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BASIC PHRASES

Buenos das!
bway-nohs dee-ahs
Hello! / Good morning!
Buenas tardes!
bway-nahs tard-ays
Good afternoon!
Buenas noches!
bway-nahs noh-
chays
Good evening! /
Good night!
Hola! / Chao!
oh-lah / chow
Hi! / Bye!
Adis.
ah-dee-ohs
Good bye.
Por favor.
por fah-bor
Please.
Hasta la vista / Hasta
luego.
ah-stah lah vees-tah / ah-
stah loo-ay-go
See you / See you later.
Hasta pronto.
ah-stah prohn-toh
See you soon.
Hasta maana.
ah-stah mahn-
yahn-ah
See you
tomorrow.
(Muchas) Gracias.
(moo-chahs) grah-see-
ahs
Thank you (very much).
De nada.
day nah-dah
You're welcome.
Bienvenidos
byen-veh-nee-
dohs
Welcome
Lo siento
loh see-ehn-toh
I'm sorry
Con permiso /
Perdn / Disculpe
kohn pehr-mee-soh /
pehr-dohn /dees-
kool-peh
Excuse me / Pardon
me
Vamos!
bah-mohs
Let's go!
Cmo est usted?
koh-moh ay-stah oo-sted
How are you? (formal)
Cmo ests?
koh-moh ay-stahs
How are you?
(informal)
Qu tal?
kay tahl
How's it going?
Bien / Muy bien
bee-ehn / moy bee-ehn
Good / Very good
Mal / Muy mal / Ms
o menos
mahl / moy mahl /
mahs oh may-nohs
Bad / Very bad / OK
S / No
see / noh
Yes / No
Cmo se llama usted?
koh-moh say yah-mah oo-
sted
What is your name?
(formal)
Cmo te llamas?
koh-moh tay yah-
mahs
What is your name?
(informal)
Me llamo... / Mi
nombre es...
may yah-moh /
mee nohm-breh
ess
My name is...
Mucho gusto.
/ Encantado.
moo-choh goo-stoh / en-
cahn-tah-doh
Nice to meet you.
Igualmente.
ee-guahl-mehn-tay
Same here. / Same
to you.
Seor / Seora /
Seorita
sayn-yor / sayn-
yor-ah / sayn-yor-
ee-tah
Mister / Mrs. /
Miss
De dnde es usted?
day dohn-day ehs oo-
sted
Where are you from?
(formal)
De dnde eres?
day dohn-day eh-
rehs
Where are you
from? (informal)
Yo soy de...
yoh soy day
I'm from...
Cuntos aos tiene
usted?
quahn-tohs ahn-yohs tee-
ay-nay oo-sted
How old are you? (formal)
Cuntos aos
tienes?
quahn-tohs ahn-
yohs tee-ayn-ays
How old are you?
(informal)
Yo tengo _____
aos.
yoh tayn-goh
_____ ahn-yohs
I am _____ years
old.
Habla usted espaol?
ah-blah oo-sted eh-spahn-
yol
Do you speak Spanish?
(formal)
Hablas ingls?
ah-blahs een-glehs
Do you speak
English? (informal)
(No) Hablo...
noh ah-bloh
I (don't) speak...
Entiende usted? /
Entiendes?
ehn-tyen-deh oo-sted /
ehn-tyen-dehs
Do you understand?
(formal / informal)
(No) Entiendo.
noh ehn-tyen-doh
I (don't) understand.
Yo (no lo) s.
yoh noh loh seh
I (don't) know.
Puede ayudarme?
pweh-deh ah-yoo-dar-meh
Can you help me? (formal)
Claro / Claro que s
klah-roh / klah-roh
keh see
Sure / Of course
Cmo?
koh-moh
What? Pardon
me?



