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Open Chapter Ch. 1: Nouns and Gender
Lesson #1 Noun Gender and Indefinite Articles
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Lesson #2 Definite Articles
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Lesson #3 Culture: The Kiss Greeting
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Lesson #4 Determining Noun Gender
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Lesson #5 Gender of Nouns Referring to People
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Open Chapter Ch. 2: More on Nouns
Lesson #6 Using a Person's Title
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Lesson #7 Pluralizing Nouns
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Lesson #8 Pronunciation and Emphasis
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Lesson #9 Accent Placement
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Lesson #10 Culture: Cognates
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Lesson #11 Adjective-Noun Agreement
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Exam Exam 1
Open Chapter Ch. 3: Subject Pronouns
Lesson #12 Singular Subject Pronouns
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Lesson #13 Culture: Using Usted
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Lesson #14 Plural Subject Pronouns
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Open Chapter Ch. 4: The Present Indicative
Lesson #15 Intro to Verbs
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Lesson #16 Conjugating -ER and -IR Verbs
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Lesson #17 Understanding the Present Indicative Tense
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Open Chapter Ch. 5: The Verb "Ser"
Lesson #18 Ser o No Ser (To Be or Not to Be)
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Lesson #19 Culture: College Life in Latin America
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Lesson #20 Saying "And" and Negating Sentences
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Exam Exam 2
Lesson #21 Telling Time with Ser
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Lesson #22 Telling Time Including Minutes
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Lesson #23 Saying at What Time Something Happens
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Open Chapter Ch. 6: Using the "Be" Verbs
Lesson #24 Culture: Fútbol
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Lesson #25 Estar, the Other "Be" Verb
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Lesson #26 Ser vs. Estar
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Open Chapter Ch. 7: Talking about Ownership
Lesson #27 Possessive Adjectives
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Lesson #28 Whom Does It Belong To?
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Lesson #29 Tener, To Have
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Lesson #30 Culture: Caracas
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Open Chapter Ch. 8: Exceptions to the Rules
Lesson #31 Conjugating -GO and -ZCO Verbs
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Lesson #32 Three Irregular Verbs - Dar, Ver, and Saber
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Lesson #33 Saber vs. Conocer
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Lesson #34 Coming and Going
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Lesson #35 Adjective Placement
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Lesson #36 Culture: Drinking Mate
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Open Chapter Ch. 9: Stem-Changing Verbs
Lesson #37 'E' to 'IE' Stem-Changing Verbs
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Lesson #38 'E' to 'I' Stem-Changing Verbs
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Lesson #39 'O' to 'UE' Stem-Changing Verbs
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Lesson #40 Irregular Verbs with a Stem Change
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Exam Final Exam

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Lesson Objectives:

In this lesson, we will focus on pronunciation of Spanish words and where to place the emphasis when saying a word. We will also learn some words for colors.


Vocabulary:

rojo - red
marrón - brown
blanco - white
gris - gray
morado - purple
verde - green
anaranjado - orange
amarillo - yellow
negro - black
rosado - pink
azul - blue



In this lesson, we will discuss how to PRONOUNCE words in Spanish. Specifically, we'll be talking about where to place the EMPHASIS in a word. Unlike in English, Spanish words are always read EXACTLY as they are written. You just need to know a few basic rules.

Let's look at the two general rules.

If the word ends in a vowel or 'n' or 's', the stress should be on the SECOND-TO-LAST syllable.

In all OTHER words, the stress should be on the LAST syllable.

Let's apply these rules to some examples:

We have:
Chicos - some boys
Libertad - liberty
Programa - program
Monitores - monitors
Papel - paper
Hablan - they speak
Hablar - to speak

So does 'chicos' end in a vowel or n or s? Yes it does; the emphasis goes to the second-to-last syllable CHIcos

Libertad - does it end in a vowel, 'n' or 's'? No it doesn't. The emphasis stays on the last syllable. liberTAD

Programa - does it end in a vowel, 'n' or 's'? Yes it does. ProGRAma

Monitores - does it end in a vowel, 'n' or 's'? Yes it does. The accent goes to the second-to-last syllable. moniTOres
Papel - vowel, 'n' or 's'? Nope. It's paPEL

Hablan - vowel, 'n' or 's'? Yes. HAblan.

Hablar - vowel, 'n' or 's'? Nope. Emphasis stays on the last syllable. habLAR.