How do you say "deposit", as in when renting a room?
If you're renting a room and need to pay a deposit (eg. money you get back at the end of your stay, if you haven't broken anything), what's that called?
Is it "el depósito", or is that just for banks?
hi Ranngi, no, depósito is not used.
Heidita, we use depósito in Argentina. Fianza for us is what you pay for not going to jail (bail).
Hi Ranngi, no, depósito is not used.
Fianza is the word you are looking for
Thanks guys, I'll use fianza as I'm in Spain, but will remember that depósito is used in Argentina. I was living with Argentinians in Madrid earlier this year and realised there's quite a lot of differences!
Can I use fianza in mainland Spain to mean paying a deposit to a hotel so they keep a room for me? If not, what should I use? Thanks for a speedy answer - I am trying to book a room now!