Dominican Spanish rental glossary

Some terms to aid your search

When looking for accommodation, you’ll often encounter specific housing and rental vocabulary in Spanish. Here's our guide to some of the more common terms you'll come into contact with. 

Dominican Spanish rental glossary

A

acceso controlado/restringido = controlled access

agua = water

alojamiento = accommodation

ampl/amplia/o = large/ spacious

amueb = furnished

azulejo = with tiles

B

bñ/bñs/baño = bathroom

bomba de agua = water pump

C

c/ = with

casa = house

coc/cocina = kitchen

coch/cochera = garage

comedor = dining room

Cond/Condominio = Condominium

cto/cuart/cuarto = room

D

dor/dr/d/dorm = bedroom

E

edf/ edificio = building

F

finaza - deposit

H

hac/hacienda = farm

J

jardin/ jdin = garden

L

Línea telef. = telephone line

lujo = luxury

luz = electricity

M

mensualidades = monthly payments

N

nevera = refridgerator

O

ofic/oficina = office

P

pisc/piscina = swimming pool

planta = floor (e.g. cuarta planta, fourth floor)

R

residencial = gated/ protected living community

S

seg/seguro = safe/security features

serv./servicios = services

T

terraza - balcony/roof terrace

transferencia bancaria - bank transfer

U

ubic./ubicación = location

V  

vigilancia = security/ guard presence

A

acceso controlado/restringido = controlled access

agua = water

alojamiento = accommodation

ampl/amplia/o = large/ spacious

amueb = furnished

azulejo = with tiles

B

bñ/bñs/baño = bathroom

bomba de agua = water pump

C

c/ = with

casa = house

coc/cocina = kitchen

coch/cochera = garage

comedor = dining room

Cond/Condominio = Condominium

cto/cuart/cuarto = room

D

dor/dr/d/dorm = bedroom

E

edf/ edificio = building

F

finaza - deposit

H

hac/hacienda = farm

J

jardin/ jdin = garden

L

Línea telef. = telephone line

lujo = luxury

luz = electricity

M

mensualidades = monthly payments

N

nevera = refridgerator

O

ofic/oficina = office

P

pisc/piscina = swimming pool

planta = floor (e.g. cuarta planta, fourth floor)

R

residencial = gated/ protected living community

S

seg/seguro = safe/security features

serv./servicios = services

T

terraza - balcony/roof terrace

transferencia bancaria - bank transfer

U

ubic./ubicación = location

V  

vigilancia = security/ guard presence

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