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Spanish phrases

Don’t know your goodbyes from your gracias? If you’re heading for a holiday in a Spanish-speaking destination, don’t leave home without learning a few must-have phrases. From a polite ‘hello’ to asking for a beer, we’ve got the essential low-down right here.

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General phrases

English Spanish translation Pronunciation
Hello/Hi Hola O-la
Goodbye Adios Addy-oss
Yes/No Si/No See/Noh
Please/Thank you Por favor/Gracias Poor fa-vor/Grats-y-ass
Excuse me Con permiso Kon per-mi-so
What is your name? Como se llama? Komo say l-yama?
My name is... Me llamo... Me lya-mo...
Do you speak English? Habla usted inglés? Ab-la oos-ted een-glez?
I don't speak Spanish No hablo español No a-blow ez-pan-yol
I don't understand No entiendo No on-tee-endo
Please repeat Repita, por favor Rep-ee-ta, por fa-vor
What time is it? Qué hora es? Keh oor-ra ez?

 

Out and about

English Spanish translation Pronunciation
Where can I/we get a taxi? Dónde se cogen los taxis? Don-de se kog-gen loss tak-sees?
Where is the nearest bank? Dónde está el banco mas cercano? Don-de esta el banko mas therkano?
Where can I find a bureau de change? Dónde está el despacho de cambio mas cercano? Don-de esta el despacho deh kambeeyo mas therkano?
Where is the petrol station? Dónde hay una gasolinera? Don-de ay oona gaso-lee-ne-ra?
Where can I get a taxi? Dónde puedo coger un taxi? Don-de pwedo kogger oon taksee?
Where is the swimming pool? Dónde está la piscina? Don-de esta la pees-theena?
Do you accept credit cards? Aceptan tarjetas de crédito? A-sep-tan tar-hay-tas de cred-ee-to?
(to the) Left (a la) izquierda (ah la) eez-kee-erda
(to the) Right (a la) derecha (ah la) deray-cha
Straight on Derecho De-ray-cho
Stop! Alto! Al-tow!

 

 

Food and drink

English Spanish translation Pronunciation
Can I have a menu please? La carta, por favor La carta, por favor
When is breakfast? A qué hora el desayuno A kay ora el dess-ay-oono?
When is lunch? A qué hora es la comida A kay ora eh la comm-ee-da?
When is dinner? A qué hora es la cena? A kay ora eh la see-na?
Is there a good restaurant near here? Hay un buen restaurante cerca de aqui? Eye oon bwen restaurant-ay therka de akee?
Where can I find a bar? Dónde puedo encontrar bar? Don-de pwedo enkon-tra bar?
A beer, please Una cerveza, por favor Oona therbetha por favor
I would like a glass of white wine, please Quiero un vaso de vino blanco, por favor Kyero oon basso deh beeno blanko por favor
I would like a glass of red wine, please Quiero un vaso de vino tinto, por favor Kyero oon basso deh beeno teento por favor
I would like a bottle of white/red wine please Una botella de vino blanco/tinto, por favor Oona bot-telya de beeno blanko/teento, por favor
A cup of tea/coffee with milk, please Un té/café con leche, por favor Oon tay/ka-fay con le-chay, por favor
I would like a glass of iced/mineral water, please Quiero un vaso de agua helada/mineral, por favor Ki-ero oon basso de agwa elada/meeneral, por favor
Cheers! Salud! Sa-lood!
How much? Cuánto? Kwan-to?
Can I have the bill, please? La cuenta, por favor La kwenta por fa-vor
Where is the toilet? Dónde está el servicio? Don-de esta el serbee-theeyo?

 

Help!

English Spanish translation Pronunciation
Help! Ayuda! A-yoo-da!
Where can I find a doctor? Donde puedo encontrar un medico? Don-de pwedo enkontrar oon medeeko?
Where is the nearest pharmacy? Donde esta la farmacia mas proxima? Don-de esta la farma-theeya mas prokseema?
Where can I find a dentist? Donde puedo encontrar un dentista? Don-de pwedo enkontrar oon denteesta?
Where is the nearest police station? Donde esta la comisaria (de policia) mas cercana? Don-de esta la komees-areeya (de poleetheeya) mas therkana?

 

 

Numbers

English Spanish translation Pronunciation
Zero Cero Thero
One Uno / una Oono
Two Dos Dos
Three Tres Tres
Four Cuatro Kwatro
Five Cinco Theen-ko
Six Seis Sayz
Seven Siete See-ett-ee
Eight Ocho O-cho
Nine Nueve Nwe-be
Ten Diez Dyeth
Eleven Once On-the
Twelve Doce Do-the
Thirteen Trece Tre-the
Fourteen Catorce Kator-the
Fifteen Quince Keen-the
Sixteen Dieciséis Dyethee-se-ees
Seventeen Diecisiete Dyethee-sye-te
Eighteen Ddieciocho Dyethee-o-cho
Nineteen Diecinueve Dyethee-nwe-be
Twenty Veinte Be-een-te
One hundred Cien Thyen
Five hundred Quinientos/as Keen-ien-tos
One thousand Mil Meel
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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