Dnde est / Dnde
estn... ?
dohn-deh eh-stah / dohn-
deh eh-stahn
Where is ... / Where
are ... ?
Aqu / Ah
ah-kee / ah-ee
Here / There
Hay / Haba...
eye / ah-bee-ah
There is / are... /
There was /
were...
Cmo se dice ____ en
espaol?
koh-moh seh dee-seh ___
en eh-spahn-yol
How do you say ____ in
Spanish?
Qu es esto?
keh ehs ehs-toh
What is that?
Qu te pasa?
keh teh pah-sah
What's the matter
(with you)?
No importa.
noh eem-por-tah
It doesn't matter.
Qu pasa?
keh pah-sah
What's happening?
Sin novedad.
seen noh-veh-
dahd
Nothing much.
No tengo ninguna idea.
noh tehn-goh neen-goo-
nah ee-deh-ah
I have no idea.
Buena idea!
bweh-nah ee-deh-
ah
Good idea!
Pase!
pah-seh
Go ahead!
Estoy cansado /
enfermo.
eh-stoy kahn-sah-doh /
ehn-fehr-moh
I'm tired / sick.
Tengo hambre /
sed.
tehn-goh ahm-breh /
sed
I'm hungry / thirsty.
Tengo calor /
fro.
tehn-goh kah-lohr
/ free-oh
I'm hot / cold.
Estoy aburrido.
eh-stoy ah-boo-ree-doh
I'm bored.
No me importa.
noh meh eem-por-
tah
I don't care.
No se preocupe.
noh seh preh-oh-
koo-peh
Don't worry
Est bien.
ehs-tah bee-ehn
That's alright. / It's ok.
Me olvid.
meh ohl-vee-deh
I forgot.
Tengo que ir
ahora.
tehn-goh keh eer
ah-oh-rah
I must go now.
Listo?
lees-toh
Ready?
Quizs / Depende.
kee-sahs / deh-
pehn-deh
Maybe / It depends.
Todava no.
toh-dah-vee-ah
noh
Not yet.
Qu chistoso!
keh chees-toh-soh
How funny!
Que le vaya bien!
keh leh vah-yah
bee-ehn
Have a nice day!
Nos vemos!
nohs veh-mos
We'll see you!
Salud!
sah-lood
Bless you!
Felicitaciones!
feh-lee-see-tah-see-
oh-nehs
Congratulations!
Buena suerte!
bweh-nah swehr-
teh
Good luck!
Te toca a ti.
teh toh-kah ah tee
It's your turn. (informal)
Callate!
kah-yah-teh
Shut up!
Te amo.
tay ah-moh
I love you.
(informal and
singular)









Spanish Phrases


English Spanish Pronunciation

The Simple Stuff

Yes Si SEE

No No NOH

Please Por favor Pore fah-VORE

Thank you Gracias GRAH-see-ahs

Youre Welcome De nada De-NAW-da

No, thank you No, gracias No GRAH-see-ahs

Sorry Lo siento Loh see-EHN-toh

Greetings

Good morning Buenos dias BWEHnos DHEE ahs

Good afternoon Buenas tardes BWEHnahs TAHRdh ehs

Good evening Buenas noches BWEHnahs NO chehs

Good bye Adios Ah dhee OHS

Hello/Hi Hola OH lah

See you later Hasta luego AH-stah LWEH-go

What is your name? Como se llama? KOH-moh say YAHmah

My name is Mi nombre es Mee NOMBreh ehs

How are you? Como esta usted
KOH-mo ehs-TAH OOS-
THE-dh

Fine, thank you. Muy bien, gracias
MOOay bee en GRAH see
ahs

Language

Do you speak English? Habla ingles? AH-bla een-GLASE

Im Canadian. Soy Canadiense.
Soy kah nah dheeEHN
sehs

Im American. Soy norteamericano
Soy nohr the ah meh ree
KAH noh

I dont understand. No comprendo. Noh kohm-PREHN-dho

Please speak slowly.
Hable despacio por
favor.
HAHbleh dhehs-PAH-see-
oh, pohr fahBOHR


English Spanish Pronunciation

Questions

Where is/are? Donde esta/estan? DHOHN-dheh ehs-TAH

When? Cuando? KWAHNdho

Who? Quien? Kee-EHN

Why? Por que? Pohr kay

What? Que? Kay

How long? Cuanto Tiempo? KWAHN-toh TYEHM-po

How much does it
cost?
Cuanto cuesta? KWAHN-toh KWEH-stah

How far? A que distancia? Ah kay dhees-Tan-syah

Can you help me? Puede ayudarme?
PWEH-dhe ah-yoo-dh-
AHR-meh

What time is it Que hora es? Kay OH-rah ehs

Useful Statements

I (dont) like it (No) me gusta
Meh GOOS-tah/No meh
GOOS-tah

I dont know No se NOH say.

