Hobbies in Spanish

How do you tell people what you like to do in Spanish? In this free audio lesson you’ll learn how to say “I like” in Spanish. Whether it’s sports, music, cooking or traveling, you’ll learn how to speak about hobbies in Spanish and the things you enjoy.

Talking about shared interests is a great way to establish common ground. Being able to talk about yourself and ask about others in Spanish will help you make friends - and make the conversation more interesting!

So tell me about yourself…

Talking about Hobbies in Spanish

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¿Cuál es tu pasatiempo favorito?
What is your favorite pastime?
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El tiempro libre
Free time
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Soy un fan de...
I'm a fan of...
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Mi pasatiempo favorito es…
My favorite pastime is...
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¿Cuáles son tus pasatiempos?
What are your hobbies?
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¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre?
What do you do in your free time?
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¿Qué te gusta hacer?
What do you like to do?

So, tell me ¿Cuál es tu pasatiempo favorito? ¿Qué te gusta hacer?

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Me gusta cantar.
I like singing.
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Me gusta cocinar.
I like cooking.
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Me gusta bailar.
I like dancing.
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Me gusta jugar fútbol.
I like playing soccer.
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Me gusta jugar baloncesto.
I like playing basketball.
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Me gusta escuchar música.
I like listening to music.
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Me gusta leer.
I like reading.
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Me gusta andar/montar en bicicleta
I like to ride a bicycle.
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Me gusta nadar.
I like swimming.
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Me gusta pescar.
I like fishing.
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Me gusta coleccionar sellos.
I like collecting stamps.
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Me gusta coleccionar postales.
I like collecting postcards.
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Me gusta coleccionar reproducciones de…
I like collecting model...
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Me gusta tocar un instrumento musical.
I like playing a musical instrument.
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Me gusta la jardinería.
I like gardening.

Just like in any language, you can describe the  kind of dance you like, what kind of book you like to re, what kind of music you like to listen to.

Let’s start with types of dances. “I like dancing…” Me gusta bailar

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Salsa
Salsa
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Merengue
Merengue
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Cumbia
Cumbia (Colombian rhythmic dance)
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Hip-hop
Hip hop
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Reggaeton
Latin dance – hybrid of reggae and hip hop
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Vals
Waltz
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Tango
Tango
  • I like dancing - Me gusta bailar

If you like reading, someone may ask you, ¿Qué te gusta leer?  What do you like to read? And you can answer with: “I like to read…” Me gusta leer

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Revistas
Magazines
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El periódico
Newspaper
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Biografías
Biographies
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Ciencia Ficción
Science Fiction
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Novelas amorosas
Romance Novels
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Novelas de fantasía
Fantasy Novels
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Poesía
Poetry
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Misterio
Mystery
  • I like reading - Me gusta leer.
And finally, there are many types of music out there…so let’s learn how to be specific about what kind of music you like to listen. Me gusta escuchar

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La música Pop
Pop music
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La música Clásica
Classical music
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La música Electronica
Electronic music
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La música Rock
Rock music
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La música Reggae
Reggae music

If you’re someone who likes to go out in your free time, here’s how you would say “I like going to…”  Me gusta ir

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Me gusta ir al teatro.
I like going to the theatre.
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Me gusta ir al cine.
I like going to the cinema / movies.
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Me gusta ir a la discoteca.
I like going to discos.
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Me gusta ir a una fiesta.
I like going to parties.
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Me gusta ir al restaurante.
I like going to restaurants.
That’s it for today’s lesson. I hope you had fun!

Mauricio
Mauricio Evlampieff
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