Family is the basic unit of the society which consists of a group of people related together
by blood or shares a common value. In the Hispanic culture, family is an essential part of the
community. The extended family is important in the care
Spanish is spoken by more than 300 million people
worldwide, and is the official or national language in a
number of countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, El Sal
Ask for directions - Preguntar direcciones
Perdone, me puede decir
dnde sta la plaza de Cibeles?
Excuse me, can you tell me
where Cibeles Square is?
S claro. Siga todo recto hasta
el final de la calle.
Certainly. Go straight on
until you reach the end of
Daily routine - La rutina diaria
Me levanto a las siete y media.
I get up at half past seven
A las ocho me ducho.
At eight o'clock I have a shower.
Then I have breakfast.
Compro el peridico.
I buy the newspaper.
Luego voy al trabajo en me
Quisiera reservar una habitacin doble
por tres noches.
I'd like to book a double room for
Desde el 14 hasta el 16 de Agosto.
From 14 to 16 August.
Cunto cuesta la habitacin?
How much is the room?
Est bien, la tomo.
It's fine. I'll take
Meeting people - Conocer gente
Hola, cmo te llamas?
Hi, what's your name?
Me llamo Pedro.
My name is Pedro.
Encantado de conocerte!
Pleased to meet you!
How're you doing?
How are you?
Bien gracias, y tu?
Well thanks and you?
De dnde eres
Common Phrases and
Thank you. Gracias.
Thank you very much. Muchas gracias.
You're welcome. De nada.
Please. Por favor.
Excuse me. Con permiso.
Pardon me. Perdone.
I'm sorry. Lo siento.
I don't understand. No entiendo.
I don't speak
Spanish In American Culture
Since the 21st century, there has been an influx of Latino Americans migrating to the
United States. Lately, there has been a huge disparity between the American population and
Both Schweikart and Allens A Patriots History of the United States and Howard Zinns
A Peoples History of the United States contain very specific political views on the Vietnam War.
Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen focus on a more
Meeting people - Conocer gente
Restaurant - Restaurante
Quisiera reservar una mesa
para cinco personas.
I would like to reserve a
table for five people.
Una mesa para tres, por favor.
A table for three please.
La carta por favor
Can we have the
Socializing - Socializar
Haces algo especial
este fin de semana?
Are you doing
anything exciting this
Me voy de marcha.
I'm going clubbing.
Te apetece ir al cine
maana por la noche?
Do fancy going to
the cinema tomorrow
Lo siento, maana no
Las Posadas Navideas
Celebration is the acts of observing a day in memory of a significant event that happened
in the past and have contributed to the success of a culture. In the Hispanic culture, it serves as
customs and traditions that are passed on fr
Las Profesiones (el trabajo laboral)
Work is an activity requiring mental and physical efforts to achieve a purpose. Different people
have different reasons for working; some do it for the income it generates, others do it for the
pleasure such painting a
Family in Latin America
Marriage is extremely important in Latin American culture. Weddings are huge
social events flooded with family. However, they also contain a religious aspect some
weddings contain a full Sunday mass prior to the wedding ceremony. L
Cultural Essay #2
Hispanic countries posses an enormous amount of culture and celebrations. The culture
and celebrations vary from country to country. Celebrations range from religious to festival
celebrations. The Feast of San Juan Bautista is a popular
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Cultural Essay #1: The Mexican Muralists and their Legacy
Mexico is a country with a complicated and complex history that involves multiple struggles
against authority. In th