Im hungry Tengo hambre TEHN-go AHM-breh

Im thirsty Tengo sed TEHN-go SAY-dh

Im tired Estoy cansado Ehs-TOY kahn-SAH-dho

Im ready Estoy listo Ehs-TOY LEEsto

Right now Ahora mismo Ah OHR ah MEES mo

Just a minute Un momento Oon mo-MEHN toh

Come in! Entre EHN-treh

Its cheap Es barato Ehs bah-RAH-toh

Its expensive Es caro Ehs KAH-ro

Its cold (weather) Hace frio AH-say FREE-o

Its hot (weather) Hace calor AH-say kah-LOHR

A little Un poco Oon POH-ko

A lot Mucho MOO-cho

Tomorrow Manana Mah-ny-AH-nah

Next week La semana proxima
Lah-say-MAHN-ah PROK-
see-mah


English Spanish Pronunciation

The Hotel

Bathroom Banos BAH-ny-os

Swimming Pool Piscina Pee-SEE-nah

Open Abierto Ah-bee-ehr-toh

Closed Cerrado Say RAH dho

Bed Cama KAH-mah

Towel Toalla Toh-AH-yah

Soap Jabon HAH-bohn

Pillow Almohada Ahl-moh-Ahdah

Shower Una ducha oo-nah DHOO-chah

Iron Plancha PLAHN-chah

Hair drier Secador Say-kah-DOHR

There are no towels No hay toallas Noh Ah-ee toh-AH-yahs

I have a problem. Tengo un problema
TEHN-go oon pro-BLEH-
mah

The Restaurant

Waiter/waitress Camarero/camarera Kah-mah-REH-roh/rah

Id like. Quiero KYEH-ro

The bill please La cuenta, por favor
Lah KWEHN-tah, pohr fah
VORE

Breakfast Desayuno Dhay-sah-YOO-noh

Lunch Almuerzo Ahl-MWEHR-so

Dinner Cena SAY-nah

Knife Cuchillo Koo-CHEE-yo

Fork Tenedor Tay-neh-dh-OHR

Spoon Cuchara Koo CHAH-rah

Tea Te Tay

Black Caf negro Kah-FEH naygro

Coffee with milk Caf con leche Kah-FEH kahn LEH-cheh

Milk Leche LEH-cheh

Ice Hielo Yellow

Mineral water Agua mineral AH-gwah mee-neh-RAHL

Wine Vino BEE-no

Beer Cerveza Sehr-BEH-sah

White wine Vino blanco BEE-no blawn-coh

Lemonade Limonada Lee-moh-NAH-dh-ah

Juice Jugo HOO-go

Egg Huevo WEH-boh

Scrambled eggs Huevos revueltos WEH-bohs reh-BWEHL-tos

Cheese Queso KAY-soh


English Spanish Pronunciation

The Restaurant continued...

Butter Mantequilla Mahn-the-KEE-yah

Bread Pan Pahn

Fruit Fruta FROO-tah

Salt Sal Sahl

Pepper Pimienta Pee-mee-en-toh

Sugar Azucar Ah-soo-kahr

Fish Pescado Pehs-KAH-dho

Salad Ensalada Ens-sah-LAH-dha

Soup Sopa SOH-pah

Dessert Postre POH-streh

Ice cream Helado Eh-LAH-dho




Days of the Week

Sunday Domingo Doh-MEEN-goh

Monday Lunes LOO-nehs

Tuesday Martes MAHR-tehs

Wednesday Miercoles Mee-er-cohl-ees

Thursday Jueves HWEH-behs

Friday Viernes Bee-HER-nehs

Saturday Sabado SAH-bah-doh

Numbers

1 Uno Oon-o

2 Dos Dhos

3 Tres Trehs

4 Cuatro KWAH-tro

5 Cinco Seen-koh

6 Seis Say-ees

7 Siete See-EH-the

8 Ocho Oh-choh

9 Nueve NWEH-beh

10 Diez De ez

Family

Husband Esposo Ehs-POH-soh

Wife Esposa Ehs-POH-sah

Son Hijo EE-hoh

Daughter Hija EE-hah





Buen viaje! (Have a great trip!)
Where is ... ? Where are ... ? Dnde est ... ? Dnde estn ... ?
How do you go to ... ? Por dnde se va a ... ? Or, Cmo puedo llegar a ... ?
Where are we on the map? Dnde estamos aqu en el mapa?
Is it far away? Is it near here? Est lejos? Est por aqu?
I'm looking for ... Busco ...
I'm lost. Estoy perdido/ perdida (perdida if you're female).
Where can I catch a taxi (a bus)? Dnde puedo coger un taxi (un autobs)?
Write it down, please. Escrbalo, por favor.
Speak more slowly, please. Hable ms despacio, por favor.
I don't understand Spanish well. No entiendo bien el espaol.
Is there anyone who speaks English? Hay alguien que hable ingls?
North, east, west, south norte, este , oeste , sur
Kilometer, mile, meter kilmetro, milla, metro
Street, avenue, calle, avenida,
City block manzana
Street corner esquina
Address direccin





