hobbies in spanish

Hobbies in Spanish: 56 Words and Phrases for Your Favorite Pastimes

Talking about your hobbies means talking about something you love.

Combine your passion for your hobby with your passion for Spanish learning and you will have double the motivation to learn.

In this post, you will find everything you need to start talking about your hobbies in Spanish!


Key Words and Phrases

General Phrases

hobbies in spanish

Me gusta(n)I likeMe gustan los perros. (I like dogs.)
Me interesaI'm interested inMe interesa el cine. (I'm interested in cinema.)
PasatiempoHobby¿Tienes algún pasatiempo? (Do you have any hobbies?)
Mi pasatiempo favorito esMy favorite hobby isMi pasatiempo favorito es pintar. (My favorite hobby is to paint.)
¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre?What do you do in your free time?¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre? Me gusta leer. (What do you like to do in your free time? I like to read.)

Sports and Physical Activities

hobbies in spanish

DeportesSports¿Juegas deportes? (Do you play sports?)
CorrerTo runPodemos correr por la mañana. (We can run in the morning.)
NadarTo swimQuiero nadar en el océano. (I want to swim in the ocean.)
EsquiarTo skiEsquiaremos todo el invierno. (We will ski all winter.)
KarateKarateÉl tiene clase de karate los lunes. (He has karate class on Mondays.)
CiclismoCyclingMi pasatiempo favorito es el ciclismo. (My favorite hobby is cycling.)
BailarTo danceTú bailas competitivamente. (You dance competitively.)
EjercitarTo exerciseEjercitan en el gimnasio todos los días. (They exercise in the gym every day.)
PatinarTo skateMe pidió que fuera a patinar sobre hielo. (He asked me to go ice skating.)
JugarTo playJugué hockey en la universidad. (I played hockey in college.)
FútbolSoccerLos niños están aquí para un torneo de fútbol. (The kids are here for a soccer tournament.)
Fútbol americanoAmerican footballÉl quiere ir a jugar al fútbol americano en Estados Unidos. (He wants to go play American football in the United States.)
Baloncesto/BásquetbolBasketballMi hermano juega básquetbol. (My brother plays basketball.)
BéisbolBaseballVamos a jugar béisbol el viernes. (We're going to play baseball on Friday.)
HockeyHockeyA mi padre le encanta ver hockey. (My dad loves to watch hockey.)
GolfGolfMis colegas juegan al golf todos los domingos. (My coworkers play golf every Sunday.)
TennisTennisJuego al tennis con mi padre después de la cena. (I play tennis with my dad after dinner.)

Visit this post for more sports vocabulary in Spanish: 

The Great Outdoors

hobbies in spanish

AcamparTo campMi familia acampa el fin de semana. (My family camps on the weekend.)
JardineríaGardeningLa jardinería es el pasatiempo favorito de mi abuela. (Gardening is my grandma's favorite hobby.)
ExcursionismoHikingYo y mi padre vamos de excursión todas las semanas. (Me and my dad go hiking every week.)
NaturalezaNatureMe encanta pasar tiempo en la naturaleza. (I love spending time in nature.)
PescarTo fishEllos están pescando mañana. (They are fishing tomorrow.)
CazarTo hunt¿Te gusta cazar? (Do you like to hunt?)

Musical Hobbies

hobbies in spanish

MúsicaMusic¿Cuál es tu tipo de música favorita? (What is your favorite type of music?)
CantarTo singElla canta en un coro. (She sings in a choir.)
TocarTo playToqué la guitarra cuando era joven. (I played the guitar when I was young.)
InstrumentoInstrument¿Tocas algún instrumento? (Do you play any instruments?)
GuitarraGuitarEl hombre que toca la guitarra es famoso. (The man who plays the guitar is famous.)
PianoPianoMi amiga está tomando clases de piano. (My friend is taking piano classes.)
EscucharTo listenMi hermano escucha música muy fuerte. (My brother listens to music very loudly.)

Making Art

hobbies in spanish

ArteArtQuiero ir a un museo de arte. (I want to go to an art museum.)
Sacar fotosTo take photosMi madre saca muchas fotos cuando viajamos. (My mom takes lots of pictures when we travel.)
FotografíaPhotographyTú deberías probar fotografía. (You should try photography.)
DibujarTo drawEstamos dibujando nuestras manos. (We are drawing our hands.)
PintarTo paintEstoy pintando algo para mi papá. (I'm painting something for my dad.)
CoserTo sewLas abuelas cosen ropa para sus nietos. (The grandmas sew clothes for their grandkids.)
TejerTo knit/weave/crochetPuedes tejer muy rápidamente. (You can weave very quickly.)
TeatroTheaterMi abuela y yo vamos al teatro a menudo. (My grandma and I go to the theater often.)

Other Hobbies

hobbies in spanish

CineCinemaMe gusta el cine. (I like film.)
TelevisiónTelevisionVes la televisión todo el día. (You watch television all day.)
CocinarTo cookMi madre cocina buena comida. (My mom cooks good food.)
EscribirTo writeNos escribimos cartas el uno al otro. (We write letters to each other.)
LeerTo readHacen un picnic y leen. (They have a picnic and read.)
CrucigramasCrossword puzzlesA mi abuelo le encantan los crucigramas. (My grandpa loves crossword puzzles.)
AjedrezChessJugamos al ajedrez y gano cada vez. (We play chess and I win every time.)
DominóDominoesMis hermanos no juegan dominó conmigo y mis padres. (My brothers don't play dominoes with me and my parents.)
Jugar cartasTo play cardsMe encanta jugar cartas. (I love to play cards.)
ColeccionarTo collectTú coleccionas las tarjetas de béisbol. (You collect baseball cards.)
JuegosGamesLos niños juegan juegos en el parque. (The kids play games at the park.)
Ir de comprasTo go shoppingVamos de compras con mi abuela. (We're going shopping with my grandma.)
Jugar videojuegosTo play video games Mis hermanos juegan videojuegos todo el día. (My brothers play video games all day.)

Why You Should Know How to Talk About Hobbies in Spanish

Knowing Spanish vocabulary about hobbies will help you engage in small talk and allow you to continue a conversation to build connections.

Most hobbies are relatively neutral topics, making them great conversation points for when you’re talking to someone new.

Learning Spanish vocabulary related to your hobbies will also help you connect with people with similar interests. 

Your hobby-related vocabulary will even help you understand material about your favorite pastimes.

Learning key vocabulary can improve your understanding of authentic reading materials, videos or streaming programs about your hobbies.

To find some great authentic material about your hobbies, you can look at FluentU

Here, you’ll find an array of Spanish videos that can be sorted by genre and language skill level.

You can search up your hobbies to see how they are talked about in Spanish.

You can also build flashcards from the words in these videos by using the interactive captions. 

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Go ahead and share your interests! With these Spanish hobby-related vocabulary words, you will never be at a loss for something fun to talk about.

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