Describing Our Skin in Spanish

This is a more basic audio lesson that covers useful vocabulary for describing our skin in Spanish. Learn how to describe rashes, spots, lumps, bumps, and injuries in Spanish.


(la) erupción – break out, rash
(el) sarpullido / salpullido – rash
(las) ronchas – hives/welts


(las) manchas – spots
(el) lunar – mole
(las) pecas – freckles

Lumps and Bumps

(los) granitos – little bumps
(el) grano, granito, barrito – pimple
(la) espinilla – pimple, blackhead
(la) verruga – wart
(la) bola, (el) bulto – lump

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