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In lesson 07 you’ll learn to talk about your job and whether or not you like it.

Please note that lesson 07 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 107 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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    28 replies to "Season 1 – Lesson 07 – Coffee Break Spanish"

    • Vivian

      Dear Mark and Kara,
      We love Coffee Break Spanish! I’m an architect in northern California, and my daughter Flora is seven years old. We listen together in the car and on our days off. Here’s Flora:
      “I like the podcasts. (giggle giggle smirk.)”
      Thank you for giving us a fun way to learn Spanish together! I’m looking forward to talking with the Spanish-speaking parents at Flora’s school.
      Vivian and Flora

    • GArry

      Is there a word for Paramedic?

      Many thanks

      • JP

        Paramédico.

    • John

      I really like this and hope to carry on my teacher mr.mina is doing this for us

    • Lawrence

      Nice podcast

    • Regina

      Thank you for the clever podcast. I’m listening in from near Dover (In the states.

    • Esther

      Mucho gracias! The podcasts are such fun, perfecto! Excellente. I’m fully content!

    • Nim

      Hello,

      Love this tool of learning! Good job guys.

      How do you say I am an events manager? or would you say I work in Marketing?

      Muchas gracias.

    • lee yoonseo

      Hola q tal? maestros^^*
      Soy Jua, Coreana, me gusta mucho este program.
      Yo no he veo como este radio !
      Im so happy to listen it a lot^^
      I love yo guys thank you !

    • kingleo1

      How do I say “I don’t work”?

      In the lesson you say “no trabajo” but that’s only “no job”, how do I say the whole sentence?

      Is it “soy no trabajo?”

      • trix

        Kingleo, do you know the conjugation of the verb” trabajar”? The first person, yo, will be trabajo, which means “I work”. To say, ” I don’t work” you would say, “No trabajo.”
        Remember there is a difference between the noun which means “work” or “job” and the verb. Just so happens the FIRST person present tense of the verb looks the same as the noun. Look in a verb conjugation book to see the entire conjugation of “trabajar”. Hope this helps a little.
        Trix

    • Shana

      @ Kingleo – se dice – “YO no trabajo.”

      Trabajar is the verb to work, you are conjugating it in the present personal I form and adding the negative no to the sentence so you are saying

      “I don’t work”, when you say, “Yo (I) no trabajo (don’t work)”

    • Shana

      Orrr.. as Trix says to not put stress on “I”, you can just say “no trabajo”

    • Louis

      thank you!gracias!

    • Vicki

      Dear Mark and Kara,

      New to the website (way after every one else).

      We love your enthusiasm. It is catching and I can’t wait to learn more.

      Thank you so much (from Sydney) xx

      Vicki & Rob 🙂

    • Mona

      Kara’s way of pronunciation is FREAKING ME OUT !!!!!!!

      • Shawn

        She’s Scottish, that’s why. Relax …

    • Naz

      Hi everybody.

      Where can I find the PDF guide? any ideas?

    • Bruno

      Estan muy buenas estas clases en podcasts. El accento sale al español hablado en España.
      Buen provecho a todos!
      Gracias al equipo de Coffee Break.
      Abrazo,
      Bruno desde Brasil[]

    • Lindsey Jung

      Me llamo lindsey Soy estudiante de espanol.
      soy de Corea, vivo en seul.
      me mucho gusta tu clase. siempre muchos gracias =)

    • caitlin

      muy bien! estoy cansado feliz

    • Megan

      Why is it “te gusta tu trabajo”? Trabajo is the “I” form. Why isn’t it te gusta tu trabajas?

    • DJ

      Megan, in this case ‘trabajo’ is a noun (el trabajo), not a verb. You could also say ‘te gusta tu perro’ (your dog) or ‘te gusta tu coche’ (your car), por ejemplo..

    • tara

      gracias mark and kara! i am in mexico and taking classes but i love to supplement with your classes. you have such a easy and fun attitude and i can listen while working out..
      i have been to scotland a few times and love your accents!

    • Talal

      Thank you so much Mark and Cara! This is the best Spanish learning podcast. Just like Tara said, it’s easy and fun with you guys.

      It’s awesome that I’m learning Scottish accent too!

    • Mark

      I love this way of learning Spanish however as I’m a visual learner so is there any notes to which I can follow each podcast?

      • radiolingua radiolingua

        We have notes and visual versions for all lessons which form part of our premium materials. There’s more information on the main product page. Hope that helps.

    • Marie-France

      I learnt German with Coffee Break German last year to enable me to speak the language when I went to the Austrian hotel where we stay every year. The staff were pleasantly surprised at hearing me speak the language and I received very special treatment from them compared to my colleagues for the whole week we were there. They noticed and asked me how to say a few phrases. They all found it very rewarding and so did I. Thank you so much, I was truly amazed at being understood by them as the waiting staff did not speak English.
      I am now reactivating my Spanish with a U3A group and we are having great fun with the podcasts, practising with coffee and biscuits. I have recommended your courses to many friends. Keep up the good work and enthusiasm! Un cordial saludo!

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