Listening to a Conversation Between Two Friends in Spanish

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Instructor: Manuel Ruiz

Manuel has taught and written curriculums for several educational organizations for over 10 years and has a master's degree in Biology.

In this lesson, we'll listen to several conversations among two friends. We'll learn some basic conversational phrases that will be very useful in Spanish. Remember that one of the best ways to learn and practice a foreign language is by engaging and listening to a conversation. Therefore, let's begin.

Spanish Listening Skills

Hola! One of the best ways to learn a foreign language is by listening to a conversation. In this lesson, we'll learn and practice our Spanish by listening to several conversations. For these conversations, the Spanish will be first, with the translation included after. But, before we begin, let's go through some basic conversational phrases.

First let's look at common greetings:

  • Hola (Hello)
  • ¿Cómo estás? (How are you?)
  • ¡Buenos dias! (Good morning)
  • ¡Buenas tardes! (Good afternoon)
  • Buenas noches (Good night or also good evening)

Now let's examine some common conversational questions:

  • ¿Cómo te llamas? (What's your name?)
  • ¿Donde vives? (Where do you live?)
  • ¿De donde eres? (Where are you from?)
  • ¿Cuantos años tienes? (How old are you?)
  • ¿Cómo te la pasaste este fin de semana? (How was your weekend?)
  • ¿Qué vas a hacer este fin de semana? (What are you doing this weekend?)
  • ¿Tienes hambre? (Are you hungry?)
  • ¿Tienes sed? (Are you thirsty?)
  • ¿Tienes sueño? (Are you sleepy?)
  • ¿Estas cansado? (Are you tired? - if talking to a man)
  • ¿Estas cansada? (Are you tired? - if talking to a woman)
  • ¿Quieres salir este fin de semana? (Do you want to go out this weekend?)
  • ¿En que te puedo ayudar? (How can I help you?)

Next we'll cover common phrases:

  • Tengo hambre (I'm hungry)
  • Tengo sed (I'm thirsty)
  • Estoy cansado (I am tired - if you're a man)
  • Estoy cansada (I am tired - if you're a woman)
  • Tengo sueño (I am sleepy)
  • Vamos a comer (Let's go to eat)
  • Estoy bien (I am fine)
  • Gracias (Thank you)
  • De nada (You are welcome)
  • Mi nombre es _____ (My name is _____)
  • Tengo treinta años (I am thirty years old)
  • Vivo en New York (I live in New York)
  • Mi comida favorita es la pizza (My favorite food is pizza)

If you need to say goodbye, here are some phrases you can use:

  • Adios (Bye)
  • Nos vemos (See you later)
  • Que te vaya bien (Have a good one)
  • Hasta pronto (Until next time)

We can't forget romantic phrases, including:

  • Te amo (I love you)
  • Cuídate (Take care)
  • Te extraño (I miss you)
  • Me gustas (I like you)
  • Eres muy guapo (You are a very handsome man)
  • Eres muy bonita (You are a very beautiful woman)
  • ¿Quieres salir conmigo? (Do you want to go out with me?)
  • Estoy enamorado de ti (I am in love with you - if you are a man)
  • Estoy enamorada de ti (I am in love with you - if you are a woman)

Finally, let's look at some phrases to express emotion:

  • Estoy molesto (I am upset - if you're a man)
  • Estoy molesta (I am upset - if you're a woman)
  • Estoy enojado (I am angry - if you're a man)
  • Estoy enojada (I am angry - if you're a woman)
  • Estoy triste (I am sad)
  • Estoy contento (I am happy - if you're a man)
  • Estoy contenta (I am happy - if you're a woman)
  • Tengo miedo (I am scared)
  • Estoy preocupada (I am worried - if you're a woman)
  • Estoy preocupado (I am worried - if you're a man)

Ahora (now), let's begin with Rosa and Mario's conversation.

Rosa & Mario Example

Rosa: ¡Hola, Mario! ¿Cómo estás? (Hello, Mario! How are you?)

Mario: ¿Bien y tú? (Fine and you?)

Rosa: Bien, gracias. (Fine, thank you.)

Mario: ¿Cómo te la pasastes este fin de semana? (How was your weekend?)

Rosa: Muy bien. Mi familia vino de Texas a visitarme. (Very good. My family came from Texas to visit me.)

Mario: Qué padre. ¿De que parte de Texas es tu familia? (Cool. What part of Texas is your family from?)

Rosa: De San Antonio. ¿Has visitado San Antonio, Mario? (From San Antonio. Have you ever visited San Antonio, Mario?)

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