Emergencias

Emergencies.  Never a fun topic, but with the start of summer, el verano, a lot of us have travel plans, vacations and fun activities planned.  In light of this, I wanted to share some useful vocabulary and phrases related to emergencies.  Hopefully you’ll never have a need for these words, but it is better to be prepared and safe, rather than sorry!


Vocabulary

Vocabulario

accident

el accidente

ambulance

la ambulancia

earthquake

el terremoto

fire

el incendio

flood

la inundación

help

el auxilio, ¡Socorro!

hurricane

el huracán

lodging, hostel, shelter

el albergue, el refugio

pain

el dolor

storm

la tormenta

theft

el robo

thief

el ladrón

Phrases

Frases

Calm, calm down, take it easy

Cálmate, tranquilo/a

I need help.

Necesito ayuda

I’m lost.

Estoy perdido/a

My (insert body part) hurts.

Me duele (insert body part).

What happened?

¿Qué pasó/sucedió?


BONUS!

Emergency Telephone Numbers in Spanish Speaking Countries

Remember, in case of an emergency you can call 9-1-1 or if you are traveling overseas, in many countries in Europe, 112 can be used for general emergencies. Having said that, it is always a good idea to plan ahead and research your appropriate emergency numbers before departure or upon arrival to your destination. iBuen viaje!