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

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In this free Spanish lesson we will see some useful Spanish adjectives used to describe negative aspects of ones character such as Chulo (Arrogant) and Muermo (Boring). This is the first Spanish lesson in a series of three Spanish lessons looking into negative character adjectives in Spanish. In the next Spanish lesson we will see how to use these Spanish adjectives with different structures such as Qué + adjective or Ser + un/una + pedazo de + adjective. In the third and final Spanish lesson we will see how to use positive Spanish adjectives to describe negative character traits, such as “Amelia va de estrella” (Amelia thinks she is a star). I would never wish to encourage my students to talk badly about others, but you will still need to be aware of these very commonly used Spanish adjectives and sentence structures. Many of the adjectives and structures featured in this series of three Spanish video lessons are quite colloquial Spanish and you will hear them a lot if you are watching regular Spanish television. If you haven’t started watching TV in Spanish yet, maybe I can point you in the right direction with my selection of recommended programmes to watch free online. Click here to watch fantastic Spanish series including Dr Mateo and Aída It is never to early to start watching television in Spanish. It will of course be very difficult to understand if you are only just starting to learn Spanish, but it will still be fantastic practice to listen to the Spanish dialogue and hear how people really speak. Stick with it, watch little and often and make sure that you find programmes that you are genuinely interested in.

Lesson notes:

Agarrado/a: Tight/Mean/Miserly
Hortera: Tacky/Kitsch
Repipi: Precocious
Pijo/a: Posh
Tiquismiquis: Fussy
Carca: Old fashioned/Fuddy duddy
Chulo/a: Arrogant/Cocky
Creído/a: Arrogant/Cocky
Payaso/a: Clown/Joker
Plasta: Annoying/Pain/Bore
Sobón/a: Lecherous
Muermo: Boring
Pardillo/a: Innocent/Naive


Translate the following…

Old fashioned

Here are the possible answers to the last activity:

Actúas como si te sintieras culpable
Comes como si no hubieras comido en una semana
¡Cuánto sabes de España! ¡Ni que hubieras vivido allí!

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