In this article we are going to present you Spanish words that start with the letter D.
There are many different words that start with D and you are going to see them if you read this article.
First of all we are going to tell you what the most common words starting with D are and we are going to give you a short explanation with each of those words.
Also, you will get a couple of examples for the words that we are going to introduce to you.
It will help you understand better their meaning and their use in sentences.
At the end of this article we are going to mention many other Spanish words that start with the letter D and their translation into English.
If you need a list of the words starting with D or if you are just curious to know what those words are, then stay with us and read this article.
We are sure that you will learn many Spanish words that you didn’t know and that you will also remember some Spanish words that you may have forgotten.
The Most Common Spanish Words That Start With the Letter D
DÍA. The first Spanish word that we are going to mention in this article is the word día. It is one of the most common words in Spanish and it is used every day.
When translated into English, the word día means “day”. It is a masculine noun in Spanish and it is used with the definite article – el día or with an indefinite article – un día.
You can see the difference in the following examples:
Un día iremos de compras juntos. – “One day we will go shopping together.”
Ha llegado el día en que se sabrá toda la verdad – “The day has come when the whole truth will be known.”
A typical phase in which the word día is used in Spanish is buen día or buenos días, which means “Good day” or “Good afternoon” in English.
DORMIR. One of the most common Spanish words that start with the letter D is dormir. It is a verb in Spanish language that means “to sleep”.
It is an irregular verb in Spanish language where the –O changes to –UE in the present tense, so we have yo duermo (I sleep), tú duermes (you sleep), él duerme (he sleeps), nosotros dormimos (we sleep), vosotros dormís (you sleep) and ellos duermen (they sleep).
We are going to give you a simple example in Spanish as well as in English.
- Ella siempre duerme con su hermana en la cama.
- “She always sleeps with her sister in bed.”
Another example that is also in the present tense could be:
- Ellos duermen mucho durante el día.
- “They sleep very long during the day.”
Of course, this verb has its own forms for the past tense, future tense, etc., but the most important thing is to know that it is an irregular verb and that its meaning in English is “to sleep”.
There are also various phrases used with this verb that can easily be translated into English, for example ir a dormir, which means “to go to sleep” or dormir bien, which means “to sleep well”.
DOLOR. The next Spanish word in Spanish that starts with the letter D is dolor. It is a masculine noun that means “pain”.
For example, we can use this word in the following sentence: Ella tiene un dolor intenso en la pierna derecha, which means “She has severe pain in her right leg”.
However, it is important to know that in addition to physical pain, the word dolor can also denote psychological pain, i.e. sadness and suffering due to something.
For example, Él rompió con ella y le causó un gran dolor, which can be translated in English as “He broke up with her and caused her great pain.”
DOLOROSO. We have already told you what the word dolor means, but it is important to know that there is an adjective from this noun.
This adjective is doloroso, which means “painful” when translated in English. You are going to see an example below.
Spanish: Eso fue una experiencia muy dolorosa para mí.
English: “It was a painful experience for me.”
DEPORTE. The next word that we are going to mention is deporte. It is also a very common noun in the Spanish language and it means “sport”.
It is a masculine noun, so we can find it as el deporte or un deporte, which depends on a context.
We are going to give you a very simple example for this word:
¿Qué deporte practicas?, which means in English “What sport do you practice?”
DESAYUNO. Another Spanish word that starts with the letter D is desayuno. It is a masculine noun, so if it is determined then we have the form el desayuno. If not, then it will be un desayuno.
Anyway, the word desayuno is very common and it means “breakfast”.
You are going to see one example now.
- Mi desayuno favorito es el muesli con leche.
- “My favorite breakfast is muesli with milk.”
DESAYUNAR. We have seen what the word desayuno means, and in connection with that we have also the verb desayunar on our list.
When translated into English, this word means “to have a breakfast.”
This is a regular verb in Spanish. Now we will show you how to use this verb in a sentence.
Spanish: Siempre desayuno con mi familia.
English: “I always have breakfast with my family.”
DOMINGO. The next word we have prepared for you that starts with the letter D is domingo. This word means the last day of the week and as you can guess it means “Sunday” in English.
