Superman helps you Learn Spanish with Translated Trailers

There are many different ways to practice Spanish, and even more if you are open to explore creative alternatives that leverage interesting topics.

Today we will take a look at the versions in Spanish and English of the movie trailers from the “Man of Steel”, the latest version of the Superman story.

This is the recommended sequence:

First, you play the trailer in English so you know what the characters are saying.

Second, you play the trailer in Spanish and try to understand as much as possible even if you get lost in a few sections (don’t worry about the details, just try to get as much as you can).

Third, you play the trailer in Spanish one more time and scroll down to read the transcript in both English and Spanish. Make sure you pause and rewind as much as needed in order to understand what is being said in the Spanish version of the trailer.

The last step of this exercise is to play the Spanish version of the trailer one more time without reading the transcript in Spanish in order to comprehend what the characters say in the video. If you can’t understand everything, take a moment to go back and read the transcripts one more time until you understand it all without reading.


Read it to get started? Here are the two versions of the trailer:

Man of Steel – Official Trailer 3 – Trailer in English


Hombre de Acero – Trailer in Spanish


 Here are the transcripts (First in English, and then in Spanish):


  • Goodbye my son.
  • Adiós hijo mío.


  • Our hopes and dreams travel with you.
  • Nuestros sueños y esperanzas viajan contigo.


  • He’ll be on outcast, they’ll kill him.
  • Será un marginado, lo matarán.


  • No, he will be a god to them.
  • No, será un dios para ellos.


  • What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended.
  • Qué tal si un niño soñara en convertirse en algo más de lo que la sociedad quisiera.


  • What if a child aspired to something greater.
  • Qué tal si un niño aspirara a algo más grande.


  • My son was in the bus, he saw what Clark did.
  • Mi hijo iba en el autobús, el vio lo que hizo Clark.


  • You’re the answer son,
  • Es la respuesta hijo,


  • You are the answer to: are we alone in the universe?
  • Es la respuesta a: ¿estamos solos en el universo?


  • Can I just keep pretending I’m your son?
  • Y no puedo, ¿sólo fingir ser tu hijo?


  • You are my son.
  • Eres mi hijo.


  • I have to believe that you were sent here for a reason.
  • Debo creer que fuiste enviado aquí por una razón.


  • And even if it takes the rest of your life,
  • Y aún si se toma el resto de tu vida,


  • You owe it to yourself to find out what that reason is.
  • Es tu deber averiguar cuál es esa razón.


  • How do you find someone who has spent a lifetime covering his tracks?
  • ¿Cómo encuentras a alguien que ha pasado toda su vida cubriendo sus rastros?


  • For some, he was a Guardian Angel,
  • Para algunos, fue un Ángel Guardián,


  • For others a ghost, who never quite fit in.
  • Para otros, un fantasma que nunca pudo encajar.


  • You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards.
  • Les darás a la gente de la tierra un ideal para seguir luchando.


  • They will rise behind you, they will stumble, they will fall.
  • Y te seguirán, tropezarán, y fracasarán.


  • But in time, they will join you in the sun.
  • Pero con el tiempo, se te unirán en el sol.


  • In time you will help them accomplish wonders.
  • Con el tiempo los ayudara a lograr maravillas.


  • You believe your son is safe?
  • ¿Crees que tu hijo está a salvo?


  • I will find him.
  • Lo voy a encontrar.


  • My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, it would reject me.
  • Mi padre creía que si el mundo descubría quién era, me rechazaría.


  • He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready.
  • Estaba convencido que el mundo no estaba preparado.


  • What do you think?
  • ¿Tú qué opinas?


  • What does the S stand for?
  • ¿Qué significa la S?


  • It’s not an S.
  • No es una S.


  • On my world, it means hope.
  • En mi mundo, significa esperanza.


  • Well here, it’s an S.
  • Bueno aquí, es una S.


  • How about.. super…
  • Qué tal… super…


  • Excuse me?
  • Perdón?


Practice more Spanish with Songs here


Now it’s time to watch the trailer in Spanish one more time, try to understand as much as possible without reading the transcript.


Hombre de Acero – Trailer in Spanish


How did field the second time? Was it easier? Let us know in the comments section available at the end of this page and feel free to share your questions related to Spanish as well.

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