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House Parts in Spanish – Useful Household Vocabulary

How do you learn new vocabulary? Do you make lists you later memorize, or do you stick post-it notes with new words and phrases all-around your room?

What has always worked best with me, and what I always recommend to my students, is building topic vocabulary groups. 

In this way, whenever you want to participate in a Spanish conversation on a given topic, youโ€™ll have enough vocabulary to get through.

If you feel this system might actually work for you, let me show you how to go about this vocabulary building exercise.

Letโ€™s take house parts in Spanish as our main topic. 

To start with, we need to build our core vocabulary, which in this case will be:

House parts in Spanish – Basics

  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ la casa – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง house, home
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el apartamento, el piso, el departamento – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง apartment
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ la cocina – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง kitchen
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el baรฑo – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง bathroomย 
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el dormitorio, el cuarto, la pieza, la habitaciรณn – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง bedroom
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el comedor –ย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง dining roomย 
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ la sala de estar / el living – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง living room
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el cuarto de lavado, la lavanderรญa – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง laundry room
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el รกtico – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง attic
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el sรณtano, el subterrรกneo – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง basement
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el techo – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roof
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ las ventanas – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง windows
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ las puertas – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง doors
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ las paredes – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง walls
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el piso – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง floor
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ el pasillo ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง hall, corridor
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ patio – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง yard
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ jardรญn – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง garden

If you wonder why sometimes there is more than one alternative to an English word, it is because different Spanish speaking countries may use different names for the same places or objects.ย 

Now, these 18 words alone will already allow you to start building simple sentences.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Este es mi cuarto.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง This is my room.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Hay 3 dormitorios y dos baรฑos en esta casa.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in this house.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Busco una casa de dos pisos.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง I am looking for a two-story house.ย 

You can also use this core vocabulary group in questions, using some of the common Spanish question words:

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ยฟDรณnde estรก la cocina?
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Where is the kitchen?

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ยฟCuรกntos dormitorios tiene esta casa?
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง How many bedrooms does this house have?

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ยฟQuรฉ tan grande es la sala de estar?
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง How big is the living room?

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ยฟEl baรฑo de visita estรก el el piso de arriba o abajo?
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Is the guest bathroom upstairs or downstairs?

When visiting someoneโ€™s house for the first time, or receiving guests in yours, youโ€™ll indeed find that directions in Spanish come in handy:ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
A: Disculpa, ยฟme indicas dรณnde estรก la cocina?
B: Claro, al final del pasillo, a la derecha.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
A: Sorry, can you indicate where the kitchen is?
B: Sure, at the end of the hall, to the right.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
A: ยฟPuedo ocupar el baรฑo, por favor?
B: Por supuesto, estรก en el piso de arriba, al lado del cuarto de Juan.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
A: Can I use the bathroom, please?
B: Of course, it is upstairs, next to Juanโ€™s bedroom.ย 

Parts of the house in Spanish – common verbs

The next step in our vocabulary-building exercise is to come up with verbs that are commonly associated with the main topic. 

In the case of house-related vocabulary, some of these verbs will be:

  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ comprar – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to buy
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ construir – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to build
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ arrendar, alquilar, rentar – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to rent
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ vender – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to sell
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ renovar – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง renovate
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ limpiar – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to clean
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ pintar – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to paint
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ remodelar– ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to remodel
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ decorar – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to decorate

All these verbs describe what you can do TO a house.

Now, letโ€™s ask ourselves what we typically do IN a house, including house chorestareas domรฉsticas

  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ vivir – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to live
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ descansar – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to rest
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ dormir- ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to sleep
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ver tele – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to watch TV
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ cocinar– ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to cook
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ lavar la loza – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to wash the dishesย 
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ pasar la aspiradora – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to vacuum
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ planchar – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to iron
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ lavar la ropa – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to do laundry
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ barrer el piso – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to sweep the floor
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ trapear – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to mop

Of course, these are only a few examples; feel free to add as many verbs as you want to this list. 

