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An extract from a Spanish version of the Little Prince translated by David De Angelis.
Una vez, cuando tenia seiz años, vi un magnifico dibujo en un libro sobre la selva virgen que se llamaba 'Historias Vividas'. Representaba a una serpiente boa tragándose a una fiera. He aquí la copia del dibujo.
A long time ago, when I was six years old, in a book about primeval forests, called 'True Stories from Nature', I saw a magnificant drawing. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal. Here is a copy of the drawing.
que estás en el cielo.
Santificado sea tu nombre.
Venga tu reino.
Hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día.
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden.
No nos dejes caer en tentación y líbranos del mal.
De noche todos los gatos son pardos. By night, all cats are grey.
Spanish is one of the romance languages and so directly descended from Latin.
The Spanish phrases and pronunciation on Surface Languages are as spoken in Spain. The Spanish grammar and accent is remarkably uniform considering the geographical spread of the language, and commonly used words are universally understood.
If you learn European Spanish and travel to Latin America, or Latin American Spanish and travel around Spain, you will have no difficulty in being understood. Some words have different meanings or translations depending on where you are. For example, the word for ticket is 'billete' in Spain but 'boleto' in Latin America.
Nouns can be either masculine or feminine. Generally masculine nouns end in 'o' and feminine nouns end in 'a'. The definite article is 'el' for masculine nouns and 'la' for feminine in the singular - and 'los' and 'las' respectively in the plural.
Adjectives agree with nouns depending on gender and number. E.g. 'un edificio blanco' but 'una casa blanca'. Spanish word order is generally similar to the English. Adjectives are one of the exceptions.
Spanish verbs are divided into three conjugations. The majority of verbs (around 70 percent) are regular -ar type verbs and conjugate like 'hablar'. There are relatively few irregular verbs but these are used constantly.
|A few first words. 1
|A few first words. 2
|A few first words. 3
|Buying thing. General phrases
|Buyings things. Useful words
|Conversation. Small talk. 1
|Conversation. Small talk. 2
|Conversation. Filler words
|Conversation. Small talk. Sport
|Conversation. Small talk. The weather
|Describing things. Colours
|Describing things. Adjectives
|Days of the week and seasons
|Eating phrases. 1
|Eating phrases. 2
|Food and drink. At the bar or café. 1
|Food and drink. At the bar or café. 2
|Food and drink. At the bar or café. 3
|Getting around. General words
|Getting around. General phrases
|Getting around. Train and bus
|Getting around by taxi
|Getting around by car
|Health and at the chemist
|Months of the year
|Numbers. 1 to 10
|Numbers. 11 to 20
|Numbers. 30 to 1000
|Parts of the body
|Places and buildings. 1
|Places and buildings. 2
|Question and size words
|Somewhere to stay. 1
|Somewhere to stay. 2
|Useful words to recognize
|Words to do with food. General
|Words to do with food. Fruit
|Words to do with food. Vegetables
|Words to do with food. Meat
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