ROADS
la calle street
la carretera main road
la avenida avenue
el callejn alley
el callejn sin
salida dead end, cul-de-
sac
la rotonda roundabout
la esquina corner
PLACES
la plaza de
toros bullring
las tiendas shops
el centro
comercial shopping
mall
la galera (de arte) art
gallery
el parque park
el casco
antiguo historic centre
el mercado market
MEANS OF TRANSPORT
a pie on foot
en coche by car
el autobs bus
el autocar coach
la moto motorbike
el barco boat
el avin plane
DIRECTIONS AND ORIENTATION
seguir to carry on
coger to take
cruzar, atravesar to
cross
doblar, torcer, girar to
turn
andar, caminar to walk
todo recto straight on
derecha right
izquierda left
cerca near(by)
lejos far (away)
subir go up
bajar go down
tirar para head towards
arriba up(wards)
abajo down(wards)
detrs de behind
delante de in front of
enfrente de opposite
OTHER THINGS TO SAY ...
pasear to walk around, stroll
deambular to wander aimlessly
dar una vuelta, dar un paseoto go for a
walk/stroll
un paseo stroll
correr to run
perdido lost
estamos perdidos we are lost
est a un paseo it's a stroll away



est a una buena caminata it's quite a way
voy bien por aqu para ... ? am I going the right way for ... ?
este parte de la ciudad me recuerda a Slough this part of the city reminds me of Slough

Asking where something is.
1. Dnde est la estacin? (Where is the station?)
2. Puedes indicarme cmo ir a la estacin?(Could you tell me how to get to the
station?)
3. Disculpe, para ir a la estacin, por favor? (Excuse me, which way is it to the
station?)

Asking if things are around here.
1. Hay una farmacia cerca? (Is there a pharmacy nearby?)

Asking about journey times.
1. Cunto hay de aqu a la playa, ms o menos? (How far is to the beach from here,
more or less?)
2. Cunto tiempo se tarda para ir a la playa? (How long does it take to get to the
beach?)

Finding out about the local area.
1. Cmo se llama esta calle? (What is this street called?)
2. Qu calle es esta por favor? (Which street is this?)


Using public transport.
1. Este bus va a la plaza Espaa? (Does this bus go to Plaza Espaa?)
2. Cul es la estacin de metro ms cercana? (Which is the nearest metro station?)
derecha right
izquierda left
Perdn. Dnde est el banco? Excuse me. Where's the bank?
Estoy buscando la oficina de turismo. I'm looking for the tourist office.
Est lejos? Is it far?
Me he perdido. I am lost. / I have lost my way.
Me podra decir por dnde se va al
banco?
Could tell me the way to the bank?
un mapa a road map
un plano a street map
Me lo puede sealar en el mapa? Can you show me on the map?
Hay un restaurante cerca de aqu? Is there a restaurant near here?
Voy bien por aqu para el centro? Is this the right way to the centre?
Por dnde se va a la casa de Ana? How do I get to Anne's house?
El banco queda lejos? Is the bank far?
Siga todo recto. Go straight on
Gire a la izquierda Turn left/right
Gire a la izquierda al salir de la Calle
Mayor.
Turn left/right out of Calle Mayor.
Doble la esquina. Turn the corner.
D la vuelta. Turn around.
Cruce la calle. Cross the road
Est a la izquierda. It's on the left
El colegio est a mano izquierda. The school is on the left-hand side.
Est en la calle Gran va, esquina (a)
Reyes Catlicos
It's on the corner of Gran Va and Reyes
Catlicos
Est en la acera de enfrente. It's on the other side of the street
Est al final de la calle. It's at the end of the road.
Est a 100 metros de aqu. It's 100 metres away.
a unos diez minutos andando about 10 minutes on foot
Coja la prxima a la izquierda. Take the next left.
Coja la segunda a la derecha. Take the second road / turning on the right
la calle street/road
el callejn alley
una calle lateral side street
la acera pavement / sidewalk
una autova dual carriageway / divided highway
una autopista motorway / highway
el carril lane
cambiar de carril to change lanes
el carril izquierdo left-hand lane
la salida exit
Coja la salida 25 Take exit 25
Cul es la carretera de Valencia? Which road do I take for Valencia?
Siga las seales de Madrid. Follow the signs for Madrid.
el semforo traffic lights
pasado el semforo after the traffic lights
justo antes del semforo just before the traffic lights
la rotonda, la glorieta roundabout
el cruce crossroads
al llegar al siguiente cruce at the next crossroads
Suba / Baje la calle hasta llegar al
semforo
Go up / down the street until you come to the
lights.
Va al centro este autobs? Does this bus go to the centre?
Es esta la parada del museo? Is this the right stop for the museum?
Dnde cojo el autobs para Madrid / la
Catedral?
Where do I get the bus for Madrid / the
cathedral?
Se puede ir en tren? Can you get there by train?
el norte north
el sur south
el este east
el oeste west
el nordeste/noreste north-east
el noroeste north-west
el sureste/sudeste south-east
el suroeste/sudoeste south-west
cerca de near
enfrente de opposite
al lado de next to
detrs de behind
delante de in front of