Category Archives: Beginners Spanish Audio

Our free ‘Inspired Beginners’ Spanish audio, below, can be listened to in any order, but if you are new to this level we suggest starting with episode 1. See also: Full Beginners Index List


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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 30 – Horarios

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Today we look at timetable and lifestyle differences in Spain and the UK, and more cool Spanish phrases as usual!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 29 – Shopping and Money

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We look at useful vocab and phrases for shopping and money, and have a real Spanish conversation on changing shopping habits in Spain.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 28 – Por y Para 2: Para


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It’s Para time! In the last episode we tackled Por, and this time we cover its partner in crime, Para.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 27 – Por y Para 1: Por


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It’s Por and Para time! In this episode we start with a complete rundown of Por. In the next episode, Para!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 26 – La Musica


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Lots of Spanish phrases and vocabulary for music today, and an insight into Marina’s music tastes in days gone by!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 25 – Robo en Valencia


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Today we look at the Past Perfect in Spanish, which allows us to order events in the past when we are telling a story (like “the robbers had left when the police arrived” in English).

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 24 – Ir de Tapas


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Today we look at words and phrases connected with eating, ordering, and dealing with waiters in Spanish bars and restaurants, plus a run-down of the best Spanish tapas vocabulary and phrases.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 23 – Ser y Estar


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It’s time to tackle Ser and Estar! This is your definitive guide to why and when we use each of the Spanish verbs for ‘to be’. Also in this podcast, extra listening practice for the Past Tenses, making this one of the most useful podcasts we have ever produced!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 22 – Odio el fútbol


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More great Spanish conversation starters and useful phrases, with a touch of football for making friends with blokes!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 21 – Intercambios


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We’re back! In this, the first episode of Season 2, we look at great conversation openers in Spanish to help you out at parties, when you meet new poeple, with intercambios and more! Plus, useful language to help you learn even more when talking to others in Spanish!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 20 – El Kindle


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This week we discuss Amazon’s Kindle, does it change the way we read?

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 19 – Sydney


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This week we look at how two key past tenses, the Pretérito Imperfecto and the Pretérito Indefinido, can be used together to tell a great story in Spanish.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 18 – Nada de Nada


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Nada, nadie, ninguno… this week we explore the negatives!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 17 – Epocas Felices


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This week we look at which past tense is used to talk about things we used to do in the past. Great for reminiscing about happy times!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 16 – ¡Feliz Navidad!


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Happy Christmas! A special Spanish podcast full of Christmas vocab, and details of Christmas in Spain.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 15 – La última vez


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When was the last time you…? We look at how the Preterito Indefinido past tense is used to talk about things that happened in the past.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 14 – Quedar


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How to arrange to meet someone, and how to make excuses to get out of meeting someone!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 13 – El Futuro


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This week we look at the future tense in Spanish, and talk about our vision of the world in the future.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 12 – Yo Que Tú


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In this episode we look at ways of giving advice in Spanish.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 11 – Experiencias


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Ben and Marina look at how the perfect tense is used to talk about experiences we have had in our lifetimes.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 10 – Este Mes


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After a pretty busy month Ben and Marina talk about ways to relax!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 9 – Cambios en Casa


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Ben and Marina decide it’s time to make a few changes around the house.

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 8 – Discutir


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Ben and Marina are arguing in Spanish so that you can too!

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 7 – Las Compras


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This week we talk about ways to say how often things happen, and our shopping habits (or lack of in Ben’s case!)

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Inspired Beginners Spanish Podcast 6 – El Verano en Madrid


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Ben and Marina discuss the effects the summer and the heat have on life in the capital.

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Inspired Beginners Podcast 5 – El Fin de Semana


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Marina and Ben discuss a typical weekend in Madrid.

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Inspired Beginners Podcast 4 – Nuestras Familias


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Today Marina and Ben describe various members of their family, including 007!

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Inspired Beginners Podcast 3 – Tu Ciudad


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Ben and Marina talk about the cities where they now live, and grew up. Click the Play button above to listen now!

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Inspired Beginners Podcast 2 – Vacaciones en Tailandia


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Ben and Marina talk about their upcoming trip to Thailand and discuss an easy method for talking about the future.

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Inspired Beginners Podcast 1 – ¡Hola!


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Welcome to the Inspired Beginners Spanish Audio from Notes in Spanish!

Why is it called Inspired Beginners? Because this audio is for motivated learners who are already helping themselves through the first steps of learning the language, and want to improve quickly. Our idea is to take you beyond the text books and provide you with real world language and Spanish learning techniques that you will never find in a classroom.

Not only do we explain key vocab and grammar in every episode, we also include a real Spanish conversation at your level, to help you prepare to move on up to our Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Audio.

But this level is not just for Beginners! We hope that a lot of the grammar we look at during this course will also offer a really useful review for Intermediate and even Advanced Spanish learners too!

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