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In this week’s lesson you’ll learn useful words and phrases for a visit to a restaurant.

Please note that lesson 17 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 117 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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    20 replies to "Season 1 – Lesson 17 – Coffee Break Spanish"

    • Chante


    • Mikayla

      Very well explained 🙂 MUY BIEN! 🙂 Yo amor el helado! 🙂 lol This is a good website to learn some spanish 🙂

    • tarina

      this is a very good way to learn spanish from scratch, I don´t know podcast is so effective! Just finished lesson 2 and looking forward to the next ones 🙂

    • christian

      this is helpful

    • Karlaina

      Estimad@s Mark y Kara:

      Why do you sometimes pronounce the “ll” with the English L sound?

      For example, you pronounced the word bocadillo as “bodacilyo” (maybe in lesson 16) and the word sillita as “silyita”. Other times, the “ll” combination has sounded like a strong Y sound with no L.

      Thanks for clarifying.


      • Lorenzo

        Karlaina, it’s been a while since your comment, but in case you’re still wondering:

        the ‘ll’ sound can be pronounced both ways. It really doesn’t matter that much, if you say ‘me lyamo Lorenzo’ or ‘me yamo Lorenzo’ you’d be understood equally. The Spanish vary the double L pronunciation themselves… I guess it sounds a bit more Spanish if you can hear the ‘L’.

    • Khin

      Yo recomiendo que tu escuches Coffee Break Espanol. 😛

    • angela

      me encanta apprender español con coffee break spanish. I have only been doing this a month or two and have learned so much already.

    • Rabe

      Coffee Break Spanish is very helpful!

    • Lindsey Jung

      Muchas Gracias 😉

    • Alexander

      Hello from Russia! You’ve got many really helpful lessons for learning languages, indeed. Muchas gracias.

    • Jennifer

      If yo quiero is I want, why say quierAS for I would like?

      • Roger

        Hi Jennifer. The word is ‘Quesiera’ which means ‘I would like…’. It’s a more polite, asking rather than demanding. I hope you are enjoying the podcasts as much as I am.

    • Will

      What does Mark say at around 2:12, there’s a really long confusing sentence there and i’ve been trying to work it out. Any helpers?

      • radiolingua radiolingua

        “Hay diecinueve restaurantes en esta ciudad” – making reference to the song covered in lessons 14. Hope that helps.

    • claudio

      At 6:20, did Mark say “hemos cerrado”? Because the C sounds like T, am I correct? Or is another word?

      • radiolingua radiolingua

        In the type of Spanish used in Spain, the ce- sound sounds a bit like “the” as in the English word “thermometer”. Hope this helps.

    • Sam

      I am a learner from china

    • Sam

      “we’ve been closed” is it emos cerrado?

      • radiolingua radiolingua

        “Hemos cerrado” would mean “we have closed”. Hope that helps.

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