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How Chores Vocabulary is Used in Spanish

Chores are an inevitable part of daily life, encompassing various tasks that contribute to the maintenance of our homes, workplaces, and communities. Whether it is tidying up, doing laundry, or cooking meals, understanding chores vocabulary in Spanish is crucial for effective communication and productivity. In this article, we delve into the usage, importance, and essential vocabulary related to chores in Spanish.

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Usage of Chores Vocabulary in Spanish

Chores vocabulary in Spanish has evolved over time to encompass a wide array of tasks and activities. From traditional household chores to modern-day responsibilities, Spanish speakers utilize specific terminology to communicate effectively about these tasks. The language used may vary depending on regional dialects and cultural nuances, but the core vocabulary remains consistent across Spanish-speaking communities.

Learning Chores Vocabulary for Effective Communication 

Mastering chores vocabulary in Spanish is vital for clear communication and seamless task management. Whether you are conversing with family members, discussing responsibilities at work, or seeking assistance from others, having a robust vocabulary facilitates efficient communication. Additionally, understanding chores terminology enhances cultural competency and fosters deeper connections within Spanish-speaking communities.

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How to Use Chores Vocabulary in Spanish: Words and Sample Sentences 

Here is a Spanish-English chores vocabulary list with some useful sample sentences:


  • Limpiar [IPA: /limˈpjaɾ/]: To clean
  • Barrer [IPA: /baˈreɾ/]: To sweep
  • Aspiradora [IPA: /as.pi.ɾaˈðo.ɾa/]: Vacuum cleaner
  • Fregar [IPA: /fɾeˈɣaɾ/]: To scrub
  • Sacudir el polvo [IPA: /sa.kuˈðiɾ el ˈpol.βo/]: To dust
  • Organizar [IPA: /oɾ.ɣa.niˈθaɾ/]: To organize
  • Desinfectar [IPA: /ˈtaɾ/]: To disinfect
  • Lavavajillas [IPA: /la.βaˈβa.ʃas/]: Dishwasher
  • Secar [IPA: /seˈkaɾ/]: To dry
  • Lavadora [IPA: /la.βaˈðo.ɾa/]: Washing machine

Sample sentences:

  • Voy a limpiar el baño antes de que lleguen los invitados. (I'm going to clean the bathroom before the guests arrive.)
  • Usa la aspiradora para limpiar la alfombra. (Use the vacuum cleaner to clean the carpet.)
  • Necesitamos organizar el armario de la cocina para tener más espacio. (We need to organize the kitchen cupboard to have more space.)

Cooking and Meal Preparation

  • Cocinar [IPA: /ko.siˈnaɾ/]: To cook
  • Hornear [IPA: /oɾ.neˈaɾ/]: To bake
  • Freír [IPA: /fɾeˈiɾ/]: To fry
  • Picar [IPA: /piˈkaɾ/]: To chop
  • Mezclar [IPA: /mesˈklaɾ/]: To mix
  • Servir [IPA: /seɾˈβiɾ/]: To serve
  • Sartén [IPA: /saɾˈten/]: Frying pan
  • Cacerola [IPA: /ka.θeˈɾ]: Saucepan
  • Batidora [IPA: /ba.tiˈðo.ɾa/]: Blender
  • Cuchillo [IPA: /kuˈʧi.ʎo/]: Knife

Sample sentences:

  • Mi abuela sabe hornear los mejores pasteles. (My grandmother knows how to bake the best cakes.)
  • Voy a freír las papas para acompañar la carne. (I'm going to fry the potatoes to accompany the meat.)
  • ¿Puedes picar las verduras mientras preparo la salsa? (Can you chop the vegetables while I prepare the sauce?)


  • Regar [IPA: /ɾeˈɣaɾ/]: To water
  • Plantar [IPA: /planˈtaɾ/]: To plant
  • Podar [IPA: /poˈðaɾ/]: To prune
  • Cultivar [IPA: /kul.tiˈβaɾ/]: To cultivate
  • Abonar [IPA: /a.boˈnaɾ/]: To fertilize
  • Desmalezar [IPA: /ˈθaɾ/]: To weed
  • Transplantar [IPA: /tɾans.planˈtaɾ/]: To transplant
  • Cosechar [IPA: /ko.seˈʧaɾ/]: To harvest
  • Sembrar [IPA: /semˈbɾaɾ/]: To sow
  • Rastrillo [IPA: /ɾasˈtɾi.ʎo/]: Rake

Sample sentences:

  • Es hora de regar las plantas del jardín. (It's time to water the garden plants.)
  • Voy a plantar nuevas flores en el macetero. (I'm going to plant new flowers in the planter.)
  • Necesitamos podar los arbustos para que no crezcan demasiado. (We need to prune the bushes so they don't grow too much.)

