Halloween in Spanish: Ultimate Guide With 40 Spooky Chunks & Words

Boo! 👻 Are you ready to get spooky in Spanish?

Ever wondered how to keep the spirit of Halloween alive while chatting in Spanish? Well, you’re in for a treat (no tricks, we promise)!

In this ultimate guide, we’re giving you some insight into the world of Halloween in Spanish. We’re serving up 40 spooky chunks and words that’ll have you talking about all things Halloween faster than you can say “Feliz Halloween!

So, grab your broomstick! 🧹

1. How to say happy Halloween in Spanish?

Effortless Answers

To say happy Halloween in Spanish, you can use “Feliz Halloween“. Simple as that.

Not really complicated, right?

As you know, “feliz” means happy in Spanish and this little word can be combined for many Spanish holiday greetings. Halloween is typically left untranslated, and its pronunciation is similar to English but with a slight Spanish accents.

And now onto to the question of…

2. Is Halloween celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries?

So, in many Spanish-speaking countries Halloween isn’t celebrated. You can still use the greeting from our Effortless Answers block, but it might not be universally recognized.

styling of halloween in spanish

Instead, if you’re in a Spanish-speaking country, you might realize that the Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is celebrated instead. (You can learn more about that holiday, too, because it’s a great, honorable event that has deep-rooted traditions in Mexico and Latin America.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t use “Feliz Halloween” in some cases but you might also hear “Feliz Noche de Brujas” (Happy Night of Witches) around natives. Though this is less common.

3. Useful Halloween vocabulary in Spanish

Talking about Halloween in Spanish is still possible. Let’s imagine a situation where you want to explain Halloween to your Spanish-speaking friends.

You can use these words to construct Spanish sentences.

truco o tratotrick or treat
telarañaspider web
hombre lobowerewolf
gato negroblack cat

4. Guide to Halloween sentences and chunks in Spanish

We wouldn’t be advocating for Effortless Conversations if we didn’t include lexical chunks in this lesson.

Words alone don’t mean anything! Learn these chunks in context, and you’ll be well on your way to engaging in full Spanish conversations:

¿Dulce o truco?Trick or treat?
Noche de brujasNight of witches (Halloween)
Fiesta de disfracesCostume party
Casa embrujadaHaunted house
Dar un sustoTo give a fright
Tallar una calabazaTo carve a pumpkin
Contar historias de miedoTo tell scary stories
Pedir caramelosTo go trick-or-treating
Decorar para HalloweenTo decorate for Halloween
Disfrazarse de…To dress up as…
¡Qué miedo!How scary!
Ponerse un disfrazTo put on a costume
Invocar a los espíritusTo summon spirits
Jugar a juegos de miedoTo play scary games
Ver una película de terrorTo watch a horror movie
Hacer una broma pesadaTo play a prank
Repartir dulcesTo hand out candy
Celebrar HalloweenTo celebrate Halloween
Hacer una calabaza de JackTo make a Jack-o’-lantern
Organizar una fiesta de HalloweenTo organize a Halloween party

5. Practice Halloween in Spanish with our Full Practice Worksheet

You can practice Halloween vocabulary with these flashcards. Just fill in the blanks with the correct words!

You can practice more: you only have to sign up for our email list by clicking this button here, and we’ll send you to the Full Practice Worksheet Library.

6. Learn more about Halloween in Spanish with Conversation Based Chunking

You’re wondering about chunks?

They are the natural building blocks of the language that we all use – even you in your own native language.

It’s no different in Spanish!

We can teach you how to talk about halloween (or for that matter, any other topic) in Spanish with Conversation Based Chunking. Sign up for our email list, and we’ll send you the first package for FREE. In this pack, you’ll get your first essential chunking list and many exercises, so you can practice immediately.

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