Going to a Spanish Theater

10 of 12 in Series: The Essentials of Going Out on the Town in Spanish-Speaking Countries

A Spanish theater can be the perfect place to absorb the Spanish language. But first, you’re likely to be engaged in a conversation like the following one about going to the theater:

Diego:

¿Te gusta ir al teatro?
the goos-tah eer ahl teh-ah-troh
Do you like going to the theater?

Gabriela:

Sí, ¡dan la obra de un dramaturgo de Chile!
see dahn lah oh-bvrah deh oon drah-mah-toor-goh deh chee-leh
Yes, they’re doing a piece by a Chilean playwright!

Diego:

Tuvo muy buena crítica.
too-bvoh mooy bvooeh-nah kree-tee-kah
It got very good reviews.

Gabriela:

Los actores son excelentes.
lohs ahk-toh-rehs sohn eh-kseh-lehn-tehs
The actors are excellent.

Diego:

El teatro es bastante chico.
ehl teh-ah-troh ehs bvahs-tahn-teh chee-koh
The theater is quite small.

Gabriela:

Tenemos que comprar los boletos pronto.
teh-neh-mohs keh kohm-prahr lohs bvoh-leh-tohs prohn-toh
We have to buy the tickets soon.

Diego:

¿En qué fila te gusta ir?
ehn keh fee-lah teh goos-tah
What row do you like to sit in?

Gabriela:

Para teatro prefiero estar bien adelante.
pah-rah teh-ah-troh preh-feeeh-roh ehs-tahr bveeehn ah-deh-lahn-teh
For theater I prefer to be up front.

Diego:

Intentaré encontrar buenas butacas.
een-tehn-tah-reh ehn-kohn-trahr bvooeh-nahs bvoo-tah-kahs
I’ll try to find good seats.
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