It’s Time to Do Chores in Spanish! What’s Yours?
Do you want to learn how to talk about your chores in Spanish? I promise it is more fun than doing the actual chores!
Even though nobody enjoys doing their chores, learning to talk about your chores in Spanish is useful. Everyone has to do chores! So talking about what chores you do in your day-to-day life is great for creating conversations. Why not try to have some fun with them while practicing your Spanish?
Because chores are a big part of daily life, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to use vocabulary words related to chores in Spanish. That is why I’ve made a list of nouns, verbs, and adjectives for you to practice while doing your chores.
Spanish Nouns to Use
Nouns related to chores in Spanish are all important when having a conversation. I’ve divided them into categories so you can practice them all.
Learning what the rooms are called in Spanish is the first step when learning to talk about chores in Spanish. Every room has different chores you need to do. Here’s a list of the different rooms you’ll find at home:
|La sala de estar||Living room|
|El comedor||Dining room|
|La entrada||House entrance|
Now let’s learn the names of what those rooms hold. I’ve made two lists: one of the things you find in each room, and one of household items you use to complete your chores.
Furniture, Appliances, and Fixtures
|La lavadora||Washing machine|
|El trapo||Cleaning cloth|
|La aspiradora||Vacuum cleaner|
I know, that’s a lot of words, but don’t worry! I promise that it’ll get easier to remember them all the more you use them.
Spanish Verbs to Use
Using the nouns above with the verbs I’m about to show you will make the whole process much easier for you. Practicing the nouns and verbs together will help you a lot when the time comes to have a conversation about chores in Spanish.
There are two kinds of verbs you can use to talk about chores in Spanish: regular and irregular verbs. Regular verbs in Spanish are straightforward, and they all end with -ar, -er, or -ir.
|Lavar la ropa||Do the laundry|
|Tender la ropa||Hang the clothes|
|Doblar la ropa||Fold the clothes|
|Planchar la ropa||Iron the clothes|
|Lavar los platos||Wash the dishes|
|Secar los platos||Dry the dishes|
|Barrer el suelo||Sweep the floor|
|Trapear el suelo||Mop the floor|
|Tirar la basura||Throw out the trash|
|Hacer la cama||Make the bed|
|Limpiar las ventanas||Clean the windows|
|Arreglar la casa||Tidy the house|
|Cortar la grama||Cut the grass|
|Regar las plantas||Water the plants|
If you want to study more verbs, check out our blog post 15 Spanish Verbs for Beginners.
You’ve probably already come across some irregular verbs while studying Spanish. I know they can be terrifying at times, but don’t fret! Irregular verbs can be understood easily.
Read our blog post How To Use the 50 Most Common Spanish Irregular Verbs to better understand how irregular verbs work.
To talk about chores in Spanish, I’ll show you some examples of how to use irregular verbs.
Tengo que arreglar la casa.
I have to tidy the house.
Estoy doblando la ropa.
I’m folding the clothes.
Puedo cortar la grama.
I can cut the grass.
Voy a tirar la basura.
I will throw away the trash.
Spanish Adjectives to Use
Now you know the nouns and the verbs to talk about your chores in Spanish, but how are you going to describe them?
I’ve prepared a list of Spanish adjectives you can use to describe your chores in Spanish.
Practice Your New Chores in Spanish Vocabulary
Now that you’ve learned all the nouns, verbs, and adjectives you can use when talking about chores in Spanish, you can start practicing in a fun way!
Something that can help you remember all the new vocabulary is to make signs with the words and place them all around your house. You can even use post-it notes! Write down the nouns, verbs, or adjectives and while you’re doing your chores. These little signs will help you remember what each this is called in Spanish.
You can even make a game out of it! Do you like charades? Try getting a group of friends, or other people who are also learning Spanish and play a round of charades. You all act out the chores and the others have to guess what they are in Spanish!
When you feel ready, start having small conversations about your chores in Spanish. It doesn’t have to be a long conversation! Start by saying small phrases like Voy a tender mi cama. Or telling your family: Yo puedo sacar la basura esta noche.
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