Tactical Spanish for Firefighters and EMS

Table of Contents

Introduction

1

Unit 1   Pronunciation

2
Vocabulary: Cognates
3
Mini Grammar: Masculine and Feminine Words
3
Cultural Info: Los Bomberos/ Los socorristas
4

Unit 2   Talking to adults and children

5
Vocabulary:  Addressing people
5
Cultural Info: Formal and Informal Spanish
5
Spanglish
7

Unit 3   Basic Phrases & Courtesy

8
Vocabulary: Greetings
8
Mini Grammar: Basic Conjugation
11

Unit 4   Small talk/ Dispatch/ Understanding the caller

12
Questions for Dispatch
12
Understanding the caller
13
Contact Information
13
Cultural Info: The Name Game
13

Unit 5   Numbers, Asking phone number, age, weight & height

14
Vocabulary: Numbers
14
Asking for a phone number
14
Asking age
15
Asking weight
16
Asking height
16
Cultural Info: Quinceañera
17

Unit 6   Months, Days, Asking the Time, Date of Birth

18
Vocabulary: The time
18
Asking the time
18
Vocabulary: Months of the year
19
Asking date of birth
19
Vocabulary: Days of the week
20
Mini Grammar: Verb: To be born
20
Cultural Info: Happy Birthday
20

Unit 7   Medical Examination

21
Vocabulary: Medical terms
21
Vocabulary: Medical conditions
21
Vocabulary: Diseases
22
Vocabulary: Body Parts
22
Basic Medical Examination
23
Describing Medical problems
24
Mini Grammar: Verb To Be: Ser o Estar
24

Unit 8   Abdominal Disorder

25
Vocabulary: Words related to abdominal disorder
25
Mini Grammar: Something hurts
25
Cultural Info: Colloquial expressions related to stomach
26

Unit 9   Allergies

27
Vocabulary:  Words related to Allergies
27
Vocabulary: Animals
27
Vocabulary: Food
28
Cultural Info: Different names for food
28

Unit 10   Breathing problems

30
Vocabulary: Words related to breathing problems
30
Mini Grammar: Commands
30
Cultural Information:
31

Unit 11   Burns

32
Vocabulary: Words related to burns
32
Mini Grammar: Verb to burn
32
Cultural Info: Treatment of burns
33

Unit 12   Chest pain

34
Vocabulary: Words related to chest pain
34
Mini Grammar: Verb : Has this happened….
35
Cultural Info: Words related to Chest
35

Unit 13   Diabetes

36
Vocabulary: Words related to Diabetes
36
Mini Grammar:  Verb to Inject
36
Cultural Info: Expressions associated with diabetes
36

Unit 14   Neurological Disorder

37
Vocabulary:  Words related to Neurological Disorder
37
Mini Grammar: Verb : To hurt/ to ache
38

Unit 15   OB & Other Emergencies

39
Vocabulary: Words related to OB
39
Mini Grammar: Commands for OB emergencies
40
Cultural Info: Words related to pregnancy
40

Unit 16   Overdose/ Poisoning

41
Vocabulary: Words for overdose and poisoning
41
Mini Grammar: Present Perfect Tense
41
Cultural Info:    Slang for Drugs
41

Unit 17   Trauma

42
Vocabulary: Words related to Trauma
42
Mini Grammar: Describing a condition or a location
43
Cultural Info:  The Red Cross and the Green Cross
43

Unit 18   Injection/ IV/ Oxygen

44
Vocabulary: Words related to Injection/ IV/ and Oxygen
44
Mini Grammar: The verb : To inject
45
Cultural Info:  Words related to “Inyectar”
45

Unit 19   Traffic accidents

46
Vocabulary: Words related to traffic accidents
46
Vocabulary: Words related to transportation
46
Vocabulary: Questions for traffic accidents
46
Cultural Info:   Slang for transportation
47
Cultural Information:  Colloquial expressions for transportation in other countries
47

