House in Spanish : How to say house, home, apartment, ranch, & slum

home in spanish

House in Spanish = Casa

How do you say house in Spanish? I had never laughed so much with someone as when my friend once almost ended up in the wrong place in South America because he didn’t know the word for house in Spanish. Long story short, a girl that he met online invited him to her house in Venezuela, which she said was a “rancho”, one of the synonyms for the word house in Spanish. He noticed the word looked like the word “ranch” in English and assumed she lived in a very large farm, breeding sheep, cattle and horses.

Thankfully, I was there to let him know that rancho means rachn/farm in Mexico, but slum,  in Venezuela. The girl was kind to invite him over and to clarify the type of house where she lived. But it was probably not the safest place for a school boy! Enough inspiration for me sit down and write you this article explaining the word for house in Spanish and its variations across Spanish-speaking countries.

My house in Spanish = Mi casa

Say mi casa anywhere in the Spanish-speaking world. This term pretty much works well all over South America and Spain.

Your house in Spanish = Tu casa

“Tu casa es mi casa” is a very nice way to say my house is your house in Spanish.

Our house in Spanish = Nuestra casa

Casa is feminine. That is why the word  nuestra end in “a”. This word has two syllables and it only requires that you roll an r to pronounce –tra in nuestra. Do that and you’ll be saying our house in Spanish.

Their house in Spanish = Su casa

Their house in Spanish is very simple. Say “su casa” and you’ll have a perfect rendering of the phrase their house in Spanish. Let’s now take a look at how to say home in Spanish.

house in spanish

Home in Spanish = Hogar

Hogar is the word for home in Spanish. Hogar is that place where you feel comfortable. Whether you say “home is where my heart is” or “home is where my laptop is” use the word hogar to say home in Spanish.

My Home = Mi hogar

Same as in “my house”, use “mi hogar” to say my home in Spanish. Now I’ll show you how to say your home in Spanish.

Your home in Spanish = Tu hogar

Very simple. Say “tu hogar” when you want to say your home in Spanish to that person you are talking to.

Our home in Spanish = Nuestro hogar

When describing the home that you and other significant people represent, say nuestro hogar. Our home in Spanish sounds just as sweet as in English.

Their home in Spanish = Su hogar

If you’re talking about someone else’s home you can say “su hogar”. That’s a perfect translation of their home in Spanish. In the following paragraphs you will learn other words for house in Spanish.

Ranch in Spanish = Hacienda (Most Latin countries)

Say hacienda if you want to refer to a farm or ranch in Spanish. For some people, a ranch is all they have to live in, so they might use the word hacienda when they talk about their house in Spanish. The next word is slum in Spanish.

Slum in Spanish = Rancho (Venezuela)

This is probably one of the most tricky words if you are unfamiliar with the landscape of many developing countries in Latin America. Rancho means slum in Spanish. Better said, in Venezuelan Spanish. You may want to remember that for future reference. Rancho only means farm in Mexican Spanish. Last but not least if how to say apartment in Spanish.

Apartment in Spanish = Apartamento

You may think this is a no brainer because you only add an “o” at the end of the word and you have apartment in Spanish. But this is not the case with every word.

I can rest assured that none of you will take a plane down to South America still asking “how do you say house in Spanish?”. Now you can say house, home, my, your, our, their and the different words for house in Spanish. Make sure you keep growing your Spanish vocabulary with how to learn Spanish Free. You can do that by checking out my other articles such as how to say why in Spanish, how to say hungry in Spanish, and how to say where are you in Spanish.

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