Spanish for Retirees: Lesson 7

There is a lot of information packed into less than 9 minutes, so you might have to watch it more than once.

For previous lessons, click HERE.

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Q-Roo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) is a former lieutenant from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida. During his 25-year career, he received numerous commendations to include two of the agency's top honors: a Meritorious Service Medal and a Medal of Valor. In 2015, Paul retired and moved to Mexico with his wife. He now spends his days enjoying the Riviera Maya and blogging from the beach.

8 Comments on "Spanish for Retirees: Lesson 7"

  1. Good lesson, Paul. Am I correct in thinking that you can also tag the “me” after the verb infinitive? : Puedes ayudarme? Puedes darme el teléfono? This format uses the English sentence pattern.

    • Yes, that’s correct but I usually show absolute beginners the format”Me puedes ____”, for a couple of reasons.

      The biggest one is that I want to familiarize them with direct and indirect object pronouns appearing before the verb. When we move to more complex sentences — and that will happen quickly — it will be an easier transition. In many of those constructions, it won’t be possible to attach it to the infinitive because there may not be one.

      Another reason is that knowing where to put the “me” can get confusing if there are multiple infinitives in a row.

      There is a method to my madness…lol.

  2. You were quite a busy boy today. Gracias mi amigo por otra buena leccion.

  3. Jean Ann Kezlan | July 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm | Reply

    so much information packed into a few minutes…thank you

  4. Thank you so much for doing this. It is helping me more you know

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