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Spanish notes 1 - Chao is an informal way of saying...

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Spanish notes 1 Spanish has more than one word meaning you. Use tu when talking to someone on a first name basis (a child, close friend, or relative) Use usted when talking to someone you address in a respectful or formal manner; for example, doctor/ doctora, professor/ profesora; also se usted to addres individuals you do not know well Mucho gusto is usted by both men and women when they are meeting someone for the first time. A man may also say encantado, and a woman encantada You may respond to mucho gusto with either encantado/a or igualmente Use Buenos dias until lunchtime Use buenas tardes from noon until nightfall. After nightfall, use buenas noches (good evening, good night) Adios is generally used when you do not expect to see the other person for a while. It is also used as a greeting when people pass each other but have no time to talk
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Unformatted text preview: Chao is an informal way of saying good-bye. It is popular in South America Con permiso and perdon may be used before the fact as when asking a person to allow you to go by or when trying to get someone’s attention. Only perdon is used after the fact, as when you have stepped on someone’s foot or have interrupted conversation. The Spanish alphabet includes ñ, a letter that does not exist in English. Its sound is similar to the pronunciation of ni and ny in the English words onion and crayon The letter k and w appear mainly in words of foreign origin The verb ser is used to identify and describe. Esa chica es Carmen. Ella es active y muy seria. Rodolfo es su amigo. Her are the forms of ser commonly used: yo soy (I am), Tue res (You are), Usted es (You are), El, Ella es (he, she is)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SPAN 001 taught by Professor Juliarossi during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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