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Spanish vocabulary: PLACES

20 Sep, 2017 Spanish for Beginners
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In this lesson, we will learn how to say names of common places in Spanish. This word list is really helpful when you are getting around in a Spanish-speaking country.

Spanish vocabulary - Names of placesHow to say names of common places in Spanish?

Spanish vocabulary: PLACES

  • Capital - Capital (la)
  • Post office - Oficina de correos (la)
  • Hotel - Hotel(el)
  • Market - Mercado (el)
  • Bakery - Panadería (la)
  • Bookstore - Librería (la)
  • Library - Biblioteca (la)
  • Pharmacy - Farmacia (la)
  • Park - Parque (el)
  • Restaurant - Restaurante (el)
  • Movie theater - Cine/Teatro (el)
  • Bar - Bar (el)
  • Bank - Banco (el)
  • Hospital - Hospital (el)
  • Church - Iglesia (la)
  • Café - Cafetería (la)
  • Airport - Aeropuerto (el)
  • Kindergarten - Guardería (la)
  • Museum - Museo (el)
  • Petrol station - Gasolinera (la)
  • Police station - Policía (la)
  • School - Escuela (la)
  • Sidewalk - Acera (la)
  • Stadium - Estadio (el)
  • Shop - Tienda (la)
  • Railway station - Estación de ferrocarril (la)
  • Inn - Posada (la)
  • Grocery store - Abarrotería/Pulpería
  • Beauty salon - Salón de belleza
  • Bus station - Estación de autobuses (la)
  • Shopping centre - Centro comercial (el)
  • Fruit shop - Frutería (la)
  • Shoe shop - Zapatería (el)
  • Town hall - Ayuntamiento (el)
  • Factory - Fábrica
  • Zoo - zoológico

If you want to ask for directions, you can use "¿Dónde " which means "Where" and "estar" (to be).

For example:

¿Dónde está el zoológico? – Where is the zoo?

¿Dónde está el hospital? - Where is the hotel?

See: Giving and asking for directions in Spanish

The word "ubicado" which means "located" is optional.

For example:

¿Dónde están ubicados los hoteles? - Where are hotels located?

¿Dónde está ubicada la panadería? - Where is the bakery?

The verb "hay" can also be used with Spanish indefinite articles (un, una, unos, unas) instead of definite articles (el, la, los, las).

For example:

¿Dónde hay un banco?

¿Dónde hay un parque?

Or you can say:

¿Sabes dónde queda el banco? - Do you know where the bank is?

Cómo llego a ___? How do I get to ___?

¿Cómo llego a la ferretería? - How do I get to the hardware store?

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