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In Lesson 20 we visit a Spanish restaurant and order some food. 

Please note that lesson 20 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 120 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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    10 replies to "Season 1 – Lesson 20 – Coffee Break Spanish"

    • Katie

      You guys do a good job! Thank you!

    • Tommy

      In the Guide (Notes) to Lesson 20 it is written that: “hunger is translated as la hambre in Spanish”. It should be “el hambre” since “hambre” begins with a stressed “ha”.

    • annalisa

      Hi guys, I love your lessons! I listen to them while I work away my magazine layouts, it’s so useful!! I’m hoping to go on holiday to argentina for Xmas and hopefully I’ll be fluent by then! 😉
      Thanks!
      a

    • John Crowley

      Kara became fluent between lessons 19 and 20.If she wasn’t reading from a
      script, i would love to know the secret.
      In any event, the series is excellent.

      • min

        I know. Huge change for Kara, right? Kind of funny.

    • Khin

      Kara has left us she is far advanced now. 😛

    • Darren P

      In lesson 17 we learned that ‘tiene’ is the formal way of saying ‘Do you have’, but in lesson 20 Kara says ‘tienen una mesa para dos’. I thought this was a mistake but the lesson 20 PDF confirms that ‘tienen’ is the formal version. I thought tienen was plural…ie if you’re asking for 2 tables? Is this a mistake or am i missing something?

      • Sean

        Tienen is plural.. paired with ustedes. She referred to the restaurant as a group, instead of the waiter as a single person. Which is fine, we do that in english all the time, for example “do you guys have any available tables?”

    • Richard Denton

      Hi guys, thanks for these Coffee Break lessons, though I have to be honest I sometimes have a few too many coffee breaks now! I really like the emphasis you put on correct pronunciation rather than teaching as quickly as possible. I often try to learn too quickly and miss a lot of the detail.

      p.s. I had a feeling Kara wasn’t as bad as she made out! 🙂

    • Lindsey

      gettign hard, but can feel my spanish is getting better than before. always thank u so much

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