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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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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 learn about "ir" and "venir," two irregular verbs that mean "to go" and "to come," respectively. "Ir" is an extremely important verb because it can be used to talk about the future ("going to" do something). Our vocabulary will cover the seasons and some items of clothing.


Vocabulary:

la primavera - the spring (referring to the season of the year)
el verano - the summer
el otoño - the autumn
el invierno - the winter
el abrigo - the coat or overcoat
el sombrero - the hat
el paraguas - the umbrella
el impermeable - the raincoat
la bufanda - the scarf



In this lesson, we will look at two very important irregular verbs:
Ir - to go
Venir - to come

Going through the forms for 'ir':
Yo voy
Tú vas
Él, ella o usted va
Nosotros vamos
Ellos, ellas o ustedes van

For venir:
Yo vengo
Tú vienes
Él, ella o usted viene
Nosotros venimos
Ellos, ellas o ustedes vienen

Here are some examples of "ir" and "venir" in use.

Vienes a mi fiesta? Are you coming to my party?
Yo voy a la fiesta. I'm going to the party.
Usted viene a mi casa. You come to my house.
Maria va por tí. Maria goes for you.
Vamos a mi carro. Let's go to my car.



You can use 'ir' to talk about the future. For example in English, we say "I'm going to eat" or "I'm going to go."

In Spanish, the format is "ir" + 'a' + the infinitive form of the verb. As you recall, the infinitive is the -er, -ir, or -ar form of the verb.

For example,
"Yo voy a comer con ella". I'm going to eat with her.
"Tu vas a aprender mucho." You're going to learn a lot.
"Ustedes van a ser amigos." You all are going to be friends.