Spanish – Lesson 2

We are learning to… Say our name and ask someone’s name.

In this short animation, you will listen to Spanish native speakers saying their name.

Make a note, if you can, of the names you can hear.

In this video, you will learn how to ask someone’s name and say your name in Spanish.

This animation introduces some very important rules of Spanish pronunciation. Make a note if you can of the 4 rules and of some of the first names mentioned here.

Watch and listen to this fun song (lyrics and translation provided below the video). Try to sing and dance with your family!

This animation explains what tapas are, and presents some of the stories surrounding the origin of tapas.

Remember to check your knowledge by completing our quiz! Who got the highest score? Adults or children… ?


Scripts and Answers

Challenge 1 – Make a name badge

Make a Spanish name badge. Choose your Spanish name from the list below. Check the booklet to see how this can be done!

Examples of girls’names: Lucía, María, Paula, Carla, Sofía, Inés, Jimena, Ana

Examples of boys’names: Daniel, Pablo, Alejandro, Francisco, Rodrigo, Carlos, Juan, Enrique

Challenge 2 – Talking

Draw a face on your thumb: 2 dots for the eyes and a line underneath for the mouth! Get other members of your family to do the same. Create a short dialogue between all of you, greeting each other and asking each other’s name.

Why not try to use some popular Spanish names from the list above instead of your real names?

Children: Suggested School Challenge!

Talking – Using the popular Spanish names, explain 2 rules of Spanish pronunciation to other members of your family or to your friends.

Do they wish they’d covered these rules when they started learning Spanish at school? Can your child share these rules with his/her teacher? 

Once you’ve managed your 3 Challenges, you can start lesson 3!