Spanish Vocabulary for Erasmus in Spain

With its laidback lifestyle, reasonable prices, amazing weather and large choice of universities, life in Spain is any international students’ dream. It’s no wonder that Spain is the country that both sends and receives the highest number of Erasmus students out of any European country in the programme!   Thanks to its famously friendly atmosphere, buzzing bars and over 14km […]

With its laidback lifestyle, reasonable prices, amazing weather and large choice of universities, life in Spain is any international students’ dream. It’s no wonder that Spain is the country that both sends and receives the highest number of Erasmus students out of any European country in the programme!

 

Thanks to its famously friendly atmosphere, buzzing bars and over 14km of beaches, our city Malaga is in particular one of the best destinations in the world to learn Spanish. Erasmus students love it here and so do we!

Whether you’re headed to Malaga or Madrid, or anywhere in between, it’s important to make sure you are prepared in advance! That’s why AIL Malaga Spanish Language Schoolhas gathered all of the essential Erasmus Spanish vocabulary you will need…

 

Hacer las maletas para Erasmus en España – Packing for Erasmus in Spain

Erasmus in Spain is synonymous with studying and living your life mostly in the sun, so make sure you pack the right things… (You can particularly make that dream come true here in Malaga, where we enjoy 340 days of sun a year!)

Las gafas de sol –Sunglasses
La protección solar – Sun cream
El traje de baño – Swimsuit
Una gorra de béisbol –Baseball cap
La ropa de verano – Summer clothes
Una toalla de playa –Beach towel
Un portátil – Laptop
Los cargadores – Chargers
Una subscripción a Netflix – Netflix subscription

Y no te olvides…/And don’t forget…
¡Los libros! – Books!

 

 

Verbos y actividades importantes – Key verbs and activities

Erasmus isn’t just about studying – it’s also about discovering a new culture and making lots of friends. That’s why it’s renowned for the crazy social life and party scene. We’ve got the vocabulary you’ll need to talk about both sides of your Erasmus life!

 

Tomar una siesta – To take a nap
Estudiar – To study
Tomar apuntes – To take notes
Repasar – To revise
Aprobar un examen – To pass an exam
Whatsappear – To talk on Whatsapp (very popular in Spain)
Visitar los monumentos – To sightsee
Tomar el sol – To sunbathe
Salir de fiesta – To party
Jugar juegos de cartas – To play card games
Un tour de bares – Pub crawl
Salir de copas – To go for a drink
Emborracharse – To get drunk

 

A la universidad – At university

You will have the time of your life on Erasmus, but you still need to study – get a head-start with this essential Spanish vocabulary for your time at university in Spain. Nervous about taking your classes in Spanish? Why not consider an Intensive Spanish Course to boost your language skills before you start?

 

Los profesores – Lecturers/ Teachers
Los estudiantes – Students
Un trabajo en grupo – Group project
Un intercambio de idiomas – Language tandem
El aula –Classroom
El tablón de anuncios – Notice board
Un examen – Exam
La oficina Erasmus –Erasmus office
La biblioteca – Library
La cafetería –Canteen
El acuerdo académico – Learning agreement
Las asignaturas – Subjects
El horario – Timetable
Los créditos – Credits

 

Vivir en la ciudad – Living in the city

Your Erasmus destination will soon feel like a second home – let’s get prepared with the Spanish vocabulary you’ll need for your life in your new university city! Want to know more useful vocabulary for at home? Check out our Spanish vocabulary for the house.

 

El piso –Apartment
El transporte público – Public transport
El barrio – Neigbourhood
Pagar el alquiler – To pay the rent
Pagar las facturas – To pay the bills
El contrato de alquiler – Housing contract
Los compañeros de piso – Flatmates
Un piso compartido –Flatshare
La calefacción – Heating
El aire acondicionado – Air-conditioning
La contraseña WI-FI – WI-FI password
Un botellón – Pre-drinks at home/casual drinking event

 

Frases útiles – Useful phrases

Whether it’s asking for directions to class or ordering a hangover cure, all Erasmus students could use a little help sometimes! Here are a few essential phrases you’ll need for your Erasmus, if you’re doing it right.

¡Encantado/a! – Nice to meet you!
Estoy aquí de Erasmus – I’m here on Erasmus
¿A qué hora empieza la clase? – What time does class start?
No entiendo – I don’t understand
Por favor, habla más despacio – Please speak slower
¿Puede ayudarme, por favor? – Can you help me, please?
¿Dónde está la calle…? – Where is… street?
Una cerveza, por favor – One beer, please
Tengo resaca – I have a hangover
Quiero pedir una pizza – I want to order a pizza
¿Para tomar aquí o para llevar? – To eat in or to go?
¿Cuánto cuesta esto? – How much does this cost?
No tengo pasta – I’m broke (colloquial)

So now you are all set with the Spanish essentials you’ll need for the time of your life on Erasmus! Have fun, and we hope to see you soon in Malaga!

Would you like to improve your Spanish before your Erasmus starts? Want to study Spanish in Spain without participating in the Erasmus programme? At AIL Malaga we offer a large range of Spanish courses for all levels, in small groups and in the sun. Contact us today to find the perfect one for you!

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