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Pocket camping dictionary – useful phrases edition

Pocket camping dictionary – useful phrases edition

The life of a true motorhomer is full of adventurous and fun moments. Last-minute modified routes, unexpected rains on a sunny day or a new acquaintance you would never expect to make are the bread and butter of your day. It’s those moments that immediately come to mind when you reminisce about the holiday you’ve just spent with some friends that make life as a motorhomer so unique and exciting!

But what happens when you’re abroad and you can’t find the words you need to communicate? Well we thought of the perfect phrasebook to keep to hand so you can avoid those awkward silences.

Arrival at the campsite

After a trip full of sights to remember, the sun is starting to set and your destination is near. So go find your pitch, get comfortable, enjoy your dinner and chill! Now that you’re there, the question is, how do you make yourself understood? Here are some handy expressions:

Do you have a place for tonight / no. of days / weeks for a motorhome/van? | Avete un posto per stanotte/ numero di giorni/settimane per un camper/un van?

How much does it cost per person/child per day? | Quanto costa al giorno per persona/bambini?

How much does a pitch cost for a motorhome? | Quant’è il costo della piazzola per un camper?

I would like (number) pitches next to each other | Vorrei (numero) piazzole vicine

Does the cost include hookups? | Il costo comprende gli allacciamenti?

Where are the light/gas/electricity connections? | Dove sono le connessioni a luce/gas/elettricità?

Where is the market/restaurant/reception? | Dov’è il market/il ristorante/la reception?

Are animals welcome within the campsite? | Gli animali sono benvenuti all’interno del campeggio?

Are there opening/closing times for the campsite?| Ci sono orari di accesso al campeggio?

Do you have a place for tonight / no. of days / weeks for a motorhome/van? | Avez-vous une place pour cette nuit/ nombre de jours/semaines pour un camping-car/un van ?

How much does it cost per person/child per day? | Combien cela coûte-t-il par jour et par personne/enfant ?

How much does a pitch cost for a motorhome? | Combien coûte l’emplacement pour un camping-car ?

I would like (number) pitches next to each other | Je voudrais (nombre) emplacements proches

Does the cost include hookups? | Le coût comprend-il les branchements ?

Where are the light/gas/electricity connections? | Où sont les connexions à la lumière/gaz/électricité ?

Where is the market/restaurant/reception? | Où est le marché/le restaurant/la réception ?

Are animals welcome within the campsite? | Les animaux sont-ils les bienvenus à l’intérieur du camping ?

Are there opening/closing times for the campsite?| Y a-t-il des horaires d’accès au camping ?

Do you have a place for tonight / no. of days / weeks for a motorhome/van? | Haben Sie einen Platz für heute Nacht/Anzahl der Tage/Wochen für ein Wohnmobil/einen Van?

How much does it cost per person/child per day? | Wie viel kostet es pro Person/Kinder pro Tag?

How much does a pitch cost for a motorhome? | Wie viel kostet der Stellplatz für ein Wohnmobil?

I would like (number) pitches next to each other | Ich möchte (Anzahl) Stellplätze in der Nähe

Does the cost include hookups? | Sind Anschlüsse in den Kosten enthalten?

Where are the light/gas/electricity connections? | Wo sind die Licht-/Gas-/Stromanschlüsse?

Where is the market/restaurant/reception? | Wo ist der Supermarkt/das Restaurant/die Rezeption?

Are animals welcome within the campsite? | Sind die Tiere auf dem Campingplatz willkommen?

Are there opening/closing times for the campsite?| Gibt es Zugangszeiten zum Campingplatz?

Do you have a place for tonight / no. of days / weeks for a motorhome/van? | ¿Tienen una plaza para esta noche/número de días/semanas para una autocaravana/un van?

How much does it cost per person/child per day? | ¿Cuánto cuesta al día por persona/niños?

How much does a pitch cost for a motorhome? | ¿Cuánto cuesta la parcela para una autocaravana?

I would like (number) pitches next to each other | Me gustaría (número) parcelas cercanas

Does the cost include hookups? | ¿El costo incluye las conexiones?

