If you want to ask someone about his hobbies, you can ask him one of these questions:

What are your hobbies?   -   ¿Cuáles son tus pasatiempos?

What do you like to do in your free time?  -  ¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libre?

When someone asks you these questions, you can answer like this:

In my free time I like to...   -   En mi tiempo libre me gusta...

My hobbies are...  -  Mis pasatiempos son... 

Here you can find some examples:

In my free time I like to read, to paint and to sing.  -   En mi tiempo libre me gusta leer, pintar y cantar.

My hobbies are reading, painting and singing.  -  Mis pasatiempos son la lectura, la pintura y el canto.

Now you can see a list of hobbies:

to cook  -  cocinar

to ride a bicycle  -  pasear en bicicleta 

to play a musical instrument (piano, violin, guitar, flute)  -  tocar un instrumento musical (piano, violín, guitarra, flauta)

to dance  -  bailar

to write stories and poems  -  escribir cuentos y poemas

to practice a sport (basket-ball, volley-ball, soccer, base-ball) -  practicar un deporte (basquetbol, voleibol, futbol, béisbol)

to play videogames  -  jugar videojuegos

gerdening  -  la jardinería

Now I invite you to read a poem about a poet that spends the whole day having fun with different activities or hobbies. 


"Not even a line yesterday I have written"

Not even a line yesterday I have written,
which is for me a fortune never seen;
I did in the morning the conquest
of a graceful nymph whom I visit.

Among friends I ate with apetite;
I was, later, a violinist in a concert,
and they applauded me like a good versist
in a certain scholarly cabal.

I had fun at a ball, I came back by car,
and the day passed like an instant.
What fun, so varied, so complete!

What a happy life! But that night
it took away my sleep ... Who? A consonant
Oh, wretched poet's life!

Tomas de Iriarte


Next, you will find a glossary of some words from the poem:

mañana: morning

ninfa: nymph

violinista: violinist

baile: ball

coche: car

día: day

instante: instant

diversión: fun

vida: life

feliz: happy

noche: night


What is your opinion about this poem? What are your hobbies? How do you feel after spending a whole day having fun or practicing your hobbies?