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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Different uses of Parecer and Parecerse Posted by on Jul 14, 2019 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice the different uses of Parecer and Parecerse. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening.

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

Intermediate Spanish Lesson – Different uses of Parecer and Parecerse

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between between two friends. 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)



Mark: Ana ¿Qué te parece si vamos de vacaciones a otro país este año? Siempre nos quedamos en España.
Ana: ¿A otro país? ¿Pero por qué? En España tenemos el clima perfecto, la comida perfecta, la cultura perfecta, somos perfectos. ¿Por qué ir de vacaciones a otro país?
Mark: Bueno, bueno… todo no es tan perfecto aquí. Me parece que estás exagerando.
Ana: Pareces enfadado Mark.
Mark: ¿Enfadado? No, estoy aburrido de quedarme aquí todos los veranos.
Ana: Te pareces mucho a tu padre. Todo os parece mal.
Mark: ¿Qué dices?
Ana: ¿Ves? Me parece fatal esa actitud que tienes. Eres un desagradecido. Este país te ha dado trabajo y una familia.
Mark: ¿Pero Ana? ¿De qué estás hablando? Me parece que no me entiendes para nada.
Ana: Te entiendo perfectamente. No te gusta España. Pues ala, vete de vuelta a tu maravillosa Inglaterra. Con ese clima patético y esa comida patética.
Mark: Pero Ana, no estoy hablando de Inglaterra. ¿Por qué no vamos a un país parecido a España? ¿Qué te parece Italia?
Ana: Mmmm.. Italia suena bien. Déjame que lo piense.
Mark: 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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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.