Capítulo 1
Personal Identification Unit
Hagan ahora:
Complete ex. 4 on p. 16
in your textbook.
Apuntes de gramática:
Negative statements

To make a statement negative in Spanish,
simply put “no” in front of the verb.


In this case, the word “no” works the same as when
we use the word “not” in English
This rules applies to both singular and plural
sentences.
Por ejemplo:
Lorena no es rubia.
(Lorena is not blonde).
Apuntes de gramática:
Negative statements
 You
will often find use for writing/saying
negative statements when you are trying
to emphasize what’s true.
Por ejemplo:
Señora Mignano no es alta. Ella es baja.
(^explains the false^)

(^emphasizes the truth^)
Apuntes de gramática:
Negative statements
 PRACTICA

Try to form some negative statements about
yourself…
Apuntes de gramática:
Expressing degree/intensity
 Sometimes
in Spanish, we may wish to
put more emphasis on the degree/intensity
to which we are describing someone or
something. When such is the case, we
can use these vocabulary words to help
us:


bastante
muy
=
=
rather, quite
very
Apuntes de gramática:
Expressing degree/intensity
 Por

ejemplo:
El español es bastante interesante.
• Spanish is rather interesting.
OR
Spanish is quite interesting.

Rocco es muy lindo.
• Rocco is very cute.
Apuntes de gramática:
Expressing degree/intensity
 Also,
the express an intensity when we are
trying to express something opposite of
something previously stated, we will use
this expression:
No, de ninguna manera
=
No, by no means
Apuntes de gramática:
Expressing degree/intensity
 Por

ejemplo
¿Es muy seria Teresa?
• No, de ninguna manera. Ella es muy graciosa.
Practica 1
practice using “No, de ninguna
manera”, take turns speaking with your
partner when you try exercise 5 on page
17 in the textbook.
 To
Practica 2: Translate into Spanish
1. Ricardo is not lazy. He is quite ambitious.
2. I am not blonde. I am brunette.
3. The student is not Spanish. She is Italian.
4. You are not ugly. You are good-looking.
5. Juanita is not short. She is very tall.
Practica 2: ANSWERS
1. Ricardo no es perezoso. Él es bastante
ambicioso.
2. Yo no soy rubio(a). Yo soy moreno(a).
3. La alumna no es española. Ella es italiana.
4. Tú no eres feo(a). Tú eres guapo(a).
5. Juanita no es baja. Ella es muy alta.
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Capítulo 1