Where are the light/gas/electricity connections? | ¿Dónde están los enchufes de luz/gas/electricidad?

Where is the market/restaurant/reception? | ¿Dónde está el market/el restaurante/la recepción?

Are animals welcome within the campsite? | ¿Se admiten mascotas dentro del camping?

Are there opening/closing times for the campsite?| ¿Hay horarios de acceso al camping?

While you’re camping

Once you have found your pitch and created a comfortable environment for your stay, there may be other important things to ask for when it comes to daily life and the unexpected. Some useful phrases to keep in mind may be:

Where is the clear/grey/dark water drainage area? | Dove è la zona di scarico delle acque bianche/grigie/scure?

Where are the common showers/bathrooms? | Dove sono le docce/i bagni comuni?

Where are the rubbish bins and do you recycle? Must I use a specific type of bag? | Dove si trovano i contenitori per l’immondizia e si effettua la raccolta differenziata? Se si con sacchetti specifici?

Where can I find the nearest first aid station? | Dove posso trovare il più vicino pronto soccorso?

Where is the nearest police station? | Dov’è la più vicina stazione di polizia?

Where can I find a mechanic? | Dove posso trovare un meccanico?

Is there wi-fi? Could I have the password? | C’è il wi-fi? Qual è la password?

What are the check out times? | Quali sono gli orari per il check out?

Where is the clear/grey/dark water drainage area? | Où se trouve la zone d’évacuation des eaux blanches/grises/noires ?

Where are the common showers/bathrooms? | Où sont les douches/les toilettes communes?

Where are the rubbish bins and do you recycle? Must I use a specific type of bag? | Où se trouvent les poubelles et fait-on le tri sélectif des déchets ? Si oui, avec des sacs spéciaux ?

Where can I find the nearest first aid station? | Où puis-je trouver les urgences les plus proches ?

Where is the nearest police station? | Où se trouve le poste de police le plus proche ?

Where can I find a mechanic? | Où puis-je trouver un mécanicien ?

Is there wi-fi? Could I have the password? | Y a-t-il une connexion Wi-Fi ? Quel est le mot de passe ?

What are the check out times? | Quels sont les horaires de départ ?

Where is the clear/grey/dark water drainage area? | Wo befindet sich der Abfluss für Grau-/Schwarzwasser?

Where are the common showers/bathrooms? | Wo sind die Gemeinschaftsduschen und -toiletten?

Where are the rubbish bins and do you recycle? Must I use a specific type of bag? | Wo sind die Mülltonnen und wird getrennt gesammelt? Wenn ja, mit speziellen Tüten?

Where can I find the nearest first aid station? | Wo finde ich die nächste Notaufnahme?

Where is the nearest police station? | Wo ist die nächste Polizeiwache?

Where can I find a mechanic? | Wo kann ich einen Mechaniker finden?

Is there wi-fi? Could I have the password? | Gibt es Wi-Fi? Wie lautet das Passwort?

What are the check out times? | Wie sind die Checkout-Zeiten?

Where is the clear/grey/dark water drainage area? | ¿Dónde está el área de descarga de las aguas blancas/grises/negras?

Where are the common showers/bathrooms? | ¿Dónde están las duchas/los baños comunes?

Where are the rubbish bins and do you recycle? Must I use a specific type of bag? | ¿Dónde se encuentran los contenedores de basura y se realiza la recogida selectiva? Si sí, ¿con bolsas específicas?

Where can I find the nearest first aid station? | ¿Dónde puedo encontrar las urgencias más cercanas?

Where is the nearest police station? | ¿Dónde está la estación de policía más cercana?

Where can I find a mechanic? | ¿Dónde puedo encontrar un mecánico?

Is there wi-fi? Could I have the password? | ¿Hay conexión Wi-Fi? ¿Cuál es la contraseña?

What are the check out times? | ¿Cuáles son los horarios para el check out?

Here are some convenient and simple phrases to always have at hand so as not to be caught unprepared even abroad. Happy camping everyone!