At the Beach – Spanish Words and Phrases

WORDS

Things you FIND at the Beach

  • Agua (el) = Water
  • Algas (las) = Seaweed
  • Arena (la) = Sand
  • Cangrejo (el) = Crab
  • Castillo de arena (el) = Sandcastle
  • Chiringuito (el) = Beach bar/restaurant
  • Concha (la) = Shell
  • Mar (el)= Sea
  • Marea (la) = Tide
  • Medusa (la) = Jellyfish
  • Océano (el) = Ocean
  • Ola (la) = Wave
  • Orilla (la) = Shore
  • Playa (la) = Beach
  • Pez (el) = Fish
  • Salvavidas (el) = life jacket
  • Socorrista (el, la) = lifeguard
  • Sol (el) = Sun

Things you TAKE TO the beach

  • Bañador (el)= Bathing suit, swimming trunks
  • Chanclas (las) = Flip flops
  • Cometa (la) = Kite
  • Crema solar (la), Protector Solar (el) = Sunscreen
  • Cubo (el) = Bucket, Pail
  • Gafas de sol (las) = Sunglasses
  • Nevera de playa (la) = Cool box
  • Pala (la) = Shovel (also, Beach racket).
  • Pelota de playa (la) = Beach ball
  • Sandalias (las) = Sandals
  • Sombrilla (la) = Umbrella (for the sun)
  • Tabla de surf (la) = Surfboard
  • Toalla (la) = Towel

Things you DO at the beach (Verbs)

  • Bañarse = To swim or simply to be in the water
  • Bucear = To snorkel, to dive
  • Hacer surf = To surf
  • Hacer un castillo de arena = to build a sandcastle
  • Jugar a… (algo) = To play… (something)
  • Jugar a las palas = To play beach tennis
  • Jugar al vóley-playa = To play beach volleyball
  • Jugar al frisbee = To play frisbee
  • Nadar = To swim, to be in the water
  • Pasear por la playa = To take a walk along the beach
  • Pescar = To fish
  • Recoger conchas = To collect shells
  • Tomar el sol = To sunbathe

Phrases

  • ¿Dónde ponemos las toallas? =  Where do we put the towels?
  • La arena se mete por todas partes = The sand gets everywhere
  • La marea está alta / baja = The tide is high / low
  • La marea va a a subir, vamos a mover nuestras cosas un poco = The tide is going to come, let’s move our things a bit.
  • Me muero de calor = I’m dying of heat
  • ¿Me pones crema solar en la espalda, por favor? = Could you put sunscreen on my back, please?
  • ¿Nos bañamos? = Shall we get in the water?
  • ¡Ponte crema solar! Si no, te vas a quemar = Put sunscreen! Otherwise, you are going to burn your skin
  • ¡Qué calor hace! = It’s so hot!
  • ¿Te apetece jugar un rato a las palas? = Do you feel like playing beach tennis a bit?
  • Te espero en el agua = I’ll wait for you in the water
  • ¿Vamos al chiringuito a tomar una cerveza? = Shall we go to the beach bar and have a beer?

 

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