In the sixth class of our Absolute Beginner Spanish course we are going to learn some vocabulary. Since we’ve just learned infinitives, let’s study how to talk about some hobbies in Spanish.
The Spanish word for hobbies is aficiones (plural), but many natives would just use the English word (with Spanish accent) or even try to mention the concept and go directly to the point:
—¿Cuáles son tus aficiones?
—¿Cuáles son tus hobbies?
—¿Qué te gusta hacer?
—¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre?
That said, let’s give a list of some common hobbies:
|ver/mirar la tele||watching TV|
|hacer deporte||doing/playing sports|
|tocar la guitarra||playing guitar|
|jugar a las cartas||playing cards|
|jugar al ordenador||playing videogames|
|ir al cine||going to the cinema|
|ir de compras||going shopping|
|salir a comer||eating out|
There you have a few hobbies in Spanish! Try to pay attention to the differences in small words between English and Spanish (e.g. we say tocar la guitarra, not *jugar la guitarra; we say ir de compras, but ir al cine, etc.).
This is it for now!