Valencia is an amazing city. It home to delicious food, a good climate, great people and some impressive modern architecture.
In this week’s Spanish podcast episode we talk about what to see and do in Valencia from a local’s perspective.
In this podcast, we introduce a new guest, Laura Del Busto Bel. Laura is a good friend of mine. She is from Valencia. So I wanted to invite her onto the podcast to talk about Valencia from her point of view.
We start off with a Spanish pronunciation lesson by practising how to say Laura’s name—it’s not easy!
Then we talk a little about her background including what she studied, where she used to work and what she is doing in Australia.
We then talk about Valencia. We cover the weather, the people, things to see and do and of course the food!
As I usually do with this style of podcast, we will introduce some of the harder vocabulary at the start of the podcast to help prepare you for the 10-minute Spanish conversation.
If you are having trouble understanding the Spanish section of the podcast or if you would like to get more out of the podcasts and take your Spanish to next level you can get access to the Spanish podcast transcripts and English translations here.
Examples from the episode:
Teaching / Schoolteaching – Magisterio.
What is Valencia like? – ¿Cómo es Valencia?
Humidity – Humedad.
Humid – Húmedo.
In Valencia there is a lot of humidity because the weather is humid – En Valencia hay mucha humedad porque el tiempo es húmedo.
Valencia is well known for… – Valencia es muy conocida por…
Valencia is famous for… – Valencia es muy famosa por…
Seafood – Marisco.
Rabbit – Conejo.
Chicken – Pollo.
Do you prefer the paella with meat or the paella with seafood – Prefieres la de carne o la de marisco?
Horchata – Horchata.
Oranges – Naranjas.
Tiger nuts – Chufa.
The arts and science museum – El Museo de Las Artes y Las Ciencias.
The river – El río.
The Carmen Neighbourhood – El Barrio del Carmen.
What else do you know about Valencia?