Beginners 24: Making excuses

Specific language you can use for when you need to make an excuse in Spanish:

  • Es que, resulta que, and other ways of “introducing” your excuse
  • Phrases using excusas
  • Using the past conditional: habría terminado, pero…

 

Transcript

Rob: Spanish Obsessed beginners, episode 24: making excuses. Hola Lis, ¿cómo estás hoy?

Lis: Bien, Rob, muy bien, gracias.

Rob: In today’s episode we’re talking about making excuses, and the reason I want to talk about this is because there is some specific language which is often used when making excuses. So, you know I was a teacher in Spain, don’t you?

Lis: Yes, I 00:30 know that

Rob: So, I taught English to kids, and often I would set them homework. And often, they wouldn’t do the homework as well. So, even though it was an English class, I often ended up learning more from Spanish from them, than they did English from me, which probably says more about my English teaching skills. But anyway, one of the phrases I learned from them was es que.

Lis: Typical! 1:00 Es que….

Lis: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Rob: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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Lis: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Rob: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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Rob: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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Lis: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Rob: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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