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20 Key words in Spanish to talk about home repair

Hoy es lunes, el primero de mayo de 2017
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It’s Springtime, it’s a time of year that we are thinking about our house and fixing things up. Today we’ll start outside of the house.
This vocabulary is for you if:
-you work in this industry
-you are the consumer and may have Spanish-speaking contractors involved in the work
-you are learning Spanish and want to build your overall vocabulary

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La casa – the house
renovar – to renovate
renovaciones – renovations
reparar – repair


contratar – to hire
trabajadores – workers
seguro – insurance
un reclamo de seguro – an insurance claim


el tejado – the roof/roofing
canaletas / canalónes – gutters (on the roof)
el garaje – garage
puerta de garaje – garage door


pintar / la pintura – to paint / paint
las ventanas – windows
ladrillos – bricks
la cerca – the fence


el jardín – the garden
los árboles – trees
los arbustos – bushes
el césped / el zacate – the lawn / grass


Action Step: In your notebook, sketch out the view of a house as if standing in to street in front. Using as many words above, label the different parts. Get out some colored pencils if you are inclined and add some color to the garden, etc…







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