Photo: La Buena Vida – The good life in one of Andalusia’s pueblos blancos
Welcome 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!
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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.
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Un abrazo desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina
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