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Intermediate Spanish (Latin America)


Intermediate Spanish (Spain)



August 16, 2012
Episode #179
Weekly News in Slow Spanish


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Non-personal forms of a verb. Gerund - Part II





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Estar Hecho Polvo





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Fuente de la Juventud


Hay muchas cosas que nos unen a todos en nuestra humanidad. Son cosas comunes de la vida en este planeta que a menudo son simples y bellas pero no siempre. A veces se trata de una inescapable realidad; algo que altera nuestra perspectiva. Este es el caso de la mortalidad, el simple hecho de que la vida tiene fin, es algo que tenemos todos en común. Es un tema que naturalmente inspira tanto respeto, temor y curiosidad, que no es de extrañarse que figure tan prominentemente en nuestros mitos y leyendas.

Let's practice pronunciation on few short phrases from today's episode. Listen carefully how the native speaker pronounces each sentence. Follow the intonations in each sentence. When you are ready, record one paragraph at a time with your own voice and then compare your pronunciation and intonations to the native speaker's:

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