Spanish Phrases

This page contains a table including the following: Spanish phrases, expressions and words in Spanish, conversation and idioms, Spanish greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in Spanish!

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Spanish Phrases

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Spanish Phrases

    

English Phrases Spanish Phrases
 
English Greetings Spanish Greetings:
Hi! ¡Hola! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good morning! ¡Buenos Días! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good evening! ¡Buenas Tardes! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Welcome! (to greet someone) ¡Bienvenido! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How are you? ¿Cómo Estás? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm fine, thanks! Estoy Bíen ¡Gracias! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
And you? ¿Y Tú? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good/ So-So. Bíen/ Así Así Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Thank you (very much)! ¡(Muchas) Gracias! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're welcome! (for "thank you") ¡De Nada! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hey! Friend! ¡Eh! ¡Amigo! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I missed you so much! Te extrañé mucho! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's new? ¿Qué Hay De Nuevo? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nothing much Nada Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night! ¡Buenas noches! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
See you later! ¡Hasta luego! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good bye! ¡Adiós! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Estoy perdido Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can I help you? ¿Podría Ayudarse? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can you help me? ¿Puede Ayudarme? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? ¿Dónde Está (el Baño/ la Farmacia)? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Go straight! then turn left/ right! ¡Vaya Ud Derecho! Pues Tuerza Ud por la Izquierda/ Derecha! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm looking for john. Estoy Buscando A Juan. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One moment please! ¡Un Momento, Por Favor! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hold on please! (phone) ¡No Cuelgue, Por Favor! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How much is this? ¿Cuánto Vale/ Cuesta Eso? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) ¡Perdone! / ¡Oiga! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Excuse me! ( to pass by) ¡Perdone! / Disculpe! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Come with me! ¡Venga Conmigo! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example

