How to Speak about Your Pet in Spanish

How to speak about your pet? Do you have enough words?

Is this your first time here? In my videos? If it’s your first time, you should know that this is a complete class where you will have a comprehension exercise to help you also memorise the new vocabulary, the transcription, the translation and a list which, in this case is huge, with all the words that may be new to you. You can find all this by clicking here.

Hola amigos, welcome once again to one of our native speaking classes, it’s a real Spanish conversation where two native speakers will be talking and talking about a topic, in this case pets. Today I bring you a lot of Spanish vocabulary about dogs and cats, have you ever wondered how much Spanish about dogs and cats you know? I have, it happens all the time in my classes, with my students. And of course, what happens is that, if they lack vocabulary, they tend to explain everything to me in English. So I thought, if you have pets at home, maybe when you’re going to take them outside, or you’re going to talk about them, you think, “How do you say this in Spanish? You probably want to ask your teacher or look it up on the internet, but you forget, right? That’s normal. So let’s talk about Spanish vocabulary about pets.


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The idea, as always, is to expand your vocabulary with a real conversation between native speakers. As always when we do this, there is no script exactly. There is a guide of words we want to teach you and an order -we don’t always follow it hahaha-, but not a set script. This is because the intention is for you to observe, to listen to a real conversation, with words that come up in it.

How much Spanish for pets do you know? Let’s check it out here. First we will talk about the description of our favourite friends. How do you express their personality? Is it a friendly pet? Is it surly? Is it playful? Is it shy? As for its physical description, what does it look like? What does it usually do? Do you know the verbs of the actions it normally performs? Did you know that there are dogs that don’t bark much but howl instead?

They come into our lives in different ways. In our case, it was a tiny kitten, a month and a half old, abandoned on the doormat of a house where the person who abandoned him knew that there was a family with animals. So this family took him in for a few days. He has a strange “rabo”, do you know what “rabo” means? That’s probably why he was abandoned. At first he was very scared but in two days he was happy and trusting with us. Now he is a very naughty and energetic cat.

If this is the first time you come to one of these video and audio lessons, you should know that, in addition to watching this video, you can access the full transcript, the translation, the huge vocabulary list and a comprehension exercise by clicking here. All this you have in this link, as I said, where you can do more work to remember much better all these Spanish words about pets. You can read the vocabulary first, then listen to the podcast version, instead of watching the video version because it’s always more difficult, it’s a challenge! And then you can read the transcript and then check with the translation to see if you understood it all. Sounds good, let’s work hard to make you fluent in Spanish!

Exercise, transcripts, translation and vocab list here.