Spanish Words For Kids: Basic Vocabulary To Teach Your Children

Spanish words for kids

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Whether you already speak Spanish, or wish to do so in the future, teaching your children a second language is never a bad idea, which is why we decided to put together a list of Spanish words for kids, that you can gradually teach to your kids.

We should say that this isn’t by any means a comprehensive list, but for basic vocabulary, it’s a good place to start.

Greetings and Farewells

Spanish English
¡Hola! Hi – Hello!
¡Adiós! Bye!
¡Buenos días! Good morning!
¡Buenas tardes! Good evening!
¡Buenas noches! Good night!
¡Hasta mañana! See you tomorrow!
¡Hasta pronto! See you soon!

Basic Expressions

Spanish English
Si Yes
No No
Por favor Please
Gracias Thanks
De nada You’re welcome
Estoy bien I’m fine
Mi nombre es My name is
¡Ayuda! Help!
Te quiero! I love you
Soy alérgico / Soy alérgica I’m allergic
Tengo hambre I’m hungry

Basic Questions

Spanish English
¿Cúal es tu nombre? What’s your name?
¿Qué hora es? What time is it?
¿Qué es eso? What is that?
¿Cómo estás? How are you?
¿Quieres jugar? Do you want to play?
¿Puedo ir? Can I go?

Talking About Family

Spanish English
Mamá Mom
Papá Dad
Hermano Brother
Hermana Sister
Abuela Grandmother
Abuelo Grandfather
Primo / Prima Cousin
Tio Uncle
Tia Aunt

Days & Seasons

Spanish English
Hoy Today
Mañana Tomorrow
Ayer Yesterday
Fin de semana Weekend
Primavera Spring
Verano Summer
Invierno Winter
Otoño Fall
Navidad Christmas
Vacaciones Vacations / Holidays

Words For School

Spanish English
Profesora / Profesor Teacher
Compañeros de clase Classmates
Salón Classroom
Escuela / Colegio School
Cuaderno Notebook
Libro Book
Lápiz Pencil
Colores Colors
Tijeras Scissors
Papel Paper

Words For Home

Spanish English
Casa House
Cuarto Bedroom
Baño Bathroom
Cocina Kitchen
Jardín Garden
Patio Backyard
Sala Living room
Cama Bed
Juguetes Toys

Words For Nature & Animals

Spanish English
La playa The beach
La montaña The mountain
El parque The park
El bosque The forest
El árbol The tree
Las flores The flowers
El río The river
Arcoiris Rainbow
Lluvia Rain
Sol Sun
Luna Moon
Stars Estrellas
Nubes Clouds
Animales Animals
Mascotas Pets
Aves Birds
Perro Dog
Gato Cat
Vaca Cow
Toro Bull
Oso Bear
Serpiente Snake
Conejo Rabbit
Cerdo Pig

Food and drinks

Spanish English
Agua Water
Leche Milk
Jugo Juice
Refresco Soda
Galletas Cookies
Pastel Cake
Desayuno Breakfast
Almuerzo Lunch
Cena Dinner
Frutas Fruits
Vegetales Vegetables
Huevos Eggs
Pan Bread
Queso Cheese
Jamón Ham
Mermelada Jam
Salchicha Sausage
Perro caliente Hot Dog
Hamburguesa Hamburger
Pollo Chicken
Pescado Fish
Cotufas / Crispetas / Palomitas de maíz Pop corn


Spanish Word English equivalent
Correr To run
Nadar To swim
Cantar To sing
Bailar To dance
Fútbol Soccer
Béisbol Baseball
Baloncesto Basketball
Oír música Listen to music
Jugar Play
Ver películas Watch movies

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