As you build your Spanish knowledge you will find yourself reacting to lots of different scenarios. Each scenario will require it’s own vocabulary and a different set of reactions.
In today’s podcast we will look at some useful ways to react in Spanish.
The reactions that we discuss in today’s podcast fall into two categories: negative and positive.
If someone you are practicing with has told you something sensitive, it is worth using the most appropriate reaction. If you don’t you could confuse the speaker or worse offend them.
When I was beginning I found myself always looking for different ways to express myself. My Spanish friends would always have something interesting to share and I only felt that I had one standard response. Que intersante!
With only one response in my bag of tricks I didn’t think I was very ‘intersante’. Therefore, I want to arm you with a few more responses that you can use as you find yourself chatting to a range of unique people each with their own unique stories.
The reactions that we discuss in today’s podcast are:
How interesting! – ¡Qué interesante!
That’s good! – ¡Qué bien!
How lucky! – ¡Qué suerte!
How fun! – ¡Qué divertido!
What a pain! – ¡Qué rollo!
What a pity! – ¡Qué pena!
What a mess! – ¡Qué lío!
How awful! – ¡Qué horror!
Oh dear! – ¡Vaya!
I’m fed up – Estoy harto.
I’m fed up with… – Estoy harto de…
The song mentioned this week was:
Los Refrescos – Aquí No Hay Playa.
The Spanish culture reference for today:
Moderna De Pueblo – http://www.modernadepueblo.com/.
You should check out “Los 3 Reyes Hipsters” and “Anglicismos Everywhere“.
This week we did a longer Spanish conversation and we have made an offer for everybody who wants to follow along to signup for the transcripts. These will include both the English and Spanish translation as well as practice questions to test your knowledge.
You can sign up for the transcripts here.
How else can you react in Spanish?
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