Imagine you are going to Spain, this could be to do a minor, an internship or a Spanish course. Then it could be useful to already learn some basic Spanish words, right? Learning a new language isn’t necessarily difficult, it just requires a lot of patience and iteration. We putted some Spanish words in a story for you which you could really use as a student.
A Spanish story with Spanish words
If you are reading words separately, you wouldn’t remember them as good as when you are having a conversation with someone. This is the case, because you can see a connection between the words within a sentence. In this short story you can see Spanish words in bold after the English sentence. This is the Spanish translation of the English sentence. Let me take you with me in this story and who knows you will experience a night like this as well in España!
My boyfriend and I are walking on the street. We are searching for a restaurant (restaurante) for quite a while now, but all the seats are taken. This isn’t really peculiar since it is siesta and every Spanish inhabitant is taking his/her break at their favorite restaurante. At long last we founded a cute tapas bar and asked if there is space for two (‘’¿Hay una mesa para dos?’’) Thank god there is room for us. We take our seats and order a can of sangria (‘’ ¿podría servirme una jarra de sangria?’’) After drinking a liter of Sangria, we ask if we could order something to eat and how expensive each tapas dish is (‘’ ¿Podemos pedir algo para comer? ¿Que precio tiene?’’) ‘’Do you hear that sweetheart! It’s only dos euros!’’ I’m responding to the answer of the bartender in my worst Spanish. I’m ordering another liter of Sangria. (‘’ ¿Otro litro de Sangria, por favor’’) Because it’s so cheap. In the corner of my eye, I see someone walking to our table. A man with a bunch of red roses smiles at us. It’s already the fourth guy who wants to sell something. ‘Sorry I’m not interested in roses (‘’No gracias, no estoy interesado en comprar rosas’’) I say with a smile of which my boyfriend knows it’s fake.
After a while the tapas are served. Five small plates (cincos tipos de tapas) with the most delicious stuff. (Don’t know what it is but it looks delicious > parece delicioso pero realmente no conozco los ingredientes) After the dinner we are asking if we could have the bill (‘’Podrías traerme la cuenta?’’) We got the bill on a dinky plate with two peppermints. 50 euro?! One can of Sangria was 20 euro’s, allrighty then. With a sore head I asked if I could pay by card (‘’ ¿Podria pagar con tarjeta?’’). After paying I hear my boyfriend mumble: ‘’You chose the right touristic spot, of course that’s expensive!’’ I’m faking I didn’t hear that comment and say: Should we go drink Sangria somewhere else? (‘’¿Tomamos otra jarra de sangria en otro lugar?’’).
3 liters of Sangria later we made some new Spanish friends. I think their names are José and Alejandro but maybe I’m wrong. I did ask for their names (‘’ ¿como te llamas?’’) But they were talking so fast I couldn’t understand it. They taught us to count till then for a drinking uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve y diez). After 10 we needed to scream beer (Cerveza) and then drink. No, it wasn’t a well thought drinking game indeed. We are quite loud, just like all the other Spanish inhabitant and now I’m just feeling like one of them. Suddenly one of them is standing up and I ask him what’s going on. (‘’¿pasa algo?”)
He raises his hand and now I noticed the background music: Salsa! While I’m walking to the dance floor I see different kind of Spanish men shamelessly looking at me and I hear them saying hello darling (‘’Hola, Guapa!.’’) Normally I would mind but every Spaniard does this, I will take as a compliment. I didn’t think I could dance like this, but the Spaniard is taking the lead so well it looked like we were dance partners for many years. I’m thanking him for the dance (‘’muchas gracias por el baile’’) and walk to the bar to ask for the bathroom (‘’¿donde está el servicio?’’). When I walked to the table I see my boyfriend trying to speak Spanish with the locals and I’m thinking by myself: I love Spain (‘’Me encanta España’’)
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