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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – The Spanish pronoun Se Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Basic, Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Culture, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice using the Spanish pronoun Se. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening.

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This lesson is part of a Spanish course that practices the grammar and vocabulary first introduced in my Advanced Spanish course posted here on the Transparent Language blog. Let’s test your listening comprehension and see if you can understand a short audio in Spanish. The transcript to the audio will be given at the end of the post but please try not to look at it until you have tried playing and understanding the audio a few times.

Use the following link to watch the corresponding video lesson of the original course:

Advanced Spanish Lesson – The Spanish pronoun Se

Now play the audio to listen a conversation. Can you understand what is being said? Play the audio a few times before you look at the transcript. Don’t worry if you don’t understand every single thing the two people are saying. Try to catch whichever words you can and then try to piece things together to work out what is being said.

(Play the audio a few times before you scroll down and look at the transcript)



Phil: Hola Rosa. He visto que se vende el piso de tu vecino.

Rosa: Sí, es la casa de Manuel Ramírez. Se va a Barcelona a vivir. Ha encontrado un trabajo muy bueno allí. ¿Por qué lo dices? ¿Te interesa el piso?

Phil: No, no. Bueno sí. Pero ahora no tengo trabajo. No puedo comprarlo.

Rosa: Pues ayer leí en el periódico que se buscan ingenieros en Intertec. Tu eres ingeniero, ¿no?

Phil: Sí, gracias Rosa. Voy a mirarlo.

Rosa: Sí sí, miralo. Oye, he quedado para comer con Rafa. ¿Te vienes? Vamos al bar Estrella. Es la primera vez que voy pero me han dicho que se come muy bien allí.

Phil: ¿Al bar Estrella? No sé, creo que se come mucho mejor en el bar de al lado, el bar Pepe. En el bar Estrella se paga mucho por unos platos minúsculos.

Rosa: Pero la comida es excelente ¿no?

Phil: Bueno, se puede comer, pero tampoco es para echar cohetes. Venga, vamos al bar Pepe a comer unas tapas. ¡Invito yo!

Rosa: Bueno, bueno. Si tú invitas me apunto. Oye, ¿pero si no trabajas de dónde sacas el dinero para invitar?

Phil: Es que estoy viviendo con mis padres hasta que encuentre trabajo.

Rosa: Ah claro. ¡Qué bien se vive con los padres!


So, how did you get on? How much did you understand of the listening? Please let me know in the comments section below…

Don’t worry if you didn’t understand that much, keep reviewing the vocabulary and phrases and you will soon be up to speed and ready for the next lesson in this course. See you next time!

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About the Author: Laura

I am from Bilbao in northern Spain. I qualified as a Spanish Language Teacher in 2004. I have taught Spanish in England and Spain and now really enjoy teaching the Spanish Language via my website The Spanish Blog to students from all around the world. I love my job and the intricacies of the Spanish Language. My main personal interests are music, reading and cooking. I studied music for twelve years in Bilbao and I play the piano. I also enjoy singing and I try my best to sing more in English now. I hope very much that you enjoy my posts and welcome any comments.


  1. Joe Cohen:

    It would be mejor if we could slow the tape down to a mas escuchable speed. It is mucho demasaido rapido for me.
    – But it is a very good blog.

    • Laura:

      @Joe Cohen Hola Joe, many thanks for your comments. I recommend that you search for our beginner or intermediate listening exercises here on the blog. This is an advanced course and we want the speed of the conversations to be as realistic as possible. Gracias, Laura