Spanish Phrases for use around the home
Listen To Household Spanish Phrases
One of the most common places to speak Spanish is at home. And whether you just started learning or have been speaking Spanish for many years, sooner or later you'll find yourself visiting a friend at his Spanish-speaking household. -- That's where these household related Spanish phrases will come in handy.
You can change and customize all these phrases as needed to accommodate the situation.
The phrases listed here will help you say the things in Spanish that you'd say when you're at home. Things like when you want to watch TV: 'who has the remote?'. Or when someone calls you, you can say: I'm busy, I'll be there in a minute. Talk about brushing your teeth. Decide who's turn it is to take out the garbage. Make and talk about the weekend plans. Talk about the yard work like mowing the lawn and taking care of the vegetable garden. Discuss household chores like doing the laundry and the dishes. Talk about having fun during free time, like going out to see a movie.
Spanish phrases to talk about household topicsBelow is a list of common phrases you hear around a Spanish-speaking household.
- No tengo hambre haorita.
- I'm not hungry right now.
- Using the word ahorita is a powerful way to say right now. See the next phrase too.
- Ahorita vengo.
- I'll be right there.
- As you can see, this is a phrase that doesn't translate literally, word for word.
- ¿Donde esta el control remoto?
- Where's the remote control?
- The remote always seems to be in a different spot, but substitute any other word in this phrase.
- Se me olvido lavarme la boca.
- I forgot to brush my teeth.
- This sentence has good practice with reflexive verbs.
- Se me olvido sacar la basura.
- I forgot to take out the garbage.
- Another good reflexive verb example.
- ¿Que vaz hacer este fin de semana?
- What are you going to do this weekend?
- How to make plans for the weekend in Spanish.
- Llegando a la casa, voy a cortar el pasto.
- When I get home, I'm going to mow the lawn.
- Notice the structure difference between llegando a la casa and when I get home. This is just something that has to be memorized and learned.
- Como no ha llovido, voy a echar agua al jardin.
- Since it hasn't rained, I'm going to water the garden.
- Use this form with other verbs and you can get a lot said with this structure.
- Voy a cambiar el aceite en el carro.
- I'm going to change the oil in the car.
- To talk in the future tense you can use voy a followed by the infinitive form of what you will do, or what will happen in the future.
- Despues de lavar los trastes, me puse a hacer la cama.
- After washing the dishes, I made the bed.
- This is a good example of how to describe something that happened in the past in Spanish.
- Antes de echar el fertilizante, voy a cortar el pasto.
- Before spreading the fertilizer, I'm going to mow the lawn.
- This sentence shows how to describe the order in which events take place.
- Por favor, dime cuando terminas con el telefono.
- Please tell me when you're finished with the phone.
- Common courtesy, in Spanish.
- Estan pasando una pelicula buena en la tarde.
- They're showing a good movie tonight.
- estan pasando is technically something that is happening in the present moment but you can imply the future by specifying en la tarde -- we do this in English too.