El fontanero       the plumber
El agua               water
Los tubos           pipes
El contador        meter
El grifo              tap
El baño              bathroom
La cocina           kitchen
La bañera          bath
El lavabo            washbasin
El wáter             toilet
El bidé               bidet
El azulejo           wall tile
Un tapón            a plug
Tubo de salida   plughole
Curva en U / codo       U-bend
Junta                   joint

Hay:                           There is / there are
Una mancha               a stain, patch
humedad                   damp
una mancha de humedad a damp patch
En la pared                 on the wall
En el techo                 on the ceiling
Un escape de agua     a leak
Una grieta                  a crack
Un agujero                 a hole
Una obstrucción         a blockage
Un olor                       a smell

Necesito                     I need
Es urgente                  it’s urgent
Esto es una chapuza               This is a botched job
Mañana no me sirve, quiero una fecha y una hora
    Mañana is no good to me, I want a date and a time
Le doy dos días para solucionar esto
    I’ll give you two days to sort this out
Sino le voy a denunciar a la policia
    If not I’m going to report you to the police
¿Quieres un café?            Would you like a cup of coffee?

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