29 Spanish Backpacking Words You Need to Know for Travel

May 19, 2016

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Planning a trek across the El Camino? Guiding Spanish-speaking clients?

 

Whether you just bought that ticket to backpack South America, are simply bored, or possibly lost a piece of gear on your trip and are trying to shop for another, this handy list can help you:
 

 

  1.  Backpack = Mochila

  2. Headlamp = Linterna Frontal

  3. Sunglasses = Anteojos del Sol

  4. Beacon = Arva

  5. GPS = GPS

  6. Toothbrush = Cepillo de los Dientes

  7. Toothpaste = Pasta de Dientes

  8. Floss = Hilo Dental

  9. Face wipes = Toallas Humedas

  10. Dish wear = Utensillos de Cocina

  11. Thermos = Termo

  12. Sunscreen = Protector

  13. Biodegradable soap = Jabon Biodegradable

  14. Nalgene/Waterbottle = Botella de Agua

  15. Sleeping bag = Bolsa de Dormir

  16. Compass = Brújula

  17. Map = Mapa

  18. Tent = Carpa

  19. Cook Pot = Olla

  20. Toilet Paper = Papel Higiénico

  21. Camp Stove and Gas = Calentador y Combustible

  22. Notebook & Pen = Cuaderno y Lapiz

  23. Lighter = Encendedor

  24. Matches = Fósforos

  25. Ground pad = Aislante

  26. Pillow = Almohada

  27. Boots = Botas

  28. Socks = Medias

  29. Down Jacket = Campera de Pluma

Disclaimer: I'm writing from Argentina in which these words are going to particular to this area. There are many Spanish-speaking countries, which all use slightly different terminology than the other. Even though most will understand what you're saying, it's helpful to research the particular area's translations.

Buen viaje!

 

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