Vocabulary for driving test

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USEFUL VOCABULARY FOR DRIVING TEST

Here you can find some useful vocabulary for your driving theory test and your practical driving test in Spain. You will find the word in English, Spanish and, also, you will be able to see how the word in pronounced. Hopefully this will help you get your Spanish driving licence!

CAR PARTS IN SPANISH

AcceleratorAceleradorah-theh-leh-rah-dohr
Back windowLuna traseraloo-nah trah-seh-rah
BatteryBateríabah-teh-ree-ah
BonnetCapókah-poh
BootMaleteromah-leh-teh-roh
BrakeFrenofreh-noh
ClutchEmbragueehm-brah-geh
EngineMotormoh-tohr
Front windscreenLuna delanteraloo-nah deh-lahn-teh-rah
Gear boxPalanca de cambiospah-lahng-kah deh kahm-byohs
HandbrakeFreno de manofreh-noh deh mah-noh
HornClaxonklahk-sohn
IgnitionArranqueah-rrahng-keh
Left side mirror(Espejo) retrovisor izquierdo(ehs-peh-hoh) rreh-troh-bee-sohr eeth-kyehr-doh
Number PlateMatrículamah-tree-koo-lah
Rearview mirror(Espejo) retrovisor(ehs-peh-hoh) rreh-troh-bee-sohr
Right side mirror(Espejo) retrovisor derecho(ehs-peh-hoh) rreh-troh-bee-sohr deh-reh-choh
SeatAsientoah-syehn-toh
Seat beltCinturón de seguridadtheen-too-rohn deh seh-goo-ree-dahd
Side windowsVentanillasbehn-tah-nee-yahz
Steering wheelVolanteboh-lahn-teh
TyresNeumáticosneyoo-mah-tee-koh
Window wiperLimpiaparabrisasleem-pyah-pah-rah-bree-sahs

LIGHTS

Brake lightLuz de frenolooth deh freh-noh
Dipped-beamLuz de crucelooth deh kroo-theh
Fog lampsFaros antinieblasfah-rohz ahn-ti-nyeh-blahz
Full beamLuz largalooth lahr-gahr
IndicatorIntermitenteeen-tehr-mee-tehn-teh
LightsLuceslooth-es
Side lightsLuz de posiciónlooth deh poh-see-thyohn

VERBS

To accelerateAcelerarah-theh-leh-rahr
To beepPitarpee-tahr
To brakeFrenarfreh-nahr
To carry onContinuarkohn-tee-nwahr
To change gearCambiar de marchakahm-byahr deh mahr-chah
To checkComprobarkohm-proh-bahr
To driveConducirkohn-doo-theer
To give wayCeder el pasotheh-dehr ehl pah-soh

To indicate
Indicar
Poner el intermitente
een-dee-kahr
poh-nehr ehl een-tehr-mee-tehn-teh
To keep toMantenersemahn-teh-nehr-seh
To look atMirarmee-rahr
To make sureCerciorarsethehr-thyoh-rahr-seh
To overtakeAdelantarah-deh-lahn-tahr

To park
Aparcar
Estacionar
ah-pahr-kahr
ehs-tah-thyoh-nahr
To reverseDar marcha atrásdahr mahr-chah ah-trahs
To slow downReducir la velocidadrreh-doo-theer lah beh-loh-thee-dahd
To start the engineArrancarah-rrahn-kahr

To stop
Parar
Detenerse
pah-rahr
deh-teh-nehr-seh
To switch offApagarah-pah-gahr
To switch onEncenderehn-thehn-dehr
To turnGirarhee-rahr
To turn aroundDar la vueltadahr lah bwehl-tah
To waitEsperarehs-peh-rahr

USEFUL PHRASES FOR SPANISH DRIVING TEST

After…Después de…dehs-pwehs deh
At the end of the street…Al final de la calle…ahl fee-nahl deh lah kah-yeh
At the junction…En el cruce…
En la intersección…
ehn ehl kroo-theh ehn lah een-tehr-sehk-thyohn
At the next…En el próximo/siguiente…ehn ehl prohk-see-moh / see-gyehn-teh
At the roundabout…En la rotonda…ehn lah rroh-tohn-dah
At the traffic light…En el semáforo…ehn ehl seh-mah-foh-roh
Before…Antes de…ahn-tehs deh
Head towards…Diríjase a…dee-ree-ha-seh ah
If I don’t say anything, keep going straight onSi no digo nada, siga rectosee noh deh-goh nah-dah see-gah rrehk-toh
Keep to the left/rightManténgase a la izquierda/derechamahn-tehn-gah-seh ah lah eeth-kyehr-dah / deh-reh-chah
Make a U-turnHaga un cambio de sentidoah-gah oon kahm-byoh deh sehn-tee-doh
Make sure that…Cerciórese de que…thehr-thyoh-reh-seh deh keh
On the motorway…En la autovía…ehn lah ow-toh-bee-ah
Slow downReduzca la velocidadrreh-dooth-kah lah beh-loh-thee-dahd
Take the first exitTome la primera salidatoh-may lah pree-meh-rah sah-lee-dah
Take the second exitTome la segunda salidatoh-may lah seh-goon-dah sah-lee-dah
Take the third exitTome la tercera salidatoh-may lah tehr-theh-rah sah-lee-dah
Turn leftGire a la izquierdahee-reh ah lah eeth-kyehr-dah
Turn rightGire a la derechahee-reh ah lah deh-reh-chah
When possible…Cuando sea posible…

Cuando usted pueda…
kwahn-doh seh-ah poh-see-bleh kwahn-doh oos-tehd poo-eh-dah
Where is…?¿Dónde está…?dohn-deh ehs-tah

At Lex-Fix Abogados y Traductores we really hope that you find this vocabulary for your driving test useful and that you all are able to pass the exam! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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