As you know, we love to collect and share with you real Spanish phrases (Ben carries a notebook around and is always writing down the best from conversations with Spanish friends!)
Here are a few of the latest that have made us think ‘we have to send these to our Notes in Spanish listeners!’
First of all, why haven’t you heard from us in a while?
Hemos estado muy liados con las nuevas leyes de privacidad – We’ve been really busy with the new privacy laws.
Y como dicen en España, ‘Cosas del palacio van despacio’ – As they say in Spain, bureaucracy is a slow process. (Literally, things of the palace go slowly – you hear this phrase often when there is tedious paperwork to be done involving the state).
Another phrase with ‘liado’:
Estoy super liado en el trabajo – I’m really busy at work
Pero bueno, ha llegado el verano, y hace un calor que te mueres – But anyway, summer has arrived, and it’s unbelievably hot (literally ‘it makes a heat that you die!)
Ha llegado el calor y me ha dejado planchado – The heat has arrived and it’s knocked me out (literally ‘it has ironed me’!)
Nos cuesta más dormir por la noche, y por la mañana se nos pegan las sabanas – It’s harder for us to get to sleep at night, and in the morning we can’t get out of bed (literally ‘the sheets stick to us’)
And a phrase Ben often uses at swimming pools:
Soy de secano – I’m not much of a water person (when someone asks me why I don’t get in the pool or the sea much)
And finally, a verb that is much used around June/July in Spain, veranear:
¿Donde veranáis? – Where are you going on holiday this summer?
Los Reyes siempre veranean en Mallorca – the Royals always go on their summer holiday in Mallorca.
More cool Spanish like this!
Remember, there is so much more cool Spanish like this in all our free Spanish-learning audios! We also highlight this type of phrase specifically in the worksheets for each level (available in our store).