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Intermediate Spanish (Latin America)


Intermediate Spanish (Spain)



July 19, 2012
Episode #175
Weekly News in Slow Spanish


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Non-personal forms of a verb. Infinitive - Part III





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Estar al loro





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La Misión del Colibrí


El colibrí, aquella ave diminuta conocida por su brillante plumaje y alas que baten tan rápido que parecen desaparecer, es miembro importante de la mitología andina. Es un animalito muy especializado a quien también llaman picaflor, porque usa su pico largo y tubular que ha evolucionado precisamente para extraer el néctar de las flores, su principal fuente de nutrición. Quizás los antiguos quechuas estimaban tanto a este pajarito porque observaban su vínculo especial con las flores.

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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