Home Maintenance

  • Reparar [IPA: /re.paˈɾaɾ/]: To repair
  • Pintar [IPA: /pinˈtaɾ/]: To paint
  • Construir [IPA: /konˈstɾwiɾ/]: To build
  • Instalar [IPA: /in.staˈlaɾ/]: To install
  • Arreglar [IPA: /a.reˈɣlaɾ/]: To fix
  • Lijar [IPA: /liˈxaɾ/]: To sand
  • Impermeabilizar [IPA: /im.peɾ.me.aˌβɾ/]: To waterproof
  • Cortar el césped [IPA: /koɾˈtaɾ el ˈθesped/]: To mow the lawn
  • Desatascar [IPA: /des.a.tasˈkaɾ/]: To unclog
  • Cambiar [IPA: /kamˈβjaɾ/]: To change

Sample sentences:

  • Vamos a reparar la puerta que no cierra bien. (We're going to repair the door that doesn't close properly.)
  • Necesitamos pintar la pared del salón este fin de semana. (We need to paint the living room wall this weekend.)
  • Mi hermano está construyendo un nuevo estante para la cocina. (My brother is building a new shelf for the kitchen.)


  • Lavar la ropa [IPA: /laˈβaɾ la ˈ]: To do the laundry
  • Secar la ropa [IPA: /seˈkaɾ la ˈ]: To dry the clothes
  • Planchar la ropa [IPA: /planˈʧaɾ la ˈ]: To iron the clothes
  • Detergente [IPA: /de.teɾˈxen.te/]: Detergent
  • Suavizante [IPA: /swa.βiˈθan.te/]: Fabric softener
  • Lavadora [IPA: /la.βaˈðo.ɾa/]: Washing machine
  • Cesto de ropa sucia [IPA: /ˈθ ðe ˈ ˈsu.θja/]: Laundry basket
  • Tender la ropa [IPA: /tenˈdeɾ la ˈ]: To hang out the clothes
  • Blanqueador [IPA: /ˈðoɾ/]: Bleach
  • Plancha de vapor [IPA: /ˈplan.ʧa ðe ˈβa.poɾ/]: Steam iron

Sample sentences:

  • Necesito lavar la ropa antes de que se acabe el detergente. (I need to do the laundry before the detergent runs out.)
  • Vamos a planchar la ropa para la reunión de mañana. (We're going to iron the clothes for tomorrow's meeting.)
  • No olvides secar la ropa antes de que anochezca. (Don't forget to dry the clothes before it gets dark.)


  • Cuidar [IPA: /kwiˈðaɾ/]: To take care of
  • Cambiar pañales [IPA: /kamˈβjaɾ paˈɲa.les/]: To change diapers
  • Alimentar [IPA: /ˈtaɾ/]: To feed
  • Bañar [IPA: /baˈɲaɾ/]: To bathe
  • Jugar [IPA: /χuˈɣaɾ/]: To play
  • Dormir [IPA: /dorˈmiɾ/]: To sleep
  • Leer cuentos [IPA: /leˈeɾ ˈkwen.tos/]: To read stories
  • Llevar al parque [IPA: /ʎeˈβaɾ al ˈpaɾ.ke/]: To take to the park
  • Cantar canciones [IPA: /kanˈtaɾ kanˈθjo.nes/]: To sing songs
  • Cargar en brazos [IPA: /ˈkaɾ.ɣaɾ en ˈbɾaθos/]: To carry in arms

Sample sentences:

  • Me encanta jugar con mis hijos en el parque. (I love playing with my children in the park.)
  • Después de bañar al bebé, es hora de dormir. (After bathing the baby, it's time to sleep.)
  • Voy a leer cuentos a los niños antes de que se vayan a la cama. (I'm going to read stories to the children before they go to bed.)

Pet Care

  • Alimentar [IPA: /ˈtaɾ/]: To feed
  • Pasear [IPA: /pa.seˈaɾ/]: To walk
  • Cepillar [IPA: /θe.piˈʎaɾ/]: To brush
  • Jugar [IPA: /χuˈɣaɾ/]: To play
  • Lavar [IPA: /laˈβaɾ/]: To wash
  • Entrenar [IPA: /en.tɾeˈnaɾ/]: To train
  • Vacunar [IPA: /ba.kuˈnaɾ/]: To vaccinate
  • Cortar las uñas [IPA: /koɾˈtaɾ las ˈu.ɲas/]: To trim nails
  • Acicalar [IPA: /a.θiˈka.laɾ/]: To groom
  • Limpiar la caja de arena [IPA: /limˈpjaɾ la ˈka.xa ðe aˈɾ]: To clean the litter box

Sample sentences:

  • Es importante pasear al perro todos los días para que haga ejercicio. (It's important to walk the dog every day for exercise.)
  • Voy a cepillar al gato para quitarle el pelo suelto. (I'm going to brush the cat to remove loose hair.)
  • Después de alimentar al pez, hay que limpiar su pecera. (After feeding the fish, the aquarium needs to be cleaned.)

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Mastering chores vocabulary in Spanish is essential for effective communication and task management in various settings. By familiarizing yourself with these terms, you can navigate daily responsibilities with ease and engage confidently in conversations about household tasks. Whether you are discussing cleaning routines, organizing activities, or planning shopping trips, a strong vocabulary in chores terminology enhances your ability to communicate effectively in Spanish-speaking environments.

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