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Colloquial Spanish Course – Partying in Spanish Posted by on Aug 18, 2020 in Learning, Spanish Culture, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to learn about partying in Spanish. First we will learn some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation 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.

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Partying in Spanish:

To have fun: Pasarlo bien
Nightlife: Vida nocturna
To make friends: Hacer amigos
Mate/Buddy/Pal: Colega
Girlfriend: Novia
Boyfriend: Novio
To meet new people: Conocer gente nueva
To socialise: Hacer vida social
Date: Cita
Party: Fiesta
House party: Jarana
A great party: Fiestón
A terrible party: Fiesta horrible
Drinking in the street: Botellón
Party animal: Calavera
It’s good: Es bueno
It’s cool: Está guay / genial
It’s awesome: Es la bomba
It’s uncool: Es cutre
It’s terrible: Es un horror
Let’s go for a drink: Vamos a tomar algo
To have a drink: Tomar una copa
Do you feel like a few drinks?: ¿Te apetece tomar algo?
Do you have a light?: ¿Tienes fuego?
Cheers!: ¡Salud!
A toast: Un brindis
Bottoms up!: ¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, y pa’ adentro!
Drink! Drink!: ¡Traga! ¡Traga!
Sober: Sobrio/a
To be tipsy: Estar alegre / Llevar un puntillo
Drunk: Borracho/a
To be really drunk: Estar como una cuba
Dizzy: Mareado/a
To be nauseous: Tener ganas de devolver
I am feeling sick: Tengo naúseas
To vomit: Devolver / Potar
To pass out: Desmayarse
Hangover: Resaca
I am hungover: Tengo resaca
Bad hangover: Resacón

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)



Susana: Harry ¿vas a salir esta noche?
Harry: No lo creo, no me apetece mucho.
Susana: Venga Harry, ya sé que no conoces mucha gente en Madrid pero salir de copas es la mejor forma de conocer gente nueva.
Harry: No me interesa mucho hacer amigos.
Susana: Deberías hacer más vida social.
Harry: No de verdad, gracias. Me aburro de fiesta.
Susana: Lo que tienes que hacer es bailar y ya no te aburres.
Harry: No gracias. No sé bailar. No me gusta.
Susana: Pues tómate una copa.
Harry: No, mañana tengo que trabajar y no me gusta trabajar con resaca.
Susana: No, no. No me refiero a beber tanto que estés como una cuba. Una copa o dos.
Harry: No, de verdad. Te agradezco mucho que quieras animarme. Pero no me gusta salir de copas. Me parece muy cutre.
Susana: ¿Cutre? Pues a mí me encanta la vida nocturna. Me lo paso muy bien. Bailo, conozco a gente nueva… ¡Está genial!
Harry: Bueno es que todos tenemos gustos diferentes. Yo prefiero quedarme en casa y jugar a videojuegos.
Susana: ¿A videojuegos? ¿Pero eso no es de niños?
Harry: ¡Qué dices Susana! Yo tengo unos videojuegos buenísimos y juego online con otras personas. Hago muchos amigos así.
Susana: Mmm. Parece interesante.
Harry: ¿Quieres venir a mi casa y jugamos un rato?
Susana: Vale, venga.


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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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.