25 Spanish Words Pilgrims Should Learn

25 Spanish words pilgrims should learn before leaving for the Camino de Santiago.

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Albergue Hostel
Alegria Joy
Bomberos Firefighters, At times, pilgrims can sleep on the floor in the fire station
Buen Camino Have a good Camino
Caixa Electronica ATM
Comedor Dining rooms
Contrasena (contraseña para acceder a Internet) Password (password to access the internet)
Credencial del Peregrino Pilgrim Passport
Donativos Hostels that run on donations
Etapas Stages
Hospitalero, Hospitalera Volunteers working in the albergues
Mochila Backpack
Paseo Stroll
Pensiones Guest rooms
Peregrino, Peregrina Pilgrim, a hiker on the Camino
Panadería Bakery
Postres Desserts
Propina Tip
Ración/Raciones (media-ración) A serving of food eaten in a bar or café, often shared with friends. Raciones are larger and more elaborate than tapas. Media-raciones are half servings
Refugios Pilgrim’s shelter
Sello Stamp
Supermercado Supermarket
Tapa Small, appetizer-size portions of almost anything—olives, small sandwiches, ham and cheese, pickled vegetables, seafood, etc.
Tienda Store
Vino tinto Red wine

English to Spanish

This list include a few extra words.

 

English

Spanish

ATM Cajeros automáticos
Backpack Mochila
Bakery Panadería
Bathroom Aseos (public toilet)Baño (with bath)
Blister Ampolla
Bedbugs Chinches
Boots Botas
Border Frontera
Breakfast Desayuno
Coffee Café
Contribution Donativo
Decaf coffee
  • Descaffeinado or café sin coffein (usually instant)
  • Descafeinado de cafetera, a decaf made in a Italian style machine
Dinner Cena
Hiking pole Polo or Báculo (crook)
How much does it cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
Ice cream Helado
Lunch Almuerzo
Onward ¡Ultreïa! (Galician) the traditional pilgrim greeting (instead of Buen Camino). The response is ¡Et suseïa!
Password Contrasena
Pilgrim Perigrino, perigina
Pilgrim stamp Sello
Plateau Meseta
Post office La oficina de correos
Sandwich Bocadillo
Shin splint Tendinitis
Supermarket Supermercado
Tab La ficha
Tent Tienda
Tip Propina
Toilet Aseos or Servicios

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