Signs in Spanish
Avoid embarrassment and frustration by learning how to recognize signs in Spanish – check out this free lesson! Learn these useful Spanish sign words and you’ll never walk into the wrong restroom, light up in a no-smoking area, or have your car towed from a no-parking spot!
Most of the time you’ll probably only need to recognize the written Spanish word, but we’ve included audio so you can listen to the Spanish pronunciation and record yourself. You never know when you’ll need to ask if something is open or closed, or explain that something is out of order.
Signs in Spanish
Free / Vacant
No Funciona / Fuera de Servicio
Out of order
Horas de Comercio
When you buy food in a supermarket and don’t intend to eat it right away it might pay to check the ‘expiration date’ to avoid any nasty surprises…
Fecha de consume preferente
Consumir preferentemente antes de…
No smoking in SpanishMost restaurants have a smoking and a non-smoking area. There is a big discussion in many Spanish-speaking countries at the moment over whether or not to ban smoking in public buildings altogether. In the meantime it might be helpful to learn what ¡Prohibido fumar! means.
Sección de fumar / Área de fumado
Sección de no fumar / Area de no fumado
Se ruega no fumar.
No smoking, please.
Sales in SpanishSometimes you will see big bright colored signs in nearly every store window. There must be a sale on…
Ganga / Baratillo / Compra Ventajosa / Pichincha
Sale / Clearance
Finally, you always need to know the way out of a busy store…
No hay salida
Prohibido el paso
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