House Vocabulary in Spanish - Let's Discover Kitchen 🔪 (2023)

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This post includes:
  • 3 infographics
  • Vocabulary video
  • Audio materials to practice your pronunciation;
  • 8 practical exercises that help you to learn the kitchen vocabulary in Spanish.

Many people say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, because this room is often the center of communication. Do you know how to say it in Spanish?

La cocina es el corazón de la casa.

One apartment can be without living room but it is not possible that there is no kitchen! That’s already one reason to learn kitchen vocabulary in Spanish.

In this post, we cover all the vocabulary and essential grammar to talk about kitchen in Spanish. You’ll find many practical exercises to see if you understood everything correctly! ¡Vamos!

Table of Contents

  1. Kitchen Furniture and Appliances in Spanish
    1.1 Practical Exercises
  2. Kitchen Utensils in Spanish
    2.1 Practical Exercise
  3. Kitchen Verbs in Spanish
    3.1 Practical Exercises
  4. Grammar Rules
    4.1 Adjective of House and Specific Rooms in Spanish
    3.5 Practical Exercises
    3.6. Verbs used to describe the House in Spanish
    3.7. Practical Exercises
  5. Expressions about the House in Spanish
    4.1 Practical Exercises

Let’s start with the vocabulary video of the Kitchen vocabulary in Spanish!

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Kitchen Furniture and Appliances in Spanish

We all know that the kitchen is full of furniture and appliances to store and prepare food. And more importantly to eat it! Yummy.

Let’s see now what are the common appliances and furniture in the kitchenin Spanish!

la cocina – kitchen

muebles de cocina – kitchen furniture

la mesa– table

la silla– chair

la encimera– kitchen counter

el plato – plate

el vaso – cup

la taza– mug

la batidora– blender

la sarténpan

el microondas microwave

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el fregadero sink

lanevera fridge

elcongelador freezer


lacampanastove hood

el lavavajillasdishwasher

Alright, let’s assume that you learned this vocabulary. How do we put it into practice now? Read and listen to the examples:

el horno –oven

  • El horno nos ayuda a preparar un delicioso filete.
  • The oven helps us to prepare a delicious steak.

el fregaderosink

  • El fregadero nos ayuda a mantener los platos limpios.
  • The sink helps us keep the dishes clean.

la neverafridge

  • La nevera nos ayuda a mantener los alimentos frescos.
  • The fridge helps us to keep the food fresh.

el microondasmicrowave

  • El microondas nos ayuda a calentar la comida.
  • Microwaves help us to heat food.

In the next images you can see the specific names of furniture and appliances of the kitchen in Spanish.



Drag the words that correspond to the correct objects of the kitchen.

Let’s play a memory game with your new vocabulary of the kitchen objects!

Kitchen Utensils in Spanish

When we know the main furniture in Spanish let’s move on to the smaller objects. Items that we use for food preparation and of course, eating.

Read and listen to the names of the kitchen utensils in Spanish.


Choose the answer that describes the images correctly.

Kitchen Verbs in Spanish

As we well know, the verbs help us describe actions specific to a particular context or situation.

For example, in the sentence I cook a soup, the verb “to cook” is the one that realizes the action. In this sense, there are verbs that are used to describe specific actions in the kitchen.

Are you ready to find out what kitchen verbs are in Spanish? Let’s start then!

  • añadir - to add
    Quiero añadir un poco de sal. - I want to add a bit of salt.
  • cocinar - to cook
    Me gusta cocinar pasta. - I love to cook pasta.
  • hornear - to bake
    Hoy yo quiero hornear un pan. - I want to bake a bread.
  • hervir - to boil
    Primero tiene que hervir el agua. - The water has to boil first.
  • picar - to chop
    Ahora podemos picar la carne. - Now we can chop the meat.
  • enfriar - to cool
    Tengo que dejar enfriar la crema. - I have to let the cream cool.
  • calentar - to warm
    Voy a calentar la comida ahora. - I will warm the food now.
  • precalentar - to preheat
    Tengo que precalentar el horno. - I have to preheat the oven.
  • freír - to fry
    Me gusta freír las patatas. - I like frying potatoes.
  • cortar - to cut
    Tengo que cortar las verduras. - I have to cut the vegetables.


Find the kitchen verbs in this grid!

Connect the picture with its corresponding verb in Spanish.

Grammar Rules

Adjective of House and Specific Rooms in Spanish

Adjectives are words that help us to describe the qualities of the people, the different objects or particular moments from our lives.

When we want to describe our house, a specific room or the objects that are part of it, we use particular adjectives that come to our aid.

Are you curious to know what are the adjectives that describe the house and specific rooms in Spanish? Let’s start!

Firstly, we have some examples:

  • Mi casa es moderna. - My home is modern.
  • Mi cocina es luminosa. - My kitchen is luminous.
  • Mi dormitorio es espacioso. - My bedroom is spacious.
  • Mi baño es pequeño. - My bathroom is small.
  • Los cuartos son hermosos.- The rooms are beautiful.
  • Las puertas son altas.- The doors of my home are high.

