With this post you will learn about the Spanish travel vocabulary used at the airports.
In addition, there are plenty of examples with audios to help you better understand the concepts and to practice your listening skills.
Travel and Vocabulary
Having a good understanding of vocabulary is essential in order to understand and speak better in a second language. This is specially important when you travel and you need those language skills to “survive”. In this case, travel vocabulary comes into play, including Spanish travel vocabulary, if you are traveling to Spanish speaking countries.
If you want to improve your travel vocabulary, an enormous amount of resources are available everywhere, including internet. But it is not always the same when you need something more specific, such as vocabulary used at airports.
Travel and Languages
The reasons to learn a language can differ among people. There are people who need languages for work, others who want to communicate with their in-laws, or even the ones who enjoy the great benefits of such an activity. In addition, I am sure most of you would also want to improve your language skills for travel.
KNOWING LANGUAGES MAKES TRAVEL EASIER AND MORE ENJOYABLE
When you know the language that is spoken in the country you are visiting, things such as asking for a drink, buying a souvenir, or trying to make friends, become much simpler.
Also, you get a better understanding of the culture and people when you are able to communicate with the locals.
Additionally, what about understanding what is being said at the airports or on a plane? For example, sometimes, the speaker systems used to communicate do not help at all, such as poor sound or unclear voices, which makes it difficult to understand.
AT THE AIRPORT
When you have traveled abroad you probably have had some issues understanding what they said about your flight. Have they just changed my boarding gate? Have they just delayed my flight? Similarly, why don’t I understand the safety instructions the flight attendants give? But the main question is; why do people speak as fast when I am not fluent in a foreign language?
If you are planning to travel to Spain or any other Spanish speaking country, this post will interest you. Also, if you are worried about not understanding anything during your time at the airport and on your plane, this post is for you. And of course, if you just want to learn new vocabulary in Spanish, feel free to read on.
Spanish Travel Vocabulary at the Airport
Here is a list with the most common Spanish travel vocabulary people use at airports and planes with their English translations. A list that certainly will help you when you travel.
|La aduana ||Customs|
|El área designada||Designated area|
|El asiento al lado de la ventana ||Window seat|
|El asiento al lado del pasillo ||Aisle seat|
|El aterrizaje de emergencia||Emergency landing|
|Los auriculares |
|El/la azafato/a de vuelo|
El/la auxiliar de vuelo
El/la asistente de vuelo
La cabina de mando
La cabina del piloto
|El chaleco salvavidas||Life jacket|
|La cinta transportadora (de recogida) de equipaje/s||Baggage carousel|
|El cinturón de seguridad ||Seatbelt|
|La clase de negocios||Business class|
|La clase turista |
La clase económica
|El compartimiento (superior) para equipaje||Baggage compartment|
|El control de seguridad||Security checkpoint|
|Despegar||To take off|
|El despegue ||Takeoff|
|El detector de metales||Metal detector|
|El edificio de la terminal ||Terminal building|
|Embarcar ||To board|
|El embarque||Boarding |
|El/la encargado/a del equipaje||Baggage handler|
|El equipaje de mano ||Hand luggage|
|El equipaje demasiado grande||Over-sized baggage|
|El equipaje facturado||Checked baggage|
|El exceso de equipaje ||Excess baggage|
|El exceso de reservas|
|Facturar ||To check in|
|El jet lag||Jet lag|
|El límite de equipaje||Baggage allowance|
|La máscara de oxígeno||Oxygen mask|
|El mostrador de facturación ||Check-in desk|
|Objetos perdidos ||Lost property|
|El/la oficial/a de aduana||Customs officer|
|El/la oficial/a de inmigración ||Immigration officer|
|La pista de despegue|
La pista de aterrizaje
|El portaequipaje |
El compartimiento superior
|El precio del billete |
El precio del pasaje
La tarifa aérea
|La presurización ||Pressurization|
|La primera clase||First class|
|La puerta de embarque||Boarding gate|
|Las salidas ||Departures|
|La salida de emergencia||Emergency exit|
|La tarjeta de embarque|
El billete de avión
El pase de abordo
|La tienda libre de impuestos||Duty-Free Shop|
|Tocar tierra||Touch down|
|La torre de control ||Control tower|
|La tripulación ||Crew|
|El/la tripulante de cabina |
El/la tripulante de pasajeros
|El vuelo directo||Direct flight|
|El vuelo de conexión ||Connecting flight|
|La zona de pre-embarque||Departure lounge|
|La zona de recogida de equipajes ||Baggage claim area|
Baggage reclaim area
I hope this post helps you learn the Spanish travel vocabulary you need.
I advise you to practice with the audios here and try to use the vocabulary in your conversations.
If you want, I can help you practice with this vocabulary by using it while having a conversation during our online Spanish conversation classes.
Additionally, we can practice in the comment section below by answering the following questions:
- ¿A qué hora aterrizó el último avión que cogiste?
- ¿Llevaste equipaje de mano?
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