"Words" Spain Local Custom Tip by Martin_S.

Spain Local Customs: 295 reviews and 268 photos

Words and the ablility to communicate are part and parcel of travel, especially in Spain where if you do not speak Spanish it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English.
Here are a few words that we jotted down to help at least in the restaurants.
Choco = Cuttlefish
Atune = Tuna
Dorados = Type of red fish
Calamare = Squid
Gambas = Shrimp
Bocas Gordas = Crab legs
Pez = Swordfish
Pulpoa = Octopus
Pollo = Chicken
Bacalao = Cod
Mariscos = Seafood
Cervezas = Beer

Garbanzos = Chickpeas
Fresas = Strawberries
Ajos = Garlic
Queso = Cheese
Cordero = Lamb
Naranjos = Oranges
Carnes = Meat
Patatas = Potatoes
Misperos = Loquat
Cebolla = Onion
Cabara = Goat
Brochetas = on a spit

Gracias = Thanks
Bienvenidos = Welcome
Barrio = District
Iglesias = Church
Moline = Windmill
Puente = Bridge
Puerta = Portal/Gate
Banos = Baths
Casa = House
Mirador = View
Mercadillo = Market
Bicicleta = Bicycle

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  • Written Jul 8, 2008
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