Relocating to Spain – Article Three

Words you are most likely to come across when purchasing or renting in Spain.

If you have little or no knowledge of the Spanish language this guide will help you familiarise yourself with words and terms used by Estate Agents, Lawyers, Builders, Banks and Accountants etc.

TYPES OF PROPERTIES:

AdosadoSemi-detached or town house
Casa unifamiliarDetached house
Casa unifamiliarDetached house
CortijoA country property with farming land
CasitaSmall house or Cottage
ChaletVilla
DuplexApartment over two floors
EdificioBuilding
FincaFarm house or small estate
ParcelaLot or plot of land
PisoApartment
TerrenoLand/plot of land
Terreno en venta Land for sale
Terreno para construirBuilding land

 

FURNITURE AND FIXINGS:

Aparcamiento Parking
ArmarioCupboard/wardrobe
BalconBalcony
BañoBath/WC
BarbacoaBarbecue
BasuraRubbish bins and rubbish taxes
BombillaLight bulb
BuzónMailbox
Calefacción centralCentral heating
Cocina – Kitchen
Comedor – Dining room
Cuarto de Bano – Bathroom
Dormitorio – Bedroom
Ducha – Shower
Fuente Fountain
Garaje – Garage
Gas Butano – Butane gas bottle
Ladrillo – Brick
Madera – Wood
Mármol – Marble
Pestillo – Door Lock
Swimming pool – Piscina
Puerta – Door
Pozo – Water Well
Sala/salon – Lounge
Sótano – Basement
Techo – Roof
Teja – Roof tile
Terraza – Terrace
Trastero – Storeroom

PROFESSIONS:

Abogado – Lawyer Fontanero – Plumber
Albanil – Bricklayer Gestoría – Specialists used to obtain
Architecto – Architect official authorisations, permits and licences
Assesoria Economica/Contable – Accountant Inmobiliaria/agente – Estate agent
Limpiadora – A Cleaner Pintor – Painter
Constructor – Builder Vidriero – Glazier
Ebanista /carpintero – Joiner/Carpenter
Electricista – Electricista
Escayolista/Yesero – Plasterer

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