The Essentials of Driving and Getting Around by Car in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Driving in a foreign country is less fun when you're lost. Review the essentials of driving and getting around by car in a Spanish-speaking country to equip yourself with the phrases and vocabulary you'll need to find your way.

Knowing Your Rights and Lefts: Describing Relative Positions in Spanish

If you know the right words, you can use Spanish to describe something or someone’s position in relation to your body. Follow these guidelines to correctly use Spanish to identify the space around your [more…]

Using Dónde and Estar to Ask for Directions in Spanish

The Spanish verb estar(ehs-tahr), which means to be (in a temporary state), has a special relationship with the question ¿dónde?(dohn-deh), which asks where. This relationship exists because looking for [more…]

Expressing Near and Far in Spanish

Two Spanish words can help you express distance: cerca(sehr-kah; meaning near or close) and lejos (leh-Hohs;meaning far). When traveling in a Spanish-speaking country, be sure to use these two words when [more…]

Expressing Spatial Directions in Spanish

Certain Spanish words allow you to describe where people or things are in relation to other people and things. Expressing these spatial directions in Spanish — and thus creating more accurate and engaging [more…]

What to Ask Before Driving in a Spanish-Speaking Nation

If you're vacationing in a Spanish-speaking country and decide to rent a car, you may want to ask, in Spanish, a few questions about driving conditions. It can save you much time and frustration. Save [more…]

Renting a Car in a Spanish-Speaking Country

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 [more…]

Common Driving Concerns in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Driving in a foreign country can be disconcerting. Addressing common driving concerns (like driver’s licenses and road signs) when planning your trip to a Spanish-speaking country is invaluable. That way [more…]

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