It’s Halloween time in Spain, and the streets are full of witches, ghouls and ghosts! We’ve got some special treats for you (and no tricks!) – Some great ‘scary’ Spanish vocab and phrases!
The Super-Useful, Real Spanish ‘Scary’ Vocab and Phrases!
Here are some ‘frights and scares’ Spanish phrases for you to use all year round, and not just at Halloween!
Asustar – To scare someone or give someone a shock
¡No me asustes! – Don’t scare me
Ben: No arranca el coche – The car won’t start
Marina: ¡No me asustes, que acabo de recogerlo del taller! – Don’t scare me like that, I just picked it up from the workshop!
Un susto – a shock
¡Qué susto me has dado! – What a fright you just gave me (e.g. when someone comes into a room without you noticing)
¡Qué susto me ha dado el perro! – What a shock that dog gave me
Me llevé un susto que no veas / me he dado un susto de muerte – I got a really big shock (for really serious situations/shocks)
Ha habido un accidente de tráfico justo delante mío, y pensé que no iba a frenar a tiempo. Me he dado un susto de muerte. – There was a car accident right in front of me, and I thought I wouldn’t be able to stop in time. I got a terrible shock.
¡Qué susto, un vampiro! – What a fright, a vampire! (When your neighbour appears in his vampire costume this halloween!)