Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish phrases similar to Aunque

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice using Spanish phrases similar to Aunque. 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 Advanced 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:

Advanced Spanish Lesson – Spanish phrases similar to Aunque

Now play the audio to listen a conversation. Can you understand what is being said? 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)



Patrick: ¿Qué te pasa Sonia? Tienes mala cara.

Sonia: Nada nada. Solo estoy un poco resfriada.

Patrick: ¿Seguro? Estás muy pálida. Igual deberías ir a casa y dormir un poco.

Sonia: No, no. Voy a la oficina. Tengo que terminar un proyecto para mañana.

Patrick: Creo que deberías ir a casa, de verdad. Por poco que duermas seguro que estás mejor y puedes trabajar mañana.

Sonia: No, déjame Patrick. Digas lo que digas voy a ir ahora a trabajar.

Patrick: Pues por más que trabajes, no creo que puedas terminar el proyecto en tu estado.

Sonia: Tengo que terminarlo hoy. Es muy importante.

Patrick: Por importante que sea, más importante es tu salud. Dile a tu jefe que estás enferma.

Sonia: No puedo. Me da miedo mi jefe. Por más que lo intento, no puedo hablar con él de nada. Me da miedo que se enfade y me despida.

Patrick: Pero por mucho que se enfade, no puede despedirte por estar enferma Sonia.

Sonia: Igual tienes razón. Me siento fatal, la verdad. Pese a quien pese, me voy a casa.

Patrick: Muy bien Sonia. Que te mejores.

Sonia: Gracias.


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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