New! Notes in Spanish Conversations – La Buena Vida

Photo: La Buena Vida – The good life in one of Andalusia’s pueblos blancos

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Notes in Spanish ConversationsWelcome to Notes in Spanish Conversations! Our Brand-New Weekly Real Spanish conversations for Advanced and Inspired Intermediate Spanish learners, designed to help you learn all the real Spanish you’ll never find in a classroom! A new episode every Monday!

Today, Ben and Marina discuss La Buena Vida, the good life in Spain – Spain’s version of Hygge – all the elements of Spanish life that lead to great happiness, from tapas to terrazas, long lunches, the sobremesa and more.

Important Information For Everyone! Transcripts, The 18-page ‘Real Spanish Archives’ Bonus, Subscribing and Listening Tips!

1. Become a Patron – Get the Transcripts – Support your Spanish and our work!

The new Notes in Spanish Conversations audios have new transcripts, including a full transcript of everything we say (so you miss nothing!), and a special list of ‘Real, Essential Spanish’ from the audio that we feel you must know (no matter what your level!)

We are delivering these weekly transcripts, in time with the weekly audios, via the popular crowd-support website It’s widely used, and a fantastic way for our listeners to support our work and get our new transcripts (as well as other great Bonuses!)


2. Become a Patron, get the ‘Real Spanish Archives’ 18-page bonus!

We hope listeners of all levels will consider becoming a Notes in Spanish Patron even if you don’t need the transcripts right now, it’s a wonderful, innovative way to support our work (and your Spanish!)

Plus every Patron gets a copy of our brand new 18-page ‘Real Spanish Archives’ PDF report (the very best Real Spanish we’ve sent out over the last 12 years).


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The new Notes in Spanish Conversations audios will be released weekly on Mondays and put out on a brand new podcast feed. (Episode 2 will be out on Monday November 12th)

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4. Tips on How to Use the Notes in Spanish Conversations Audio

Advanced Learners: Listen to the audio the whole way through. Listen again with the transcript to make sure you don’t miss a thing, and to be sure you know all the ‘Real, Essential Spanish’ we outline in the second part of the transcript, it’s really important at your level.

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

As Kathleen said about our previous advanced conversations, “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]. 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.”

Un abrazo desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

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4 thoughts on “New! Notes in Spanish Conversations – La Buena Vida

  1. Roy Stevens

    Hola Ben y Marina,
    I ‘ve already purchased Notes in Spanish. I see the fees to become a patron are in American $ . Does that mean I would pay a conversion charge each time I pay in £ sterling ?

    1. Ben Post author

      Hi Roy,

      On the Patreon help pages it says “While we work with a number of global payment partners, all Patreon payments are charged in USD. You will be charged the US dollar value of your payment and your bank or PayPal will charge you appropriate conversion and transaction fees based on the transaction and the location of the charge.”

      I made a test payment with our Spanish Paypal account (in Euros) and we weren’t charged extra fees, but you should probably check with your bank if you want to be sure.

  2. Caitlin

    What a lovely and interesting chat! Brought back memories of Spain. You guys are so good at what you do. Thank you!!

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