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Colloquial Spanish Course – Talking about Hair in Spanish Posted by on May 3, 2021 in Idioms, Language, Learning, Pronunciation, Slang, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice talking about Hair in Spanish. First we will learn some relevant 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.

talking about hair in spanish

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Talking about Hair in Spanish:

Hair – pelo / cabello
Peluquería – hairdressing salon
Peluquera / Estilista – hair stylist / hairdresser
Barbería – barbershop
Barbero – barber
Cortar – to cut
Corto – short
Largo – long
Peine – comb
Cepillo – brush
Secador de pelo – hairdryer
Las puntas – the ends of the hair
Puntas abiertas – split ends
Las raíces – the roots
Color de pelo – hair colour
Rubio – blonde
Castaño – brown
Cobrizo – aubern
Moreno – dark
Pelirrojo – ginger
Canoso– grey
Canas – grey hairs
Flequillo – bangs / fringe
Coleta – pony tail
Dos coletas – pig tails
Moño – bun
De punta – spiky
Ondulado – wavy
Liso – straight
Rizado – curly
Tinte– dye
Teñir– to dye
Fijador de pelo / gel – gel
Laca – hairspray
Planchas – hair straighteners
Rulos – curlers
Permanente – perm
Lavar – to wash
Patillas – sideburns
Horquilla – hair clip

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)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Transcript:

Jamie: Hola Elena. ¿Cómo estás?
Elena: Bien, gracias Jamie. Vengo de la peluquería.
Jamie: Sí, tienes el pelo muy bonito.
Elena: Eso espero. Este corte de pelo me ha costado ciento veinte euros.
Jamie: ¿En serio? ¡¡¡Eso es increíble!!! Mis cortes de pelo me cuestan diez euros con el barbero. Hasta el mes pasado eran nueve euros.
Elena: Sí, pero han hecho mucho trabajo con mi pelo. Me lo han lavado, teñido, secado, cortado a capas, peinado… Necesito mantener mis canas controladas y tenía muchas puntas abiertas.
Jamie: ¿Cuánto tiempo estuviste ahí?
Elena: Alrededor de tres horas.
Jamie: ¡Qué! Mi corte de pelo me lleva unos diez minutos.
Elena: A mí me encanta estar en la peluquería. Es como mi segundo hogar. Conozco a todas las peluqueras. Nos tomamos un café y hablamos mal de nuestros maridos.
Jamie: Me lo puedo imaginar. ¡Qué horror!
Elena: Me entero de la mayor parte de los chismes en la peluquería. La Sra. Martínez estaba allí para hacerse una permanente y nos dijo a todas que había pillado a su marido teniendo una aventura con la Sra. Suárez.
Jamie: ¿La Sra. Martínez es la mujer del cabello pelirrojo?
Elena: Sí. Suele llevar el pelo liso. Usa alisadores de pelo. Planchas.
Jamie: Ah, vale.
Elena: Su marido Paco es el que tiene esas patillas pasadas de moda y el pelo de punta. ¡Todavía vive en los años cincuenta!

 

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.


Comments:

  1. Sean:

    This is a great resource. Do you have resources for students studying for Dele C2?

    • Laura:

      @Sean Thanks Sean! I am very glad to hear that you are enjoying the material here. I have posted in the past numerous other courses that will help you at C2 level. If you search here on the blog for anything using the keyword ‘colloquial’ or ‘advanced’ you will find my video courses and listening courses, along with vocabulary lists that are all of a high level. Gracias, Laura