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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – How to describe people negatively in Spanish Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Basic, Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice describing people negatively 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 – How to describe people negatively in Spanish

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)



Paul: ¿Vas a tomar otra copa Raquel?
Raquel: Sí, pídeme otra caña.
Paul: Bueno, pero esta ronda la pagas tú ¿no? Que yo ya he pagado cuatro.
Raquel: Ay qué plasta eres Paul.
Paul: ¿Yo plasta? ¿Por qué?
Raquel: Siempre mirando a ver quién paga más o menos… Eres un poco agarrado ¿no?
Paul: ¿Yo agarrado? Venga Raquel. Mira que eres falsa. La agarrada eres tú, que nunca pagas nada y ya me he cansado de pagar todas las rondas.
Raquel: ¡Serás muerrno! Todo el día pensando en dinero. Qué aburrimiento. Eres un tiquismiquis. ¿Sabes que aquí en España es de mala educación pedirle a otra persona que pague? Deberías saberlo. Llevas viviendo aquí muchos años Paul.
Paul: No seas payasa. Ya estoy harto. Si no pagas la siguiente ronda yo me largo.
Raquel: Venga pues vete. Así me sale más barato.
Paul: No puedo más. Me voy.
Raquel: Adiós pardillo.
Paul: Por cierto, que sepas que siempre he pensado que eres una pedazo de tonta.
Raquel: Serás imbécil. ¡Adiós pringao!


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.