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Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – Lesson 13 Directions in Spanish (Part 2) Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Learning, Spanish Culture, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we will practice asking and giving directions in Spanish. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening. This lesson continues on from the previous lesson in this course which also looked at giving directions in Spanish.


This lesson is part of a Spanish course that practices the grammar and vocabulary first introduced in my beginner 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:

Beginner Spanish Lesson 8 Directions in Spanish

Please familiarise yourself with the following words and phrases before listening to the audio below:

¿Dónde está la calle …….?: Where is the street …..?
Todo recto: Straight on
La primera: The first (street)
La segunda: The second (street)
La tercera: The third (street)
La cuarta: The fourth (street)
A la derecha: On the right
A la izquierda: On the left
Al final de la calle: At the end of the street
El / La: the
Un / Una: a
Está: It is / Is
¿Dónde está la estación de tren?: Where is the train station?
Hay: There is/there are
¿Dónde hay una frutería?: Where is there a fruit shop?
Creo que…: I think that…
Necesito: I need
Planta: Floor
Al lado de: Next to
Enfrente de: Opposite
Delante de: In front of
Detrás de: Behind
En la esquina: On the corner
Entre: Between

Now, play the audio below to listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people in the street. Can you understand what they are saying? 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)



Matt: Hola, disculpa, ¿Dónde hay un centro comercial?
Clara: Mmmm… Un momento… A ver…. Sí. Sigue todo recto, la primera a la derecha. Luego continúa todo recto. El centro comercial Miramar está al final de la calle.
Matt: Perfecto. Muchas gracias.
Clara: De nada.
Matt: ¿La zapatería Muñoz está en el centro comercial?
Clara: Sí. A ver… Creo que está al lado de la tienda de ropa Sara. En la primera planta.
Matt: Muy bien. Gracias.
Clara: De nada.
Matt: Creo que primero necesito un café. ¿Hay una cafetería por aquí?
Clara: Sí. Mira, hay una ahí, en la esquina. Yo también necesito un café.
Matt: ¿Sí? ¿Vamos juntos?
Clara: Vale, vamos.


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 & Adam

Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.