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Practice Dejar and Esperar

Let’s use a quiz to practice everything we’ve been learning this week, including the verbs Dejar and Esperar, as well as all of our new adverbs, nouns, and idioms.

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Esperaba que lo hicieras.

Intro: Join us on a rigorous, step-by-step journey to fluency. I’m Timothy and this is LearnCraft Spanish.

Let’s use a quiz to practice everything we’ve been learning this week, including the verbs Dejar and Esperar, as well as all of our new adverbs, nouns, and idioms.

We have been waiting quite a bit.

Hemos estado esperando bastante.

You had to(deber imperfect) leave that on Earth.

Debías dejar eso en la Tierra.

He left his things in another place, not where we left them.

Dejó sus cosas en otro lugar, no donde nosotros las dejamos.

First you leave that there and then you wait for me.

Primero dejas eso ahí y después me esperas.

We hope you talk quietly and fast.

Esperamos que hables bajo y rápido.

She wasn’t hoping this would be at all good.

No esperaba que fuera nada bueno.

Leave me here! I’m never going to give you the list.

¡Déjame acá! Jamás te voy a dar la lista.

What about your friend? I just talked with him.

¿Qué hay de tu amigo? Justo hablé con él.

She is going to come over here soon, as soon as she can.

Va a venir para acá pronto; tan pronto como pueda.

 (Formal) Leave the board game there!

¡Deje el juego de mesa ahí!

In reality, you’re part of the world.

En realidad, eres parte del mundo.

They hope you leave the game soon.

Esperan que dejes el juego pronto.

You must be there for people.

Debes estar ahí para las personas.

(Formal) Wait! We’re leaving our things kind of fast.

¡Espere! Dejamos nuestras cosas medio rápido.

You haven’t left anything and I was hoping for you to do it.

No has dejado nada y yo esperaba que lo hicieras.

They leave their things, but you should have(deber preterite) waited.

Dejan sus cosas, pero debiste esperar.

He is the worst of the team, but he’s going backwards.

Es el peor del equipo, pero va hacia atrás.

Leave the safety of your home and go yonder, to the war!

¡Deja la seguridad de tu casa y ve allá, a la guerra!

Don’t leave your things beyond that place.

No dejes tus cosas más allá de ese lugar.

She knew she had to(deber imperfect) do it because now he is waiting.

Ella sabía que debía hacerlo porque ahora él espera.

I hope she knows I only did it because of having(deber) to do it.

Espero que ella sepa que solo lo hice por deber hacerlo.

I left my list outside the hotel.

Dejé mi lista fuera del hotel.

Wait! The reality is that you do speak loudly.

¡Espera! La realidad es que sí hablas alto.

(Plural) Wait! We have to talk about that.

¡Esperen! Tenemos que hablar acerca de eso.

There are those who leave their things outside their house.

Hay quienes dejan sus cosas fuera de su casa.

For more practice with any of this, feel free to dig deeper at LCSPodcast.com/115. Next week, we’ll learn the two Spanish verbs that mean “think”.

This show is brought to you by LearnCraftSpanish.com. The Spanish voice in this episode was our coach Michael Agudelo. Our music was performed by the Seattle Marimba Quartet, and I’m Timothy, encouraging you to do the hard work of learning Spanish. Acquiring a second language is one of the most fulfilling things you can do, so start your fluency journey today at LCSPodcast.com.

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