Learning Spanish – Bills (Facturas)

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Once you have found the perfect long term rental property in Spain, a great way to really settle in is to learn some useful Spanish phrases.

As with any rental property you will also have household bills to deal with so here are some tips to help you understand them.


Nº cuenta cliente – client account number

datos deltitular – details of the account holder

referencia – reference number                               

fecha de emisión – date issued

periodo del consumo – period of use of service  

periodo de facturación – billing perio

mensual / bimestral / trimestral – monthly / bi-monthly / tri-monthly

domiciliación bancaria – standing order details

forma de pago – payment method                        

 fecha de vencimiento – due date

dirección postal – postal address          

teléfono de atención al cliente – customer service telephone number.

histórico de la facturación – history of previous bills

importe – sum /cost                                           

base imponible – details of net costs

cargos fijos – fixed charges                              

conceptos y cargos – concepts & charges.

servicios contratados – services contracted

detalles de consumo – details of consumption

total a pagar – total payable

información al cliente – information of interest to the client

descuentos y ajustes – discounts & adjustments

impuesto  – tax                     IVA  – VAT       

cuota fija – fixed fee            

Michelle Lewis is a Spanish Teacher, Translator and Interpreter. She can help with a wide range of issues in Spanish including; NIE, residency, registering at the medical centre, medical appointments, importation of cars, problems with the Town Hall, the gestor, the police, or Telefonica. Email michellejlewis@hotmail.com or call 680 155 254 for more information.

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