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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Expressing annoyance and indignation Posted by on Sep 22, 2019 in Learning, Spanish Culture, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice different ways of expressing annoyance and indignation in Spanish. 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 – Expressing annoyance and indignation

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)



Bill: Estoy que trino.
Irene: ¿Qué te pasa?
Bill: El tío ese me ha robado el móvil. Estoy seguro.
Irene: ¿Quién, Pablo?
Bill: Sí, Pablo. Se me perdió mi móvil nuevo ayer y justo hoy tiene exactamente el mismo modelo. ¡Qué casualidad ¿no? Estoy hasta las narices de ese tío. Siempre me saca de mis casillas.
Irene: A ver Bill. Puede que se haya comprado el mismo móvil que tú. No creo que Pablo sea capaz de robar nada. Es una gran persona. A mí siempre me ayuda cuando tengo un problema.
Bill: Me importa un pimiento que Pablo sea tan maravilloso contigo. Me ha robado el móvil fijo. Estoy seguro. Me parece indignante que no me creas.
Irene: No es que no te crea Bill. Es que creo que no estás pensando con claridad. ¿Qué te pasa con Pablo?
Bill: ¿Que qué me pasa? Que estoy harto de que sea tan perfecto y que todo el mundo le adore.
Irene: ¿Piensas así porque Clara te dejó para salir con él? Han pasado ya dos años Bill. Tienes que superarlo.
Bill: Si encima será culpa mía que me robara la novia. Ya he oído suficiente. Me voy.
Irene: Bill, por favor….


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.