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Essential Spanish Expressions

Essential Spanish Expressions

If you’re off on holiday to Spain or a Spanish speaking country this summer, or are just taking a short weekend break, you will want to have these useful expressions in your pocket.

HelloHola (oh-lah)
GoodbyeAdiós (ah-dee-ohs)
PleasePor favor (por fah-bor)
Thank youGracias (grah-see-ahs) 

Yes (see)
NoNo (no)
Excuse me/sorryDisculpe/Perdone (dees-kool-peh / pehr-dohnay)
My name is…
Mi nombre es/Me llamo… (mee nohm-breh ess/may yah-moh)
What is your name?¿Cómo te llamas? (koh-moh tay yah-mahs)
Nice to meet you
Encantado/a (en-cahn-tah-doh/da)
Where do you come from?
¿De dónde eres? (day dohn-day eh-rehs)



I come from Great BritainSoy de Gran Bretaña
How are you?¿Qué tal estás? ( (kay tahl ay-stahs)
Where is…?
¿Dónde está…? (dohn-deh eh-stah) 

I would like (2 bottles of water)Me gustaría / ¿Me puede dar? (dos botellas de agua)
How much is that?
 ¿Cuánto cuesta esto?
How do I get to…?¿Cómo puedo ir a…?
I don’t understand
No (lo) entiendo (noh (loh) ehn-tyen-doh)
I’m sorry, I don’t speak SpanishLo siento, no hablo español (loh see-ehn-toh noh ah-bloh eh-spahn-yol)
Do you speak English? ¿Hablas inglés? (ah-blahs een-glehs)

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