Beginner Spanish from Rob and Liz of Spanish Obsessed. Couple Liz and Rob (Colombian and English) teach and discuss a range of Spanish phrases, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation - giving you the real Spanish as it's used around the world today. Engaging and lively conversation around a range of topics, equipping you with the Spanish you need to navigate through a variety of situations, from ordering different types of coffee to telling your significant you love them in 6 different ways! We update weekly, so be sure to subscribe using the button on the left to stay up to date. Also, check out our world of Spanish material, articles, and general Spanish love at SpanishObsessed.com!
Beginners 37: Hablar, decir, and contar
Learn to tell the difference between "hablar", "decir" and "contar" - three commonly confused verbs in Spanish.
24/10/2023 • 12 minutes 33 seconds
Beginners 36: Saber vs Conocer
Learn the difference between these two verbs, which both mean "to know".Find out more about Foundations 1, our new structured interactive video course for Beginners.
29/08/2023 • 15 minutes 51 seconds
Beginners 35: "Reverse construction" verbs
Do you get confused by "gustar" and other similar verbs? Learn about "reverse construction" verbs, and use them to sound more natural in your Spanish.
02/12/2021 • 10 minutes 8 seconds
Beginners 34: Dedicar and dedicarse
Learn how to use the verbs dedicar and dedicarse to talk about your jobs, passions, and life.
19/05/2021 • 9 minutes 14 seconds
Beginners 33: Uses of "tener"
"Tener" is a very common word, but to get the most out of it it's worth learning a few different uses. Learn these to sound more natural in your Spanish!
22/04/2021 • 11 minutes 14 seconds
Beginners 32: Aconsejar - Giving advice
Learn how to use "aconsejar" and "consejo"
30/03/2021 • 11 minutes 39 seconds
Beginners 31: Using the verb llevar
Learn how to use the handy verb "llevar" to say how long you've been doing something. Plus, four ways to say "lockdown"...!
08/03/2021 • 12 minutes 1 second
Beginners 30: How to tell a joke
Learn a few Spanish jokes, guaranteed to make your audience groan.
17/07/2018 • 12 minutes 34 seconds
Beginners 29: How to tell a story
All about those little things that you can say to structure a story, and bring it to life.
12/07/2018 • 18 minutes 16 seconds
Beginners 28: Conversation strategies
Learn all about those little phrases and words which Spanish speakers use to keep conversations going, show their understanding, interrupt people, and more!
09/07/2018 • 17 minutes 55 seconds
Beginner Spanish 27: Problem solving
Learn useful verbs and constructions to help solve problems
29/06/2018 • 15 minutes 12 seconds
Beginner Spanish 26: Some pronunciation tips
Learn some of the tell-tale signs of a learner Spanish accent
28/06/2018 • 14 minutes 26 seconds
Beginner Spanish 25: How to pay a compliment
We cover some useful and authentic ways of paying someone a compliment in Spanish
27/06/2018 • 12 minutes 23 seconds
Beginner Spanish 24: Making excuses
Specific language you can use for when you need to make an excuse in Spanish
26/06/2018 • 12 minutes 10 seconds
Beginner Spanish 23: Asking for a favour
Learn different ways and structures that you can ask for favours in Spanish
22/06/2018 • 14 minutes 22 seconds
Beginner Spanish 22: Spanish proverbs
We explore 6 common and useful Spanish proverbs that you can start using in your conversations right away
21/06/2018 • 12 minutes 2 seconds
Beginner Spanish 21: Dealing with the authorities
Rob and Lis both tell a story about their experiences of dealing with the authorities, in Spain and Colombia. This lesson is focused on comprehension, so be sure to follow along with the transcript if you struggle.
19/06/2018 • 12 minutes 30 seconds
Beginner Spanish 20: Driving
Learn important vocabulary and phrases for when you are out and about on the roads in Spain and Latin America.
18/06/2018 • 12 minutes 15 seconds
Beginner Spanish 19: How to complain
Learn the subtle art of complaining in Spanish
15/06/2018 • 14 minutes 57 seconds
Beginner Spanish 18: At the doctors
Learn the vocabulary and phrases you’ll need should you ever have to pay a visit to the doctor or pharmacy.
