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Upper Intermediate Spanish Lesson 38: Negative character descriptions with Spanish adjectives (Part 2)

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In this free Spanish lesson we will see Spanish sentence structures used with Spanish adjectives to describe negative character traits, such as Qué + adjective or Ser + un/una + pedazo de + adjective. This is the second Spanish lesson in a series of three Spanish lessons looking at negative character adjectives in Spanish. In the previous Spanish lesson we saw Spanish adjectives such as Chulo (Arrogant) and Muermo (Boring) and in the next 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:

Ser + un/una + adjective + monumental:
¡Es un plasta monumental!: He is a huge bore!

Ser + un/una + pedazo de + adjective:
¡Es una pedazo de tonta!: She is really silly!

Futuro imperfecto of ser + adjective:
¡Será chulo!: He is so arrogant!

Qué + adjective:
¡Qué muermo!: What a boring man!

Mira que + ser + adjective:
¡Mira que es payasa!: She really is a clown!

Activity:

Translate the following using the phrases from this Spanish lesson…

She is so fussy!
They really are posh!
He is a huge clown!
What a precocious girl!

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Pijo/a
Muermo
Carca
Payaso
Tiquismiquis

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