    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ Spanish)? ¿Hablas (Inglés/ Español)? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Just a little. Solo Un Poquito. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's your name? ¿Cómo te llamas? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
My name is ... Me llamo ... Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Señor.../ Señora.../ Señorita... Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nice to meet you! ¡Tanto Gusto! / Medio Gusto Conocerte! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're very kind! ¡Eres Muy Amable! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where are you from? ¿De Dónde Eres? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm from (the U.S/ Spain) Soy De (los Estados Unidos/ España..) / Soy (americano) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (American) Soy (americano/ americana) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where do you live? ¿Dónde Vives? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I live in (the U.S/ Spain) Vivo En (los Estados Unidos/ España) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Did you like it here? ¿Le gusta a usted aquí? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Spain is a wonderful country España Es Un País Maravelloso Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What do you do for a living? ¿A Qué Te Dedicas? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I work as a (translator/ businessman) Trabajo Como (Traductor/ Hombre de Negocios) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I like Spanish Me Gusta El Español Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I've been learning Spanish for 1 month Tengo Un Mes Estudiando Español Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Oh! That's good! !Oh, qué bueno! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How old are you? ¿Cuántos Años Tienes? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. Tengo (veinte ...treinta) Años. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I have to go Me Tengo Que Ir. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I will be right back! Regreso En Un Momentito. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! ¡Que Tenga Suerte! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy birthday! ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy new year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Merry Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Congratulations! ¡felicidades! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Enjoy! (for meals...) ¡Que Aproveche! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'd like to visit Spain one day Me Gustaría Visitar Algún Día Tu País Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Say hi to John for me Dale Saludos A ( Juan ...) De Mi Parte Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Bless you (when sneezing) ¡Salud! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night and sweet dreams! ¡Buenas Noches Y Dulces Sueños! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Solving a Misunderstanding
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) ¡Discuple! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Sorry (for a mistake) ¡Lo Siento! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
No Problem! ¡No Problema! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Say It Again? ¡Puede Repetirlo! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Speak Slowly? ¡Puedes Hablar Más Despacio! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Write It Down Please! ¡Escríbalo, Por Favor! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Understand! ¡No Entiendo! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Know! ¡No (Lo) Sé! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Have No Idea. ¡No Tengo Ni Idea! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's That Called In Spanish? ¿Cómo Se llama a Esto En Español? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Does "gato" Mean In English? ¿Qué Quiere Decir "gato" En Inglés? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How Do You Say "Please" In Spanish? ¿Cómo Se Dice "please" En Español? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Is This? ¿Qué Es Esto? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
My Spanish is bad. Mi Español Es Malo Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need to practice my Spanish me falta práctica en Español Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Don't worry! ¡No Te Preocupes! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Spanish Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Bueno/ Malo/ Así Así Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Big/ Small Grande/ Pequeño Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Today/ Now Hoy/ Ahora Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Mañana/ Ayer Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Yes/ No Sí/ No Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Here you go! (when giving something) ¡Aquí Tiene! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Do you like it? ¿Te Gusta? ¿Te Encanta? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I really like it! ¡Me Gusta/ Encanta Mucho! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm hungry/ thirsty. Tengo Hambre/ Sed. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Por La Mañana/ Tarde/ Noche. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
This/ That. Here/There Eso/Ese. Aquí/ Allí Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Me/ You. Him/ Her. Yo/ Tú. Él/ Ella Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Really! ¡Verdad! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Look! ¡Mira! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hurry up! ¡Date Prisa! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What? Where? ¿Qué? ¿Dónde? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What time is it? ¿Qué Hora Es? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Son las diez en punto. Las siete y media. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Give me this! ¡Dame Eso! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I love you! ¡Te Quiero! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I feel sick. Estoy Mareado Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need a doctor !Necesito un medico! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One, Two, Three Uno, Dos, Tres Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Four, Five, Six Cuatro, Cinco, Seis
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten Siete, Ocho, Nueve, Diez
Spanish Restaurant Survival Terms
I want a…Quiero un…
What would you like to drink?Qué le gustaría tomar/beber?
What would you like to eat? Qué le gustaría comer?
Can I have water, please? Puedo tener agua, por favor?
One beer, please.Una cerveza, por favor.
One glass of red/white wine, please.Una copa de vino rojo/blanco, por favor.
I would like… Me gustaría…
Without…Sin…
With…Con…
CheeseQueso
TomatoTomate
LettuceLechuga
HamburgerHamburguesa
PastaPasta
SandwichSándwich, Bocadillo
RiceArróz
BeansFrijoles
Lime/lemonLimón
No meat, please.Sin carne, por favor.
I have allergies.Tengo alergiás.
I’m a vegetarian/vegan.Soy vegetariano/vegan.
Can you pass the salt/pepper?Me puede pasar la sal/el pimiento?
Can I have a napkin, please?Puedo tener una servilleta?
StrawPopote
ForkTenedor
KnifeCuchillo
SpoonCuchara
SaludosGreetings
Hola! Cómo estás?Hello! How are you?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Me llamo __________.My name is __________.Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Cómo te llamas?What’s your name?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Soy de _____________.I’m from ____________.Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
De dónde eres?Where are you from?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Cuál es tu apellido?What is your last name?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Dónde vives?Where do you live?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Cuánto tiempo tienes aquí?How long have you lived here?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Dónde trabajas?Where do you work?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Soy doctor, profesor, abogado.I’m a doctor, professor, lawyer.Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Tienes hijos?Do you have children?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Tengo dos hijos/hijas.I have two sons/daughters.Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
No tengo hijos. I don’t have children.Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Mucho gusto.Nice to meet you.Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Preguntas Más FrecuentesCommon Questions
Dónde está el baño?Where is the bathroom?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Dónde está mi cuarto?Where is my room?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Puedo entrar/pasar?Can I enter/come in?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Puedo tener más, por favor?Can I have more, please?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Me puedes ayudar?Can you help me?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Dónde estamos ahora?Where are we right now?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Dónde está la calle ________?Where is the __________ street?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Me puedes prestar $5?Can you loan me $5?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Dónde está el autobús?Where is the bus?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Puedes guardarlo, por favor?Can you hold this, please?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Quieres uno?Do you want one?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Puedo tener uno?Can I have one?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Podemos compartir?Can we share?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Se vende ______ aquí?Do you sell _______ here?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Cuánto cuesta?How much does it cost?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Tienes cambio?Do you have change?Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
DespedidasGoodbyes
Que tenga un buen día!I hope you have a good day!Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Ten un buen día!Have a good day!Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nos vemos!We’ll see each other later!Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hasta luego!See you later!Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nos vemos al rato! (en México)See you in a little bit!Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nos reunimos el ________ (día).We’ll meet on _________ (day). Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nos hablamos luego.We’ll talk later.Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Háblame.Call me. (Talk to me)Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Llámame.Call me.Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Fue un placer conocerte.It was a pleasure to meet you.Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example

Spanish Phrases Quiz

Instructions: Fill in the blank.

1.) Hola! Comó ?

2.) Me Kyle.

3.) Comó te ?

4.) Soy Italia.

5.) De dónde ?

6.) Soy doctora. trabajas tu?

7.) Tengo tres hijos. hijos, tu?

8.) Necesito ir al baño. Dónde el baño?

9.) No tengo cinco dolares. Me prestar cinco dolares?

10.) Me gusta este carro. Cuanto ? Quiero comprarlo.


Instructions: Translate these phrases.

11.) We’ll see each other later!

12.) I hope you have a good day!

13.) Háblame.

14.) It was a pleasure to meet you.

15.) Hasta luego!

16.) Nos reunimos el sábado.

17.) Do you have change?

18.) Where do you live?

19.) Puedo entrar?

20.) Where are we right now?




Spanish Phrases Dialogue

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A: Hola! Me llamo Julia. Como te llamas?

B: Hola! Me llamo María. Mucho gusto.

A: Igualmente. Dónde trabajas, Maria?

B: Soy una profesora en la Universidad.

A: Muy bien! Por cuánto tiempo has trabajado allí?

B: Por dos años. Y que haces tú?

A: Soy doctora, pero ahora estoy en vacaciones con mis hijos.

B: Tienes hijos? Muy bien! Cuántos años tienen?

A: Mi hijo tiene 5 años, y mi hija tiene 14.

B: Bueno. Es un placer conocerte.

A: Igualmente.


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