April 23, 2021

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Colloquial Spanish Course – Talking about The Body in Spanish

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In this Spanish lesson, we are going to practice speaking about The Body in Spanish. Initially, we will learn some appropriate grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a brief audio discussion in Spanish. The transcript of the audio will be offered at the end of the post however please try not to take a look at it till you have tried playing and understanding the audio a few times.

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Speaking about The Body in Spanish:

Now play the audio to listen to a conversation. Can you comprehend what is being said? Play the audio a couple of times prior to you look at the transcript. Do not worry if you don’t comprehend every single thing the two people are saying. Attempt to capture whichever words you can and after that attempt to piece things together to work out what is being stated.

El cuerpo: body
La cabeza: head
La cara: face
El pelo/El cabello: hair
Los ojos: eyes
La boca: mouth
La nariz: nose
Las orejas: ears
Los dientes: teeth
El cuello: neck
Los brazos: arms
Las manos: hands
Los hombros: shoulders
Los codos: elbows
La espalda: back
El pecho: chest
El estómago: stomach
La tripa/La barriga: belly
El culo/El trasero/Las nalgas: bottom
Las piernas: legs
Las rodillas: knees
Los pies: feet
Los dedos: the fingers
El ombligo: stomach button
La cintura: waist
Las caderas: hips
El tobillo: ankle
Las pantorrillas: calf
La piel: skin
Los dedos del pie: the toes
La muñeca: wrist
Los pómulos: cheekbones
El muslo: thigh
Los bíceps: biceps
Los triceps: triceps
La ingle: groin

( Play the audio a few times prior to you scroll down and take a look at the transcript)

Now play the audio to listen to a discussion. Play the audio a couple of times before you look at the transcript.

Transcript:

Lo he pensado mucho y he decidido apuntarme.
Jason: ¡ Bien por ti!
Raquel: La verdad es que me gusta bastante y estoy empezando a sentir que tengo más energía. ¿ Qué partes de tu cuerpo has trabajado hasta ahora?Raquel: La primera semana estuvimos trabajando el trasero, la segunda semana las piernas, y esta semana nos hemos centrado en brazos y pecho.
Jason: ¿ Estás usando pesas?
Raquel: Sí, todo el tiempo. Tengo más músculo.
Jason: Solo ten cuidado de no obsesionarte demasiado con eso,
Raquel.Raquel: ¿ Qué quieres decir?
Jason: He visto a gente volverse rápidamente adicta a ir al gimnasio y pasar de estar demasiado gordos a estar demasiado delgados.
Raquel: Eso no me va a pasar.
Jason: Mi hermana va al gimnasio todos los días y ahora no tiene nada de barriga, caderas o trasero.
Raquel: Eso suena fantástico.
Jason: No lo sé.

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Don’t fret if you didn’t comprehend that much, keep reviewing the vocabulary and expressions and you will soon depend on speed and prepared for the next lesson in this course. See you next time!

In this Spanish lesson, we are going to practice talking about The Body in Spanish. We will find out some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation in Spanish. The transcript of the audio will be provided at the end of the post but please attempt not to look at it till you have actually tried playing and understanding the audio a couple of times.

So, how did you get on? Just how much did you understand of the listening? Please let me know in the remarks section listed below …