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 ways to say in Spanish that you are completely fed up or wound up by something such as Estoy harto, Estoy de los nervios, and Estoy hasta las narices. This is the second in a series of five Spanish video lessons on the topic of expressing indignation and annoyance 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:

Me saca de quicio: It annoys me
Me saca de mis casillas: It annoys me
Me trae de cabeza: It annoys me

Estoy harto/a (de que + subj): I am fed up/I am wound up
Estoy harto de tu actitud: I am fed up of your attitude
Estoy harto de que no me escuches: I am fed up of you not listening to me
Estoy de los nervios (de que + subj): I am fed up/I am wound up
Estoy hasta las narices/el gorro/el moño/la coronilla: I am fed up/I am wound up
Estoy que trino/muerdo: I am fed up/I am wound up
Estoy que echo chispas: I am fed up/I am wound up
Estoy hasta los huevos/los mismísimos: I am fed up/I am wound up (vulgar Spanish)

Activity:

Translate the following with the expression that you prefer…

I am fed up of you not washing the dishes!
I am fed up of my neighbours!
I am fed up! I never pass my exams!
I am fed up of him being so rude!

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Me fastidia que hable tan alto
Me parece patético que no busce trabajo
Me cabrea que toda la gente fume en el bar
Me molesta que seas tan maleducado

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