A few phrases to help you choose and buy tickets for travel and events, and some of the events you might like to go to.

¿A qué hora sale el ómnibus / tren para Paysandú? = What time does the bus / train leave for Paysandú?

¿A qué hora es el concierto de La Bomba de Tiempo? = What time is the Bomba de Tiempo concert?

¿Tiene un horario para los barcos a Colonia? = Do you have a timetable for the boats to Colonia?

¿Cuánto cuesta un viaje a Tigre? = How much is a trip to Tigre?

¿Cuánto cuesta una entrada al festival? = How much is a festival ticket?

¿Hay un descuento para estudiantes / jubilados / niños? = Is there a discount for students / pensioners / children?


la boletería = ticket office

un boleto / una entrada / un ticket = a ticket (all three are commonly used an understood, although boleto is used more for transport and entrada or ticket for events)

un concierto = a concert

un toque = a gig

un desfile = a parade

una jineteada = rodeo

un show / un espectáculo = a show / performance

una milonga = a tango dance-hall 


Any questions? If you’re not sure about the content of today’s class or have something to add, leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you. Your questions and comments will help other students too. Our Spanish immersion programs at La Herradura in Uruguay and Spain teach you an international form of Spanish, but the teachers are all native speakers and will offer guidance on local expressions and words.

Coming up next… Class 11: Greetings | Saludos


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