Campamento Phrases – including new, Encouraging Phrases!

4 Sep

New (to me) post that we can use! 15 Encouraging Phrases in Spanish from Upworthy

  1. Great job. / Buen trabajo. Pronounced: boo-en tra-bah-hoe.
  2. You have a beautiful smile. / Que bella sonrisa. Pronounced: ke beh-ya sone-ree-sa.
  3. Would you like to be friends? / Quisieras ser mi amiga? Pronounced: key-see-air-aws sare me amiga (female)?
  4. I appreciate your work. / Aprecio tu trabajo. Pronounced: aw-pre-see-oh too trah-bah-hoe.
  5. You make the world a better place. / Tu mejoras el mundo. Pronounced: too meh-ho-raws el moon-doe.
  6. Your kindness is appreciated. / Aprecio tu amabilidad. Pronounced: ah-pre-see-oh too aw-ma-bee-lee-dod.
  7. How is your day going? / Como va tu dia? Pronounced: como va too dee-ah?
  8. Are you enjoying the weather? / Estás disfrutando del clima? Pronounced: es-tas dees-froo-tan-doh del clee-maw?
  9. You have a lot to offer. / Tienes mucho que ofrecer. Pronounced: tee-en-es moo-choe ke oh-freh-ser
  10. I’m proud of you. / Estoy orgullosa(o) de ti. Pronounced: es-toy or-goo-yo-sa (from a female) de tee.
  11. I believe in you. / Creo en ti. Pronounced: kre-oh en tee.
  12. Never give up. / Nunca te des por vencida. Pronounced: noon-ka te des pore ven-see-da (to a female)
  13. I know you can do it. / Yo sé que tú puedes. Pronounced: yo se ke too poo-eh-des.
  14. You are very pleasant to be around. / Tu presencia es agradable. Pronounced: too preh-sen-see-aw es aw-grah-dob-le.
  15. How do you say _ in Spanish?/Como se dice _ en Español? Pronounced: ko-mo se dee-se [enter any word here] en ess-pan-yol?
  16. “I love it!” in Spanish? It’s “Me encanta!” Pronounced: may en-cahn-tah-da! (bonus)

Here are the words and phrases in our Traveler’s Preparation Guide. If you have any suggestions for this list, please let me know.

Campamento Vocabulary and Phrases

Must know phrases

  • Please/por favor
  • Thank you/gracias
  • Greetings – Buenos dias, Buenos tardes, Buenos noches, Hola
  • My name is/me llamo <name>
  • What is your name?/Como se llama usted?
  • Nice to meet you/ mucho gusto

Classroom & craft vocab

  • Salón de clase/ Taller de clase – classroom
  • Tijeras –Scissors
  • Lapicero- writing utensil
  • Lápiz- pencil
  • Saca puntas- pencil sharpener
  • Barro- clay
  • Hilo- string
  • Pucas- beads
  • Diario- journal
  • Papel- paper
  • Crayones- crayons
  • Drama- skit/ play
  • Pretty/Lindo or linda, bonito or bonita
  • How many? / Cuántos?


  • Red/ roja
  • orange/ naranja
  • yellow/ amarilla
  • green/ verde
  • blue/azul
  • purple/ murado
  • Pink/ rosa
  • white/blanco

Household Chores

  • hacer los quehaceres – do the chores
    lavar los platos – wash the dishes
    barrer el piso – sweep the floor
    fregar el piso – mop the floor
    lavar la ropa – do the laundry
    planchar la ropa – iron the clothes
    aspirar el piso – vacuum the floor
    sacudir los muebles – dust the furniture
    sacar la basura – take out the trash
    arreglar – neaten, straighten up
    hacer la cama – make the bed
    poner la mesa – set the table
    quitar la mesa – clear the table
    tender la ropa – hang out the clothes to dry

Helpful verbs

  • Escucha- listen (singular)
  • Escuchen- listen (plural)
  • (No) tengo- I (don’t) have
  • Tienes?- Do you have?
  • Vamános- let’s go
  • Llegar- arrive
  • Llegamos/ Llegaron- we arrive/ they arrived
  • Espérate- Wait
  • Dame- give me
  • Damelo- give it to me
  • Préstame- give it to me
  • Quiero- I want
  • Quiere- she wants
  • Peinar- to brush
  • Péiname- brush my hair
  • Listo/ a- ready
  • Estan listos/ as? Are you ready?
  • Jugar- to play
  • Pintar- to paint
  • Hace calor- it’s hot
  • Lo siento- I’m sorry
  • Siéntate- sit down (one person)
  • Siéntense- sit down (many people)
  • Silencio por favor- quiet please
  • I understand/Entiendo (no entiendo)
  • I have/Tengo (no tengo)
  • We make/ hacemos,
  • We will make/haremos
  • Ready/Listo
  • I found/ Encontré
  • I lost/ Perdí

Other vocab

  • Fondo- background
  • (Un) chin- a little bit
  • Guagua- bus
  • Cosa- thing
  • Basura- trash
  • Hogar- home
  • Casa- house
  • Trenzas- braids
  • Pelo- hair
  • Biblia- Bible
  • Maleta- suitcase
  • Small (shoes)/ pequeños  (zapatos) Medium/ medios,  large/grandes
  • Children’s small/ niños pequeños,  Ladies small/ señoros pequeños
  • I have one/three son/sons daughter/daughters. Tengo un/tres hijo/hijos hija/hijas.


  • Desayuno- breakfast
  • Merienda- snack
  • Jugo- juice
  • Galletas- cookies
  • Almuerzo- lunch
  • Cena- dinner
  • Comemos- let’s eat


  • hoy -today
  • mañana – tomorrow
  • ayer – yesterday
  • el contorno para la semana – the outline of the week
  • esta semana – This week
  • la semana pasada – Last week

Beach vocab

  • Playa- beach
  • Olas- waves
  • Honda- deep
  • Flotar- to float
  • Arena- sand
  • Suéltame- let me go (when floating)
  • Vidrio del mar- sea glass    vidrio = glass
  • Concha(s)- shells

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