It doesn’t matter whether you live en una casa (in a house) or un departamento (an apartment), after reading this article you will be able to speak about los muebles (furniture) and be ready to rent a house based on your needs, buy decoration items, or even ask where to find something.
The Rooms in a house
Before we start learning phrases, it is important to know the names of each room. So, it would be easy to identify the furniture in each room:
- la Sala (the living room)
- el comedor (the dining room)
- la cocina (the kitchen)
- la recámara (the bedroom)
- el cuarto de lavado (the laundry room)
- el Estudio (the home office)
Renting a House
Let’s say you want to go to Mexico or any Spanish-speaking country and you need to find accommodation with specific features.
If you are on the phone talking to a potential landlord or landlady, you may say:
- ¡Hola! Yo soy María Fernanda. (Hello! I am María Fernanda.)
- Estoy buscando un departamento con dos cuartos. (I am looking for an apartment with 2 bedrooms.)
- Me gustaría que fuera un departamento amueblado. (I would like it to be a furnished apartment.)
- Quiero una cocina grande con un baño completo y un medio baño para visitas. (I want a big kitchen, with one full bathroom and one half bathroom for visitors.)
Let’s analyze the following Ad.
In this ad, it is important you have a look at the following vocabulary:
- La mejor ubicación (the best location)
- Alberca (Pool)
- Chapoteadero (wading pool)
- Torre de departamentos segura (Safe apartment building)
- Estacionamiento techado (Covered parking)
- Totalmente climatizado (with air conditioning)
- Cama matrimonial (Double bed)
- Televisión y servicio de internet (TV and internet service)
- Cocina equipada y área de lavado con lavadora y secadora (Equipped kitchen and laundry room with washer and dryer)
The following chunks may come in handy if and when you are en la mueblería (in a furniture shop):
- Me gustaría comprar (I would like to buy)
- Estoy buscando (I am looking for)
- Necesito (I need)
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Other useful chunks to describe what you are looking for specifically include:
- Necesito una lámpara blanca (I need a white llamp)
- Estoy buscando una cama individual (I am looking for a single bed)
- Me gustaría comprar un horno eléctrico (I would like to buy an electric oven)
This actually could apply in a lot of situations: at a restaurant, at your friend’s house or even if you want to help them to bring something… So, you want to learn how to ask and how to reply.
- Oye, amigo, ¿dónde está el baño? (Hey friend, where is the bathroom?)
- Al fondo a la derecha, pasando el comedor. (At the end to the right, next to the dining room,)
- Oye, necesito dos sillas de la sala, por favor. (Hey, I need two chairs from the living room, please.)
- Sí, por supuesto. ¿Estas están bien? (Yes, of course, these ones are fine?)
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¡Muy bien, amigos! Now you know the Spanish phrases to talk about furniture, and let me give you a tip if you want to learn them faster: use some sticky notes to identify the furniture in your own house with their Spanish name AND feel free to watch more videos on our channel!