Places in school
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Schools come in all shapes and sizes in Spanish-speaking countries, just like our schools. Some are in the middle of busy cities, others in the countryside. Some have lots of stairs and others are all on one level. There are two names for schools though:
la escuela - the school
el colegio - the school
Here are the names of some of the places in school:
la clase - the class
el patio - the playground
el campo de deportes - the sports field
el gimnasio - the gymnasium
la biblioteca - the library
Most children in Spain have school dinners cooked in la cocina (the kitchen) and eaten in el comedor (the dining room).
la cocina - the kitchen
el comedor - the dining room
And then there's la sala de profesores – the staffroom – but you're not allowed in there, are you?
la sala de profesores - the staffroom
If you were showing someone around your school, you might say:
Aquí está la clase (de música). - Here is the (music) class.
And if it were out of the window, or a bit further away:
Allí está el patio. - There is the playground.