In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice using some useful Spanish eating expressions. 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 – Useful Spanish eating expressions

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)



Tom: Oye Ana ¿Por qué no viniste el sábado a la cena de empresa?
Ana: No pude. Estaba enferma con una gripe horrible. ¿Qué tal fue?
Tom: Bueno bien. La comida estaba buenísima la verdad. Me puse como el quico.
Ana: ¿Sí? Pues Raquel me dijo que los platos eran demasiado grandes y de poca calidad.
Tom: Es que Raquel es muy tiquismiquis y come como un pajarito.
Ana: No sé, yo creo que tú tienes un estómago sin fondo.
Tom: La verdad es que no le hago ascos a nada.
Ana: Sí, comes como una lima.
Tom: Lo que más me gusta es la tortilla de patata.
Ana: Pues a mí la tortilla no me dice nada. Prefiero comer una buena paella.
Tom: Pues venga, vamos a comernos una paella, que tengo hambre.
Ana: Venga vale. ¡Nos vamos a poner las botas!


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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