Spanish: Useful Words and Phrases

Spanish is the official language in 21 countries with over 400 million people speaking the language of love!

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Useful Spanish Words and Phrases

Hello – Hola

Goodbye – Adiós

Good Morning – Buenos días

Good Afternoon – Buenas tardes

Good Evening – Buenas noches

Thank you – Gracias

Do you speak English? – ¿Hablas inglés?

I don’t speak Spanish – No hablo español

I don’t understand – No comprendo

Please – Por favor

Sorry – ¡Disculpe!

Yes –

No – No

Asking for Directions

Where is? – ¿Dónde está…?

Where is the bathroom? – ¿Dónde está el baño?

To the right – A la derecha

To the left – A la izquierda

Straight ahead – Derecho

How far is it? – ¿Que tan lejos está?

Can you help me? – ¿Me puedes ayudar?

Out and About

How much does this cost? – ¿Cuánto cuesta esto?

The bill, please – La cuenta, por favor

Can I see the menu please? – ¿Puedo ver el menú, por favor?

Opening hours – Horario de apertura

Service charge/tip – La propina

I would like… – Quisiera

I am allergic to… – Tengo alergia a…

I am vegetarian – Soy vegetariana


Help! – Ayuda!

Emergency – Emergencia

Where is the hospital? – ¿Dónde está el hospital?

Call the police – Llamen a la policia

Call the ambulance – Llama a la ambulancia

I need a doctor – Necesito un doctor

I lost my passport – Perdi mi pasaporte

Learning new languages is not only fun, but can make your trips abroad even more exciting! Interested in learning more Spanish? Check our Language App Review for Duolingo. Happy Travelling!

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