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In this week’s episode, Mark and Alba discuss some useful techniques for learning languages and share their ideas and advice with listeners. In the intermedio Alba talks about the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, and José introduces a construction which involves lo + adjective. Grammar points covered include the construction siempre que and the use of the subjunctive after para que. 

Please note that lesson 19 of Season 3 was originally known as lesson 319 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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    4 replies to "Season 3 – Lesson 19 – Coffee Break Spanish"

    • Nena

      Aprender idiomas no es facil, especialmente cuando una persona tiene 6o anos :), esta jubilada, pero le gusta mucho una nueva experiencia, la nueva posibilidad de ser ensenada, contenta y feliz. No entiendo a la gente que piensa que la vida es finada (o finita?) despues “being retired state”. “One is never too old to learn.”
      And another one that I like:” Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try!”

      Gracias por tantas cosas utiles y bonitas!


    • Alina

      In 3 weeks i’m having my first serious spanish exam and I am sooo lucky i’ve found this!You guys are amazing!!!!Thank You for what you are doing!!!!Much love!!!

    • Shawn Schumacher

      Your numbers in the pictures are messes up in this lesson and the next.

      • radiolingua radiolingua

        Thanks for letting us know, Shawn. We’ve updated this now.

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