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Common Spanish Words

These Spanish words for medical terms and emergencies, family, teachers in the classroom, people traveling and on vacation are essential for your Spanish language survival kit! Perhaps you need help at the airport, the bank or the post office.. maybe you want to be able to describe to your Spanish-speaking friends how you are feeling or what you enjoy doing...

Here are some of the most basic Spanish words to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more Spanish words.

  • accident - el accidente
  • la alergia - allergy
  • el antibiótico - antibiotic
  • la aspirina - aspirin
  • la clínica - clinic
  • la diarrea - diarrhea
  • el doctor - doctor
  • el dolor - pain
  • el dolor de cabeza - headache
  • el dolor de la garganta - sore throat

If you’re traveling to a Spanish-speaking country or you're in a Spanish-speaking environment, you need some simple Spanish vocabulary for those times when you’ve got something to say or questions to ask and the people around you speak only Spanish!

I hope you find these Spanish word lists helpful. If you REALLY want to learn a lot of Spanish fast, my Rocket Spanish course is where you need to head next.

In the meantime, here are some simple English to Spanish word lists on common themes to help you on your Spanish learning journey:

Word List for Medical Terms in Spanish

Spanish Words for Teachers in the Classroom

Spanish Words to use in an Emergency

Spanish Words for Family

Spanish Words for People

Spanish Verb List

Reflexive Spanish Verb List

Spanish Words for Hobbies and Pastimes

Spanish Words for Emotions, Feelings and States

Spanish Words to use at the Airport

Spanish Words to Use at the Post Office

Spanish Words to Use at the Bank

If you want more on Spanish words then check these out!

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