Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.1 – Minimalismo y felicidad

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2Welcome to Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2! We’re back with our best real Spanish conversations to help you stay at the top of real-world Spanish today!

In this first episode, Ben and Marina discuss ‘La Magia del Orden’, by Marie Kondo, a book that has changed their lives, and the relationship between living with minimal possessions and clutter, and our happiness.

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Tips on How to Use the Advanced 2 Audio

Advanced Learners: Listen to the audio the whole way through. Listen again with the transcript (available in the worksheets) to make sure you don’t miss a thing, and to be sure you know all the vocab, phrases and grammar we pick out and explain as super-important for your level.

Intermediate Learners: Don’t panic if the Spanish feels really challenging! It should! Listen to the Spanish conversation, ideally with the transcript from the worksheets – we promise that no matter how challenging this may seem, this ‘real immersion’, with the worksheets to help, is the best possible thing you can do for your Spanish!

As Kathleen says in the comments below, “I am very much enjoying your new podcast. I’m one of those you describe as a “motivated intermediate”. I want to assure others in that category that this podcast is definitely approachable with the aid of the notes [transcript/worksheet]. I wasn’t surprised that I understood little listening to the podcast without the notes, but I was amazed at how much I could understand having the notes to read alongside.”

Saludos desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

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40 thoughts on “Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.1 – Minimalismo y felicidad

  1. Steve

    Glad your back! comprehension is my biggest problem with Spanish and your previous podcasts helped me so much.
    I will look forward to more!

  2. Jay

    Nice idea, but lo de “tirar” creo que hay que explicarlo mejor. It pains me to think of all the waste: things of value, things that other people could use, things that loved ones have taken the time and money pick out and buy for you. Go to CHARITY shops with this stuff, people, POR FAVOR!! Lo que ya no te trae felicidad podría ayudar, o incluso contribuir a salvar la vida de otras personas.

    1. Ben Post author

      We agree Jay, I think we said in the podcast that all this stuff needs recycling at the very least, not just thrown away.

  3. Tamar

    Un tema muy interesante y un poco polémico, me gustan mis objetos. 🙂 Por cierto, me recuerda a la expresión “tirar la casa por la ventana”, aunque significa algo completamente distinto e incluso contrario.

  4. esemérida

    Buff, pues a mí me cuesta mucho tirar cosas. Empiezo a pensar que las voy a necesitar en el futuro y al final acabo acumulando bastantes cosas, aunque tranquilos no padezco de Síndrome de Diógenes.
    A ver si habláis en un podcast de James Rhodes, el famoso pianista británico, que sufrió abusos sexuales en su juventud y ahora vive en España. Sé que colabora los sábados por la mañana en el programa de la Cadena SER y es imprescindible seguir su cuenta de Twitter, resulta bastante cómico y poco a poco se va atreviendo a escribir mensajes en español en esta red social.

    Me alegro mucho de que hayáis vuelto a grabar podcasts.

  5. Oliver M Goshey

    Muchas gracias Ben y Marina. Habia estado esperando un nuevo podcast hace mucho porque me gustaba tanto los anteriores. Gracias a vosotros (“ustedes” donde vivo) de que puedo comunicar y trabajar aqui en Guatemala. Espero que algun dia os podira visitar y agradecer en persona. Muy buena onda

  6. Amy

    Hola ??

    Me alegra muchísimo que volváis a grabar nuevos episodios! He aprendido tanto español de sus audios anteriores y las transcripciones también. Cuándo empecé a escucharos, estaba casi principiante (pero de los entusiasmados!) Ahora que puedo entender los audios sin problema, me alucina! Y me recuerda cuanto me costaba entenderlos antes! Quiero agradeceros por hacer audios muy divertidos y que ayuden mucho al que este aprendiendo el español.

    Me hace mucha ilusión de que haya nuevos audios de Notes In Spanish!

    Saludos desde Inglaterra

    Amy

    1. Ben Post author

      Hola Amy, que feliz me ha hecho tu comentario 🙂 Que bien que eras casi principiante, y ¡ahora entiendes todo! Me alegro muchísimo.

  7. Chally Wiener

    Hola. Tengo curiosidad si tienen podcasts nuevos. Me encantan todos sus podcasts pero ya los escuche muchas veces. Por favor, déjame saber si hay mas.

  8. Kathleen

    I am very much enjoying your new podcast. I’m one of those you describe as a “motivated intermediate”. I want to assure others in that category that this podcast is definitely approachable with the aid of the notes. I wasn’t surprised that I understood little listening to the podcast without the notes, but I was amazed at how much I could understand having the notes to read alongside.

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Kathleen, that’s great to know. I really believed that this is accessible to intermediates and you’ve confirmed that!

  9. GregT

    Hi guys, I listened to all your Intermediate and Advanced at least twice. I’m forever saying things like “Yeah, remember when Ben talked about Christmas in Spain and how long it is!”. I assumed you’d dropped off the radar to have kids or something. Anyway, very stoked that you are back here. I know many people hugely value and admire your work. Saludos!

  10. Brenda

    ¡Qué alegría escucharos de nuevo Ben y Marina! Me alegra que hayáis empezado a hacer nuevos podcasts. ¡Bienvenidos de vuelta!

    1. GregT

      Dios mío… nuestros caminos cruzarán aquí, también? Ahora, tenemos cinco canales de comunicación? O más? O, quizá no seas la maestra de español de Noruega…

  11. la vieja de la manga

    Delighted to have you both back on air and an excellent way to not only motivate me to de-clutter but to encourage the brain cells into learning again. Many thanks both, looking forward to the new season. Jill

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