Property Jargon

A guide to useful words, terms and phrases relating to buying or renting a house or apartment in Panama...

Below is some of the key Spanish-language jargon used in newspapers, magazines, and online in Panama when advertising property (houses and apartments) for sale and to let, and the terminology used when agreeing to rent a property.

Spanish English
A estrenar All new
Aire acondicionado Air conditioning
Almacenage Storage
Amueblado Furnished
Anuncio Classified
Apartamento Apartment
Area social Social area: can include pool, game room, event room, work out area, sauna, hammam, tennis court, basketball court, racquetball court, grill/barbeque area
Arrendador/Propriedor Landlord (lessor)
Arrendatario/Inquilino Renter/tenant (lessee)
Baño Bathroom
Casa House
Cerca de Close to/Nearby
Cocina Kitchen
Comedor Dining room
Cuarto/Recamara Bedroom
Detalles Details
El derecho Have the right to
Estacionamiento Parking
Frente In front of
Garaje Garage
Habitación Room: as in, one room for rent
Incluye Included: as in utilities/furniture that are included in rental price
Jardín/Patio Garden/yard
Lavandería/Tendedero Utility room/Laundry room