Giving Directions & Asking for Directions in Spanish – “dar y preguntar por indicaciones en español”

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Studying for CSET Spanish Subtest III (test code 147)

LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION: LISTENING COMPREHENSION (SMR Domain 5)

0001 Literal Comprehension of Spoken Communication (SMR 5.1)
Demonstrate an understanding of the main ideas and significant details of oral messages in a variety of authentic contexts. For example: Identify the sequence of steps described in a set of spoken directions.

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Here are useful words phrases when giving directions in Spanish.
Estas son palabras y frases útiles cuando se dan instrucciones en español.

Word Bank / “Lista de palabras”
Words in Spanish are italicized.
Las palabras en español están en cursiva.

  • right – derecha
  • left – izquierda
  • north / south / west / east – el norte / el sur / el oeste / el este
  • north-east – el nordeste / noreste
  • north-west – el noreste
  • south-east – el sudeste / sureste
  • south-west – el sudoeste / suroeste
  • the bus – el autobús
  • a map – una mapa
  • the crossroads/intersection – la cruce
  • the exit – la salida
  • the highway – la autovía/carretera
  • traffic lights – el semáforo
  • the lane (in road) – el carril
  • change lanes – cambiar de carril
  • the sidewalk – la acera
  • the street/road – la calle
  • the alley –  el callejón
  • Where is…? – ¿Dónde está…?

Useful phrases / “Frases útiles”

  • Near – cerca de
  • In front of – en frente de
  • Next to – al lado de
  • Behind – detrás de
  • In front of – delante de
  • Turn left/right. – Doble/Gire a la izquierda.
  • Turn the corner. – Doble/Gire la esquina.
  • Turn around. – Dé la vuelta.
  • Cross the road. – Cruce la cale.
  • It’s on the left/right. – Está a la izquierda/derecha.
  • It’s on the left-handed/right-handed side. – Está a mano izquierda/derecha.
  • It’s at the end of the road. – Está al final de la calle.
  • Is this the stop? – ¿Es esta la parada?

Photo Credit:
http://english.cape.edu/exercises/exercise05.html

 

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