We break down each line from the episode 21a. Cree en Ti Mismo (Believe in Yourself), first in English and then in Spanish. After we say the line in English, say the line out loud in Spanish to practice your speaking, and then we’ll tell you the correct response in Spanish.
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[00:55] By that time, I had become interested in studying medicine.
[01:03] Para aquel momento me había interesado en estudiar medicina.
[01:12] Para aquel momento me había interesado en estudiar medicina.
[01:20] I had suffered a lot from my grandmother's death from cancer,
[01:30] Había sufrido mucho por la muerte de mi abuela a causa del cáncer,
[01:40] Había sufrido mucho por la muerte de mi abuela a causa del cáncer,
[01:49] and I felt that by being a doctor I could prevent
[01:58] y sentía que siendo médico podía evitar
[02:01] y sentía que siendo médico podía evitar
[02:15] other families from going through the same thing.
[02:22] que otras familias pasaran por lo mismo.
[02:28] que otras familias pasaran por lo mismo.
[02:34] However, the waiting list to enter the career was very long,
[02:45] Sin embargo, la lista de espera para entrar a la carrera era muy larga,
[02:56] Sin embargo, la lista de espera para entrar a la carrera era muy larga,
[03:05] and in case I was selected, I had to wait at least two years.
[03:15] y en caso de ser seleccionado, debía esperar al menos dos años.
[03:26] y en caso de ser seleccionado, debía esperar al menos dos años.
[03:35] Since I did not want to waste time, and I wanted to be prepared,
[03:45] Como no quería perder el tiempo, y deseaba estar preparado,
[03:55] Como no quería perder el tiempo, y deseaba estar preparado,
[04:04] I proposed to take a two-year course
[04:10] me propuse hacer un curso de dos años
[04:16] me pro...
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