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Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 39 Reacting to the actions of other people in Spanish Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

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Hoy vamos a practicar varias frases y estructuras para expresas cuánto te gustan o te disgustan las acciones de otros. Today, we will practice various useful Spanish phrases and structures to express how much you like or dislike the actions of other people.

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 39

1. First, I am going to say a few sentences in Spanish and I would like you to say if you like those actions or not. For example, if I say: “Mi vecino fuma en el ascensor” you could say “No me gusta que mi vecino fume en el ascensor”:

Mi madre me llama todos los días.
Mis amigos no quieren ir al cine.
Mi pareja cocina todos los días.
Mis vecinos hablan muy alto.
Mi hijo quiere un perro

2. Next, let´s transform some sentences in El Presente de Subjuntivo to El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo:

Me encanta que haga sol.
Me disgusta que me hables así.
No me gusta que no vengas conmigo.
Me fascina que mi pareja cocine paella.
No me gusta que llueva.

3. Now, please translate the following sentences from English to Spanish:

I dislike that you don´t talk to me.
I am crazy about you teaching me to dance.
I love that you are so patient.
I like that you understand me.
I hate that people smoke in the lift.

4. Finally, do you understand the following sentences?

Me chifla que cantes para mí.
Odio que digas esas cosas.
Me encanta que me ayudes.
Me entusiasma que hagas una tarta de chocolate.
Me resulta insoportable que María hable mal de la gente.

Esto es todo por hoy.

These different structures are very useful as we all love talking about what we like or dislike. You will quickly realise how much you use them when talking in Spanish. Think about things that other people do that you like, love, dislike, hate, etc, and practice making some sentences about them. This will help to give you some confidence and prepare you for when you are in conversation with someone in Spanish.

Que paséis una buena semana ¡Adiós!

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1. Possible answers:

Me encanta que mi madre me llame todos los días.
Me fastidia que mis amigos no quieran ir al cine.
En chifla que mi pareja cocine todos los días.
Odio que mis vecinos hablen muy alto.
Me disgusta que mi hijo quiera un perro

Me encanta que haya hecho sol.
Me disgusta que me hayas hablado así.
No me gusta que no hayas venido conmigo.
Me fascina que mi pareja haya cocinado paella.
No me gusta que haya llovido.

Me disgusta que no me hables.
Me chifla que me enseñes a bailar.
Me encanta que seas tan paciente.
Me gusta que me comprendas.
Odio que la gente fume en el ascensor.

I am crazy about you singing for me.
I hate that you say those things.
I love that you help me.
I am crazy about you making me a chocolate cake.
I can´t bear that María criticises people.

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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.