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Are you a lover of art? Do you like painting, writing or Spanish music? If so, I’m sure this vocabulary in Spanish about art Will come in handy. Below, you will find verbs related to art, concepts, monuments and even a conversation in the museum in case you plan to visit Spain soon. Enjoy art!

VERBS IN SPANISH ABOUT ART

Pintar Paint
Profesión: Pintor Painter

Esculpir Sculpt
Profesión: Escultor   Sculptor

Escribir   Write
Profesión: Escritor Writer

Hacer / tomar fotografías Make / take pictures
Profesión: Fotógrafo Photographer

Dibujar To draw
Profesión: Dibujante Cartoonist

Diseñar Design
Profesión: Diseñador  Designer

Restaurar Restore
Profesión: Restaurador Restorer

Componer To compose
Profesión: Compositor Composer

Cantar To sing
Profesión: Cantante Singer

 

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VOCABULARY IN SPANISH ABOUT ART

The art El arte
The artista – El artista
The beautiful Arts – Las bellas artes
The Renaissance – El renacimiento
The Golden age – La era dorada
Contemporary art – Arte contemporaneo
Gallery – Galeria
Statue – Estatua
Lithography – Litografia
Exposition – Exposicion
Photography – Fotografia
Self-portrait – Auto retrato
Picture – Imagen
Canvas – Lona
Sculpture – Escultura

SPANISH VOCABULARY ABOUT THE MUSEUMS

Museum – Mueso
Visit – Visitar
Visitor – Visitante
Guide – Guia
Box Office – Taquilla
Church – Iglesia
Advertising brochure – Folleto publicitario
Catalogue – Catalogo
Visiting hours – Horas de visita
Open day – Día abierto
Opening hours – Horario de apertura
Forbidden to take photos – Prohibido tomar fotos
Open – Abierto
Closed – Cerrado
No Smoking – No fumar
Forbidden to eat – Prohibido comer
Closed for repairs – Cerrado por reformas
Free pass – Pase libre
Guard – Guardia
Guided visit – Visita guiada
Monument – Monumento
Tourist – Turista
Map carte – Carta del mapa

TYPES OF MUSEUMS:

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Anthropological – Antropológico
Archaeological – Arqueológico
Of architecture – De la arquitectura
Of contemporary art – De arte contemporáneo
Of decorative arts – De artes decorativas
Natural Sciences – Ciencias Naturales
Ethnographic – Etnográfico
Historical – Histórico
Maritime and naval – Marítimo y naval
Military – Militar
Musical – Musical

USEFUL PHRASES DURING A VISIT AT THE MUSEUM IN SPAIN

Me gustaría una entrada, por favor.
EN: I would like a ticket, please.
Me gustaría una entrada con descuento de estudiante / descuento joven / tarifa reducida …
EN: I would like a student discount / youth discount / reduced fee …

Solicitar información
EN: Ask for information
¿Tiene un descuento para jóvenes / para estudiantes / para jubilados?
EN: Do you have a youth / student / retiree discount?
¿A qué hora cierra el museo?
EN: What time does the museum close?
¿A qué hora abre el museo?
EN: What time does the museum open?

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¿Hay acceso para discapacitados?
EN: Is there disabled access?
¿Hay audio guía?
EN: Is there an audio guide?
¿El museo abre los lunes? ¿El museo está abierto el fin de semana?
EN: Does the museum open on Mondays? Is the museum open at the weekend?
¿Hay visitas guiadas? / ¿Ofrecen visitas guiadas en inglés?
EN: Are there guided tours? / Do you offer guided tours in English?
¿Está abierto el museo?
EN: Is the museum open?
¿Puedo usar el flash de mi cámara?
EN: Can I use my camera’s flash?

Pago
EN: Payment
¿Cuánto es? / ¿Cuánto le debo?
EN: How much is it? / How much do I owe you?
¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta / en efectivo?
EN: Can I pay by card / cash?

 

MONEY BY BANK CARD OR SPECIES

CONVERSACIÓN IN ESPAÑOL: IN EL MUSEO

 

Turista: Hola. Me gustaría una entrada de adulto y una entrada de estudiante.
EN: Hello. I would like an adult ticket and a student ticket.
Empleado: ¿Tiene su carné de estudiante?
EN:Do you have your student card?
Turista: No, no lo llevamos encima. Lo hemos olvidado en casa.
EN: No, we do not carry it. We have forgotten it at home.
Empleado: Lo siento, señorita, pero en este caso, no puede tener el descuento.
EN: Sorry, miss, but in this case, you can not have the discount.
Turista: Y no tiene descuento para menores de 25 años.
EN: Sorry, miss, but in this case, you can not have the discount.
Empleado: La tarifa joven está reservada para menores de 18 años.
EN: The youth rate is reserved for minors under 18 years of age.
Turista: Bueno, ¡no importa! Entonces deme dos entradas para adultos, por favor.
EN: Ok! No problema. Give me an adult ticket then.
Empleado: Muy bien, aquí tiene. Serán 17 euros, señorita.
EN: Okay, here it is. It will be 17 euros, miss.
Turista: ¿Aceptan pago con tarjeta?
EN: Do you accept payment by card?
Empleado: Sí, por supuesto, puede pagar con tarjeta.
EN: Yes, of course, you can pay by card.

