Learning a new language can be tough. The more you read, speak, and listen to a language, the easier it will become. Just learning grammar won't teach you Spanish - you need to read the language to become familiar. Children learn language at a young age from speaking, and from reading simple words in books. Conversation is an excellent way to pick it up, and the next best thing to a spoken conversation is a written dialog.
Note : We advise going through the first few Spanish lessons first, or using these dialogs in combination with lessons.
Dialog 1, Pedro y Julia
Julia es una estudiante de la Universidad de México. Estudia en la biblioteca, cuando Pedro llega.
Pedro : ¡Julia, hola!
Julia : Pedro, buenos días. ¿Comó estas?
Pedro : Bien, gracias. ¿Y tu?
Julia : Así, así. Yo estudio para un examen.
Pedro : ¿Cuál examen?
Julia : La historia de México.
Pedro : Ah... ¡Buena suerte!
1. What do you think the relationship between Julia and Pedro is? Are they strangers, or friends?
2. What was Julia doing before greeting Pedro?
3. What might Julia be worrying about?
Please try to read and understand the conversation before looking at the translation. While you may not understand every word or phrase, by looking at the context of the situation and remembering your lessons, you should be able to understand most, if not all, without using the translation.
Feel free to check your translation though, or to take a peek if you're stuck.