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Spanish Instruments

This free audio lesson is about Spanish instruments. Learn how to pronounce lots of musical instruments in Spanish and increase your vocabulary!

Latin people tend to be very musical and when you visit a Spanish speaking country (particularly in Latin America) you will find music played everywhere--blasting out of public buses driving by, vibrant live music scenes in local bars and clubs… any excuse for music and it will be played energetically.

So how do you say I play the ____ in Spanish? It’s really very simple Toco el/la _____. Or to ask someone if they can play a specific musical instrument, you say, ¿Puedes tocar el/la ___? Practice drills using the vocabulary here and you will expand the range of vocabulary and grammar structures that you have mastered.

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Talking about Spanish instruments

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Me gusta tocar un instrumento musical.

I like playing a musical instrument.

Tocar

To touch, To play (an instrument)

Guitarra

Guitar

Guitarra eléctrica

Electric guitar

Bajo eléctrico

Bass guitar

Batería

Drum

Violín

Violin

Flauta

Flute

Armónica

Harmonica

Piano

Piano

Saxofón

Saxophone

Trompeta

Trumpet

Violonchelo

Cello

Pandereta

Tambourine

Teclas

Keys

Teclado

Keyboard

Baquetas

Drumsticks

Remember that all nouns in Spanish are either masculine or feminine, it seems quite confusing at first, but most masculine nouns end in “o” or “e” and take the definite article “el” and most feminine nouns end in “a” and take the definite article “la.”

If you want more on Spanish words then check these out!

See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish

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