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Around the House / En la casa

During your stay in a Spanish speaking country, it is absolutely certain that you will use a lot of the vocabulary from this section to discuss things around the house and the essentials of living. In it, you will be able to find a full summary of terms used to refer to the home including both furniture and utensils or other items which you may find about the place, and they have been helpfully divided up into the main rooms in which you will find them for further convenience.

There are a lot of ways in which you might want to talk about these things, no matter what kind of accommodation you pick to stay in while you study Spanish. You may want to go to the reception of the hotel and ask for some extra pillows; if you are staying with a host family you may ask them where the bathroom is when you arrive or whether you may use the telephone; or if you are staying with other students you might want to ask them to help you find something in the shared kitchen when you first make a meal there.

So it does not matter if you lose something in the kitchen, if you are looking for the remote control beneath the sofa or if you need a quilt for your bed. Here you will find the most suitable terms for all your needs, as well as the ways in which you can explain yourself when there is an issue with something in particular. If you would like to start practicing these words before you set off for you Spanish courses, here is something that you can do for fun: write the words out on sticky notes, and attach them to items around your own house to which they correspond. Make sure that every time that you use an item or walk into a room, you repeat the name to yourself in Spanish so that you can start to drill it into your head!

Bedroom
Living room
Dining room
Kitchen
Bathroom
Hallway
Basement
Attic

Bedroom
Bed
Mattress
Pillow
Sheet
Quilt / Duvet
Closet
Alarm clock

Living room
Lamp
Bookcase
Couch
Armchair
Television
Telephone

Dining room
Chair
Table
Plate
Glass
Silverware
Tablecloth

Kitchen
Dish washer
Stove
Oven
Pan
Pot
Microwave

Bathroom
Bathtub
Shower
Toilet
Mirror
Shampoo
Soap
Towel

La habitación / el cuarto
El salón
El comedor
La cocina
El cuarto de baño
El pasillo
El sótano
El ático / el desván

La habitación
La cama
El colchón
La almohada
La sábana
El edredón
El armario
El despertador

El salón
La lámpara
La estantería
El sofá
El sillón
La telivisión
El teléfono

El comedor
La silla
La mesa
El plato
El vaso
Los cubiertos
El mantel

La cocina
El lavavajillas / el lavaplatos
La cocina
El horno
La sartén
La olla
El microondas

El cuarto de baño
La bañera
La ducha
El váter
El espejo
El champú
El jabón
La toalla