Inglés Esencial 3

Urban art in Valparaíso, Chile. Photo by Sarah Purdy.


Inglés básico para mi familia chilena y otros hispanohablantes.

Inglés Esencial 3

Nice to meet you…


1: Good morning. (Gud morning) [Buenos días]

2: Good morning. (Gud morning) [Buenos días]

1: How are you? (Hauw ar yu?) [¿Cómo estás? / ¿Como está (ud.)?]

2: I am fine, thank you. How are you? (Ai am fain, thenk yu. Hauw ar yu?) [Estoy bien, gracias. ¿Cómo estás? / ¿Como está (ud.)?]

1: Fine, thank you.  I’m William. What is your name? (Aim Wilyam. Ouat iz yor naim?) [Soy William. ¿Cuál es tu nombre?]

2: Nice to meet you, William. My name is Lorena. This is my brother, Diego. (Nais tu mit yu, Wilyam. Mai nem iz Lorena. This iz mai brathur, Diego. [Mucho gusto. Mi nombre es Lorena. Él es mi hermano, Diego.)

1: Nice to meet you. This is my wife, Kate. (Nais tu mit yu. This iz may waif, Keit.) [Mucho gusto. Ella es mi esposa, Kate.]

Lorena: Nice to meet you, Kate.

Diego: Nice to meet you.

You = tú / ud.

I am = Yo soy/estoy  //  I’m = I am = Yo soy/estoy  //  (Ai am…aim)

He is = Él es/está  //  He’s = He is = Él es/está  //  (Hi iz…hiz)

She is = Ella es/está  //  She’s = She is = Ella es/está  //  (Shi iz…shiz)





Mother = madre (mathur/mathr)

Father = padre (fathur/fathr)

Sister = hermana (sistur/sistr)

Brother = hermano (brathur/brathr)

Daughter = hija (datur/datr)

Son = hijo (san)

Children = hijos/niños (childran)

Wife = esposa (waif)

Husband = marido (hazband)

Aunt = tía (ant)

Uncle = tío (ankul/ankl)

Cousin = primo/prima (cazn)

Niece = sobrina (nis)

Nephew = sobrino (nefyu)

Grandfather = abuelo (granfathr)

Grandmother = abuela (granmathr)

Morning = mañana (morning)

Afternoon = tarde (afternun)

Evening = noche (ivning)

Night = noche (nait)

(Se dice “good night” antes de dormirse o irse, no como saludo; se dice “good evening” como saludo. )

Diccionario de pronunciación:




About sarahjpurdy

I am a writer, editor, English teacher, and Spanish student living in Valparaíso, Chile, where I teach English at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. I also telecommute to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), where I have worked as a marketing publications writer and editor since 2004. Prior to joining UNR, I worked as a journalist, editing and writing features and news stories for the Reno Gazette-Journal. I earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from UNR, where I was chosen for a graduate research assistantship in Victorian literature and graduated with a 4.0/4.0 cumulative GPA. I also taught at UNR for three semesters as a discussion leader for cross-disciplinary Core Humanities 201 and 202 courses, which examine Western literature, history, and culture from Mesopotamia and Ancient Greece through the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution to World War II, the postcolonial era, and postmodernity. For eight months prior to moving to Chile in February 2011, I volunteered as ESL tutor for the ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada. In fall 2010 I earned a 50-hour TEFL Certificate from the University of Arizona and a 30-hour Social Media Marketing Certificate from UNR, and completed a graduate TESOL course through UNLV.
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