/// Basic Spanish for Arriving Somewhere New


John White, an foreigner arriving for' the first time in Surlandia, a country south of the United States, has been met at the airport and seen through customs to his hotel by American friends. They leave him at the hotel, were he checks in at the desk and then is accompanied to his room by the porter carrying his bags. He arrives in the room.


ENGLISH SPELLING

AID TO LISTENING

SPANISH SPELLING

AUDIOS

the room el cuarto (Latin America) / la habitación (Spain)
Porter
Do you like the room? (1)
Joven
¿Le gusta el cuarto?
Mr. White
Yes, I do.
Mr. White
¿Sí, me gusta.
mineral mineral
soda water agua mineral
Porter
Do you want mineral water? (2)
Joven
¿Quiere usted agua mineral?
later después
Mr. White
Yes. Bring it up to me later.
Mr. White
Sí, Súbamela después.
anything elsealgo más
Porter
Do you need anything else?
Joven
¿Necesita algo más?
Mr. White
Yes. Is the American Embassy near here?
Joven
Sí. ¿Está la Embajada Americana cerca de aqui?
Porter
No. It is far from here.
Joven
No. Está lejos.
On Columbus avenue.En la Avenida de Colón
It's necessary to take a taxi.Hay que tomar un taxi.
Mr. White
Thanks. Here you are.
Mr. White
Gracias. Aquí tiene.
Porter
Thank you very much, sir.
Joven
Muchas gracias, señor.
Are you going down in the elevator?¿Baja en el ascensor?
Mr. White
Yes. Right now.
Mr. White
Sí, ahora mismo.
the box, the cashier's deskla caja
Where's the cashier's desk?¿Dónde está la caja?
Porter
On the first floor to the right of the entrance.
Joven
En el primer piso, a la derecha de la entrada.

Mr. White goes down on the elevator and up to the cashier's window and needs to exchange some money.

some dollardólares
Mr. White
Can you change a few dollars for me?
Mr. White
¿Puede cambiarme unos dólares
Cashier
Yes. How many?
Cajero
Sí. ¿Cuántos?
Mr. White
Ten. What's the rate of exchange?
Mr. White
Diez. ¿A cómo está el cambio?
Cashier
In bills or in check?
Cajero
¿En billetes o en cheque?
Mr. White
This traveler's check.
Mr. White
Este cheque viajero.
thenentonces
Cashier
Five to one, then.
Cajero
A cinco por uno, entonces.
How do you want it?¿Cómo lo quiere?
Mr. White
Eight in bills and two in change.
Mr. White
Ocho en billetes y dos en moneda.
How much does a taxi to the American Embassy cost?¿Cuánto cuesta un taxi a la Embajada Americana?
Cashier
Two pesos more or less.
Cajero
Dos pesos más o menos.
the informationla información
Mr. White
Thanks for the information.
Mr. White
Gracias por la información


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