Galician Vocabulary

The Galician vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: un  Audio Two: dous  Audio Three: tres  Audio
Four: catro  Audio Five: cinco  Audio Six: seis  Audio
Seven: sete  Audio Eight: oito  Audio Nine: nove  Audio
Ten: dez  Audio First: primeiro  Audio Second: segundo  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: luns  Audio Tuesday: martes  Audio Wednesday: mércores  Audio
Thursday: xoves  Audio Friday: venres  Audio Saturday: sábado  Audio
Sunday: domingo  Audio Now: agora  Audio Yesterday: onte  Audio
Today: hoxe  Audio Tonight: esta noite  Audio Tomorrow: mañá  Audio


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: froita  Audio Apples: mazá  Audio
Bananas: bananas  Audio Tomatoes: tomates  Audio
Potatoes: patacas  Audio Onions: cebolas  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: vermello  Audio Green: verde  Audio Blue: azul  Audio
White: branco  Audio Black: negro  Audio Grey: gris  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: almorzo  Audio Lunch: xantar  Audio
Dinner: cea  Audio Milk: leite  Audio
Coffee: café  Audio Bread: pan  Audio


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: soleado  Audio Windy: ventoso  Audio Rainy: chuvioso  Audio
Snowy: nevado  Audio Cold: frío  Audio Hot: quente  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: neno  Audio Girl: nena  Audio
Son: fillo  Audio Daughter: filla  Audio
Brother: irmán  Audio Sister: irmá  Audio
Man: home  Audio Woman: muller  Audio
Father: pai  Audio Mother: nai  Audio
Grandfather: avó  Audio Grandmother: avoa  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: casa  Audio Toilet: aseo  Audio Room: cuarto  Audio
Bedroom: cuarto  Audio Kitchen: cociña  Audio Table: mesa  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: gato  Audio Dog: can  Audio Mouse: rato  Audio
Bird: paxaro  Audio Cow: vaca  Audio Horse: cabalo  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: medias  Audio Shoes: zapatos  Audio Trousers: pantalóns  Audio
Shirt: camisa  Audio Sweater: xersei  Audio Coat: abrigo  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: inglés  Audio French: francés  Audio German: alemán  Audio
Spanish: español  Audio Italian: italiano  Audio Portuguese: portugués  Audio
Greek: grego  Audio Russian: ruso  Audio Arabic: árabe  Audio
Hindi: hindi  Audio Chinese: chinés  Audio Japanese: xaponés  Audio


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taxi  Audio Bus: autobuses  Audio
Hotel: hotel  Audio Reservation: reserva  Audio
Airport: aeroporto  Audio Passport: pasaporte  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: estudante  Audio Teacher: profesor  Audio Pen: pluma  Audio
Books: libros  Audio Page: páxina  Audio Dictionary: dicionario  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: man  Audio Feet: pés  Audio Hair: cabelo  Audio
Eye: ollo  Audio Mouth: boca  Audio Nose: nariz  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulancia  Audio Doctor: médico  Audio
Hospital: hospital  Audio Pharmacy: farmacia  Audio
Police: policía  Audio Stomach Ache: dor de estómago  Audio

As you can see, this Galician vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.