Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners

  • by Claudia Orea, Daniel Alvares
  • Narrated by Lucia Bodas, Abel Franco
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Learn Spanish and improve your Spanish reading and listening skills with these short stories. You have at your fingertips the Spanish audio recordings and its accompanying PDF. You can follow along with the written text or have an audible and hands-free learning experience with the English translation for the more difficult words.

Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1,500+ Spanish words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories.
Sharpen your comprehension of the spoken word by listening to the audio via two native Spanish speakers (male and female voices).
Learn how to pronounce Spanish words properly by comparing the written word to the audio recording.

Beginners can easily memorize vocabulary words with the audio Spanish flash cards. You receive audio in three formats:

A slow version of the stories in a male voice which helps beginners improve their pronunciation.
A normal speed of those stories in a female voice for intermediate and advanced learners. Train your ears to understand what is being said.
Learn the vocabulary with enough time to repeat the words with their English translation with the audio flashcards!

These stories are perfect for beginners as well as for those who want to brush up on their Spanish language skills.


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Good audiobook for listening practice

I really liked stories. Nice, short and quite easy, ideal for the beginners or people who maybe know a little bit more, but are just not very familiar with listening. I had this problem for a long time.

The thing is, that when the stories were great - I don't think there is anything that you can improve there - I just hate chapters with vocabulary. Really, they were just terrible to go through. I could understand if they were at the beginning of the audiobook, but, there are not! And it's was just listening for hours, trying to not to fall asleep and finding maybe one or two new words in the chapter.
Also, I understand that there's a difference between English 'handsome' and Spanish 'guapo/guapa' (just an example) but I don't see a point for doing 'guapo - handsome - guapo', 'guapa - handsome - guapa'. I know it's for the beginners, but even beginners should know that you change endings depending on gender and if they don't know that, I have no idea how they understand the whole thing either way.

On the other hand, the pace was good, so if you are not familiar with all that vocabulary you could catch it easily. I know that a lot of people don't have time and this is the best way for them to learn the language, but it just doesn't work for me.

But even with all of my problems with few chapters I still think it's good audiobook overall. Not for everyone, but if you know which way of learning is the best for you will be able to choose by yourself.
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- Ewa

Very good

I really enjoyed this audio book. I studied Spanish at school and have visited Spain many times on holiday and this is a really good and natural way to brush up on your spoken Spanish and general understanding of the language. I particularly like the fact you can slow the pace of the reading giving you more time to listen to and understand the words. Also the free PDF of the text really helps to follow the story and understand the more unusual words and phrases thus increasing your vocabulary.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-07-2017
  • Publisher: My Daily Spanish