where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?

Amy-V8 September 23, 2015, 2:15 pm
Lesson 7 refers us to learn the numbers. Where do we go to find
that?
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
ricardo-rich September 23, 2015, 2:26 pm
Hola Amy,

It's found in section 2 of the Language & Culture Lessons of Level 1.

Saludos,

Ricardo
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
Robert-C7 September 23, 2015, 3:20 pm
There are also survival guide lessons about numbers.
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
Dan-H24 September 23, 2015, 9:29 pm
In addition to the lessons that Ricardo and Robert mentioned, I recommend trying to think in Spanish when you are working with numbers.

For example, I keep a journal of my daily Spanish study. Today I studied lesson 15.4, so when I wrote that down I thought, "quince punto cuatro." I do the same thing with the dates I write down..."veintitrés de septiembre."

Expressing years are a challenging use of number for me. "Dos mil quince" is pretty easy, but it takes a lot of concentration for me to think out "mil novecientos ochenta y seis", etc.
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
KelllaurBailar September 24, 2015, 1:12 pm
Yes, there are two links in the "survival kit" that lead to numbers 1 to 10 and numbers greater than 10. 
And Dan, it would be useful  for me to do what you're doing with the journal! I hate trying to say my phone number (and really any other number!) in Spanish...
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
Steven-W15 September 25, 2015, 3:20 am
I definitely concur with Dan regarding the value of keeping a daily journal. I write down events of the day before, what occupies me, etc. Expressing my own thoughts in writing - very different from responding to phrases as in RS - has really been pivotal in me being able to express myself verbally in conversations.
 
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
KelllaurBailar September 25, 2015, 2:30 pm
Creating useful phrases in Spanish is very mind-occupying, so now
 I will have a way to actually write them down. I created
"quiere que bailar?" for "you want to dance?" and "ellos no hable
el language que hablamos" for "they do not speak the language we
speak"
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
Dan-H24 September 25, 2015, 2:55 pm
You are right: if you do not have someone with whom you can speak in Spanish daily, the next best thing to talk to yourself in the language.

I think that if you want to say, "Do you want to dance?" ¿Quieres bailar? is all you need. You don't need the que since bailar means "to dance."

Steven: If I am wrong please correct me.

How this differs from "Tengo que preguntar esa chica bailar" I do not know...
Dan
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
Robert-C7 September 25, 2015, 5:09 pm
Ellos no hablan la lengua que hablamos.

vs.

Espero que ellos hablen la lengua que hablemos.

I think the first sentence is correct.  I am not so sure about the second sentence.  Discuss.
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
ricardo-rich September 25, 2015, 6:39 pm
Hola a todos,

Dan is right ¿Quieres bailar ? is correct. Robert's first sentence is correct, but I believe the second one should be: Espero que ellos hablen la lenqua  que "hablamos".

Saludos,

Ricardo

 
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
Dan-H24 September 25, 2015, 7:39 pm
I have only recently begun the Platinum course and am therefore very new to the subjunctive. Robert's second sentence seems to me to be in the subjunctive. If it is, do both conjugations of hablar need to be in the subjunctive...HABLEN y HABLEMOS? ¿O no?

 
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
ricardo-rich September 25, 2015, 8:18 pm
Hola Dan,

The first conjugation is and should be in the subjunctive as it is expressing a hope or desire etc.the second  conjugation in the indicative, as  it is a statement of fact, that "we" speak Spanish. As I've said before in beginning the subjunctive I had a hard time with it and it took me quite sometime.I got a book titled The Spanish Subjunctive Up Close by Eric Voght and it helped to a degree but, it also confused me to a degree at times. As I'm always trying to learn and improve , a couple months or so ago I bought The LightSpeed  Spanish book. Demystifying the Spanish Subjunctive.I find that to be much clearer in explaining the subjunctive.

Saludos,

Ricardo
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
KelllaurBailar September 25, 2015, 8:33 pm
Interesting, guys! I suppose it will be shorter to speak with  "quieres bailar" in the end anyways...and besides, 2 words come to mind with more ease than 3.
And yes, "hablamos", because "hablar" is an -ar verb .
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
ricardo-rich September 25, 2015, 9:15 pm
Hola Laura,

"Hablamos" is the indicative, "hablemos" is the subjunctive. Ar  verbs in the present subjunctive, change the ar  ending to "e" and ir and er verbs  change to "a", that will be explained when you get to the subjunctive.

Saludos,

Ricardo
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
Steven-W15 September 26, 2015, 7:44 am
Just to add my two bits and by way of encouragement, the verb forms for the present subjunctive and imperative are identical (with one exception). So one less conjugation to learn...
- ¡Hablemos! - Let's talk!*
- Necesito que hablemos. - I need for us to talk. Mmm, that doesn't sound quite right in English but you get the idea. We need to talk sounds better but changes the meaning slightly.

* I don't think we have an equivalent in English. This is not a suggestion here but a command. I think the only way we can communicate the same is with the tone of voice. Of perhaps something along the lines of:
- We talk or I will feed your fingertips to the wolverines.
 
where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?
KelllaurBailar September 26, 2015, 1:59 pm
This clears things up a bit. (Is it sad that I studied those tenses in another curriculum last year and, very obviously, forgot everything??)
Thanks for the help, everyone! 
 
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