Una vida nueva 5

Spanish online reading and listening practice - level A1

Here's the last part of our 5-part series about Ángela. Last time we left Roberto he was thinking up a plan to see Ángela again. Let's see if his plan is going to work... This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente plus the gender and number of nouns. Need to catch up on previous installments? Here you go:

Exercise: Una vida nueva 5

Listen to the audio, then read the transcript. Click any phrase for the translation and links to related grammar lessons which you can add to your Kwiziq notebook to practise later.

Text by Silvia Píriz and audio by Inma Sánchez.

Q&A relating to this exercise 2 questions, 2 answers

GabA2Kwiziq community member

Este mira

No entiendo que el “este” significa en esta frase :(

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Gab

In this last sentence from this reader:

"A las cinco de la tarde entra en el bar de Roberto y este mira a Ángela con una sonrisa."

This "este" refers to Roberto, the person that has just been mentioned. It is as if we said: ... en el bar de Roberto, y él mira a Ángela..." -we do this in Spanish sometimes, use este/esta referring to a previous person mentioned with the same function as a pronoun. 

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

 

GarryA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Understood, so "este" is like saying "that one" but why? Surely "él" is easier to write, no? 

Este mira

No entiendo que el “este” significa en esta frase :(

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MaxA0Kwiziq community member

Mas por favor

Y despues? Quiero saber que pasa con Angela y Roberto!

Asked 8 months ago

Mas por favor

Y despues? Quiero saber que pasa con Angela y Roberto!

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