5 Useful Spanish phrases & vocab for renting an apartment

If you find yourself traveling in a Spanish-speaking country, you may find yourself looking for an apartment. Here we will cover some essential Spanish apartment-hunting vocabulary to help make sure you get the right place for you.

Practical tip: The most popular sites for searching for apartments in Spain are Fotocasa and Idealista.  Even if you’re not looking for an apartment, you can check them out to practice your Spanish!

Fotocasa: http://www.fotocasa.es/es/alquiler/casas/espana/todas-las-zonas/l
Idealista: https://www.idealista.com/alquiler-viviendas/

Spanish Vocabulary – Apartments

pisofloor/apartment
dormitoriobedroom
habitacionesrooms
salonliving room
cocinakitchen
gastoscosts
mascotaspets
calefacciónheating
alquiler – rent*

fianza – security deposit
ascensor
elevator
amplio
spacious
amueblada
furnished
luminoso
bright
disponible
available
compañero de piso
roomate
mudarse
to move
permitirse
to be able to afford

 note:  alquiler is the Spanish noun for ‘rent’, while alquilar is the Spanish verb ‘to rent’

Spanish Phrases for Renting an Apartment

1. Estoy buscando un compañero de piso para la otra habitación
I’m looking for a roommate for the second bedroom

2. El apartamento es en el 5º piso, pero el edificio tiene ascensor
The apartment in on the 5th floor, but the building has an elevator

3. Antes de mudarse, tendrá que dar una fianza y un mes de alquiler
Before you move in, you’ll need to give a security deposit and one month’s rent

4. Los pisos en Madrid no son muy caros, pero no puedo permitirme más de 500€ al mes
The apartments in Madrid are not very expensive, but I can’t afford more than 500 euros per month

5. La mayoría de los apartamentos están amueblados, con cocinas equipadas y calefacción, pero el alquiler no incluso los gastos
Most apartments in Spain come furnished, with equipped kitchens and heating, but the rent doesn’t include utilities

Spanish Practice

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Spanish phrases renting apartment 2

Piso de 60 m2 con 2 habitaciones. Una terraza con bonita vista de Madrid. Calefacción central, salón independiente, cocina totalmente amueblada y equipada, finca con ascensor, gastos de comunidad incluidos. No se admiten animales. Disponible inmediatamente.

Apartment of 60 m2 with 2 rooms.  A terrace with a beautiful view of Madrid.  Central heating, separate living room, fully furnished and equipped kitchen, building with elevator, community fees included. Pets are not allowed. Immediately available.

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Spanish phrases renting apartment 3

Se alquila piso en la zona de Abrantes, a dos minutos del metro. 3ª Planta. El piso tiene tres dormitorios y cocina independiente. No se admiten mascotas, completamente amueblado. Imprescindible nominas y contrato indefinido por lo menos de una persona de las personas interesadas.  Ascensor. 

Apartment for rent in the Abrantes area, two minutes from the metro. 3rd Floor. The apartment has three bedrooms and a separate kitchen. Pets are not allowed, fully furnished. Indispensable Nominations and indefinite contract of at least one person of the interested persons. Elevator.

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Spanish phrases renting apartment 4

Piso estupendo, amplio, luminoso, en perfectas condiciones, con mucha luz con orientación este y oeste. El suelo es de parqué, tiene calefacción de gas con radiadores. Tiene azotea donde se cuelga la ropa. No fumadores. Precio 480€ con gastos incluidos.

Great apartment, spacious, bright, in perfect condition, bright with east and west orientation. The floor is parquet, has gas heating with radiators. It has a roof where clothes hang. Non smoking. Price 480 € with expenses included.

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