13/06/2018 • 11 minutes 20 seconds
Beginner Spanish 17: Social networks
Learn the latest Spanish vocabulary around social networks, and communication in the digital age. How are social networks changing Spanish (as well as English)? How do you say "update", "upload", "download", "tag", and other important "digital verbs"? What is "a like" in Spanish?
06/06/2018 • 12 minutes 34 seconds
Beginner Spanish 16: Morning and evening people
One thing that we’ve noticed since living together is how different we feel about mornings and evenings. Liz is a morning person, and Rob is definitely not…
04/06/2017 • 14 minutes 50 seconds
Beginner Spanish 15: Arranging to meet
Building on our previous podcast about how to tell the time, we now give you a few ways that you can arrange to meet with someone. We also take a quick look at the conditional.
03/06/2017 • 15 minutes 56 seconds
Beginner Spanish 14: Telling the time
Learn how to tell the time in Spanish, along with other time related phrases.
04/06/2014 • 13 minutes 16 seconds
Beginner Spanish 13: Habits and Customs
Using "adverbs of frequency" to talk about how often you do things, how to ask "how often", and using the incredibly useful verb "soler"
03/06/2014 • 14 minutes 21 seconds
Beginner Spanish 12: Arguments
Useful phrases for some of the most intense "conversations" you can have: arguments! Tempers may be running high, so it's always good to have a stock of phrases that you can fall back in should you ever be unfortunate enough to have an argument with a Latino/a or Spaniard!
02/06/2014 • 11 minutes 36 seconds
Beginner Spanish 11: Money
Learn vocabulary related to money – how to ask about prices, how to actually say prices (numbers do come in handy!), as well as a few other money related phrases!
01/06/2014 • 18 minutes 37 seconds
Beginner Spanish 10: Feelings and emotion
Learn about using reflexive verb "sentirse" to describe your emotions, and how to use other constructions with "dar" and "poner" to describe how things make you feel.
10/12/2013 • 14 minutes 21 seconds
Beginner Spanish 9: Going Out
Spanish phrases for going out and socialising
13/09/2013 • 13 minutes 1 second
Beginner Spanish 8: Sports
How to talk about playing and watching sports in Spanish
15/07/2013 • 14 minutes 48 seconds
Beginner Spanish 7: Family
Vocab, phrases and Spanish conversation all about family.
16/06/2013 • 21 minutes 29 seconds
Beginner Spanish 6: Moving House
We talk about our recent move
23/05/2013 • 9 minutes 11 seconds
Beginner Spanish 5: Romantic Spanish
All about "el dia de San Valentin", where love is in the air and we teach all about romantic Spanish. Learn phrases and terms for referring to your significant other, love idioms, and much more.
19/03/2013 • 19 minutes 40 seconds
Beginner Spanish 4: Illness
Rob and Liz are "enfermos" (ill)! They talk (moan) about their illnesses, and what they're going to do about it. Learn different ways of saying "I have a cold", "head ache", "stomach ache", "back ache", or anything-ache! How to cure your cold with vitamins, hot drinks, and staying at home.
12/03/2013 • 11 minutes 22 seconds
Beginner Spanish 3: Transport
Learn about different types of transport in Spanish, including a few methods which are unique to Colombia! You'll learn: Different methods of transport, cardinal numbers (first, second, third, etc), the "masculine problem" (you'll see what we mean).
05/03/2013 • 11 minutes 51 seconds
Beginner Spanish 2: Resolutions
We've just reached 2013, another new year and opportunity to make and break new years resolutions! We run through the most popular resolutions, and tell you our own new years resolutions.
26/02/2013 • 10 minutes 43 seconds
Beginner Spanish 1: The Weather
Welcome to our first episode, all about the weather! Here's what you'll learn: Three questions to ask people when you first meet them English people love talking about the weather, but Colombians aren't so interested - their weather stays the same all around the year. Why? How to ask about the weather How to tell people that it's hot, cold, raining, or sunny Four cool phrases from the "streets", talking about... The weather!