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In lesson 08 you’ll learn to talk about your likes and dislikes.

Please note that lesson 08 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 108 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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    17 replies to "Season 1 – Lesson 08 – Coffee Break Spanish"

    • faith

      I just noticed that near the end, when you are learning to say likes and dislikes, the question is posed, “te gusta tu trabajo”…wouldnt it be “te gusta tu trabajas”?or however trabajar is spelled in the tu form, i believe its trabaja. Just wanted to make sure. I adore your show though, its really helping me to remember high school spanish, and prepare me for college spanish. Keep up the great work guys!

      • Sarah

        In this case, it is the NOUN el trabajo, and you are using the POSSESIVE tu which means “your”. Thus, you say “tu trabajo” meaning “your work”. If you weren’t using the verb phrase “te gusta”, you are correct that you could say “tu” to mean “you” (not “your”) and then conjugate the VERB trabajar. The sentence would be “Tu trabajas” meaning “You work”.

        • Eboni

          Good question and thank you for your answer Sarah. It is very clear.

    • faith

      oh my I am so silly, i mean to post that comment for lesson 7, I apoligize

    • Louise R

      No Faith, because in this sentence trabajo is the noun, not the 1st person singular of trabajar.

    • Lydia

      How would you ask people “What do you like to do?” ==> Que quieres (verb)? to which you might respond, “Me gusta la musica…etc.”

      • Craig

        You could say ¿qué quieres hacer?
        Or, ¿qué te gusta hacer?

    • Joan

      Hola Mark y Kara Me gusta bailar pero yo no bailo muy bien. Me gusta aprendar espanol y tambien me gusta leer. No me gusta el deporte pero me gusta salir y comer en un restaurante.

    • mel

      i really enjoy your shows 🙂

    • Thomas

      Hi Mark and Kara,

      Thank you for this resource!

      When you use the formal sentence: “Le gusta su trabajo?” do you need to use “usted” ie “Le gusta su trabajo usted?”

    • elena Belik

      Learning Spanish with you is absolutely wonderful for me as I used to study it through really boring books. My native language is Russian so I enjoy the advantage of practising two foreign languages simultaneously. Thank you very much, Mark and Kara

    • Alexandra

      I really enjoy your shows

    • Rabe

      Me gusta leer, pero me encanta la música.

    • Shelly

      Mark and Kara,

      What fun! Me gusta escuchar a la española con café romper español!

      Me gusta cantar mucho y, me gusta comer y bailar con me familiar.

      muchas gracias para tu instrucción!

    • Marie-France

      Me gusta mucho leer libros y mirar películas también, pero me encanta hacer snowboard. No me gusta comer lentejas.
      Me encanta aprender español con vosotros.

    • Sophie

      Me gusta mucho aprender espanol y deporte.

      No me gusta leer y literaturar.

    • Mimi

      Me gusta mucho aprender espanol con ustedes dos!

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