Build a Bed in Spanish

Quick Answer

¡Hola!Learn how to build a bed in Spanish in this article and the lessons above! Specifically, learn how to do the following in Spanish:

• understand basic instructions

• use common DIY-related vocabulary

give instructions

Vocabulary

Let's start off with the vocab words in these lessons!

Adjectives

SpanishEnglish
complicado
complicated
delicado
delicate
frágil
fragile
necesario
necessary
examples
Pedir ayuda si es necesario.
Ask for help if it's necessary.
Buscar las herramientas necesarias.
Look for the necessary tools.
Es un proceso complicado.
It's a complicated process.

Adverbs

SpanishEnglish
adecuadamente
properly
despacio
slowly
examples
Insertar los tornillos adecuadamente.
Put the screws in properly.
Leer las instrucciones despacio.
Read the instructions slowly.

Adverbial Phrase

SpanishEnglish
dentro de
inside
examples
No dejar ninguna pieza dentro de las cajas.
Don't leave any pieces inside the boxes.

In this lesson, you’ll see a number of adverbs combined with de. For example, we can combine debajo, dentro, or encima with de:

examples

Poner una sábana debajo de las piezas.
Put a sheet underneath the pieces.

Poner el colchón encima de la estructura.
Put the mattress on the structure.

Nouns

SpanishEnglish
la basebase
el desarmadorscrewdriver
la estructurastructure
la herramientatool
las instruccionesinstructions
el martillohammer
el materialmaterial
el pasostep
la pataleg
la piezapiece
la precauciónprecaution, care
el procesoprocess
el suelofloor
el taladrodrill
las tijerasscissors
el tornilloscrew
examples
Primero, armar la base.
First, put together the base.
Levantar la estructura entre dos personas.
Lift up the structure with two people.
Buscar las herramientas necesarias.
Look for the necessary tools.

The phrase con precaución (literally: with care) is often translated as the adverb carefully.

Prepositional Phrase

SpanishEnglish
a mano
handy
examples
Tener las tijeras a mano.
Have the scissors handy.

Verbs: Infinitive Command Forms

In this skill, you learn the infinitive command forms for the following verbs!

Infinitive CommandEnglish
abrir
open
armar
put together
buscar
look for
colocar
put
construir
build
descansar
rest
insertar
put (in, into)
leer
read
levantar
lift up
pedir ayuda
ask for help
poner
put
reforzar
reinforce
reunir
gather
sacar
take out
seguir
follow
ser
be
tener
have
tener cuidado
be careful
unir
connect
usar
use

Infinitive commands, also known as indirect commands, are often used for giving commands through a third party or to an unspecified recipient. You'll see them used in signs, instructions, and recipes. To form an infinitive command, you simply use the infinitive (unconjugated) form of the verb.

We use the infinitive form of a verb after the word para.

examples

Para construir una cama, necesitamos paciencia.
To build a bed, we need patience.

Verbs: Negative Infinitive Command Forms

In this skill, you learn the negative infinitive command forms for the following verbs!

Infinitive CommandEnglish
no dejar
don’t leave
no olvidar
don’t forget
no saltarse
don’t skip

To form the negative infinitive command form—also called the negative indirect command form—simply add a negative word, such as no, before the infinitive verb.

examples

No saltarse ningún paso.
Don't skip any steps.

Phrases

Here are some of the phrases used in these lessons!

SpanishEnglish
Seguir las instrucciones.
Follow the instructions.
Leer las instrucciones despacio.
Read the instructions slowly.
Pedir ayuda si es necesario.
Ask for help if it's necessary.

Spanish Conversation

Fantastic! Let's put the grammar and vocab from above to the test in the following example of a conversation in Spanish.

Roberto:
Hola, Paola. ¿Trabajas en una tienda que vende camas? ¡Ayúdame! Léeme estas instrucciones.
Hi Paola. Do you work in a store that sells beds? Help me! Read me these instructions.
Paola:
Roberto, para construir una cama, necesitamos paciencia. ¿Qué dicen las instrucciones? Dicen: Primero, reunir todos los materiales.
Roberto, to build a bed, we need patience. What do the instructions say? They say: First, gather all the materials.
Roberto:
¿Qué más dicen?
What else do they say?
Paola:
Buscar las herramientas necesarias. Sacar las piezas de las cajas. Colocar todas las piezas en el suelo.
Look for the necessary tools. Take the pieces out of the boxes. Put all the pieces on the floor.
Roberto:
¿Y qué más dicen?
And what else do they say?
Paola:
¡Ten paciencia, Roberto! Dicen: Seguir las instrucciones. Leer las instrucciones despacio…
Be patient, Roberto! They say: Follow the instructions. Read the instructions slowly…

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