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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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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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Lesson Objectives:

In this lesson, we will learn about a very popular custom in the southern parts of South America, the drinking of Mate. We will also learn the names of different places in a city.


Vocabulary:

la biblioteca - the library
la librería - the bookstore
el estadio - the stadium
la iglesia - the church
la avenida - the avenue
el restaurante - the restaurant
el museo - the museum
la calle - the street
el hospital - the hospital
el hotel - the hotel
el correo - the post office
la parada de autobús - the bus stop
el edificio - the building


Tea or coffee? Why not mate?

That could easily be the answer of an Argentinian friend or anybody else from Uruguay, Paraguay, or parts of Chile and Brazil.

Yerba mate, or mate for short, is one of the most popular drinks in the southern countries of South America, being the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. This bitter but nutritional tea came from the Guaraní, the indigenous inhabitants of Paraguay and the south of Brazil way before the 16th century; and since then, it has spread all over South America, even reaching the Middle East. Now, the average Uruguayan consumes up to 9 kg of mate each year, followed by Argentinians at around 7 kg per year.



There are specific customs and practices that revolve around mate. For example, you do not just drink mate out of a mug.

People who enjoy mate use a calabash gourd specifically made for drinking mate, and suck it out through a special metal straw called a bombilla which is designed to filter out stems and leaf bits.



Mate is an important part of cultural and social activities. It is common for friends to gather in a house or outside at a park and pass around a mate gourd that everyone drinks from. Each person drinks until there is no more tea, and then pours some more hot water on the leaves before passing the gourd on to the next person. In this way, the sharing of mate becomes a central part of sharing conversation and celebrating life together!