Transcript of the video lesson:
Hey, this is Joel from worldspanishteacher.com. In this lesson I want to talk about how you can make a last name plural in Spanish.
It’s not quite the same as in English. In English, we just add an “s” to the end of the last name. But we can’t do that in Spanish. We don’t add an “s” to the name, but we do make the name plural by putting the word “los” in front of the name.
So, “the Lopez’s” would be “los Lopez.”
Now if you want to refer to just the women in the family, in the Lopez family, you can say, “las Lopez.” So that’s just if you want to specificaly talk about the women, otherwise you use “los” to refer to everybody.
Alright, so I can say, “The Smith’s are coming for lunch.” I can say, “Los Smith vienen a almorzar.” “The Smith’s are coming to have lunch.” – “Los Smith” – no “s” at the end of Smith, just “los Smith.”
I can say, “I’m going to the Johnson’s house.” – “Voy a la casa de los Johnson.” Pretty simple.
I can say, “The Gomez’s invited me to have lunch.” – “Me invitaron a almorzar a la casa de los Gomez.”
I can say, “I’m going to take this package to the Lopez’s.” I can say, “Voy a llevar esta encomienda a donde los Lopez” – los Lopez.
Alright, I hope that you learned something from this lesson and that you can start utilizing this in your Spanish conversations. Don’t forget to check out worldspanishteacher.com for more video lessons, a great mp3 conversational course for download, and native Spanish speakers who you can practice your Spanish with online and get the correction and practice you need to improve
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