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¿Tienes hijos? ¿Tienes hermanos? – Talking about family in Spanish – Coffee Break Spanish To Go Episode 1.07

In this episode Marina asks the interviews about their families using the question ¿tienes hijos? (do you have children?) or ¿tienes hermanos? (do you have brothers or sisters?).

Here are the words and phrases you’ll need:

Do you have children? – ¿Tienes hijos? (informal)
Do you have children? – ¿Tiene usted hijos? (formal)
Do you have brothers or sisters? – ¿Tienes hermanos? (informal)
Do you have brothers or sisters? – ¿Tiene usted hermanos? (formal)
I have a son – tengo un hijo
I have two daughters – tengo dos hijas
I have three brothers – tengo tres hermanos
I have four sisters – tengo cuatro hermanas

In the first part of the video, watch the interviews without subtitles and try to understand. In the second part of the video, we’ve provided subtitles in Spanish at the top of the screen. You can choose to turn on subtitles in English using the Subtitles/CC button.

In this first series of Coffee Break Spanish To Go, Marina is in the city of Málaga, in the south of Spain, and in each episode she’ll ask passers-by one question. Of course, that one question will result in many answers, and it’s through these answers that you can practise your Spanish and build your vocabulary.

Coffee Break Spanish To Go will be published every two weeks here on YouTube, and each Season will be filmed in a different part of the Spanish-speaking world.

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Coffee Break Spanish To Go is based on the popular podcast series and online course Coffee Break Spanish. For access to the free podcasts, please click here.

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