How To Talk About Free Time In Spanish

Discussing shared interests is a great way to get the ball rolling when you chat with a Spanish speaker.
April 17, 2020
How To Talk About Free Time In Spanish

Say you meet a Spanish speaker online or on your travels. You strike up a conversation by starting with the basic greetings, but then you’re stuck. What can you talk about with this person? Knowing how to talk about how you spend your free time in Spanish will help you keep the conversation flowing. Discussing hobbies and common interests are great to get to know someone better, and a great way to practice your Spanish vocabulary!

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common words and sentences related to free time in Spanish. Click the play button to hear each one pronounced by a native speaker.

Talking About Free Time In Spanish

General Phrases About Free Time

What do you do in your free time? — ¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre?

Do you have any hobbies? — ¿Tienes algún hobby?

the fun — la diversión

to have a lot of fun — divertirse mucho

Arts And Culture Vocabulary

the theater — el teatro

the play — la obra de teatro

the musical — el musical

to attend — asistir

the painting — la pintura

the photography — la fotografía

the gallery — la galería

the photo — la foto

to paint — pintar

the drawing — el dibujo

the film — la película

the performance — la representación

to dance — bailar

the book — el libro

to read — leer

the genre — el género

the museum — el museo

the music — la música

to sing — cantar

the instrument — el instrumento

the guitar — la guitarra

the piano — el piano

Do you play an instrument? — ¿Tocas un instrumento?

I like to listen to my music very loud. — Me gusta escuchar música alta.

Do you like going to the theater? — ¿Te gusta ir al teatro?

I learn dancing in a dance course. — Aprendo a bailar en un curso de baile.

Games And Activities Vocabulary

the game — el juego

the puzzle — el rompecabezas

the chess — el ajedrez

the card — la carta

to play — jugar

the video game — el videojuego

the role-playing game — el juego de rol

the board games — el juego de mesa

the sport — el deporte

the soccer — el fútbol

the gymnasium — el gimnasio

the team — el equipo

to go shopping — hacer la compra

second-hand — de segunda mano

to eat out — comer fuera

the restaurant — el restaurante

the club — la discoteca

I love going to restaurants. — Me encanta ir al restaurante.

I surf the internet. — Yo navego por internet.

Do you play sports? — ¿Haces deporte?

I jog every morning. — Hago footing cada mañana.

I play soccer twice a week. — Juego dos veces a la semana al fútbol.

I am a member of a sports club for martial arts. — Soy miembro de una sociedad deportiva de artes marciales.

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Dylan Lyons
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.

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