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Speaking Spanish on the Road

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Useful Spanish Words and Phrases for Airport Travel

Navigating an airport in Spanish is a lot easier when you know some of the common Spanish words and phrases you may encounter. International airport travel will be a breeze after you master these words [more…]

Useful Spanish Words and Phrases for Train Travel

Worried you’ll miss your train because you don’t know the right Spanish travel phrases? Train travel in a Spanish-speaking country is easy with these handy words and phrases. [more…]

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 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…]

Traveling by Train: Passports and Customs Forms in Spanish

Having a Spanish-speaking train employee check your passport and Customs form can be confusing, but the following steps give you the Spanish you need to chug through the passport and Customs-form process [more…]

Checking into a Hotel in Spanish

If you're traveling abroad, knowing a few Spanish hotel words and phrases can help you find good hotel accommodations in a Spanish-speaking area. The following dialogue shows what could be a common dialogue [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…]

Traveling through Customs Painlessly

Traveling to a Spanish-speaking country usually requires a trip through Customs. Customs rules and regulations can be scary (especially when you’re dealing with an unfamiliar language), but following these [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…]

Ticket to Ride: Buying a Train Ticket in Spanish

If you’re going to ride the train in a Spanish-speaking country, you have to buy a train ticket first. To order your train ticket in Spanish, follow these easy steps: [more…]

Registering Computers, Cameras, and Other Electronics with Customs

If you're planning on doing some international travel, you may have to register your electronic equipment with Customs after you arrive. Registering computers and cameras may save you a hassle with Customs [more…]

Communicating with Immigration Officials in Spanish

Communicating with Spanish-speaking airport personnel can be intimidating, especially when you’re dealing with Immigration. Here are some Spanish airport-related phrases you may hear [more…]

Getting Hotel Room Information in Spanish

Before checking in to a Spanish hotel, you’ll want to check it out to make sure it meets your needs and expectations. Seeing the hotel’s rooms before you check in is a particularly good idea if you’re [more…]

Asking for Directions to the Train Station in Spanish

Want to take a train in a Spanish-speaking country but are unsure of how to ask, in Spanish, for directions to the train station? The following steps can help you find a station with ease: [more…]

Filling Out Hotel Registration Forms in Spanish

When registering at a Spanish hotel, you may be asked to fill out a registration form. Following are some Spanish terms for information you’re likely to be asked for when you check in: [more…]

How to Hire a Taxi in a Spanish City

Like many urban areas worldwide, taxis are often available for hire in Spanish-speaking cities. To take advantage of this service, though, you need to know how to go about hiring a taxi. Following are [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…]

Asking about Hotel Parking in Spanish

If you plan to stay in a Spanish hotel, finding a place to park your car, if you have one, is important, especially where parking spaces are limited, as they tend to be in the beautiful colonial downtown [more…]

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