Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 42 Expressing annoyance and indignation in Spanish Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis?

Hoy vamos a practicar varias formas de expresar rabia e indignación en español. Today we will practice various ways to express annoyance and indignation in Spanish with useful structures such as “Me molesta”, “Me fastidia”, and “Me alucina”.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

To go back and watch the original video lesson please follow this link:

Intermediate theory video lesson 42

1. First, we will practice making some sentences with the expressions you learned in the original theory lesson and the Spanish present subjunctive. I will say something that could annoy you and I would like you to say that it annoys you using whichever expression you prefer. For example, if I say “Ana no me escucha” you could say “Me da rabia que Ana no me escuche” or “Estoy hasta las narices de que Ana no me escuche”:

Isabel no quiere ir al cine conmigo.
Mi vecino hace ruido.
La batería de mi móvil dura poco.
Mis amigas se han ido de viaje y no me han avisado.
Antonio no me llama por teléfono.

2. Next, can you tell me know some expressions that we use to say “And on top of that…”?

3. Now, please translate the following Spanish sentences:

Cuando me lo dijo, me quedé a cuadros.
Cuando vi a tu hermano, casi me da algo.
No me lo podía creer, casi me da un ataque.
Yo flipo, no entiendo por qué no me has llamado antes.

4. Let´s practice now how to talk about someone in a derogatory way. How do you say “that guy”? And “that girl”?

5. If you want to show that you don´t care about what another person is saying we have a few Spanish expressions that you can use. Can you tell me some of them?

6. Finally, please tell me some Spanish expressions to conclude a conversation, interrupting the other person. How do you translate the following?:

That is just what I needed to hear (ironic)
That’s enough
I have heard enough
Thank you very much (ironic)

Esto es todo por hoy.

I hope you have enjoyed learning and practicing all of these expressions. If you are able to remember and use them in conversation with your Spanish friends, I can guarantee that they will be very impressed.

Nos vemos la próxima semana.


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Me repatea que Isabel no quiera ir al cine conmigo.
Me cabrea que mi vecino haga ruido.
Me saca de mis casillas que la batería de mi móvil dure poco.
Me da rabia que mis amigas se hayan ido de viaje y no me hayan avisado.
Me alucina que Antonio no me llame por teléfono.

Y encima,…
Y para colmo…
Y para más inri…
Y para acabarlo de rematar…

When he told me, I couldn´t believe it.
When I saw your brother, I nearly fainted.
I couldnñt believe it, I nearly have a heart attack.
I cannot belive it, I don´t understand why you haven´t called me.

El tío ese
La tía esa

Me importa un pimiento / un rábano / un pito
Me da igual
Por mí, como si + indicativo
Me la refanfinfla / me la suda / me la trae floja

Vamos, ya lo que me faltaba (por oir)
Ya está bien
Ya he oído suficiente
Muchas gracias

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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.