LEARN SPANISH BY CLUES #2

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How did you do with the first section.  Let us next look at the middle section of the subscription card.  We are going to do this part a little different from the way we did with the first exercise.  The card will remain at the top of the page.  As such you may have to return to the top of the page to review the different sections of the card.   To return back to where you were click on the appropriate number above.

Continue onto #1 (view card)

This part of the card appears to be where you would fill in information about yourself and the friend for whom you are buying the subscription.   But which side requires your information and which side is for the information on your friend?  Look at #1 and the phrase "Mi Nombre".  Can you guess what the word "Mi" means in English?  Maybe you already know that it means "My".  But what about the word "Nombre"?  It sounds like the the English word "number".  But does "My Number" make sense here?   Not really, but some other phrase in English would.  Once you think you have the right answer click on the empty box below and drag your mouse from left to right.

Mi Nombre

My Name

Continue onto #2 (view card)

 

Just below "Mi Nombre" is the word "dirección".  (Actually on the card it is printed "direccion" with no accent mark over the letter "o", but that is a mistake).  The word "dirección" looks almost like the English word "direction".  And in fact that is one translation of the word.  But would it make sense here?  Not really so there must be another meaning in English of the word "dirección".  If company first asked for your name what must they be asking for next?  You could think that "dirección" means "street".  But just printing the word "street" might confuse people who used a post office box (P.O. Box) or live on an avenue or boulevard.  Therefore it must have a more general meaning.  Can you think what that meaning can be?  Once you think you have the right answer click on the empty box below and drag your mouse from left to right.

Dirección

Address

Continue onto #3 (view card)

 

You now know that "dirección" means address.  But there is more information required below that so it just must mean your street address, or your P.O. Box.  The next word is "Ciudad".  What usually comes next after your street address?  Once you think you have the right answer click on the empty box below and drag your mouse from left to right.

Ciudad

Town or City

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You know know that "Ciudad" can mean "town" or "city".  The next word is "Estado".  When writing an address, after the city or town, what do you write next?  Once you think you have the right answer click on the empty box below and drag your mouse from left to right.

Estado

State

Continue onto #5 (view card)

 

 

You know now that "Estado" means "state".  The next phrase is "Codigo Postal".  When writing an address what do you put after the state?  The word "Postal" is spelled  exactly like the English word "Postal".  And in fact it means just that.  (Another meaning can be postcard, but not in this case.)  So "Codigo Postal" must have something to do with "postal".  Once you think you have the right answer click on the empty box below and drag your mouse from left to right.

Codigo Postal

Zipcode or Postal Code

Continue onto #6 (view card)

 

 

 

The next word is "telefono".  This looks very close to an English word.  Once you think you have the right answer click on the empty box below and drag your mouse from left to right.

Telefono

Telepone (number)

Continue onto #7 (view card)

 

If you look on the right side of the card, much of the information is the same as on the left side of the card.  But at the top is the phrase "Regalo Para".   You are using this card to buy a subscription for your friend.  The word "para" means "for".  So can you think what the word "Regalo" means in English?  Remember that you are buying this subscription for someone.  When you buy something for someone, what do you call that thing?   Once you think you have the right answer click on the empty box below and drag your mouse from left to right.

Regalo Para

Gift For

Continue onto #8 (view card)

 

Finally we are left with the phrase "Escriba Con Letra De Molde".   This is a little difficult, but with a little help perhaps you can figure it out.   Let us assume that you know the verb "Escribir" means in English "to write".  So "Escriba" must have something to do with writing. The word "con" you may already know means "with".  The next word "Letra" looks similar to an English word and in fact has the same meaning.  If you know that the first part of the phrase has to do with writing, what could the end of the phrase mean.  Once again think about what phrase might be printed on this card if it was in English.  You are completing this card by hand (as opposed to using a typewriter or a computer).  Once the card is sent in to the company it will be read by a person and not a computer.  In order that the person can accurately read the information you supplied the company usually request that you do something.  If you can think what that is you should be able to figure out this phrase.  Once you think you have the right answer click on the empty box below and drag your mouse from left to right.

Escriba Con Letra De Molde

Write with Printed Letters (or Print)

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