Season 1 – Lesson 20 – Coffee Break Spanish

In Lesson 20 we visit a Spanish restaurant and order some food. Please note that lesson 20 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 120 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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11 thoughts on “Season 1 – Lesson 20 – Coffee Break Spanish”

  1. In the Guide (Notes) to Lesson 20 it is written that: “hunger is translated as la hambre in Spanish”. It should be “el hambre” since “hambre” begins with a stressed “ha”.

  2. Hi guys, I love your lessons! I listen to them while I work away my magazine layouts, it’s so useful!! I’m hoping to go on holiday to argentina for Xmas and hopefully I’ll be fluent by then! 😉

  3. In lesson 17 we learned that ‘tiene’ is the formal way of saying ‘Do you have’, but in lesson 20 Kara says ‘tienen una mesa para dos’. I thought this was a mistake but the lesson 20 PDF confirms that ‘tienen’ is the formal version. I thought tienen was plural…ie if you’re asking for 2 tables? Is this a mistake or am i missing something?

    • Tienen is plural.. paired with ustedes. She referred to the restaurant as a group, instead of the waiter as a single person. Which is fine, we do that in english all the time, for example “do you guys have any available tables?”

  4. Hi guys, thanks for these Coffee Break lessons, though I have to be honest I sometimes have a few too many coffee breaks now! I really like the emphasis you put on correct pronunciation rather than teaching as quickly as possible. I often try to learn too quickly and miss a lot of the detail.

    p.s. I had a feeling Kara wasn’t as bad as she made out! 🙂


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