Spanish Vocabulary for Household Items

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Instructor: Danielle Geary

Danielle teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a Doctor of Education with research concentration in Study Abroad and Foreign Language Acquisition.

'Hogar, dulce hogar.' This Spanish lesson will teach you how to talk about your 'home, sweet home,' show you some new vocabulary, and discuss how cognates and letter/word association can help you remember new words!

Spanish Vocabulary for Household Items

Our house: it's where we grow up, raise a family, laugh, cry, and everything in between. It's where we make memories! Vamos! Let's learn how to talk about our casa, or our 'hogar, dulce hogar,' which is our expression for today! You'll see what it means towards the end of the lesson.

This is our casa from the outside. Now, let's go in and find out how to describe it in español.

Let's see... this house has cinco rooms. From here, we can see la sala, la oficina, la cocina, el dormitorio, and el baño.

Let's start with la sala. What's in this room? Hmmm… Yo veo (I see):

el sofá (sofa)

las cortinas (curtains)

la mesita (small table)

la lámpara (lamp)

La sala, or living room
La Sala

Now let's go to la cocinaYo veo:

la estufa (stove)

el horno (oven)

el refrigerador (refrigerator)

el congelador (freezer)

La cocina, or kitchen
La Cocina

How about in la oficina? Yo veo:

el estante (shelf)

el escritorio (desk)

la silla (chair)

la pared (wall)

La oficina, or office
La Oficina

Y qué hay en el dormitorio? Yo veo:

el despertador (alarm clock)

la cama (bed)

el espejo (mirror)

el cuadro (painting)

El dormitorio, or bedroom
El Dormitorio

Y qué hay en el baño? Yo veo:

el lavabo (sink)

el retrete (toilet)

la ducha (shower)

El bano, or bathroom
El Baño

Cognates and Tips for Memorization

Wow! Lots of words today! Let's take a closer look at how we might be able to remember them. There are several cognates in this lesson, which is fantástico! What's a cognate? It's a word that looks, and often sounds, similar in two or more languages. Yay for cognates! Clearly sofá is a cognate. Lámpara is a cognate. Refrigerador is also a cognate!

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