In this Spanish lesson we will practice understanding basic numbers 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 beginner 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:

Beginner Spanish Lesson 3 Numbers

Please familiarise yourself with the following words and phrases before listening to the audio below:

Gimnasio: Gym
Datos personales: Personal details
Vale: OK
Nombre y apellidos: Name and surname
Edad: Age
Número de teléfono: Telephone number
Dirección: Address
Cuota mensual: Monthly fee
Caro: expensive

Now, play the audio below to listen to a conversation between two people at a gym. One is the receptionist and the other is a potential new gym member. 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)

Transcript:

Recepcionista: Hola
Jack: Hola, quiero apuntarme al gimnasio.
Recepcionista: Muy bien. Necesito sus datos personales.
Jack: Vale.
Recepcionista: Nombre y apellidos, por favor.
Jack: Jack Williams
Recepcionista: Muy bien. ¿Edad?
Jack: Treinta y cuatro años. (34)
Recepcionista: Treinta y cuatro, vale. Número de teléfono, por favor.
Jack: ¿El móvil?
Recepcionista: Sí, es número de su teléfono móvil está bien.
Jack: 6 98 24 32 65
Recepcionista: Vale ¿6 98 24 32 65?
Jack: Sí perfecto.
Recepcionista: Muy bien. ¿Su dirección?
Jack: Calle Rivera número sesenta y siete. (67)
Recepcionista: Calle Rivera, número setenta y siete.
Jack: No, no, no. SESENTA y siete.
Recepcionista: Oh, perdón. SESENTA y siete, vale. Bueno, esto es todo. La cuota mensual es cincuenta y cuatro euros. (54)
Jack: ¿Cincuenta y cuatro euros? ¡Es muy caro! No gracias. Me voy a otro gimnasio. Adiós
Recepcionista: Bueno, bueno, pues adiós.

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!