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Writing Definitions. Instructions. Definitions should be complete and full of enough detail that one cannot mistake the word for something else. Definitions should be defined as what part of speech it is (noun, verb, etc)

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Instructions
Instructions

  • Definitions should be complete and full of enough detail that one cannot mistake the word for something else.

  • Definitions should be defined as what part of speech it is (noun, verb, etc)

  • Complete sentences are NOT necessary; however, correct grammar should be used!

  • Level 2H rule:

  • Students may not repeat part of word in the definition. Example: You can not use the verb jugar in jugar al tenis or el juguete (toy-noun form for jugar)


Sample definitions
Sample Definitions

  • NOUN (nombre, sustantivo)

    • Una cosa/persona que….

    • Un lugar donde…

  • VERB (verbo)

    • La acción de…

    • Start w/infinitive verb

  • ADJECTIVE (adjectivo)

    • Que describe…

    • Start w/adjective


Useful connectors
Useful connectors

  • Que (no accent)-that

  • Cuando (no accent)-when

  • Porque (no accent)-because

  • Donde/en donde (no accent)-where

  • These connectors allow you to have more than one conjugated verb together in a sentence.


Use the dictionaries to guide you but simplify definitions into words you know
Use the dictionaries to GUIDE you, but simplify definitions into words you know!

  • La iglesia- (dictionary)-nombre

    • Edificio donde una comunidad cristiana se reúne para rezar, oír misa o realizar ceremonias religiosas.

    • CHANGE TO:

    • La iglesia (nombre)

    • Edificio cristiano que se usa para ceremonias religiosas.


El auxiliar de vuelo
El auxiliar de vuelo into words you know!

  • La persona en el avión que sirve las bebidas y comida a los pasajeros y mantiene su seguridad durante el viaje en avión.

  • **cannot use vuelo!


Viajar verbo
Viajar (verbo) into words you know!

  • Ir a un lugar al otro con un medio de transporte.


El agente de viajes sustantivo
El agente de viajes (sustantivo) into words you know!

  • La persona que ayuda a los pasajeros con la organización de su vacación.

  • **cannot use viaje/ viajar etc.


El pasajero sustantivo
El pasajero (sustantivo) into words you know!

  • Una persona que va de viaje. Puede viajar por avión, tren, barco etc.


Things to watch for gram tica
Things to Watch for (Gramática) into words you know!

  • After que-always a conjugated verb

  • After para-infinitive form of verb

  • Impersonal “se”- ejse busca (one looks for )

  • don’t use “tú” or “Ud.” form. Use passive voice when possible—que se usa/ se usan (that is used) not que usas (that you use…)

  • Personal “A”!!!

    • Ayuda a los pasajeros


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