Spanish Grammar Review
By Molly Martin, MD
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This podcast provides interactive grammar exercises for the intermediate to advanced Spanish student. The transcripts appear conveniently on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Check out our website at www.docmolly.com.
||CleanThe Spanish Verbs Traer and Llevar||In this audio lesson, we practice when to use the Spanish verbs TRAER and LLEVAR. TRAER is used to say “to bring” and LLEVAR is used to say “to bring” or “to take.” Unlike their English counterparts, the Spanish verbs TRAER and LLEVAR impl||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Directions in Spanish Within a Hospital||This free Spanish audio lesson introduces the “Giving Directions in Spanish” series at docmolly.com. As requested by Bien, a listener, we are going to practice giving directions in Spanish within a hospital.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpanish Prepositions – Por vs Para||Do you know when to use POR vs PARA? Today’s podcast is a quiz on the Spanish prepositions POR y PARA. It kicks off a series of audio lessons that will cover these two prepositions at docmolly.com. Audio Quiz 1. Me voy ______ Madrid en Julio.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrammar from Folk Medicine Interview||Learn Grammar with the Medical Spanish Podcast This podcast reviews some of the grammar points covered during an interview I did for the Medical Spanish Podcast. I interviewed folk healer, Francisco Chavajay,||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSubjunctive Quiz #5||Are you ready to take on some advanced Spanish grammar? This audio quiz reviews the following premium podcasts covering the Subjunctive: Subjunctive 15 – Conditional (If… then… ) statements about the present Subjunctive 16 – Conditional statemen||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuedar y Quedarse – I’m back with a quiz!||This is my first free podcast since September and my first free grammar podcast for over a year! As many of you know I host two podcasts: the Spanish Grammar Review and the Medical Spanish Podcast. In 2016,||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuiz # 4 – The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses||This podcast is a quiz on the use of the subjunctive in adverbial clauses. It reviews what we covered in the following premium podcasts. Subjunctive 10 and 11 – covering adverbial clauses introduced by conjunctions that require the subjunctive (e.g.||12/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuiz # 3 – The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses||This podcast is a quiz that reviews what we covered in the premium podcasts: Subjunctive 7 and 8. Check out more free podcasts in the Subjunctive series here. Premium members: Access the premium series here.||3/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuiz #2 – The Subjunctive in Noun Clauses||Do you know when to use the subjunctive in Noun Clauses? If not, you’ve come to the right place. Learn to identify the noun clause in a sentence and then when to use the subjunctive vs the indicative within the noun clause.||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuiz # 1 – Choose the Correct Tense of the Subjunctive||In the premium Spanish Grammar Review podcast, we have started a comprehensive review of the subjunctive. We have reviewed the conjugation of the subjunctive in it’s four tenses, and when to use each tense.||9/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spanish Verb – ACABAR||Learn the different uses of the Spanish verb ACABAR. In this audio lesson we practice using the verb ACABAR in different grammatical constructs to mean different things. ACABAR + DE + INFINITIVE = to have just done something Acabo de hablar con mamá.||11/7/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBody Language in Spanish||In this audio lesson we practice phrases describing body language in Spanish. While reading in Spanish recently, I took note of several phrases describing gestures or body language, so I decided to make a podcast out of them. First,||9/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTime Expressions in Spanish||Expressing the Duration of an Action or Event That Continues to Occur In this audio lesson, we practice three different time expressions in Spanish to describe something that started in the past and continues into the present.||9/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSER vs ESTAR – Intro to the Spanish Grammar Review Podcast||Do you know when to use SER vs ESTAR? Some of you may remember my original Spanish Grammar Review podcast that I started in 2007. I took a break to focus on the Medical Spanish Podcast and resumed podcasting about Spanish grammar in June of 2012.||6/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Think of me as your gringa study buddy.
It's true my accent is not perfect. This podcasts is free and my only goal is to improve my Spanish and help others improve along with me. The goal of the podcast is to create useful grammar excercises for intermediate to advanced learners that one can practice while walking. Hope you enjoy.
The problem with even the best Spanish audio help is that they get you to about an intermediate to low-advanced stage and stop. The last lessons usually just barely touch upon the subjunctive and conditional and just abandon you to the wilderness. They expect that you now know enough to just sort of pick everything up by reading or listening to the radio or whatever. The truth is, though, even at this stage, there are still a myriad of dizzying topics left to cover and it's still quite hard to even modest conversations and get everything that people are saying. Explanation of advanced grammar rules is still best done in English, say I! Why do people insist on Spanish-only at this level? You could explain to me the nuance in English and I'll get it in 30 seconds or you could try to explain an intricate topic in Spanish-only for 10 minutes! Why does English become taboo? Anyway, I listened to one of these podcasts and thought, okay, it's kind of silly and kitschy but it was still kind of fun. The production value wasn't the greatest and Ms. Martin obviously grew up eating peanut butter and jelly, but I downloaded the batch of them anyway thinking that it couldn't hurt to give them all a listen through. Well it turns out that they are surprisingly helpful. Seriously! Heck, I often find learning from non-natives easier because they have more of a feel for what might give us trouble, and to the extent that English is a problem in the podcast it's that Ms. Martin is sometimes unwilling to drop out of Spanish to provide more thorough insight in English.There are topics covered here that are hard to find in audio format anywhere else. Sure Ms. Martin couldn't be described as a professional voice-actress, but she's getting better and the content rocks!
I like your podcasts. I think they are great for people learning the language. I really like the fact that they are easy to follow and if there is somthing that I didn't understand I could just hit the center button to see what you were saying. Please keep them coming!!!!!!!