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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Direct and indirect object pronouns Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 in Basic, Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice using direct and indirect object pronouns. 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 – Direct and indirect object pronouns

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)



Michael: Olivia, mañana es el día del padre ¿Qué le vas a regalar a tu padre?
Olivia: No lo he pensado todavía. ¿Tú le has comprado algo al tuyo?
Michael: En Inglaterra el día del padre es otro día del año. El año pasado le compré un libro de su autor favorito.
Olivia: ¿Se lo compraste online?
Michael: Sí, es mucho más fácil así. La compañía lo envolvió para regalo también. Si quieres te doy la página web que usé.
Olivia: No gracias. Prefiero comprar el regalo en una tienda. Mi padre vive aquí al lado así que lo prefiero.
Michael: Pues se lo tienes que comprar rápido, que las tiendas cierran en media hora.
Olivia: ¿Qué dices? Me voy. Le voy a comprar un libro creo. No me lo voy a pensar mucho.
Michael: La librería de la Gran Vía tiene mucha variedad.
Olivia: Sí, buena idea. Gracias Michael.


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

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.


  1. Timothy S Williamson:

    I followed the instructions and even though I don’t understand specific words completely, I got the basic idea that they were talking about the difficulty of Padre: Grandpa? Going from English to Spanish because Espanol is Generally spoken Fast. Then I read something about email and compressed files and I didn’t connect that to being relevant to the Grandpa:Padre? Doesn’t go online. Then I scrolled down and realized that the conversation on top mirrored the explanation of what this program is. GOOD FOR ME😄 Happy to learn that you are a musician. I was trained by my mother as a musician. I was tweeted this by a young guy at UCLA. So grateful for this opportunity!