When you manage to negotiate in Spanish, is when you really have a good level of Spanish or any other language. Maybe you have to do a negotiation in Spanish for your work or even negotiate some personal matter.

Before starting the negotiation in Spanish there are two points to keep in mind:

- Know what you want. You must be very clear about what you want and be sure of your ideas and arguments.

- Know what our interlocutor wants. Get to know your interlocutor and his wishes well. In this way you can anticipate their arguments to be able to defend against them.

Part one: Presentation of arguments

 

The presentation of arguments must be logically ordered. Be confident with your ideas to show confidence to the interlocutor.

It is necessary to communicate a simple and clear message, to avoid getting lost in the conversation. The most important thing in the negotiation is the climate of trust, because it is the essential condition for a successful negotiation. This context will favour the solution and decision making.

To start, you must present the negotiation topic. You can use these openers:

El tema trata de… The subject is..
El tema que tenemos que tratar es… The issue in question is …
La cuestión que tenemos que tratar es… The topic we have to address is …

Two people speak

To present your opinion in Spanish:

Yo pienso… I think…
Yo creo que… I believe that…
Para mí… For me…
En mi opinión… In my opinion
A mi juicio… In my judgement
Desde mi punto de vista… From my point of view …
Personalmente… Personally…
A mí me parece que… It seems to me that…

Add more points:

Además… Furthermore..
Por otro lado… On the other hand…
Por otra parte… On the other hand…
Incluso… Including / even

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One of the topics we talk about in our Spanish courses is environmentalism and the importance of ensuring a sustainable future.

Here we show your ideas to discuss in Spanish on this topic.

the planet

Vocabulary in Spanish on environmentalism

 

Learn these words related to environmentalism. We divide them into positive concepts and negative concepts.

POSITIVE 

 

- Reciclaje: Recycling
- Contenedor: Container
- Ahorro: Savings
- Cuidado: Care
- Protección: Protection
- Conservación: Conservation
- Papel reciclado: Recycled paper
- Recogida selectiva: Selective collection
- ONG: NGO

a tree planting in a hand

NegativE

- Sequía Drought
- Basura: Rubbish
- Contaminación: Contamination or Pollution
- Pilas: Batteries
- Consumo: Consumption
- Industria: Industry
- Gases contaminantes: Polluting gases
- Incendio: Fire
- Daño: Damage
- Inundaciones: Floods
- Vertidos: Waste
- Latas: Cans

 a forest after a fire

PositivE oR negativE (dependS ON THE PERSON)

- Envases de plástico: Plastic bottles
- Transporte: Transport
- Energía eléctrica: Electric Power

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If you are going to take a Spanish course, take note of these questions. They will be very useful in class.

We wait for you in our Spanish courses in Dénia!

QUESTIONS TO ASK TO THE TEACHER:

Spanish teacher during the course

Me gustaría hacer una pregunta.
EN: I would like to ask a question.

¿Qué quiere decir eso? ¿Qué significa?
EN: What does that mean?

¿Qué es esto? 
EN: What is it?

¿Cómo se pronuncia?
EN: How do you pronounce it?

No entiendo / no lo entiendo.
EN: I don’t understand.

No he entendido bien / no lo he entendido bien / no entendí bien / no lo entendí bien.
EN: I didn’t understand

¿Podría explicar lo otra vez, por favor?
EN: Can you explain it again, please?

No entiendo qué hay que hacer / No entiendo lo que hay que hacer.
EN: I don’t understand what to do.

SPEAK ABOUT DUTIES:

¿Hay deberes?
EN: Is there any homework?

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If you want to go for a meal in Spain or an Hispanic country you should be able to speak with the waiter. This vocabulary and conversation in Spanish will help you to manage in a restaurant.

SPANISH VOCABULARY TO ORDER IN A RESTAURANT:

 

How to order in a restaurant in Spanish

SPANISH VOCABULARY:

Carta/ menú - Menu
Cuenta - Bill
Desayuno - Breakfast
Comida- Lunch
Cena - Dinner

Entrante - Starter/ Appetizer
Plato Principal - Main dish
Postre - Dessert
Camarero/a - waiter/ waitress

Pollo - Chicken
Ternera- Beef
Pescado - Fish
Ensalada - Salad
Verdura - Vegetables

Pan - Bread
Arroz - Rice
Té - Tea
Agua - Water
Cerveza - Beer
Vino tinto/ blanco - Red/ white wine
Sal - Salt
Pimienta - Pepper

USEFUL PHRASES IN SPANISH:

Una mesa para cuatro, por favor. - A table for four people, please.
Quiero reservar una mesa para 2 a las 9. - I would like to book a table for 2 at 9 o’clock.
¿Tiene alguna mesa para esta noche? - Have you got any tables for this evening?
¿Me permite ver el menú, por favor? - Can I look at the menu, please?
Disculpe camarero - Excuse me, waiter
¿Que quiere para beber? - What would you like to drink?

¿Tiene platos vegetarianos? - Do you have any vegetarian dishes?
Quiero … . - I want … .
Ya he acabado. - I’m finished.
¡Muy rico! - It was delicious.
La cuenta, por favor. - The bill, please.
¿Cuánto es? - How much is it?

Download these pictures with a basic conversation in Spanish in the restaurant and vocabulary about the table:

Spanish vocabulary in a restaurant

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This ABC’S tips to learn Spanish is dedicated to our students of Spanish following one of our: Spanish intensive courses in Denia 

Follow these tips and your Spanish will improve very fast!

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Allow yourself time. It’s a long process - Date tiempo, es un proceso largo

Be proud of yourself for how much you have learned - Enorgullécete de ti mismo por todo lo que has aprendido

Change your phone and television to the  Spanish - Cambia el idioma de tu teléfono y televisión a español.

Dedicate time every week to learning Spanish - Dedica tiempo cada semana a aprender español

Enjoy the language - Disfruta el idioma

Find a Spanish native person to practice speaking with – We have our Language Exchange in Denia Encuentra una persona nativa hispanohablante a con la que practicar - Para eso tenemos nuestro intercambio de idiomas en Denia

Get in touch with TLCdenia and start classes at the school or Spanish online lessons – Contacta con TLCdenia y empieza las clases de español en la escuela o desde casa con clases online de español

Help each other – Ayuda y recibe ayuda de tus compañeros de clase

Introduce music in Spanish you are learning to your playlist  – Escucha música en el español.

Join clubs or organizations so you can meet  Spanish natives speakers – Únete a organizaciones donde puedas conocer a nativos

Knowledge is power – El conocimiento es poder

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