These next few months might mean a break from school, more time with family, and summer nights with friends. That doesn’t mean Spanish needs to take a break, too! In fact, these warm months present a great opportunity to learn and use summer vocabulary in Spanish to talk about your plans and hobbies.
Odds are, you won’t personally do all of these activities or use all of these items, but you’ll never know when they’ll come up in conversation. Someone you’re talking to might tell you about their plans, and you’ll be glad to have learned these key summer vocabulary words.
Common summer objects
Although you may be able to use some of these objects at other times of the year as well, they are definitely more common and popular in the summer. Also, keep in mind that these words may be different depending on who you’re talking to or where you are. Take a look!
- El traje de baño / el bañador– swimsuit
- El bloqueador solar– sunscreen
- La piscina– swimming pool
- El helado– ice cream
- La playa– beach
- La quemadura de sol– sunburn
- La limonada– lemonade
- La paleta– popsicle
- Las gafas de sol– sunglasses
- La toalla- towel
- La concha– shell
Common vacation activities
This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but these are some great examples of summer activities you might want to participate in.
- Nadar– to swim
- Bucear– to dive
- Pasar tiempo con los amigos / la familia– to spend time with friends / family
- Hacer burbujas– to blow bubbles
- Tomar el sol– to sunbathe
- Trepar un árbol– to climb a tree
- Dibujar con tiza– to draw with chalk
- Saltar en un trampolín– to jump on a trampoline
- Ir a la biblioteca– to go to the library
- Levantarse tarde– to get up late
- Ir al zoológico– to go to the zoo
- Ver un desfile– to see a parade
- Spain has lots of fun parades and events throughout the summer!
- Broncearse– to tan