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This lesson is part of the Intermediate Spanish Course
(69 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 8 mins)

Intermediate Spanish Course

In this free Spanish video lesson we are going to look at Spanish expressions to congratulate, thank and say sorry with structures such as Siento mucho que… (I am so sorry that …) and Me alegro de que… (I am so pleased that …). It is really important to collect lots of useful Spanish expressions and phrases that people really use in modern everyday conversation. Sometimes students fall into the trap of either concentrating to heavily on pure Spanish grammar or just collecting lots of individual words. It is important to be able to understand and use structures like the ones we will see in this free Spanish video lesson related to showing your astonishment in Spanish. With all of my Spanish video lessons I recommend that you listen to them quite a few times until the key points are embedded in your memory. The beauty of my video and mp3 courses is that you can listen to them whenever and wherever. It is always best to have a foreign language memorised in your head rather than written down in books or in scattered notes that you will rarely refer to. The lesson notes that accompany each lesson are designed to be short and succinct; enough to understand, but not too much to forget. Aim to be 100% clear and confident on all of the grammar lessons and try to learn 10-15 new words, phrases and expressions daily. The next stage will be to speak regularly with a native speaker to practice and expand on all you have learned. Please click here for full details regarding my live online Spanish classes.

Lesson notes:

To congratulate in Spanish:

Muchas felicidades por: Congratulations
Enhorabuena: Congratulations
Que seas muy feliz: I hope that you will be very happy
Me alegro de que….: I am so pleased that …
Feliz cumpleaños: Happy Birthday

To thank in Spanish:

Quiero darte las gracias por…: I want to thank you for …
Muchísimas gracias por….: Thank you very much for …
Te agradezco que…: I appreciate that …
Gracias por todo: Thank you for everything

To say sorry in Spanish:

Lo siento: I am sorry
Siento no poder…: I am sorry that I am not able to …
Siento mucho que…: I am so sorry that …

To reject an invitation in Spanish:

Me encantaría, pero…: I would love to, but …
Me gustaría, pero…: I would like to, but …


Translate the following…

Lo siento
Muchísimas gracias por….
Me encantaría, pero…
Te agradezco que…

Here are some possible answers for the last activity:

Qué extraño que lleve siempre gafas de sol
Me parece raro que escuches las conversaciones telefónicas de tu hermano
Me extraña que te enfades siempre conmigo

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