, if you say ‘me lyamo Lorenzo’ or ‘me yamo Lorenzo’ you’d be understood equally. The Spanish vary the double L pronunciation themselves… I guess it sounds a bit more Spanish if you can hear the ‘L’.

  3. me encanta apprender español con coffee break spanish. I have only been doing this a month or two and have learned so much already.

    • Hi Jennifer. The word is ‘Quesiera’ which means ‘I would like…’. It’s a more polite, asking rather than demanding. I hope you are enjoying the podcasts as much as I am.

  4. What does Mark say at around 2:12, there’s a really long confusing sentence there and i’ve been trying to work it out. Any helpers?

    • In the type of Spanish used in Spain, the ce- sound sounds a bit like “the” as in the English word “thermometer”. Hope this helps.


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