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01 Los quehaceres (chores)

Posted by Señor Jordan on Feb 7, 2011 in basics, house, vocabulary, year 1 |

¡Hola!  In this video lesson, we’re covering some different quehaceres (chores)  that one can do around the house.  You might watch the previous video on la casa before watching this in case you need some of the names for the rooms of the house.  Otherwise, you can just use the wordbank below.  Enjoy!

más práctica

Feel free to leave any questions, comments or suggestions below this video. 😉

ayudar en casa – to help around the house
barrer el piso – to sweep the floor
cortar el pasto – to cut the grass
lavar el carro – to wash the car
lavar la ropa – to wash the clothes
lavar los trastes – to wash the dishes
limpiar el baño – to clean the bathroom
limpiar la mesa – to clean the table
ordenar el cuarto – to clean the room
pasar la aspiradora – to vacuum
poner la mesa – to set the table
sacar la basura – to take out the trash
sacudir los muebles – to dust the furniture
tender la cama – to make the bed

para las frases (for the sentences)
de – from, of
el baño – bathroom
el comedor – dining room
el garaje – garage
el jardín – yard; garden
el lavadero – laundry room
la cocina – kitchen
mi amigo – my friend
tener que – to have to [do something]

alternate versions:
el zacate – grass
la grama – grass
el césped -grass

recoger la cama – to make the bed
hacer la cama – to make the bed

recoger el cuarto – to clean the room
limpiar el cuarto – to clean the room

lavar los platos – to wash the dishes

Related videos:

  1. La casa (the home)
  2. La casa + Present tense: Vivir
tener que – to have to (do something)
tiene que – he/she has to / you (formal) have to
tienen que – they / you (plural) have to
tienes que – you have to

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Feb 12, 2011 at 5:21 am

Thank you very much for those videos.
This slideshow is very helpful. And now it’s much more easier to remember the words 🙂
When 3:41 is space needed between lavar_los? Or it can be joined like this?

Señor Jordan
Feb 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

That’s a wonderful question. I haven’t done a video on that yet but I don’t like to isolate things to just one video because the language has all sorts of little things that we need to grow accustomed to! This is one of them. Remember direct object pronouns? (lo,la,los,las)

I have a video on them you might watch. They usually go before the verb phrase. But there are some exceptions where they can also go at the end of the phrase. On such exception is when we have an infinitive verb (ends in ‘r’). Then we can simply attach the ‘lo,la’ (it) or ‘los,las’ (them).

In the sentence: “Juan tiene que lavarlos en la cocina.”
I am saying “Juan has to wash them (the dishes) in the kitchen”

I could have also said “Juan los tiene que lavar en la cocina.”

They would mean the same thing.

Hope that clarifies it for you!

-Sr. J

Mar 24, 2011 at 9:12 pm

In your sentence…. Ahora te voy a decir… I want to say…Ahora voy decir te….
and….como ayudan las personas… I want to say…. como las personas ayudan…

I understand that I am referencing the english language but wish there was a rule to follow to help me grasp in which order the words should be placed.

Apr 9, 2011 at 7:09 am

Gracias por todo, Señor Jordan.
Estoy aprendiendo espanol en Corea con tu ayuda.
Aprender espanol es muy divertido y intersante porque puedo ver los videos.
No pueden escribir mucho en espanol en este momento
pero quiero dar las gracias!

May 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm

hi senior,

I really miss your video lessons. I still think that you are really good teacher.
you give US the easy and direct way to learn the language.

Shokran = Thank you

Your student,

Moza( UAE)

Nov 21, 2011 at 6:33 am

Hi Jordan, I really like your videos. I’ve been living in Guadalajara and I find that I even though I am surrounded by Spanish-speakers everyday, I still benefit from an English-speaking teacher. Just a note: they say “platos” for dishes here.

Ellyn Dubberly
Aug 21, 2014 at 9:06 am

One more chore that’s important to know – mop the floor – how would you say that in Spanish?

Señor Jordan
Aug 24, 2014 at 8:55 am

“trapear” is one way to say “to mop the floor”.



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