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A Beginner’s Guide for your trip to Spain

(or other Spanish speaking countries)

So you’re traveling to Spain but you don’t speak Spanish (or you only remember a little from your high school days). Chances are, if you speak English you may be able to get by.  But why not pick up a little bit of the language before you go.  Even if it’s just a word or two, it will ingratiate you with the people in your host country and may even help you out of some sticky situations 🙂

Here’s our list of the most useful phrases if you’re going to travel to Spain.  If you want a bit more practice sign up for our free Survival Spanish series which you’ll find these words and more spoken by a native speaker in video format:

Spanish etiquette

Politeness

Por favor
please

Gracias
thank you

De nada
you’re welcome

Perdona
excuse me

Spanish directions left right

Directions

Derecho
right

Izquierda
left

Todo recto
straight

Atrás
back (behind)

*Note derecho can also mean ‘go straight’, so just in case you can confirm with todo recto

Spanish greetings

Greetings

Hola
hello

Buenos Dias
good day

¿Como estás?
how are you? (informal)

¿Como está Usted?
how are you? (formal)

Spanish goodbyes

Goodbyes

Adios
goodbye

Hasta luego
see you later

Hasta pronto
see you soon

Buenas noches
good evening

Spanish questions

Questions

¿Dónde?
where?

¿Cuándo?
when?

¿Como?
how?

¿Qué?
what?

* if want to say ‘what’? as in ‘what did you say?’, use ¿como? instead of ¿que?.

Spanish numbers 10

Numbers

zero(0)
uno(1) dos(2) tres(3)
cuatro(4) cinco(5) seis(6)
siete(7) ocho(8) nueve(9)
diez(10)

once(11) doce(12) trece(13) catorce(14) quince(15) dieciséis(16) diecisiete(17) dieciocho(18) diecinueve(19) vente (20)

vente(20) veintiuno(21) veintidós(22) veintitres(23) veinticuatro(24) veinticinco(25) veintiseis(26) veintisiete(27) veintiocho(28) veintinueve(29)

vente(20) trenta(30) cuarenta(40) cincuenta(50) sesenta(60) setenta(70) ochenta(80) noventa(90) cien(100)

Spanish easy phrases

Easy phrases

¡Salud!
Cheers!

Lo siento
I’m sorry

Bien ¿Y tú?
Good.  And you?

No pasa nada
No problem

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