English Spanish Parallel Texts – Estar to describe feelings

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In this lesson of our English Spanish Parallel Texts course and we are going to practice using the verb To Be – El verbo Estar to describe feelings. Start by reading the text in Spanish below. The English translation is provided later but please try not to look at it until you have read the Spanish version various times and tried your best to understand it.

There may be some words and phrases in the text that you are unfamiliar with, but you should be aiming to capture the main essence of what is happening. There will always be words and phrases popping up in real-life situations that you have never heard before, so it is important never to get too distracted by details.

If you want to investigate some of the words you don’t know with a dictionary that would be great, please do, but do this after trying your best to understand with what you already have in your head.

Check out this video lesson with information relevant to this topic:

The verb To Be – El verbo Estar

Estar to describe feelings

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Spanish Text


Susana: Hola Felipe. ¿Cómo estás?
Felipe: Estoy bien ¿y tú?
Susana: Pues no muy bien Felipe.
Felipe: ¿Por qué Susana? ¿Qué te pasa?
Susana: Estoy preocupada.
Felipe: ¿Qué te preocupa?
Susana: Creo que estoy gorda.
Felipe: ¿¡Qué dices!? Estás muy bien. Haces mucho ejercicio y te veo en forma.
Susana: Quizás. Pero me encanta comer. Creo que como demasiado.
Felipe: Es bueno disfrutar de tu comida.
Susana: Estoy contenta cuando como, pero estoy triste después de comer porque pienso que estoy gorda.
Felipe: Eres una mujer hermosa, Susana, con una personalidad hermosa. Yo estoy triste cuando escucho que estás triste. Estás sana y eso es lo más importante.
Susana: Gracias Felipe. ¡Sí, tienes razón! Estoy mejor ahora.
Felipe: ¿Quieres venir a tomar un café conmigo?
Susana: Sí, suena muy bien. ¿Adónde?
Felipe: ¿Al bar de El Corte Inglés?
Susana: Perfecto. Vamos. ¡Yo pago los pasteles!



English Text


Susana: Hi Felipe. How are you?
Felipe: I’m fine and you?
Susana: Well, not very good Felipe.
Felipe: Why Susana? What’s wrong?
Susana: I’m worried.
Felipe: What is bothering you?
Susana: I think I’m fat.
Felipe: What!? You look very good. You exercise a lot and I see you looking fit.
Susana: Maybe. But I love to eat. I think I eat too much.
Felipe: It’s good to enjoy your food.
Susana: I’m happy when I eat, but I’m sad after eating because I think I’m fat.
Felipe: You are a beautiful woman, Susana, with a beautiful personality. I am sad when I hear that you are sad. You are healthy and that is the most important thing.
Susana: Thank you Felipe. Yes, you’re right! I’m better now.
Felipe: Do you want to come for a coffee with me?
Susana: Yes, that sounds great. Where?
Felipe: The bar of El Corte Inglés?
Susana: Perfect. Come on. I will pay for the cakes!


So, how did you get on? How much did you understand of the original text before checking the translation? Please let me know in the comments section below…

Don’t worry if you didn’t understand that much, practice makes perfect! Be patient and keep reading, hearing, writing, and speaking Spanish. See you next time!

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