Coming up in this episode:

Lesson 11 concentrates on dealing with problems associated with languages. You’ll learn how to say which languages you speak and ask for help understanding what is being said to you in Spanish.

Please note that lesson 11 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 111 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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    22 replies to "Season 1 – Lesson 11 – Coffee Break Spanish"

    • anish nair

      i have a question in the days of the week… why do u say sabado as (savadoh) and viernes as (biernehss)…is the b to be pronounced as v and the v 2 be pronounced as b?

      • Jam373

        the b’s and v’s r pronounced as a mixture between a b and a v.

        hope this helps

    • Annik Rubens

      Just listened to this episode… I wanted to learn to play the violin this year – but maybe I’ll switch to Spanish? Thanks for all your work!

    • Vital Acai Berry

      I’ve always wanted to learn! Maybe this will give me the motivation to get out there and learn it.

    • Dave

      What is ‘Tom bein”?

    • Paula

      ‘Tom bein’ is possibly ‘Tambien’ meaning also or too.
      Hope this helps

    • Fred

      If you’re Scottish why do you teach swahili, and spanish?

      • Fred

        i mean *zulu*

    • MJ

      i recommend you Google translate to listen Spanish pronunciation more clear if you can’t hear it clearly in this recording..

    • mel

      im doing this as homework in spanish
      and wondered if you can add more information in the subtitles
      mel xxx

    • Anne-Marie

      Sabado is indeed sabado, while ”biernes” is spelled viernes.

    • Jon

      Hola Mark Y Kara, me llamo Juan, Soy de Portsmouth. Tengo dieciocho anos, y me encanta estas lecciones. Pienso, hoy es martes, :D. Gracias mucho y asta pronto.

    • Helpful information. Fortunate me I found your site unintentionally, and I’m shocked why this twist of fate did not took place earlier! I bookmarked it.

    • NonPlainJaynePlane

      Hola Niallot the Piallot

    • Niallot the Pilot

      we are in spanish listening to this.. all the way in NZ

      hi non plain jayne plane

    • NonPlainJaynePlane

      Hahahahahahahah We’re little old KIWIS!!! Spanish is cool! How are you Niallot the Pilot??

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    • Sabine

      Hello Marc and Kara,

      I am German and I learn Spanish. I found your lessons on amonzon for my kindle. The lessons are really helpful and very good. It’s perfect to practise English and Spanisch at the same time and I thank you very much that you podcast the lessons also on your webside. Your are doing a perfect job.

    • Billy

      YOu should really have a printable note sheet to go along with each lesson

    • Felix

      Something important about Spanish is that we generally don’t have a clear difference between the b sound and the v sound. What you will find is that the b sound (like in sabado) tends to be so soft that we don’t even close our lips when saying it.

    • mik

      its preety cool

    • obianuju

      i really enjoy listening to Coffee break spanish. its been my dream since i was seven. thanks alot Mark and cara

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