Spanish Road Signs

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Here are a few street signs in Spanish you might encounter road tripping it through Mexico...

Stop = Alto (ahl-toh) {Literally: Halt}

No stopping = No pare (no pah-reh)

Yield = Ceda (seh-dah). You may also see: ceda el paso (seh-dah el pah-soh)  

Do not enter = No entre (no en-treh) Remember: All H’s in Spanish are silent, so the ‘h’ in ‘hay’ is silent.

No parking = No estacionar  (no eh-stah-see-oh-nahr)

Speed limit = Velocidad maxima (beh-loh-see-dahd mahk-see-mah) {Literally: Maximum velocity}

Speed bump = Tope (toh-peh)

One way = Una sola via (oonah- soh-lah bee-ah)

No entry = No hay paso (no ay pah-so)

Toll - Peaje (peh-ah-heh)

Detour = Desvio (dehs-bee-oh)

Keep right = Siga derecho (seega deh-reh-cho)

Exit = Salida (sah-lee-dah)

Entrance = Entrada (en-trah-dah)

Road closed = Camino cerrado (kah-mee-no se-rrah-doh)

Slow = Despacio (dehs-pah-see-oh)

Turn left = Vire a la izquierda (bee-reh ah lah ees-kee-ehr-dah)

Only = Solo (soh-loh). Usually used for protected left-hand turnz, meaning you can only turn left in your current lane or at the current intersection.

Public parking = Estacionamiento publico (eh-stah-see-oh-nah-mee-en-toh poo-blee-koh)

 

Danger - Peligro (peh-lee-groh)

No automobiles = No automoviles (no ow-toh-moh-bee-les)

No pedestrian crossing = No camine for la pista (no kah-mee-neh por lah pee-stah)

No trucks = No camiones (no kah-mee-oh-nehs)

No cyclists = No ciclistas (no see-klee-stahs)

Silence = Silencio  (see-lehn-see-oh)

Bus stop =  Parada bus (pah-rah-dah boos)

School = Escuela (eh-skweh-lah)

Stop - adjust seat belts = Pare - ajustarse los cinturones de seguridad (pah-re ah-hoo-star-seh los seen-too-roh-nes deh seh-goo-ree-dahd)