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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Uses of the Spanish word Hombre Posted by on Apr 6, 2020 in Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Culture, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to look at and practice the many uses of the Spanish word Hombre. 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 – Uses of the Spanish word Hombre

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)



Carla: ¡Hombre Mark! ¡Cuánto tiempo sin verte! ¿Has estado de vacaciones?

Mark: ¡No hombre! He estado trabajando día y noche, por eso no me has visto. Llevo años sin irme de vacaciones.

Carla: Hombre, no te pases. Estuviste el año pasado en Londres, ¿no?

Mark: Fui a Londres para ver a mi familia, eso no son vacaciones.

Carla: Sí hombre claro. ¿Y esas fotos que me enseñaste viendo musicales y en el bar con tus amigos?

Mark: Bueno, es que tengo un par de amigos en Londres y aproveché para verlos. Pero no fueron vacaciones realmente. Necesito irme de vacaciones de verdad. Al Caribe por ejemplo, para relajarme, que estoy super estresado con el trabajo.

Carla: ¡Pues vete hombre! Seguro que tienes un montón de dinero ahorrado. Reserva unas vacaciones para este verano, venga.

Mark: Ya tienes razón. El problema es que no tengo a nadie con quién ir y no me gusta viajar solo. ¿Vendrías conmigo?

Carla: ¡Claro hombre! Voy contigo encantada. Déjame un mes para que ahorre un poco más y reservamos las vacaciones. ¿Vamos dos semanas al Caribe?

Mark: Sí, dos semanas es perfecto. Tengo que pedirle vacaciones a mi jefe pero seguro que me da las fechas que quiera, es un buen hombre.

Carla: Eres su hombre de confianza, y trabajas muchísimo seguro que no tienes problema. Yo hablaré con mi jefa también, pero en verano siempre hay menos trabajo así que seguro que puedo coger las vacaciones cuando quiera.

Mark: ¡Qué bien! ¿Seguro que quieres venir conmigo?

Carla: ¡Sí hombre! Claro que sí. No tengo ningún plan para este verano y me apetece mucho.

Mark: Perfecto.


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. Niko:

    Too easy! 😀

    • Laura:

      @Niko ¡Muy bien Niko! Let’s see if I can test you a bit more in the next one!! Laura

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