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Practice Tratar and Acabar

Let’s get lots of spoken practice with verbs Tratar and Acabar, as well as our new nouns, numbers, and everything else we’ve learned this week. Predict the Spanish and speak out loud!

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Trata de hablar como nosotros.

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

Let’s use a big quiz to practice Tratar, Acabar, our new numbers, and everything else we’ve learned this week. Try to predict the Spanish before you hear it.

I tried to talk to them, but they already finished.

Traté de hablar con ellos, pero ya acabaron.

I just worked, so I don’t want that position.

Acabo de trabajar, así que no quiero ese puesto.

There are twenty-eight or twenty-nine people in that group.

Hay veintiocho o veintinueve personas en ese grupo.

I want her to finish the line.

Quiero que acabe la línea.

If you go to the north, you’ll see her in the front of the street.

Si vas al norte, la verás en el frente de la calle.

This will run out, because we only have twenty-one and not twenty-five.

Esto se acabará, porque solo tenemos veintiuno y no veinticinco.

It ended and now she is in the front, to the west.

Se acabó y ahora está en el frente, al oeste.

I just watched a movie and it was about the war.

Acabo de ver una película y se trataba de la guerra.

That corner on the east has twenty-five.

Esa esquina al este tiene veinticinco.

My age doesn’t matter, even if I’m only twenty-two and not twenty-three.

Mi edad no importa, aunque solo tenga veintidós y no veintitrés.

I saw twenty-seven around the corner.

Vi veintisiete a la vuelta de la esquina.

She has tried to meet twenty-four people online.

Ha tratado de conocer a veinticuatro personas en línea.

I’ll try to go to the city center; I’m going east.

Trataré de ir al centro de la ciudad, voy hacia el este.

They just watched the movie and they want me to try to watch it.

Acaban de ver la película y quieren que yo trate de verla.

There are twenty-six people in the queue, you have to find the center.

Hay veintiséis personas en la fila, tienes que encontrar el centro.

What’s your age? Twenty-three?

¿Cuál es tu edad? ¿Veintitrés?

I’m trying to have twenty-six, but I only have twenty-one.

Trato de tener veintiséis, pero solo tengo veintiuno.

They always try to go around the corner.

Siempre tratan de ir a la vuelta de la esquina.

There are twenty-two people, so we can’t finish the party.

Hay veintidós personas, entonces no podemos acabar la fiesta.

You just went to the west, now you want to go to the north?

Acabas de ir al oeste, ¿ahora quieres ir al norte?

She didn’t try to have the position, so I want her to try.

No trató de tener el puesto, entonces quiero que trate.

We’re trying to do it, but the ideas are running out.

Estamos tratando de hacerlo, pero se acaban las ideas.

We just got here and there are twenty-four people in the queue.

Acabamos de llegar y hay veinticuatro personas en la fila.

We tried to go south, but we didn’t see what line to take.

Tratamos de ir hacia el sur, pero no vimos qué línea tomar.

She’s trying to see it, but she only sees twenty-eight, not twenty-nine.

Trata de verlo, pero solo ve veintiocho, no veintinueve.

She just went to the south with a group of twenty-seven people.

Acaba de ir al sur con un grupo de veintisiete personas.

Try to talk, like we’re trying to do it.

Trata de hablar, como nosotros tratamos de hacerlo.

I was trying to be online.

Trataba de estar en línea.

She used to try to talk to me before, but she doesn’t want to try anymore.

Trataba de hablar conmigo antes, pero ya no quiere tratar.

For more practice with all of this, go to LCSPodcast.com/165.

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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