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  1. Spanish 1:02:03
    1. Pronunciation 1:05:46
    2. The Spanish Alphabet 1:09:00
    3. Capitalization 1:09:59
      1. Proper nouns 1:13:59
      2. Proper adjectives 1:18:48
      3. Proper names 1:20:30
      4. Book titles 1:22:10
    4. Accents 1:23:09
    5. Numbers 0 to 99 1:24:12
      1. Matching endings with nouns 1:25:42
    6. Honey, We Need to Talk (Conversations) 1:26:03
1. Why do you think there is an upside down question mark at the beginning of sentences in Spanish?

2. Compared to other languages, do you think Spanish is easier to learn, or harder? Why?

3. A false cognate is a word in Spanish that looks like a word in English but has a different meaning. For example, in Spanish mayor means "older". What false cognates can you think of? Do you think false cognates are coincidences, or is there something more to them?

4. If you could pick a universal language that everyone would speak, and it couldn't be your native language, which one would you pick?

Mega-Mixed Super-Spicy Gazpacho

12 ounces tomato juice
1 large tomato
1 small green pepper
1 small onion
1 cucumber
1 zucchini (Optional. We don't really like zucchini.)
1 clove of garlic
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
4 tablespoons olive oil
pepper (very important)
Tabasco sauce

1. It's chopping time! (Kids, ask your parents before cutting anything). Chop the tomato, green pepper, onion, cucumber, zucchini and garlic into little pieces.

2. Put the chopped vegetables, tomato juice, and olive oil into a large plastic container.

3. Okay, here's why it's called spicy gazpacho. Add the cumin and chili powder to the mix.

4. And a pinch of pepper.

5. And a few drops of Tabasco sauce.

6. Come on, you can add more pepper than that. Put a few more pinches in.

7. Oops! Too much pepper. Better balance it out with some more Tabasco sauce.

8. Just a little more pepper...

9. You're almost done. Now you have to mega-mix it. Put the lid on the plastic container and make sure it's secure.

10. Play the Isley Brothers' song, Twist and Shout. (If you don't have it, buy it or borrow it from a friend before proceeding.)

11. Ready?
Well, shake it up, baby, now, (shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout. (twist and shout)

(Note: This step isn't really necessary. It's just a lot of fun.)

12. When you're done shaking it, put the gazpacho in the refrigerator until it is chilled.

13. Then eat it! It's the best part.

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did you know?
The longest word in Spanish is superextraordinarisimo. This 22-letter word means "extraordinary."
abogado/a— lawyer

aguacate— avocado

amarillo— yellow

año— year

árboles— trees

azúcar— sugar

bonito— pretty

calle— street

camarero/a— waiter

cena— dinner

cigüeña— stork

cine— movie theater

ciudad— city

clase— class

coche— car

cocos— coconuts

dentistas— dentists

escritor/a— writer

estúpida— stupid

ferrocarril— railway/train

gato— cat

gracias— thank you

guitarra— guitar

historia— history

idiota— idiot

justicia humana— human justice

manzanas— apples

marzo— March

muy— very

niño— little boy

no más— no more

ojo— eye

pato— duck

pelo— hair

pingüino— penguin

plantas— plants

puntos— points

queso— cheese

quinto— fifth

rápido— fast

regalo— gift

Septiembre— September

también— also, too

taza— cup

tetera— teapot

tostador— toaster

trucha— trout

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