What you can actually do with all these verbs will depend on your level of Spanish and the grammar structures you know. 

These are some of my ideas:

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ He vivido toda mi vida en esta casa.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Iโ€™ve lived all my life in this house.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Ayer por fin vendimos nuestro departamento.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Yesterday we finally sold our apartment.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Vamos a arrendar una casa cerca del colegio.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Weโ€™re going to rent a house close to the school.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Si compramos esta casa, tendremos que renovarla y remodelarla entera.ย ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง If we buy this house, weโ€™ll have to renovate it and remodel it completely.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ยฟPuedes pasar la aspiradora en la sala de estar, por favor?
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Can you please vacuum the living room?

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Lleva tu plato a la cocina y lava toda la loza.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Take your plate to the kitchen and wash all the dishes.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Pedro pasa todo el dรญa en su pieza: allรญ duerme, come, estudia y descansa.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Pedro spends all day in his room: he sleeps, eats, studies, and rests there.

Describing a house and its parts in Spanish

Great job with the verbs! 

Time for the next step in our vocabulary building. 

What do you say if we now turn to adjectives? They are extremely useful in real-life conversations allowing us to describe better the things we talk about.

To see what adjectives are typically related to housing parts in Spanish, ask yourself, โ€œwhat a house can be like.โ€

It can be big, expensive, modern, well-located, and so on and so forth.

What would some of these adjectives sound like in Spanish?

Positive featuresNegative features
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ grande – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง big
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ hermosa – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง beautiful
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ moderna – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง modern
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ barata – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง cheap
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ bien ubicada – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง well-located
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ cรณmoda – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง comfortable
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ acogedora – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง cosy
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ espaciosa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง spacious
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ bien diseรฑada – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง well-designed
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ amoblada – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง furnished
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ nueva – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง new
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ bien iluminada – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง well-lit
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ordenada – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tidy
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ limpia – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง clean
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ pequeรฑa, chica – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง small
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธfea – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ugly
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ anticuada – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง old-fashioned
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ cara – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง expensive
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ alejada – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง remote
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ incรณmoda – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง cramped
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ frรญa- ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง cold
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ vacรญa – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง empty
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ bien diseรฑada – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง well-designed
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ sin muebles – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง unfurnished
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ vieja – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง old
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ dark – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง oscura
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ desordenada – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง messy
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ sucia – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง dirty

Have you noticed how I used the feminine form in all the adjectives from the table? Do you know why?

Itโ€™s because we describe a houseuna casa, which in Spanish is a feminine noun. 

If I were talking about an apartmentun departamento, I would have put these adjectives in the masculine form

If you are struggling with the gender forms in Spanish, let me assure you it is a frequent difficulty for English speakers, leading to many common mistakes.ย 

Unlike English, Spanish nouns and adjectives can be either masculine or feminine. Moreover, not only nouns pluralize – adjectives do too.

That means you have to adjust their form when describing more than one object, place, or person. 

Have a look at the sentences below to see how it works:

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ La cocina es grande y espaciosa, pero los dormitorios parecen muy oscuros y chicos.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The kitchen is big and spacious, but the bedrooms seem very dark and small.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ No podrรญa vivir en la casa de Pablo. Es siempre tan desordenada y sucia.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง I couldnโ€™t live at Pabloโ€™s house. It is always so messy and dirty.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Me encanta este departamento. Es hermoso y moderno, pero demasiado caro.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง I love this apartment! It is beautiful and modern, but too expensive.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Si buscas una casa bien ubicada, no esperes que sea barata.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง If you are looking for a well-located house, donโ€™t expect it to be cheap.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ El departamento de mis abuelos es un poco anticuado, pero muy acogedor.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง My grandparentsโ€™ apartment is a little old-fashioned but very cozy.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Las casas en este sector no son muy grandes, porque el terreno es muy caro.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Houses in this sector are not very big because the land is pricey.ย 

Typical furniture, household appliances, and ornaments in different parts of the house in Spanish

Have you noticed how our sentences have been getting increasingly longer? That proves that our vocabulary is increasing!

