Renting a Car in a Spanish-Speaking Country

6 of 7 in Series: The Essentials of Driving and Getting Around by Car in Spanish-Speaking Countries

One way to feel like a local when you’re visiting a Spanish-speaking country is to rent a car. In fact, renting a car is also a good way to practice your Spanish because you’ll be exposed to road signs, directions, and the like that are all in Spanish.

Following are some Spanish phrases that will come in handy when you’re ready to rent a car and hit the streets:

  • Quiero arrendar un auto. (keeeh-roh ah-rrehn-dahr oon ahoo-toh) (I want to rent a car.)

  • Me puede dar la lista de precios? (meh pooeh-deh dahr lah lees-tah deh preh-seeohs) (Can you give me the price list?)

  • ¿Cuánto cuesta al día? (kooahn-toh kooehs-tah ahl deeah) (How much is it per day?)

  • ¿Cuánto cuesta por semana? (kooahn-toh kooehs-tah pohr seh-mah-nah) (How much is it per week?)

  • ¿Cuántos kilómetros puedo andar? (kooahn-tohs kee-loh-meh-trohs pooeh-doh ahn-dahr) (How many kilometers may I go?)

  • ¿Cuántos kilómetros por litro da este auto? (kooahn-tohs kee-loh-meh-trohs pohr lee-tro dah ehs-teh ahoo-toh) (How many kilometers per liter does this car make?)

  • ¿El auto es estándar o automático? (ehl ahoo-toh ehs ehs-tahn-dahr oh ahoo-toh-mah-tee-koh) (Is the car standard or automatic?)

  • ¿Cuánto cuesta el seguro? (kooahn-toh kooehs-tah ehl seh-goo-roh) (How much is the insurance?)

  • ¿Tiene mapas de la región? (teeeh-neh mah-pahs deh lah reh-Heeohn) (Do you have maps of the region?)

  • ¿Dónde está la rueda de repuesto? (dohn-deh ehs-tah lah rooeh-dah deh reh-pooehs-toh) (Where’s the spare tire?)

  • ¿Dónde tengo que devolver el auto? (dohn-deh tehn-goh keh deh-bvohl-bvehr ehl ahoo-toh) (Where do I have to return the car?)

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