What can we see from these sentences?

We can observe that adjectives in Spanish are determined by the nouns in front of them. That means adjectives can be variable and change according to gender (masculine or feminine) or number (singular or plural) of the nouns.


-o (masculine)

moderno: Mi dormitorio es moderno.


modernos: Mis cuartos son modernos.

-a (feminine)

moderna: Mi casa es moderna.


modernas: Las puertas son modernas.

Here are some examples where you can also listen the pronunciation in Spanish and check the differences of gender and number :

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Mi casa es moderna.

Mi dormitorio es espacioso.

Las puertas son altas.

Los cuartos son hermosos.

Check out our blogpost about Masculine/feminine and Singular/pluralin Spanish, which was prepared for you by our Spanish teachers.

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Below you can find a list of the most used adjectives for the house in Spanish.

Spanish English






























pretty, nice
















Let’s practice the adjectives that describe the house and specific rooms in Spanish!

Verbs Used to Describe the House in Spanish

What verbs do we use to describe our house or specific rooms? Let’s see then!

  • SER + adjetivo: Mi casa es pequeña.






él, ella (usted)



nosotros, nosotras



vosotros, vosotras



ellos, ellas (ustedes)



The verb SER is an irregular verb. That means, when we use the singular form for one object of the house, and the plural form for many objects of the house.

  • Mi casa es hermosa. - My home is beautiful.
  • Las sillas son pequeñas.- The chairs are high.

As well, we use the irregular verbs TENER and HABER to talk about the things in the rooms or the entire house:

  • TENER:
  • Yo tengo una casa hermosa. - I have a beautiful home.
  • Mi casa tiene ventanas altas.- My home has high windows.
  • HABER:
  • En mi casa hay cuartos grandes. - In my home there are big rooms.
  • Fuera de la casa hay una terraza amplia. - Outside of the house there is a wide terrace.

We use the irregular verb estar with the prepositions of place to indicate the location of rooms and parts of the house.

  • ESTAR + preposiciones de lugar:

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Watch and listen!

Watch the pictures with the position of the cat and listen to the Spanish pronunciation of the prepositional phrases:


Mark the specific verbs that describe the house and the rooms.

Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets:

Expressions about the House in Spanish

Spanish language is very rich in puns and idiomatic expressions, which is why we have prepared for you in the list below some expressions about home in Spanish.

  • Tirar la casa por la ventana - to push the boat out
    Mi padre tiró la casa por la ventana para celebrar la boda. - My father pushed the boat out for my wedding.
  • En casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo - the shoemaker's son always goes barefoot
    Mi padre es electricista, pero no tiene las herramientas para reparar la bombilla. En casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo. - My father is an electrician, but he doesn't have the tools to repair the bulb. The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot.
  • Empezar la casa por el tejado - to put the cart before the horse.
    ¿Por qué has comprado el coche si no tienes carné? Estás empezando la casa por el tejado. - Why did you buy a car now if you did't have a license yet? You put the cart before the horse.
  • Casa de tócame Roque - everyone does as they like in the house
    ¿Crees que puedes venir cuando quieras? ¡Aquí no es la casa de tócame Roque! - Do you think that you can come whenever you want? In this house not everyone does as they like!
  • Caérsele a alguien la casa encima - feel like the whole world is crashing down on you/ not want to be home
    Como he suspendido el examen, siento que se me cae la casa encima.-Because I failed the exam, I feel like the whole world is crashing down on me.
  • Como Pedro por su casa - as cool as a cucumber/ like someone owned the place
    Cuando visité Tenerife por primera vez, me sentí como Pedro por su casa.- When I visited Tenerife for the first time, I felt as cool as a cucumber/ like I owned the place.
  • La ropa sucia se debe lavar en casa - to wash the dirty linen at home
    ¿Por qué hablas de tus problemas en público? La ropa sucia se debe lavar en casa. - Why do you talk about your problems in public? Wash your dirty linen at home.
  • Una mentira como una casa - a whopping lie
    Me dijo una mentira como una casa, pero yo ya sabía toda la verdad. - She told me whopping lie, but I already knew the whole truth.


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Connect the expressions with their correct definitions.

Lastly, listen to this podcast to get an over view of the House Vocabulary in Spanish. You can get the transcript and exercises here.

Talking about Your House in Spanish

– Spanish vocabulary in the house: rooms and location
– The different uses of the verbs “ser” and “estar”

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What is the vocabulary for kitchen in Spanish? ›

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  • Tenedor. Cuchillo. Cuchara. Cucharilla.
  • Plato. Vaso. Copa. Taza.
  • Frigorífico. Fogón. Olla. Sartén.

What are the other names for kitchen? ›

  • gallery.
  • canteen.
  • cookery.
  • cookhouse.
  • cuisine.
  • galley.
  • kitchenette.
  • mess.

What are the names of five things found in the kitchen? ›

The most popular utensil categories are cooking, baking, and eating utensils. Kitchen items used for cooking are referred to as cookware and include pots, pans, baking sheets, and baking dishes. Kitchen tools used to bake foods in the oven, such as fruit pies or casseroles, are referred to as bakeware.

