Ch 8: Spanish Vocabulary Words

About This Chapter

The Spanish Vocabulary Words chapter of this Basic Spanish: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master fundamental Spanish vocabulary. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that only take about five minutes, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of Spanish vocabulary.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Spanish vocabulary will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn the basics of Spanish lexicon. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding elemental Spanish vocabulary
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning Spanish (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn common Spanish words
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra Spanish-learning resources

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the material studied in a basic vocabulary unit of a standard Spanish course. Topics covered include:

  • Spanish verbs ending in -er and -ir
  • Spanish words describing school supplies, holidays and airport terms
  • Spanish vocabulary for auto parts, banking terms, and colors
  • Spanish words for animals, furniture and beach-related terms
  • Spanish vocabulary addressing transportation and Thanksgiving terminology

38 Lessons in Chapter 8: Spanish Vocabulary Words
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Common Spanish Verbs Ending in -er

1. Common Spanish Verbs Ending in -er

In this lesson, we will discuss common regular -er verbs in Spanish and how to conjugate them for different subjects in the present tense. To conjugate these verbs, you remove the -er ending and add -o, -es, -e, -emos, -éis and -en, depending on the subject.

Common Spanish Verbs Ending in -ir

2. Common Spanish Verbs Ending in -ir

This lesson lists some common Spanish verbs ending in '-ir'. There are two separate lists: one for regular '-ir' verbs and another for irregular verbs. Read on to begin learning some new Spanish terms and phrases.

School Supplies Words in Spanish

3. School Supplies Words in Spanish

This lesson gives you a list of a few useful school supplies words in Spanish. Also, the lesson contains some practice prompts so you can learn the vocabulary and use it in a practical context.

Holiday Spanish Vocabulary

4. Holiday Spanish Vocabulary

There are lots of special festivities and traditions deeply rooted in all Spanish-speaking countries around the world. In this lesson, we will discuss some of the most important and popular ones.

Airport Vocabulary in Spanish

5. Airport Vocabulary in Spanish

Are you ready for a Mexican beach vacation or a trip to famous Spanish museums and cathedrals? This lesson will teach you the vocabulary you'll need to navigate the airport on your way to a fabulous vacation.

Auto Parts in Spanish

6. Auto Parts in Spanish

This lesson gives you a list of Spanish words for auto parts as they can have a very practical application when traveling in a Spanish-speaking country. The vocabulary includes some prompts you may need along with it.

Banking Terms in Spanish

7. Banking Terms in Spanish

We need money for most everything. This lesson gives you the vocabulary to deal with banks and your money needs in Spanish. In this way, language will not be a limiting factor when you want to express your financial interests.

Color Names in Spanish

8. Color Names in Spanish

What's your favorite color? Do you like bright colors like orange or yellow? Maybe you like colors that remind you of nature, like blue or green? In this lesson, you'll learn how to say the names of basic colors in Spanish.

Spanish Animals: Farm & Zoo Vocabulary

9. Spanish Animals: Farm & Zoo Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will take a virtual trip to a brand new zoo and a farm to learn all about farm and zoo animal vocabulary in Spanish. We will get to know many new animal names and get to test our knowledge with some fun quiz questions.

Spanish Beach Vocabulary

10. Spanish Beach Vocabulary

The Spanish beach vocabulary in this lesson is related to specific sentences you can use them with. This way, you associate each word with a certain verb and this makes it easier for you to remember.

Spanish Furniture Words

11. Spanish Furniture Words

This lesson has a list of furniture words in Spanish. The words are listed in relation with the rooms where they are usually found. Additionally, this lesson provides you with some practice tips.

Spanish Transportation Words

12. Spanish Transportation Words

Planes, trains, and automobiles! This lesson will teach you action and vocabulary words to help you speak about different modes of transportation in Spanish.

Thanksgiving Vocabulary in Spanish

13. Thanksgiving Vocabulary in Spanish

Telling others about your own cultural traditions is important, and Thanksgiving is one of these. You'll need some specific vocabulary to talk about this holiday in Spanish. This lesson provides you with the essential words.

Pets in Spanish

14. Pets in Spanish

This lesson provides you with a list of vocabulary for pets in Spanish. So you can apply the vocabulary to a real context, the lesson includes some phrases you can use along with each vocabulary word.

Addressing a Letter in Spanish

15. Addressing a Letter in Spanish

In this lesson you will learn how to address a letter in Spanish, in both formal and informal contexts. We will analyze its basic format, so that you are able to structure your own letters in a proper way.

Adjectives of Nationality in Spanish

16. Adjectives of Nationality in Spanish

In this lesson we will learn about adjectives of nationality in Spanish, that is, words that indicate where something or someone comes from. We will analyze different types of adjectives and how to use them properly and accurately in context.

Adjectives of Quantity in Spanish

17. Adjectives of Quantity in Spanish

We often attach quantity to nouns, including but not limited to 'a lot,' 'many,' 'some,' etc. So you can comfortably use these expressions in Spanish, this lesson gives you the basic ones.

Drink & Beverage Vocabulary in Spanish

18. Drink & Beverage Vocabulary in Spanish

Hola amigo, hola amiga, ¿tomamos algo? Going out for drinks and socializing over tasty food and beverages is an essential part of Spanish culture. To communicate effectively about drinks and beverages, it's crucial to learn some general vocabulary as well as all about specific ''bebidas'' that are indispensable to Spanish gastronomy. Are you ready? Let's do this!

