Pasos lesson p 55-56: 

Actividad 9c p55 

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usando = gerund of usar

usar = to use

usando = using

Just a reminder that the gerund of -ar verbs is built removing the -ar and adding -ando.

The gerund of -er verbs is built removing the -er and adding -iendo. You add the same ending for -ir verbs.

“estimado/a” is used in formal letters/emails to mean “dear”

desde = from 

añadir = to add

añade = add! (imperative)

Make sure you add other questions at the end of your fax, like questions about the car park, the garden and the swimming pool)

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el establecimiento = the establishment (ie the name of the hotel in this case)

servicios solicitados = services requested

el almuerzo = lunch

la cena = the evening meal

la pensión alimenticia = this term usually refers to alimony for separated couples. In this context we can look at it meaning “room service” or full-board or half-board.

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Sección B p56

¿Cómo es el hotel?

 

The question above uses “ser”. It describes the characteristics of the hotel.
Therefore, ¿cómo es el hotel? means what is the hotel like?
 
Because we are describing the hotel, we use the verb “ser”, we are not talking about a changeable state.
 

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enviar = to send
reservar = to book
reservando = booking (gerund)
 
gerund of -ar verbs: -ando
eg cantar → cantando (singing)
 
gerund of -er and -ir verbs: -endo
eg comer → comiendo (eating)
subir → subiendo (going up)
 
contestar = to answer
 
la fecha = the date
la llegada = the arrival
la fecha de llegada = the arrival date
la salida = the departure / the exit
la fecha de salida = the departure date
el número de habitaciones = the number of rooms
 
la consulta = the enquiry
llegar = to arrive
guardar = to keep
“pueden” comes from “poder” (they can + you can formal plural)
 
Please put “poder” in the present tense in your verb book:
puedo
puedes
puede
podemos
podéis
pueden
 
cerrar = to close (e → ie for 1, 2, 3)
¿A qué hora cierra el restaurante?
What time does the restaurant close?
 
el precio = the price
abierto/a = open
 
¿se admiten los perros en el hotel? = are dogs allowed in the hotel?
 
la plaza de garaje = the parking space

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Contesta las preguntas siguientes:

  1.  ¿Para cuándo quiere las habitationes?
  2. ¿Para  cuántas noches?
  3. ¿Qué tipo de habitaciones quiere?