The last part of our task is to add specific words related to our key-topic. If we were talking about a car, for instance, it would be its different parts. In the case of supermarket-themed vocabulary, it would be various aisles and products.

But since we are talking about parts of the house, our specific vocabulary will describe typical furniture and applianceslos muebles y los electrodomรฉsticos. 

Cocina – Kitchen

  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un refrigerador – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a fridge
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una cocina – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a stove, a cooker
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un horno – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง an oven
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un microondas – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a microwave oven
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un lavaplatos – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a sink
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un lavavajillas – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a dishwasher
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una tostadora – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a toaster
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un mueble de cocina – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a cupboard, a kitchen cabinet
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una mesa – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a table
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un taburete – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a kitchen stool

If youโ€™d like to learn more food-related vocabulary, check out my posts on shopping and restaurants.ย 

Baรฑo – Bathroom

  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una tina – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a bathtub
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una ducha – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a shower
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una taza de baรฑo – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a toilet
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un espejo – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a mirror
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un lavamano – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a washing basin
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un secador de pelo – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a hairdryer
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un gabinete de baรฑo – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง bathroom cabinet
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una toalla – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a towel

Sala de estar – Living room

  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un sofรก – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a couch, a sofa
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un sillรณn – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง an armchair
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una mesa de centro – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a coffee table
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una lรกmpara – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a lamp
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una alfombra – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a carpet, a rug
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una estanterรญa – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a bookcase
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una tele – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a TV set
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ las cortinas – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง curtains, drapes
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ las persianas – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง blinds
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ las cortinas enrollables – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roller-blinds
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una tele – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a TV set
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un cuadro – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a painting

Dormitorio – Bedroom

  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una cama – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a bed
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un camarote – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a bunk bed
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un escritorio – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a desk
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una silla – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a chair
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un armario, un guardaropa – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a wardrobe
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un closet – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a closet
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una repisa – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a shelf
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ un afiche – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a poster

Lavanderia y bodega – Laundry and storage room

  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una lavadora – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a washing machine
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una secadora – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a dryer
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una plancha – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง an iron
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una tabla de planchar – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง an ironing board
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una aspiradora – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a vacuum cleaner
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una escoba – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a broom
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ una mopa, un trapero – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง a mop

As you see, we have started with less than 20 essential words, and now we have almost a hundred! Plus, plenty of real-life use examples. 

I hope youโ€™ve enjoyed this exercise, and I encourage you to repeat it with other key-topics as well. 

For some extra practice, I am leaving you with a few more sample sentences:

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Si nos cambiamos de casa, tendremos que comprar un refrigerador nuevo.ย 
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง If we move house, weโ€™ll have to buy a new fridge.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ La aspiradora se ha echado a perder. Hay que llevarla al servicio tรฉcnico.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The vacuum cleaner has broken down. We need to get it serviced.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Este sofรก no combina con el color de las cortinas.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง This couch doesnโ€™t match with the color of the drapes.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Prefieres dormir en la parte de arriba, o la parte de abajo del camarote?
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Do you prefer to sleep in the top or bottom part of the bunk bed?

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ยฟPuedo usar tu secador de pelo? El mรญo no funciona.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Can I use your hairdryer? Mine is not working.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Ya no caben mรกs libros en esta estanterรญa.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง You canโ€™t fit any more books in this bookshelf.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Ordena tu guardaropa, por favor y mete la ropa sucia en la lavadora.
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Tidy your wardrobe, please, and toss your dirty clothes in the washing machine.ย 

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Joanna Lupa

Joanna Lupa

Polish by birth, Chilean by the turns of life. Has spent 20 years in that beautiful South American country working as a language teacher and translator. Has taught Spanish and English to students of all proficiency levels. Passionate about languages, books, and traveling. A mother of 2 trilingual teenagers.