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In this week’s lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Mark and Kara continue the topic of hotels. Listeners will learn how to ask for different kinds of rooms, and deal with problems associated with hotel rooms.

Please note that lesson 23 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 123 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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    18 replies to "Season 1 – Lesson 23 – Coffee Break Spanish"

    • Kyo Nishida


      I have downloaded the Lesson 23 of Coffee Break Spanish via iTunes. The actual file downloaded, however, is Lesson 22. Please check.

      I hope you’ll fix the problem soon.


      • radiolingua radiolingua

        Hi Kyo,

        Sorry – we realise now that there was a typo in the link we put in the podcast feed. We’ve now updated this so you should be able to refresh your iTunes podcast feed to download the correct episode.

    • Kyo Nishida

      Hi Mark,

      Just checked and confirmed the feed now “funciona.” 🙂


    • Jose' de Norte

      Hi Mark and Kara,
      I started CBS about 9 months ago, and have gotten through about 55 lessons so far. I think they are great, I have learned a lot and had fun doing it. I was downloading the lessons 5 at a time from iTunes, (thru #60) but I see you have started over and are up to lesson 23. Is there a site from which I can get the later lessons (61-80) and not have to wait? I’m going to Guatemala in Oct. Necesito aprender más español pronto.

    • Pharoah

      Hi Mark,

      Just to echo Jose’s comments above. I have been working through CBS for the past few months. It has been a fantastic help to my studies, thanks for that. I am currently on lesson 60 and was wondering if the remaining episodes will be re-appearing on I-Tunes any time soon? I am off to South America in 6 weeks.

      Many Thanks,


    • Macca

      Off to La Coruna in Spain on thursday so these recent episodes have come just in time, can’t wait to try out what I’ve learnt so far!

    • PB

      Off to La Coruna in Spain on thursday so these recent episodes have come just in time, can’t wait to try out what I’ve learnt so far!

    • Thor

      Where’s episode 24? Delayed?

    • radiolingua radiolingua

      We mentioned in this post that we’ve had some unfortunate delays this week, but we’re back on track and you can now find Coffee Break Spanish episode 24 here. Episode 25 will follow in the middle of next week.

    • David Cobden

      I have been trying to get coffee break spanish 1 but can’t find the lesson – help!!

    • Karlaina

      Hola Mark y Kara:

      Why do you say that “ruidosa” has four syllables? Don’t the “u” and “i,” both being weak vowels, smoosh together to create a diphthong?

      Ej: rui-do-sa

      Gracias for clarifying. 🙂


      • Shirley

        Hi Karlaina: 2 weak vowels do not make a diphthong so both the letters are pronounced separately. A diphthong is made up of 2 vowels, one weak and one strong. If there is an accent on one of the vowels [that would normally be a diphthong] then both vowels are pronounced separately.

    • Khin

      I totally don’t mind with your accent. Scotish accent is so cute to listen to. It’s fun learning Spanish with you guys. As you can see I’m now in lesson 23 within a few weeks. Thanks a lot Mark and Kara.

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    • Dani

      I like your accents; I think you speak really clearly (in both languages:). Love this show – I find the pace to be just right and appreciate the little pauses to try to say things myself before Kara.

      • John

        Great way of learning to speak Spanish and your accents are nice. Thanks.

        Am a liitle confused by the use of ‘demasiado’ and in particular whether this needs to agree with the gender of what is being discussed, for example es la habitacion demasiado pequena o demasiada pequena ?

    • Lindsey Jung

      hasta pronto! Gracias

    • kate

      HAHAHA!!! I loved the demonstration of true Scottish accents! I am totally baffled by the connection between learning a second language and the accent of the teacher in his native language, but I liked your comeback! And thanks for slowing down when you talk to us! I’ve always enjoyed the Scottish accent but cannot say it is easy to follow at its native speed. Keep up the good work!

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