Los zumos - Eva Hache

Spanish online reading and listening practice - level C1

Eva Hache is a Spanish comedian and actress. Her real name is Eva Hernández Villegas, so Hache is in fact the initial of her first surname (the letter H - hache). This video is taken from the Spanish television show El Club de las Comedias, a popular comedy show featuring stand-up comedians that's unusual in that over the years it's been broadcast by all the general terrestrial channels in Spain. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions with ni and ya. It is suitable for level C1 Spanish students because of the pace of speech and the number of idiomatic expressions.

Exercise: Los zumos

Watch the video, 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.

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Q&A Forum 3 questions, 4 answers

I thought this was an excellent exercise.

I would like to see more short videos like this with the transcription to help train our ear to decipher to run on words that  are difficult to decipher when natives speak naturally.  

Creo que además de frases coloquiales, es lo que más me falta en nivel C1

Gracias

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Abby

¡Qué bien que te haya gustado!

Es verdad que en este tipo de ejercicios es donde más expresiones coloquiales se aprenden. 

Intentaremos incluir más para C1.

Un saludo,

Inma

I thought this was an excellent exercise.

I would like to see more short videos like this with the transcription to help train our ear to decipher to run on words that  are difficult to decipher when natives speak naturally.  

Creo que además de frases coloquiales, es lo que más me falta en nivel C1

Gracias

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Could you explain the structure of the first sentence pls? "Me teneis esto como una leonera" What is the use of "me" here?

Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hola Jenk,

This "me" here in this sentence is what is called "dativo ético". We sometimes use indirect object pronouns (me, te, le, nos, os, les) to indicate who the action of the sentence is indirectly affecting somehow. "Me" here is saying who is being affected. So the comedian in the video is trying to make a joke about the state of the stage where she is, as it if was messy (como una leonera) and it somehow that affects her. 

Have a look at other sentences using the pronouns in the same way:

"Mi hijo pequeño no me come nada"
My little boy doesn't eat anything

The "me" here again is making a point about how this not eating is affecting the mum (the speaker). You could perfectly say the same sentence without "me", but with it, it will add that nuance to the meaning.

"¿Qué dices? ¿se te ha muerto tu gatito?
What are you saying? your kitten died?

Again, here, "te" reflects who is affected by what happened.

I hope this helps. 

Interesting stuff!

Un saludo

Inma

Hola Inma,This is a very interesting indeed! I'm amazed and want to practice it more.  Thank you so much for the explanation. It helps a lot. 

Could you explain the structure of the first sentence pls? "Me teneis esto como una leonera" What is the use of "me" here?

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This is a very good exercise. Thank you for this.

Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Glad you enjoyed it!

This is a very good exercise. Thank you for this.

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Getting that for you now.