Hola and welcome to a new lesson. Let’s start by saying that DIRECCIÓN means address, so we usually ask other people their DIRECCIONES or share our DIRECCIÓN with them. Saying your house address in Spanish or email may be a little tricky sometimes and the way to do it may vary from one country to another. In this lesson you will learn how to write your house address as well as how to say your email address through several audio examples and simple explanations.
In the picture below you can see three major points in this lesson: how to ask for an address in Spanish, the basic way to give a house address and a little about the format for email addresses as well. All of these things will be covered with more details in the rest of the lesson.
The format to say a house address in Spanish – El formato de las direcciones
The right question for “what is your address in Spanish”
First, we will learn some usual ways to ask other people where they live. For this purpose, we can use two questions: ¿Cuál es tu dirección? and ¿Dónde vives?/¿En dónde vives?. The first question requires a specific house address in Spanish to get to the place, whereas the second one requires just a little bit of information like the name of the neighborhood, the street, the city or even the country depending on the context of the conversation.
Saying my home address in Spanish
It is important to remember that places’ names are never translated. For example, to say “My address is 5230 Evergreen Road” we should translate the entire sentence, but not the name of the street. Normally, the right way to say a house address in Spanish involves any of these two formats:
1. “Mi dirección es + dirección”, e.g. “Mi dirección es el 5230 de la calle Evergreen
2. “Yo vivo en + dirección (house address in Spanish)” , for example: “Yo vivo en el 4467 de la calle Thompson”.
It is also possible to say this house address without “Yo vivo en…”, just as simple as “4467 de la calle Thompson”. Something you should know is that the format for addresses in Spanish may be different to the format used in countries like “Los Estados Unidos”. One of the reasons is that some countries in Latin America lack the correct city planning to name streets or assign numbers to all the houses. Considering this, getting to places is all about asking the locals, reading sings or finding examples of addresses as used in the area. In some Latin American countries addresses can be very messy. Most of the time, it is always useful to use other places in town as a reference.
Examples of ways of saying addresses in Spanish
Here are several audio examples using the ways to ask and say an address in Spanish explained above. Notice in the last two examples that perhaps the easiest way to say an address would be by using a place as reference and describing the place you want to get to. Press Play to listen to the examples.
¿Cuál es la dirección de tu casa? – Yo vivo en Blue Building 1120 de la calle Baker, Londres
What’s your home address? – I live in Blue Building 1120 Baker Street, London
¿Cuál es tu dirección? – 2946 Bulevar Internacional, Oakland California 94601
What’s your address? – 2946 International Blvd. Oakland, California 94601
¿Dónde vives? – Vivo en el 98 de la calle Fulton Este, # 202 de Grand Rapids, Estados Unidos
Where do you live? – I live in 98 Fulton Street East #202 Grand Rapids, United States
¿Dónde vive usted? Vivo en Av. Antártida Argentina 1355
Where do you live? – I live Antártida Av. 1355, Argentina
¿Cuál es la dirección del restaurante? – Es Avenida R Sáenz Peña 2016, San Francisco – Córdoba
What’s the restaurant’s address? – It is 2016 R Sáenz Peña Av, San Francisco – Cordoba
¿Cuál es tu dirección? – De la cancha de deportes Azul, tres cuadras al sur
What´s your address? – From Azul sports field, three blocks south.
¿Dónde queda tu casa? – Queda frente a la nueva farmacia del barrio Luz. Es una casa antigua de color verde
Where do you live? – It is in front of the new drugstore of Luz neighborhood. It is a green, old house.
Saying your email address in Spanish – Cómo decir tu correo electrónico
Another common address we use these days, although not a physical one, is our email address – Dirección de correo electrónico. In order to say your email address in Spanish, you can use the expression “Mi dirección de correo electrónico es + correo” or just “Mi correo electrónico es + correo”. To get somebody else’s email, we may ask ¿Cuál es tu dirección de correo electrónico? or ¿Cuál es tu correo electrónico?. It is also possible to keep the word EMAIL in English and most people will understand.
The servers’ names (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.) are usually pronounced the same way they sound in English, but it is also possible to pronounce them as they are written in Spanish. We recommend you to pronounce the server’s name the way you do it in English. The symbol [@] is called ARROBA and [.](dat) is called PUNTO (period). Here are some examples about ways to ask and say your email address in Spanish. Press Play to listen to the recordings.
¿Cuál es tu dirección de correo electrónico? – Es firstname.lastname@example.org
What´s your email address? – It is email@example.com
Mi correo es firstname.lastname@example.org, ¿Cuál es el tuyo?
My email is email@example.com, What’s yours?
¿Puedes decirme tu email?
Could you tell me your email?
Su correo electrónico es firstname.lastname@example.org
Her email is email@example.com