 

TOURISTS VISIT THE MUSEUM

MONUMENTOS OF ESPAÑA THAT WE RECOMMEND

 

Teatro romano de merida

Castillo de Denia – Dénia Castle
Teatro de Sagunto – Sagunto theatre
Castillo de Xátiva – Xátiva Castle
Alcázar de Toledo – Toledo Palace
Monasterio del Escorial – Escorial Monastery

 

Muralla de Ávila

Palacio Real – Royal Palace
Muralla de Ávila – The Wall of Ávila
Alcázar de Segovia – Segovia Palace
Plaza de España – The square of Spain
Teatro romano de Mérida – Roman Theatre

 

Castillo de Xátiva

Acueducto de Segovia – Segovia Aqueduct
Mezquita de Córdoba – Cordoba Mosque
Sagrada Familia – Roman Catholic Church Sagrada Familia
La Giralda – Bell tower above a Seville Cathedral
La Alhambra – Palace and fortress in Granada

 


TLCdénia has benn here for more than 30 years and more than 15 receiving foreign tourists who come to Dénia to learn Spanish with our Intensive courses.

When a foreigner decides to come to Spain to do a program of linguistic and cultural immersion, they have at their disposal an innumerable range of destinations throughout the country, with great diversity and attractiveness. The first reason why they come to Spain is their love for the Spanish and Spanish culture. (In addition to other reasons that you can read in our article: Why do you learn Spanish? The 12 most curious answers).

They come to do an immersion course in Spanish, but at the same time, they look for a place to live new experiences and in Dénia, what seduces them enormously is the gastronomy.

Dénia has been, since 2015, Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO and this is a deserved recognition thanks to the passion for cooking and the great professionals of the city.

Our students recognize that gastronomy is a great point in Denia’s favor when choosing a destination to learn Spanish, as well as the charm of the city, its temperature, its mountains and its beaches.

Denia’s gastronomy is part of our students’ day

During the Spanish course in Dénia, gastronomy is an important part of the stays of our students. So much so, that at the school, a large part of the activities we organize for them, are gastronomic. Here you can see some examples with photos:

VISITS TO THE MARKET

Interest in the local product and traditional cuisine makes a visit with to the municipal market of Dénia a must. There you can see the richness of our products and the importance of promoting the local product.

Spanish student visiting the Denia market

Spanish students in the main market in Denia

VISITS TO THE LONJA

At the fish market they can enjoy the traditional fishing concept and watch as the boats arrive to the coast, they prepare the fish, they carry out the auction and afterwards, buy fish to cook at home. Most of the students show great curiosity about our fish recipes and the monitor, who accompanies this activity, is in charge of recommending a recipe for them to do at home

Fishing boat in the fish market of Denia

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If you are going to take a Spanish course, take note of these questions. They will be very useful in class.

We wait for you in our Spanish courses in Dénia!

QUESTIONS TO ASK TO THE TEACHER:

Spanish teacher during the course

Me gustaría hacer una pregunta.
EN: I would like to ask a question.

¿Qué quiere decir eso? ¿Qué significa?
EN: What does that mean?

¿Qué es esto? 
EN: What is it?

¿Cómo se pronuncia?
EN: How do you pronounce it?

No entiendo / no lo entiendo.
EN: I don’t understand.

No he entendido bien / no lo he entendido bien / no entendí bien / no lo entendí bien.
EN: I didn’t understand

¿Podría explicar lo otra vez, por favor?
EN: Can you explain it again, please?

No entiendo qué hay que hacer / No entiendo lo que hay que hacer.
EN: I don’t understand what to do.

SPEAK ABOUT DUTIES:

¿Hay deberes?
EN: Is there any homework?

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Are you a lover of famous quotes? Do you collect phrases that you like in a notebook?

If so, surely you will love some of these phrases. Would you add any more. Spanish is a very beautiful language or at least, that’s what our students think.

 

«La pluma es la lengua del alma»

Miguel de Cervantes

In English: The pen is the tongue of the soul.

Miguel de Cervantes

 

 

« El que quiere interesar a los demás tiene que provocarlos. »

Salvador Dalí

In English: He who wants to interest others has to provoke them.

salvador Dali

« Todos los niños nacen artistas. El problema es cómo seguir siendo artistas al crecer. »

Pablo Picasso

In English: All children are born artists. The problem is how to continue being artists while growing up.

Pablo Picasso

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The Spanish is a language with very rich expressions. These are some of the expressions we use with animals’ names. Which is your favourite?

 

A CABALLO REGALADO NO SE LE MIRA EL DIENTE 

A smiling horse

Cuando recibes un regalo, debes estar agradecido aunque no te guste mucho.

In English: When receiving a gift, we should be grateful even though you don’t like it very much. A similar expression in English is: “Never look a gift horse in the mouth”.

SER MUY MONO 

monkey pulls the tongue

Ser bonito o ser guapo.

In English: To be cute

MÁS VALE PÁJARO EN MANO QUE CIENTO VOLANDO

a bird that takes food in a person's hand

Es mejor tener algo seguro, que no muchas cosas pero ninguna de ellas con seguridad. 

In English: It’s better to have few things but that those are yours and have them safe, than having a lot of good things in the world, but none of them belong to you. A similar expression in English is “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

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