Unit 20   Fire prevention & Safety

48
Vocabulary: Prepositions
48
Vocabulary: Objects
48
Vocabulary: Places
50

Unit 21   Other cultural information

51
Cultural Info: Colloquial expressions
51
Cultural Info: Skin color
51
Cultural Info: Getting personal
51
Mini Grammar: The verb to see
52
Mini Grammar: The future tense
52

EXERCISES

53
Exercise 1  Spelling Words
53
Exercise 2  Masculine And Feminine Words (Definite Article)
55
Exercise 3  Masculine And Feminine (Indefinite Article)
57
Exercise 4  Masculine And Feminine (Plural)
59
Exercise 5  Formal and Informal Spanish
61
Exercise 6  Basic Questions – Basic Answers
62
Exercise 7  Courtesy
63
Exercise 8  Basic Verbs
66
Exercise 9  Introducing yourself
68
Exercise 10  The Name Game
69
Exercise 11  Small Talk
70
Exercise 12  Dispatch/ Understanding the caller
71
Exercise 13  Review of Basic Verbs
73
Exercise 14  Numbers
74
Exercise 15  Months and Days
77
Exercise 16  Asking someone’s date of birth
79
Exercise 17  Asking Height, Weight & Age
81
Exercise 18  Time
82
Exercise 19  Describing people
84
Exercise 20  Colors And Objects
86
Exercise 21  Clothing
88
Exercise 22  Describing people
90
Exercise 23  Describing people by sizes and features
92
Exercise 24  Nationality & Race
95
Exercise 25  Family
98
Exercise 26  To Be  (Past Tense)
101
Exercise 27  To Be (Temporary)
102
Exercise 28  Medical Terms
104
Exercise 29  Medical Conditions
105
Exercise 30  Diseases
106
Exercise 31  Body parts
107
Exercise 32  Medical Examination
109
Exercise 33  Describing Medical Problems
113
Exercise 34  Abdominal Disorder
114
Exercise 35  Allergies
115
Exercise 36  Breathing Problems
117
Exercise 37  Chest Pain
119
Exercise 38  Diabetes
121
Exercise 39  Trauma
122
Exercise 40  Burns
123
Exercise 41  Objects, Prepositions & Places
124
Exercise 42  Fire Safety
126
Exercise 43  OB
127
Exercise 44  Overdose
129
Exercise 45  Basic Verbs and Summary of Prior Exercises
131

ANSWERS

133

VOCABULARY

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Alphabet   (Alfabeto)
151
Pronunciation   (Pronunciación)
151
Numbers   (Números)
151
Months   (Meses)
152
Days   (Días)
152
Time   (La Hora)
152
Colors   (Colores)
153
Objects   (Objetos)
153
Clothing   (Ropa)
154
Sizes   (Tamaños )
154
Transportation   (Transporte)
154
Food    (Comida)
154
Family members
155
People   (Gente)
155
Race   (Raza)
155
Hair   (Pelo)
156
Jewelry   (Alhajas)
156
Prepositions   (Preposiciones)
158
Directions   (Direcciones)
158
Weapons   (Armas)
158
Nature   ( Naturaleza)
158
Animals   ( Animales)
159
General commands   (Imperativos Generales)
159
Everyday Questions
160
Parts of the body   (Partes del cuerpo)
161
Organs   (Órganos)
161
Drugs   (Drogas)
161
Materials and Substances   (Materiales y Sustancias)
162
Firefighters Vocabulary   (Vocabulario para bomberos)
162
Tools and Appliances   (Herramientas y Aparatos Eléctricos)
163
Medical Vocabulary   (Vocabulario Médico)
164
Diseases   (Enfermedades)
165
Additional Vocabulary  for Pregnancy
166
First aid questions   (Preguntas de primeros auxilios)
167
Crime  (Crimen)
167
Domestic violence   (Violencia doméstica)
168
Mental Health   (Salud mental)
169
Weather Conditions   (Condición del tiempo)
170
Fire Safety   (Seguridad contra el Fuego)
170
Comforting a person (Calmando a una persona)
171
Public Education at school ( Educación al público en la escuela)
172
Cognates – Nouns
173
Cognates – Verbs
177