Normal topics for enjoyable conversations with native Spanish speakers are:
This month everything is different, there is only one subject. It trumps anything else.
Yes, it’s the 4 yearly La Copa Mundial (The World Cup).
It’s hands down the liveliest conversation topic among Spanish speakers for the next 30 days.
Here are some important facts you need to know about this event.
Campeón del último Mundial: España
Champion of the last World Cup: Spain
Los favoritos para ganar el Mundial 2014: España, Brasil, Alemania y Argentina.
The favorites to win the 2014 World Cup: Spain, Brazil, Germany and Argentina.
Campeones anteriores: Brasil 5 Italia 4, Alemania 3. Argentina y Uruguay 2, Francia, España y Inglaterra 1.
Previous winners: Brazil 5, Italy 4, Germany 3, Argentina and Uruguay 2, France, Spain, and England 1.
Primer partido: junio 12, Brasil vs. Croacia
First match: June 12, Brazil vs. Croatia
It takes a month to decide the winner of the World Cup. By the time the champion is crowned you could be getting by in Spanish.
Here’s the first video from Synergy Spanish to get you started.