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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – How to use El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo


In this Spanish lesson we are going to look at how to use El Preterito Perfecto de Subjuntivo. 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 Intermediate 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 coinciding video lesson of the original course πŸ˜› TAGEND

Intermediate Spanish Lesson- How to use El Preterito Perfecto de Subjuntivo

Please familiarise yourself with the following words and phrases before listening to the audio below πŸ˜› TAGEND

En mal estado: off( food)

Manzanilla: chamomile tea

Asegurarse: to make sure

Sidreria: cider bar

En serio: seriously

Now play the audio to listen a dialogue between two friends. Can you understand what they are saying? 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 terms 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)

Transcript πŸ˜› TAGEND

Ana: Hola Robert? Vienes a tomar algo?

Robert: No , no me siento bien. Me voy a casa a la cama.

Ana:? Que te pasa?

Robert: Me duele mucho el estomago. No se por que.

Ana: Quiza hayas comido algo en mal estado. Cuando hayas tomado una manzanilla y hayas dormido varias horas seguro que te sientes mejor.

Robert: Eso espero? Vas sola al bar?

Ana: No, voy con Raquel y Oscar. No creo que hayan llegado ya. Siempre llegan tarde cuando quedamos.

Robert: Si, yo tambien he quedado con ellos alguna vez y he esperado muchisimo tiempo.

Ana: Espero que hayan salido ya de casa. Les voy a llamar para asegurarme.

Robert: Buena idea.? A que bar vais?

Ana: A la sidreria manzana verde.

Robert: Oh, pues espero que hayas sacado mucho dinero porque esa sidreria es carisima

Ana:? En serio?

Robert: Si, en serio.

So, how did you get on? How much did you are familiar with of the listening? Please let me know in the comments section below…

Don’t worry if you didn’t understand that much, maintain reviewing the vocabulary and phrases and you will soon be up to speed and ready for the next lesson in this course. Find you next time!

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