We love a good festival. Whether this is a music festival, food festival or even a comedy festival, there is nothing better than enjoying the sun with a beer and some good entertainment.
Increasingly, a lot of festivals are abroad, which is why it’s handy to know some Spanish lingo to get you through the festival season.
We’ve put together 10 phrases to help you survive and enjoy yourself.
I have ran out of tent pegs! - ¡Me he quedado sin estacas!
We’ve all been there. You’ve trudged your heavy bags through the mud and you’ve finally got to a spot and started putting your tent up, only to find out that you don’t have enough tent pegs to keep it in the ground and stop it blowing away.
2. My feet hurt - Me duelen los pies
You’ve been dancing in wellies for three days straight and your feet are killing you!
3. This band are amazing! What are they called? - Esta banda es increíble. ¿Cómo se llaman?
Festivals are great because often your best experience is when you’ve walked into a random tent and had no idea what the band are called but have really enjoyed it.
4. Shall we get a beer? - ¿Vamos a tomar una cerveza?
It’s 11 o’clock in the morning, you turn to your friend and ask them if its too early for a beer.
5. Esta es mi canción favorita! - ¡This is my favourite song!
The great feeling when your favourite song comes on.
6. When is it going to stop raining? - ¿Cuándo va a dejar de llover?
So you’ve decided to go to a music festival in England. The week before, you’re constantly checking the weather forecast and at last it says ‘sunny with a chance of rain’. However, when you get there, it doesn’t stop raining. The black clouds are not moving and you’re stuck wearing your rain coat.
7. What a tune! - ¡Qué temazo!
You’ve gone into an area or tent you weren’t planning to and had a listen to the music for a few minutes. Initially, you’re wondering what it is. However, this turns out to be a tune!
8. I’ve been singing so much, I can’t even talk! - He estado cantando tanto, ¡ni siquiera puedo hablar!
You’ve been singing your heart out for hours. You turn to your friend to talk and suddenly, you can’t even speak. Instead of your usual voice, this husky, throaty whine comes out. Too much singing? No chance!
9. I can’t hear you! - ¡No te oigo!
The music is so loud! You’re trying to talk to your friends either next to them or on the phone. You can’t hear a single thing and even shouting isn’t working.
10. I had a great time - Lo he pasado increíble
Its the end of the festival and although you’re exhausted, you’ve had a great time. Time for some much needed sleep and to put your feet up.
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