Good Luck Expressions in Spanish

19. Good Luck Expressions in Spanish

Isn't is a great way to show someone your care and appreciation by wishing them good luck-be it for their next exam, a life challenge, or a completely different type of endeavor? Let's take a look at how Spaniards and Latinos go about their good luck expressions!

Spanish Bird Names

20. Spanish Bird Names

This lesson expands your vocabulary by looking at bird names in Spanish. After you have finished reading through the lesson, try out your new skills by practicing your new vocabulary with the quiz questions.

Spanish Music Vocabulary

21. Spanish Music Vocabulary

Music connects people from all over the world and is a popular topic of conversation. Learn how to discuss music in Spanish by learning new music vocabulary, phrases, verbs, and nouns, and take a look at a practice conversation.

Spanish Nature Vocabulary

22. Spanish Nature Vocabulary

Fascination with nature is universal. For this reason, it is useful to know the related vocabulary. This lesson includes words such as 'flowers,' 'trees,' 'grass,' etc. It also gives you sentences for practical use.

Speaking on the Phone in Spanish: Etiquette & Conversation

23. Speaking on the Phone in Spanish: Etiquette & Conversation

Knowing how to talk on the phone in Spanish is essential to your success and social skills. Let's take a look at how to speak on the phone in Spanish and what etiquette needs to be followed when doing so.

Location Words in Spanish

24. Location Words in Spanish

Location words and expressions help us situate things, people, and places. This lesson gives you the main vocabulary you need to talk about location and give and understand directions in Spanish.

Spanish Numbers 101-1,000: Practice Activity

25. Spanish Numbers 101-1,000: Practice Activity

In Spanish, numbers function like building blocks. Learn the vocabulary for 101 - 1,000 in Spanish, and then explore real-world newspaper ad examples and a practice activity.

Internet Vocabulary in Spanish

26. Internet Vocabulary in Spanish

This lesson covers the essential internet vocabulary in Spanish. Learn all the keywords and main computer terms, you'll need to search information, send an email or surf the Internet.

Electronics Terms in Spanish

27. Electronics Terms in Spanish

Terms like 'computer', 'cell phone', 'digital camera', etc. are common in every language these days now that electronics are a part of our daily life. Learn electronics-related vocabulary in Spanish and some useful phrases.

Car Parts in Spanish

28. Car Parts in Spanish

Can you drive? Are you passionate about cars? In this lesson, you will learn all the essential Spanish terms related to cars, which will be useful in daily conversation, when renting a car, or when going to a garage.

Pedir vs. Preguntar

29. Pedir vs. Preguntar

When you want to ask a question in Spanish you need a different verb from the one you use when asking for something else. Let's learn two different verbs in Spanish as we visit a Spanish class.

Beber vs. Tomar

30. Beber vs. Tomar

Don't you love the softness of bread when you grab it with your hands? What beverage do you prefer to drink when you are thirsty? The verbs 'to take' and 'to drink' are part of your answers to these questions in Spanish and we learn them in this lesson.

Decidir Present Tense Conjugation

31. Decidir Present Tense Conjugation

Decisions are a part of life. The verb 'to decide' in Spanish is ''decidir''. In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate ''decidir'' in the present tense. You will also see some helpful examples of how to use the verb.

Bien vs. Bueno in Spanish

32. Bien vs. Bueno in Spanish

You know the dictionary meaning of the Spanish words 'bien' and 'bueno', but you are still confused about when to use each word. This lesson clarifies the uses of 'bien' and 'bueno' as we visit an Argentinian grill restaurant.

Devolver Spanish Conjugation

33. Devolver Spanish Conjugation

The Spanish verb 'devolver' means 'to return' or 'to give back.' Learn how to use this verb adequately in the present to help you talk about what you need to return and understand signs at stores.

Vestirse Translation & Reflexive Conjugation

34. Vestirse Translation & Reflexive Conjugation

'Vestirse' is Spanish for 'to get dressed.' Review this Spanish verb and the conjugation rules for the present indicative, along with some examples for using 'vestirse' in conversation.

Continents in Spanish

35. Continents in Spanish

The world is a big place. There are seven continents and five oceans on the planet Earth. The word for continents in Spanish is ''continentes.'' In this lesson, you will learn the Spanish names for the seven ''continentes.'' You will also learn some helpful vocabulary for talking about continents.

Quedar vs. Quedarse

36. Quedar vs. Quedarse

Do you have doubts about the use of the verbs 'quedar' and 'quedarse' in Spanish? Then check out this lesson to answer your questions. We'll take a look at their differences in usage through a number of familiar examples.

What's the Difference Between Bien, Buen & Bueno?

37. What's the Difference Between Bien, Buen & Bueno?

Do you have trouble distinguishing between the words 'bien', 'buen' and 'bueno'? This lesson will clarify their differences and you'll learn how to use each word in plenty of contexts.

Spanish Vocabulary: Musical Instruments

38. Spanish Vocabulary: Musical Instruments

In this lesson, you'll learn all the essential Spanish terms for musical instruments, as well as some related vocabulary. Learn how to talk about your favorite instruments and musical experiences.

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