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This lesson is part of the Upper-Intermediate Spanish Course
(74 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 3 mins)

Upper-Intermediate Spanish Course

In this free Spanish lesson we will look at various way to express indignation and annoyance in Spanish such as Me molesta, Me fastidia, and Me alucina. This is the first in a series of five Spanish video lessons on the topic of expressing indignation in Spanish. In this series of lessons we will see how to say in Spanish that something annoys you, how to say in Spanish that you are completely fed up or wound up by something, how to use derogatory demonstratives and the present tense when you are indignant and referring to things in the past, how to add something negative to previous negative information, how to react with indignant astonishment when faced with an unexpected situation, how to reject an explanation that is being given and show indifference, and how to conclude by interrupting the other person. We will see lots of examples of formal and colloquial Spanish, even some vulgar Spanish. I would never wish to encourage people to talk in a vulgar or impolite fashion, but the fact is that people do and it is worth learning Spanish expressions and phrases like the ones found in this series of Spanish video lessons so that you can follow every conversation and get things off your chest if you need to.

Lesson notes:

Verb + subjuntivo:

Me molesta: It annoys me (formal Spanish)
Me parece increíble / patético / indignante: I find it incredible / pathetic / outrageous (formal Spanish)
Me fastidia: It annoys me (colloquial Spanish)
Me da rabia: It annoys me (colloquial Spanish)
Me alucina: It annoys me (colloquial Spanish)
Me repatea: It annoys me (colloquial Spanish)
Me jode: It annoys me (vulgar Spanish)
Me cabrea: It annoys me (vulgar Spanish)

Activity:

Translate the following…

It annoys me that she talks so loudly (colloquial)
I find it pathetic that he doesn’t look for a job (formal)
It annoys me that everyone smokes in the pub (vulgar)
It annoys me that you are so rude (formal)

Here are the answers to the last activity:

¡Qué ojo clínico tienes/tiene!
Lo que has/ha dicho es indiscutible
Me temo que estás/está en lo cierto
Tienes/tiene toda la razón del mundo

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