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This lesson is part of the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Course
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Pre Intermediate Spanish Course

Pre-Intermediate Spanish Lesson 61: In a pharmacy in Spanish (Part 1)

In this Spanish lesson we are going to learn some useful Spanish vocabulary related to managing in a pharmacy in Spanish. This is the first part of a series of two video lessons about the pharmacy in Spanish. In the next lesson we will see typical Spanish phrases that will help you get by in a Spanish pharmacy when you are visiting Spain or Latin America. There are certain key topics that you should always be confident in before travelling to a foreign language speaking country and one of these is Health & Safety. In future lessons we will also look at how to manage in a dentist’s and doctor’s in Spanish so that you are confident with the vital vocabulary, questions and answers should you ever have the misfortune of falling ill whilst on holiday, on a business trip or when living in a Spanish speaking country. As always, practice really does make perfect so do your best to complete each lesson’s activity and then write out as many practice sentences as you can to help better remember each topic. With Spanish vocabulary it is always advisable to concentrate on no more than ten to fifteen new words a day and I find one of the best ways to remember is to label items in your house with their equivalent titles in Spanish. That way everytime you reach for or notice the item you will think of its title in Spanish.

Lesson notes:

Venda: bandage
Jeringuilla: syringe
Jarabe: syrup/cough mixture
Algodón: cotton wool
Aspirina: aspirin
Alcohol: alcohol
Tirita: plaster
Pastilla: tablet
Crema/Pomada: cream
Spray: spray
Receta: prescription

Activity:

Translate the following…

Plaster
Cotton
Cream
Syringe
Bandage

Here are possible answers to the last activity:

Estoy cansado: Yo que tú dormiría más horas.
No puedo dormir: Deberías hablar con tu médico.
Tengo un examen la semana que viene: Yo en tu lugar estudiaría todos los días.
Me duele mucho la cabeza: Tendrías que tomar una aspirina.
Siempre estoy muy nervioso: Yo que tú no tomaría café y haría yoga.

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