You are going to rocket through this lesson today--pardon the pun. Most of the names for the planets in space are virtually identical to English. In most cases however, they have a different emphasis on the pronunciation, which you need to master. Just like in English the words for planets are capitalized in Spanish.
All words that are capitalized in Spanish are also capitalized in English, but the reverse is not true--days of the week and months of the year are not capitalized for example and in titles only the first letter is honored with one.
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Rocket Record lets you perfect your Spanish pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
Comencé a trabajar en un proyecto de turismo espacial
I started working on a project about "Space Tourism"
¿Viajará Mauricio al espacio?
Is Mauricio going to travel to space?
Ya no quiero ir al espacio.
I don't want to go to space anymore.
Now that you have learned some space related vocabulary you are ready to do some star gazing. Remember to keep reviewing everything that you learn so that it stays fixed in your memory and try to use the vocabulary regularly to build fluency in the language--the old adage “Use it or lose it” applies perfectly to language learning.
If you want more on Spanish words then check these out!
See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!
Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish
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