Recently I began teaching a Beginning Spanish class to a group of businessmen. This week’s lesson introduced the numbers from 0-20, and in order to help them practice this new vocabulary I had them do some math problems. I thought this would be very helpful, practical information for them since many of the students work as purchasing agents.
“+ is mÃ¡s, and – is menos,” I explained.
Immediately one of the students, who was also the Chief Financial Officer, piped up:
“You don’t need to know mÃ¡s,” he informed the other students, many of whom report directly to him. “You only need to worry about menos.”