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    Hi,

    I am being required to summarize the following Spanish audio segment (in Spanish). The only thing I am picking up on are: los gatos, los ladrones, y personas perdidas, although I am unsure on how they are all directly related because the speaker is speaking at a rapid pace for my knowledge level. I was hoping some people could assist me in figuring out the rest of the "story"!

    http://remembr.me/losgatosladrones.mp3

    Thanks in advanced,
    tipem

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    T, this is homework, it is no good if you ask somebody to do the work FOR you!

    Try your best and you will get help.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Of course! I didn't expect the work to be done for me; I wouldn't learn anything that way.

    Here is my understanding:

    The police department got a call. There are missing cat(s) and missing persons? They left very early and didn't return by night? Something about a winter scarf and summer sunglasses... then... something about a tree and cats and if you see the missing persons, call the police?

    What am I missing? A lot, I imagine, haha!

    * * *

    My Spanish curriculum really bugs me because, as we're learning, they only have audio that reads individual phrases by themselves (this is an online course; this is so we can hear the pronunciation). Then, on a major assignment, they whip out this guy talking at the speed of light. I don't even know how they expect us to comprehend everything to the nth degree with our knowledge level.

    Thanks again.

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    In the spirit of not doing the homework but helping with homework...
    listen for these words (look them up first if necessary):

    responsabilidades
    encargados
    volver
    perdidas
    devuelvan
    permiso
    salir
    arreglar
    aun
    se sube

    Hopefully, that will help you understand more. Let us know what your new understanding is.

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    Very nice post, Maria
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Quote Originally Posted by tipem
    Of course! I didn't expect the work to be done for me; I wouldn't learn anything that way.

    Here is my understanding:

    The police department got a call. There are missing cat(s) and missing persons?
    They<--------the police -------->use present hereleft very early and didn't return by night?
    Something about a winter scarf and summer sunglasses... <-correct, and who wears them?
    then... something about a tree and cats <---------way to go, correct, listen closer and you'll get it

    and if you see the missing persons,<-not correct

    call the police?<-yes, correct, but why do people sometimes call the police?

    What am I missing? A lot, I imagine, haha!

    * * *

    My Spanish curriculum really bugs me because, as we're learning, they only have audio that reads individual phrases by themselves (this is an online course; this is so we can hear the pronunciation). Then, on a major assignment, they whip out this guy talking at the speed of light. I don't even know how they expect us to comprehend everything to the nth degree with our knowledge level.

    Thanks again.
    This is a general idea of a police station. The whole story is in present simple. How they work and what they have to do. Listen again and see if this has helped
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    THANK YOU so much! Major kudos to you both! The hardest part for me isn't figuring out what it MEANS, but placing the spaces to separate the words that I need to "translate" in my head. How is this interpretation? Better? One last check please

    * * *

    The police department has many responsibilities.

    They are in charge of getting missing persons back to their house.

    It's their job to return the thieves back to prison.

    They leave their houses very early and work through the night.

    They wear a scarf in the winter and sunglasses in the sun and summer.

    They also fix all of the problems of the people, even cats from a tree... If a person, call the police.

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    Hi Tipem,
    Listen for the following:

    lo que han tomado
    hasta
    si se sube

    Your new translation is so much closer!

    Exxc&#233;ntrica: Thanks!
    Last edited by mariaklec; 03-25-2009 at 11:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipem
    THANK YOU so much! Major kudos to you both! The hardest part for me isn't figuring out what it MEANS, but placing the spaces to separate the words that I need to "translate" in my head. How is this interpretation? Better? One last check please

    * * *

    The police department has many responsibilities.yes!

    They are in charge of getting missing persons back to their house.yes

    It's their job to return the thieves back to prison.

    They leave their houses very early and work through the night.yes

    They wear a scarf in the winter and sunglasses in the sun and summer.yes

    They also fix all of the problems of the people, even if cats climb on a tree... they(the people) call the police.
    Have a look at the missing part There are thieves involved! Listen carefully.

    And look at Maria's clue

    lo que han tomado
    Good job, tipem
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    I hate to admit this, but it’s a sad fact of learning a language as an adult. I had to listen to this clip about five times to hear all the words, and even then I wondered why they were running around with buffoons in the winter. I don’t have trouble in conversation, but, in actuality, the other people are unconsciously slowing down for me. I know this because when in a group, there is an obvious change is speed when something is directed to me rather than at a native Spanish speaker. I will consider myself to have arrived when I can understand the subtleties of the Puerto Rican political point of view when watching news on HITN.


    I took five years of German and cannot speak it. Regular classroom instruction in a language is not worth a whole lot. I know this way of teaching must be awful for you, but it seems like it would really work. Now I’m curious. What school and course is this? They must know something other schools do not. By the way, the speed of this clip is not particularly fast, but sounds more normal to me, unlike a lot of recorded instruction.


    I use a tutor about once every two weeks, attend a church service in Spanish, and have clients who speak Spanish. Once in awhile, I’ll visit a language school for a few hours of small group and one on one. It’s agonizingly slow going, but terribly important right now in the southern US as it has always been in the western US. On my way to the language school in Atlanta, I noted billboards totally in Spanish.
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