What are the 5 parts of a house? ›

The basic structure of many modern houses includes a foundation, frame, roof, door, chimney, windows, garage, yard, driveway and mailbox.

What do you call parts of a house? ›

The main parts of a house can be categorized as the frame, the exterior, the interior and the division of rooms. While no two houses are completely the same, the basic structure of a house is more or less uniform.

What are the parts of house house? ›

Parts of the House
  • kitchen.
  • bedroom.
  • bathroom.
  • living room.
  • dining room.
  • nursery.
  • garage.
  • porch.

What are parts of a kitchen called? ›

There are a number of studies that have defined 5 general areas in a kitchen:
  • Pantry area: food storage space, canned goods, refrigerator.
  • Storage area: appliances, utensils, cookware.
  • Sink area: cleaning area.
  • Preparation area: ideally a large counter space to work on.
  • Cooking area: stove and oven.
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What is a small kitchen called? ›

A kitchenette is a small cooking area, which usually has a refrigerator and a microwave, but may have other appliances. In some motel and hotel rooms, small apartments, college dormitories, or office buildings, a kitchenette consists of a small refrigerator, a microwave oven, and sometimes a sink.

What is a kitchen checklist? ›

A general kitchen checklist is used to track kitchen operations and monitor specific tasks. Duty managers can use this checklist to ensure that all necessary tasks are done according to standard operating procedures.

What is commonly found in a kitchen? ›

A modern middle-class residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator, and worktops and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many households have a microwave oven, a dishwasher, and other electric appliances.

What things are found in a kitchen? ›

Kitchen Utensils Names
  • Kettle.
  • Toaster.
  • Microwave oven.
  • Refrigerator (commonly “fridge”)
  • Dishwasher.
  • Breadbox.
  • Pitcher (or jug)
  • Blender.
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What is in the kitchen vocabulary? ›

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  • Apron.
  • Bread basket.
  • Bowl.
  • Teapot.
  • Measuring cup.
  • Baking tray.
  • Timer.
  • Spice container.
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What are some Spanish vocabulary? ›

Basic Spanish Words
  • Hola (Hello)
  • Adios (Goodbye)
  • Gracias (Thank you)
  • Por favor (Please)
  • Si (Yes)
  • Claro (Of course)
  • No (No)
  • Amor (Love)
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What is vocabulary words in Spanish? ›

1. [ of person, language, subject] vocabulario m ⧫ léxico m.

What is the slang term for kitchen? ›

‍Back of House (BOH): The back of house (BOH) is the kitchen, the dish pit, and any storage, refrigerators, or walk-ins connected to the kitchen.

What are the 4 elements of kitchen? ›

Salt, fat, acid and heat are the four fundamental elements of good cooking, says New York Times food columnist and former chef Samin Nosrat.

What are the 6 components of a kitchen? ›

Workspaces and Flow
  • Pantry area: food storage space, canned goods, refrigerator.
  • Storage area: appliances, utensils, cookware.
  • Sink area: cleaning area.
  • Preparation area: ideally a large counter space to work on.
  • Cooking area: stove and oven.
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What are the 6 areas of the kitchen? ›

When designing a kitchen that keeps organization top of mind, it's important to think intuitively. Divide the room into six zones: everyday, cooking, pantry, storage, specialty, and under the sink.

What are 10 Spanish words? ›

Top 10 most common Spanish words pronounced by native Spanish speakers
  • Hola = Hello. Let's naturally start with "Hola”. ...
  • Amor = Love. Love is a universal feeling and we definitely had to talk about it here. ...
  • Felicidad = Happiness. ...
  • Gato = Cat. ...
  • Perro = Dog. ...
  • Sonreír = Smile. ...
  • Español = Spanish. ...
  • Sí = Yes.

What are the top 100 Spanish words? ›

100 most frequently used Spanish words
  • llevar (verb) to take, carry.
  • dejar (verb) to let, leave.
  • nada (pron.) nothing.
  • cada (adj.) each, every.
  • seguir (verb) to follow.
  • menos (adj.) less, fewer.
  • nuevo (adj.) new.
  • encontrar (verb) to find.

What are 5 vocabulary words? ›

Full list of words from this list:
  • Boisterous.
  • Edifice.
  • Entity.
  • Gaunt.
  • Impersonal.
  • Panorama.
  • Reminiscence.
  • Reverently.

What are some kitchen sayings? ›

3 Brilliant Ideas For Good Kitchen Quote Themes
  • “Life Is Short, Lick The Bowl“
  • “Don't Worry, Eat Happy“
  • “Good Food, Good Mood“
  • “Live Life With Zest“
  • “In This House We Eat Cake“
  • “Always Be A Chocolate Hob Nob In A World Full Of Digestives“
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What is the word for small kitchen? ›

A kitchenette is a small kitchen, or a part of a larger room that is used for cooking.

What is a kitchen in simple words? ›

: a place (such as a room) with cooking facilities. : the personnel that prepares, cooks, and serves food.


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