Colloquial Spanish Course – Talking about Weapons in Spanish Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 in Idioms, Language, Learning, Pronunciation, Slang, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice talking about Weapons 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 Weapons in Spanish

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Talking about Weapons in Spanish:

weapons armas
airgun rifle de aire
ammunition municiones
axe hacha
bazooka bazuca
blowgun cervatana
bomb bomba
boomerang bumerán
bow and arrow arco y flecha
bullet bala
cannon cañón
catapult catapulta
club garrote
crossbow ballesta
dagger daga
flamethrower lanzallamas
grenade granada
gun pistola
knife cuchillo
lance lanza
machinegun ametralladora
mine mina
missile misil
mortar mortero
nuclear bomb bomba nuclear
pistol pistola
rifle fusil
rocket launcher lanzacohetes
rocket cohete
shotgun escopeta
sling onda
spear lanza
submarine submarino
sword espada
torpedo torpedo

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)



David: Hola Paula. ¿Sabías que a Josito le han regalado un rifle de aire por Navidad?
Paula: ¿Qué? Es un regalo muy extraño para un niño de diez años. ¡La época de buena voluntad y recibe su primera arma!
David: Hablé con su padre sobre eso. Me ignoró y dijo que era solo un rifle de aire y no una escopeta.
Paula: Los rifles de aire pueden herir gravemente a alguien. Y Josito no es el niño más equilibrado y relajado del mundo.
David: ¡Josito es un demonio! ¡Siempre está jugando videojuegos violentos y parece que todos sus juguetes son armas!
Paula: Sí, lo he visto con hachas, dagas, espadas, pistolas y bazucas de juguete.
David: Si hubiera un misil nuclear de juguete, ¡lo tendría!
Paula: El año pasado lo vi disparar su catapulta a mi gato.
David: ¡Qué horror de niño!
Paula: En otra ocasión hizo un arco y me disparó una flecha cuando lo regañé por robar manzanas de mi jardín.
David: Me aterroriza la idea de que ahora tenga un rifle de aire.
Paula: Creo que deberíamos hablar con sus padres.
David: No harán nada. ¡Su madre puede que escuche, pero su padre estaría dispuesto a comprarle más armas solo para fastidiarnos!
Paula: He oído que su padre tiene un lanzallamas.
David: ¿En serio?
Paula: Eso es lo que he oído. Me lo dijo Silvia.
David: Sé que tiene un soplete para soldar.
Paula: Quizás Silvia confundiera eso con un lanzallamas. Los lanzallamas son mucho más grandes y peligrosos, ¿no?
David: Si, bastante más.


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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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.

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