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Car hire / El alquiler de coche; Airport café / el café en el aeropuerto; Petrol station / La gasolinera; Hotel / El hotel; Restaurant / El restaurante; Beach / La playa; Supermarket / El supermercado; Local café / El café vecino; Pharmacy / La farmacia; Insects / Insectos; Jobs / Trabajos; Sports / Deportes;

 

Fun Spanish Learning Situations and Vocabulary

Attempting a new language can sometimes be a daunting experience, but it doesn`t need to be so. The emphasis on these pages is on the development of the popular language which is used in everyday situations. In any language there are a relatively small number of words which account for 80 per cent of all conversations. Test your vocab knowledge the fun way, using our crosswords and flashcards: learn, recognize, listen and recall.
     
Learn Spanish to use at / Aprender espa?ol para el/la...
AT THE CAR HIRE - AL ALQUILER DE COCHE
Alquiler de coche

On arrival at your holiday destination airport, you will probably find that many people speak English. However don`t bank on it. Some simple words and expressions could make all the difference to help you collect your hire car at the airport.
Car hire Useful vocab/phrases and dialogue page

 

At-a-glance useful CAR HIRE vocab:
Excuse me, could you tell me where the car rentals are?
Perdone, ¿me puede indicar adónde puedo alquilar un coche?

AT THE AIRPORT CAFÉ - AL CAFÉ EN EL AEROPUERTO
Chocolate con churros

Search out the airport café. This is your first introduction to that first wonderful cup of continental coffee and those intriguingly different snacks and cakes.
Airport café Useful vocab/phrases page
Airport café Fun learning dialogues page

 

At-a-glance useful CAFE vocab:
Two coffees and a coke please.
Dos cafés con leche y una coca-cola por favor.

AT THE PETROL STATION - A LA GASOLINERA
Gasolina

Be ready for that non self-service petrol station, with some simple but effective language.
Petrol station Useful vocab/phrases page
Petrol station Fun learning dialogues page

 

At-a-glance useful PETROL STATION vocab:
Do you take credit cards?
¿Acepta tarjetas de crédito?

AT THE HOTEL - AL HOTEL
Al hotel

When you arrive at your hotel, keep it simple: be armed with the obvious phrases and words for this situation.
Hotel Useful vocab/phrases page
Hotel Fun learning dialogues page

 

At-a-glance useful HOTEL vocab:
I would like a single room - Quisiera una habitación individual.

AT THE RESTAURANT - AL RESTAURANTE
Restaurante

The language needed in the restaurant situation is very predictable. Learn a few likely phrases and culinary words, and you will feel confident.
Restaurant Useful vocab/phrases page
Restaurant Typical menu page
Restaurant Fun learning dialogues page

 

At-a-glance useful RESTAURANT vocab:
La cuenta, por favor - Can we have the bill please?

AT THE BEACH - A LA PLAYA
La Playa

The nearest beach is the next target. First task is to secure some sun-loungers in a good position for the day. Then relax and start the holiday, but get your fair share of ice creams.
Beach Useful vocab/phrases page
Beach Fun learning dialogues page

 

At-a-glance useful BEACH vocab:
What flavours of ice cream do you have?
¿Qué sabores de helado tiene?

AT THE SUPERMARKET - AL SUPERMERCADO
Al supermercado

You need a bit of shopping, so why not visit the local friendly supermarket. Ask for a few recommendations on savouries or drink, you might be pleasantly surprised at how helpful they can be.
Supermarket Useful vocab/phrases page
Supermarket Fun learning dialogues page

 

At-a-glance useful SUPERMARKET vocab:
Could I also have some of that tortilla española?
Me gustaría también un trozo de tortilla española.

AT THE LOCAL CAFÉ - AL CAFÉ VECINO
Al cafe

Make friends with the locals or fellow holiday-makers in the local café/bar.
Local Cafe Useful vocab/phrases page
Local Cafe Fun learning dialogues page

 

At-a-glance useful CAFE vocab:
¿Qué pasa? - What's up? (what's happening?)

IN THE PHARMACY - EN LA FARMACIA
Farmacia Whether you have sunburn or have cut your foot on the beach, you may need to visit the local Pharmacy or doctor. Being able to tell them which bit hurts, will help you get the right treatment.
Pharmacy / Farmacia Useful vocab/phrases page
Pharmacy / Farmacia Fun learning dialogues page
  At-a-glance useful PHARMACY vocab:
I am looking for/I need a doctor - Busco/Necesito un médico
I have sunburn - Tengo una quemadura del sol
INSECTS - INSECTOS
Insectos - mariquita

Learn the Spanish vocab for the different types of insect, from worms to ladybirds and spiders to the praying mantis. Test your knowledge using the insect crossword and insect flashcards.
Insect / Insectos Useful vocab page

 

At-a-glance useful INSECTS vocab:
la abeja (reina) = (queen) bee
la araña = spider
la avispa = wasp

JOBS - TRABAJOS
Butcher

Learn the Spanish vocab for the different types of job, from a bus driver to a translator and a farmer to a veterinarian.
Jobs / Trabajos Useful vocab page

 

At-a-glance useful JOBS vocab:
Scientist = el científico/la científica
Sculptor = el escultor/la escultora
Secretary = el secretario/la secretaria
Servant = el sirviente/la sirvienta

SPORTS - DEPORTES
Sports - Deportes

Learn the Spanish vocab for the different sports (e.g. ajedrez = chess), along with sports-related vocab and phrases.
Sports / Deportes Useful vocab page

 

At-a-glance useful SPORTS vocab:
el fútbol = football
los Juegos Olímpicos = The Olympics
Tíramela = Throw it to me.
¿Puedo jugar? = Can I play?


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