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Simple Stories in Spanish is a weekly production of the Small Town Spanish Teacher. Listen along as she tells easy to understand stories to help you learn or practice the Spanish language. Wherever you are in your language journey, Simple Stories will help propel you forward. You can find transcripts of the stories at smalltownspanishteacher.com. You can support the creation of these stories by buying me a coffee (or taco!) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher

Simple Stories in Spanish Small Town Spanish Teacher

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Simple Stories in Spanish is a weekly production of the Small Town Spanish Teacher. Listen along as she tells easy to understand stories to help you learn or practice the Spanish language. Wherever you are in your language journey, Simple Stories will help propel you forward. You can find transcripts of the stories at smalltownspanishteacher.com. You can support the creation of these stories by buying me a coffee (or taco!) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SpanishTeacher

    La recepcionista

    La recepcionista

    This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Latriz has a very important job. She is a receptionist in a clinic. The people who come to the clinic talk to her before they talk to the nurse or doctor. The people who call the clinic talk to her for guidance. Latriz needs to help them stay calm and get the help they need. Latriz’s job is very important.
     
    This story includes a lot of dialogue is told in the present tense. Repeated words and phrases include “cita” (appointment), “tarjeta” (card), “fiebre” (fever), “ayuda” (help) and “pregunto” (I ask). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at  https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/05/15/simple-stories-in-spanish-la-recepcionista/
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    El color del cuervo

    El color del cuervo

    This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Why is the raven black? 7-year-old Agapita has created a series of drawings to explain the dark feathers of this intelligent bird who just wanted to get a glimpse of his creator. This story was originally written in English by Scott Wyatt.
     
    This story is told mostly in the past tense with some dialogue in the present. Repeated words and phrases include “cuervo” (raven/crow), “dibujo” (drawing), “creador” (creator/maker), “mundo” (world) and the verbs “veo” (I see), “vio” (s/he saw), “hizo” (made), and “sería” (would be). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/05/08/simple-stories-in-spanish-el-color-del-cuervo/ 
     
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    Una boda en España

    Una boda en España

    This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Nathan is in love with Ana. They are getting married. But Ana is from Spain and Nathan is from California. Nathan’s family is both excited and nervous for the trip, language, and cultural differences they will find in this “boda en España”.
     
    This story is told mostly in the present tense with a little in the past. Repeated words and phrases include “boda” (wedding), “padres” (parents), “hermoso” (beautiful), “iglesia” (church) and “anillo” (ring). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/05/01/simple-stories-in-spanish-una-boda-en-espana/ 
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    • 16 min
    Los tres cerditos

    Los tres cerditos

    This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. The story of the three little pigs, or los tres cerditos, is one of the first many kids learn. This story of hard work, personal responsibility, and delayed gratification never goes out of style.
     
    This story is told mostly in the past tense. Repeated words and phrases include “cerditos” (little pigs), “lobo” (wolf), “bosque” (forest), “paja” (straw), “madera” (wood), “ladrillos” (bricks), “fuerte” (strong), and “sopló” (blew). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/04/17/simple-stories-in-spanish-los-tres-cerditos/ 
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    • 15 min
    Una familia canadiense en España

    Una familia canadiense en España

    This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. After the birth of their daughter Adela, Mark and Alayna decided to spend some time in Spain. They love the food, culture, and people of España and are used the opportunity to practice the language as well.
     
    This story is told mostly in the past tense. Repeated words and phrases include “fueron” (they went), “postre” (dessert), “viajar” (to travel), and “hermoso” (beautiful). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/04/10/simple-stories-in-spanish-una-familia-canadiense-en-espana/ 
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    Los dinosaurios

    Los dinosaurios

    This sixth season of Simple Stories in Spanish is inspired by requests from my listeners. Brandon and Julia love dinosaurs. They have a bunch of plastic toy dinosaurs that they play with together. There is only one problem. Julia’s Tyrannosaurus Rex is always eating Brandon’s dinosaurs. Brandon and Julia both know a lot about dinosaurs. Will Brandon be able to find one that Julia’s T-Rex can’t eat?
     
    This story is told in the present and past tenses. Repeated words and phrases include “juega” (plays), “agarra” (grabs), “gruñe” (growls), “medía” (measured), “pesaba” (weighed), “placas” (pates), “cuernos” (horns), and “juega a comerlo” (pretends to eat it). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at https://smalltownspanishteacher.com/2022/04/03/simple-stories-in-spanish-los-dinosaurios/ 
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

Atohi ,

Concept is awesome, execution is okay.

Brilliant idea. Stories are great. Accent can be distracting. It’s not horrific but it’s an Americanized accent of Spanish.

hawkfly ,

Have seriously enjoyed this podcast

As I continue learning Spanish, this podcast was been the perfect supplement to practice my learning and comprehension. Keep it up!

Tenaishuz ,

Pronunciation left wanting

Spanish stories is great idea because it’s really hard to find long Spanish passages to listen to, targeted for spanish learners. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it past a couple of minutes. Many of the words are not pronounced properly, at all. Too bad because it’s a good idea left wanting.

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