60 Essential Spanish Phrases For Your Holidays in Spain – Part 1
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If you are planning on visiting us here in Spain in the near future, you may find this blog post of particular use, especially if your Spanish isn’t up to scratch! ...

If you are planning on visiting us here in Spain in the near future, you may find this blog post of particular use, especially if your Spanish isn’t up to scratch!

Although many Spaniards do speak English, this applies mainly to the younger people and mostly on the coast in the main tourist destinations. Even so, the vast majority of Spaniards do not speak English, so by arming yourself with just a few key phrases, it will help in the event that you need to get your point across. - For further articles, please visit http://www.b-met.com/blog/

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  • b-met .com http://www.b-met.com/blog/60-essential-spanish-phrases-for-your-holidays-in-spain-part-1/ by admin September 27, 2013 60 Essential Spanish Phrases For Your Holidays in Spain – Part 1 If you are planning on visiting us here in Spain in the near f uture, you may f ind this blog post of particular use, especially if your Spanish isn’t up to scratch! Although many Spaniards do speak English, this applies mainly to the younger people and mostly on the coast in the main tourist destinations. Even so, the vast majority of Spaniards do not speak English, so by arming yourself with just a f ew key phrases, it will help in the event that you need to get your point across. In this two part post, we list what we believe to be the most important Spanish phrases you can use when on holiday here. The list below could quite easily be expanded considerably, but in the interests of brevity, sixty should be a good starting point and should be enough f or you to digest in a reasonably short space of time. We have also broken the phrases down into categories and everyday situations that you are most likely to experience while on holiday. Many of the phrases include the basics such as “Where is”, “Can you tell me”, “Do you have”, so in many cases it will just be a case of becoming f amiliar with these core structures and then learning those separate nouns that may not be included in this post. By learning the 60 phrases below (and in part two), you will no doubt f eel more conf ident and empowered while on your travels here in Spain and will enable you to interact with the locals f ar more easily. Remember that unlike in English, you don’t need to constantly say “Por Favor” or thank you when asking f or something. It’s more about the tone in which you ask. It’s not rude, it’s just the way the Spanish language works. BASIC SPANISH WORDS Show entries Search: English Spanish Pronounciation Yes Si see
  • Yes Si see No No noh Right A la derecha a la de-re-cha Lef t A la Izquierda a la is-kyer-dah Straight ahead Todo recto toh-doh reck-toh Here Aqui a-key There Alli a-yee Please Por f avor por f ah-bor Thank you Gracias grah-see-ahs Your welcome De nada day nah-dah Hello Ola oh-lah Hows things? Qué tal? keh tahl I am sorry Lo Siento loh see-ehn-toh Goodbye Adíos a-dee-os What Qué keh When Cuándo kwon-doh Where Dónde dohn-day How Cómo Koh-moh Who Quien kee-en Why Por qué Por-keh Showing 1 to 20 of 20 entries PreviousNext ESSENTIAL SPANISH PHRASES Show entries Search: English Spanish Pronounciation Where is...? Dónde está …? dohn-deh eh-stah Where is the closest...? Dónde está el/la … más próximo/a? dohn-deh eh-stah el/lah...mahs prok-see-moh / mah What time is it? Qué hora es? keh oh-rah es Is there... around here? Hay ... por aqui? eye ... por ah-kee I would like... Me gustaria... meh goo-stah-ree-ah I want... Quiero... kee-airo
  • I need... Necesito... neh-seh-see-toh Excuse me Perdon or Con Permiso pehr-dohn Do you have...? Tiene... t-eh-neh Can you tell me...? Me puede decir / Puede decirme... meh pweh-deh deh-seer Can I have...? Puedo tener pweh-doh tehn-air Showing 1 to 11 of 11 entries PreviousNext AT THE AIRPORT Show entries Search: English Spanish Pronounciation When does the f light leave? Cuándo sale el vuelo? kwon-doh sah-leh el bweh-loh When does the f light arrive? Cuándo llega el vuelo? kwon-doh yeh-gah el bweh-loh Where is baggage reclaim? Dónde está reclamo de equipaje? dohn-deh eh-stah reh-clah-moh deh eh-kwee- pah-heh My suitcases are lost Mis maletas están perdidas miss mah-leh-tahs eh-stahn pehr-dee-dahs I have nothing to declare Yo tengo nada qué declarar joh ten-goh nah-dah keh deck-lah-rah I can’t f ind my passport No puedo encontrar mi pasaporte noh pweh-doh en-con-trah mee pah-sah-por- teh Showing 1 to 6 of 6 entries PreviousNext GETTING DIRECTIONS Show entries Search: English Spanish Pronounciation Where can I get a taxi? Dónde puedo coger un taxi? dohn-deh pweh-doh cog-air oon tax-ee How do I get to...? Cómo puedo ir a...? koh-Moh pweh-doh eer ah Are you going to...? Vas a...? bas ah Hello, can you help me? Hola, me ayuda? oh-la meh ah-yoo-dar Where are the toilets please? Dónde está los servicios? dohn-deh eh-stah lohs ser-bee-see-ohs Where is the nearest bank? Dónde está el banco mas cercano? dohn-deh eh-stah el ban-coh mahs ser- cah-noh
  • I have to go to... Tengo que ir a… tehn-goh keh eer ah What is the address? Cuál es la dirección? kwahl es lah dee-reck-see-ohn Showing 1 to 8 of 8 entries PreviousNext EATING OUT Show entries Search: English Spanish Pronounciation Can I have the bill please? La cuenta, por f avor lah kwen-tah por f ah-bor Do you have a table f or f our people at 8pm? Tiene una mesa para cuatro personas a las ocho? tee-ay-nay ooh-nah meh-sah pah-rah kwah- troh per-so-nas ah las oh-cho Can I have a menu please? La carta, por f avor lah cah-tah por f ah-bor At what time is breakf ast? A qué hora es el desayuno? ah keh oh-rah es el des-ay-yoo-noh At what time is lunch? A qué hora es la comida? ah keh oh-rah es lah coh-mee-dah At what time is dinner? A qué hora es la cena? ah keh oh-rah es lah say-nah Showing 1 to 6 of 6 entries PreviousNext Part two will f ollow shortly and we will be covering At the Hotel, At the Shops, Medical/Emergencies and General Conversation. You can print out this post using the “Print PDF” button below. Don’t f orget, if you are visiting the Costa del Sol f or your holidays and are in need of transportation, please consider us here at B-MET Malaga Transf ers. Click on the image below f or an instant online quote.