You are going to see an example now, which will help you understand the use of this noun, both in Spanish and in English.
Voy a casa de la abuela el domingo. – “I am going to grandma’s house on Sunday.”
However, if we want to say that something is happening every Sunday, then we are going to use the form los domingos in Spanish. Look at the following example.
If we say in Spanish Ellos siempre van a la iglesia los domingos, it would be translated into English as: “They always go to church on Sundays.”
DONDE. This is another word in Spanish that starts with the letter D. This word translated into English means “where” and it can be used as a question word or as a relative pronoun.
If it is a question word then it is used with an accent and has a question meaning, as you can see in the example:
- ¿Dónde vive tu hermana?
- “Where does your sister live?”
In the second case, the word donde is written without an accent and has no interrogative meaning.
In this case, donde represents the relative word, as you can see in the example:
- El lugar donde vive es pequeño y desolado.
- The place where he lives is small and desolate.
DECIDIR. Another Spanish word that starts with the letter D is decidir. It is a verb that means “to decide”.
You will see the use of this verb in the following sentences:
- Él tiene que decidir a qué universidad irá.
- “He has to decide which college he will go to.”
DELGADO. The next Spanish word that starts with D that we have put on our list is delgado. It is an adjective that has the meaning “slim” or “thin”.
This adjective in Spanish is usually used to describe persons.
If we say in Spanish: Ella está muy delgada porque come poco, it would be in English: “She is very thin because she eats little.”
DELICIOSO. Another adjective in Spanish that starts with the letter D is delicioso and it is usually used to describe a food that has good taste.
The English word for this adjective is similar and it is “delicious”.
Look at the following example to understand it better.
- El almuerzo que ella hizo es
- “The lunch she made is delicious.”
DESPERTAR(SE). The next word in the Spanish language that starts with the letter D is despertar. This word means “to wake up”.
It is a very common verb in Spanish and it is an irregular verb in which E changes into –IE, so we have in the present tense the following forms: yo despierto (I wake up), tú despiertas (you wake up), él despierta (he wakes up), nosotros despertamos (we wake up), vosotros despertáis (you wake up), ellos despiertan (they wake up).
We have the sentence Nosotros despertamos papa, which means “we wake up dad” in English.
As you can see, the verb is transitive in this case and it needs an object, because we have always despertar a alguien or in English “to wake up someone”.
Another example could be Ella despierta a todo el barrio por la mañana, which would be in English: “She wakes up the whole neighborhood in the morning.”
However, this verb can also be reflexive – despertarse. In this case we don’t need an object.
- Me despierto, te despeiertas, se despierta… (I wake up, you wake up, he wakes up…)
DINERO. Of course, one of the most common Spanish words that we have not mentioned yet is dinero. You have probably heard of this word and it means “money”.
This word is used many times every day and it is very popular. You will see the example below:
Spanish: No tengo dinero para comprar eso.
English: “I don’t have money to buy that.”
DIOS. One more word in Spanish that starts with the letter D is Dios. It is also one of the most common words that start with D.
It is common to say Dios Mío, which means “My God”.
DUDAR. There is one more verb that starts with the letter D and it is dudar, which means “to doubt”. We are going to show the use of this verb in the sentence:
- El duda de lo que dijiste.
- “He doubts what you said.”
Of course, we also have the noun duda that comes from this verb. This noun is feminine (la duda, una duda) and has the meaning “doubt”.
Other Spanish Words Starting With D
Deber de (should)
Decaer (to decay)
Decepcionar (to disappoint)
Declarar (to declare)
Decorar (to decorate)
Demasiado (too much)
Dentro (inside, within)
Desagradar (to displease)
Desarmar (to disarm)
Descubrir (to discover)
Despejado (clear, cloudless)
Despedida (goodbye, farewell)
Destruir (to destroy)
Detectar (to detect)
Determinar (to determine)
Detener (to arrest)
Devastar (to devastate)
Disculpar (excuse, forgive)
Discutir (to argue)
Diseñar (to design)
Disfrutar (to enjoy)
Disparar (to shoot)