Spanish Phrases

Spanish Phrases

Trying to find some Spanish phrases? Below we have listed many useful expressions including: Greeting Phrases | Farewell Expressions | Holidays and Wishes | How to Introduce Yourself | Romance and Love Phrases | Solving a Misunderstanding | Asking for Directions | Emergency Survival Phrases | Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases | Daily Expressions | Cuss Words (Polite) | Writing a Letter | Short Expressions and words

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Spanish Phrases

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English Spanish Phrases
Greeting
Hi!¡Hola!
Good morning!¡Buenos días!
Good afternoon!Buenas tardes!
Good evening!¡Buenas noches!
Welcome! (to greet someone)¡Bienvenido/a!
Hello my friend!¡Hola amigo/a!
How are you? (friendly)¿Cómo estás?
How are you? (polite)Cómo está?
I'm fine, thank you!¡Muy bien, gracias!
And you? (friendly)¿Y tú?
And you? (polite)¿Y usted?
GoodBien
Not so goodNo muy bien
Long time no seeTanto tiempo sin vernos
I missed youTe extrañé
What's new? ¿Qué hay de nuevo?
Nothing newNada nuevo
Thank you (very much)!¡(Muchas) gracias!
You're welcome! (for "thank you")¡De nada!
My pleasureCon mucho agrado
Come in! (or: enter!)¡Pasa!
Make yourself at home!¡Siéntete como en tu casa!
Farewell Expressions
Have a nice day!¡Que tengas un buen día!
Good night!¡Buenas noches!
Good night and sweet dreams!¡Buenas noche, que tengas dulces sueños!
See you later!¡Hasta luego!
See you soon!¡Hasta pronto!
See you tomorrow!¡Hasta mañana!
Good bye!¡Adiós!
Have a good trip!¡Buen viaje!
I have to goDebo irme
I will be right back!¡Vuelvo enseguida!
Holidays and Wishes
Good luck!¡Buena suerte!
Happy birthday!¡Feliz cumpleaños!
Happy new year!¡Feliz año nuevo!
Merry Christmas!¡Feliz navidad!
Happy Independence Day!¡Feliz día de la independencia!
Happy Labor Day!¡Feliz día del trabajo!
Congratulations!¡Felicitaciones!
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit)¡Buen provecho!
Bless you (when sneezing)¡Salud!
Best wishes!¡Saludos!
Cheers! (or: to your health)¡Salud!
Accept my best wishesRecibe mis saludos
How to Introduce Yourself
What's your name?¿Cómo te llamas?
My name is (John Doe)Me llamo (John Doe)
Nice to meet you!¡Gusto en conocerte!
Where are you from?¿De dónde eres?
I'm from (the U.S/ Mexico)Soy de (Méjico/EE.UU.)
I'm (American/ Mexican)Soy (norteamericano/mejicano)
Where do you live?¿Dónde vives?
I live in (the U.S/ Mexico)Vivo en (los EE.UU./Méjico)
Do you like it here?¿Te gusta vivir aquí?
Mexico is a beautiful countryMéjico es un país muy bonito
What do you do for a living?¿En qué trabajas?
I'm a (teacher/ student/ engineer)Soy (profesor/a, estudiante, ingeniero)
Do you speak (English/ Spanish)?¿Hablas (inglés/castellano)?
Just a littleUn poquito
I like SpanishMe gusta el castellano
I'm trying to learn SpanishEstoy tratando de aprender castellano
It's a hard languageEs un idioma difícil
It's an easy languageEs un idioma fácil
Oh! That's good!¡Ah, eso es bueno!
Can I practice with you?¿Puedo practicar contigo?
I will try my best to learnTrataré lo más posible de aprender
How old are you?¿Qué edad tienes?
I'm (twenty one, thirty two) years oldTengo (veintiún, treinta y dos) años
It was nice talking to you!¡Fue agradable conversar contigo!
It was nice meeting you!¡Fue un gusto conocerte!
Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss...Señor, señora, señorita...
This is my wifeEsta es mi mujer
This is my husbandEste es mi marido
Say hi to Thomas for meSaluda a Thomas de mi parte
Romance and Love Phrases
Are you free tomorrow evening?¿Estas libre mañana en la noche?
I would like to invite you to dinnerMe gustaría invitarte a comer
You look beautiful! (to a woman)¡Eres hermosa!
You have a beautiful nameTienes un lindo nombre
Can you tell me more about you?¿Me puedes contar más acerca de ti?
Are you married?¿Eres casado/a?
I'm singleSoy soltero/a
I'm marriedSoy casado/a
Can I have your phone number?¿Me puedes dar tu numero de teléfono?
Can I have your email?¿Me puedes dar tu email?
Do you have any pictures of you?¿Tienes alguna foto tuya?
Do you have children?¿Tienes hijos?
Would you like to go for a walk?¿Te gustaría dar un paseo?
I like youMe gustas
I love youTe amo
You're very special!¡Eres muy especial!
You're very kind!¡Eres muy amable!
I'm very happyEstoy muy feliz
Would you marry me?¿Te casarías conmigo?
I'm just kiddingEs una broma
I'm seriousLo digo en serio
My heart speaks the language of loveMi corazón está hablando el lenguaje del amor
Solving a Misunderstanding
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!)¡Disculpa!
Sorry (for a mistake)Perdona
No problem!¡Está bien!
Can you repeat please?¿Puedes repetir por favor?
Can you speak slowly?¿Puedes hablar lento?
Can you write it down?¿Puedes escribirlo?
Did you understand what I said?¿Comprendiste lo que dije?
I don't understand!¡No comprendo!
I don't know!¡No sé!
What's that called in Spanish?¿Cómo se llama eso en castellano?
What does that word mean in English?¿Qué significa esa palabra en inglés?
How do you say "thanks" in Spanish?Cómo se dice "thank you" en Castellano?
What is this?¿Qué es esto?
My Spanish is badMi castellano es malo
Don't worry!¡No te preocupes!
I agree with youEstoy de acuerdo contigo
Is that right?¿Eso está bien?
Is that wrong?¿Eso está mal?
What should I say?¿Qué debería decir?
I just need to practiceSolo necesito practicar
Your Spanish is goodTu castellano es bueno
I have an accentTengo acento
You don't have an accentTu no tienes acento
Asking for Directions
Excuse me! (before asking someone)¡Disculpe!
I'm lost¡Estoy perdido/a!
Can you help me?¿Me puede ayudar?
Can I help you?¿Lo/a puedo ayudar?
I'm not from hereNo soy de aquí
How can I get to (this place, this city)? ¿Cómo puedo llegar a (este lugar, esta ciudad)?
Go straightSiga derecho
ThenLuego
Turn leftDoble a la izquierda
Turn rightDoble a la derecha
Can you show me?¿Me puede mostrar?
I can show you!¡Yo le puedo mostrar!
Come with me!¡Venga conmigo!
How long does it take to get there?¿Cuánto se demora en llegar allá?
Downtown (city center)El centro
Historic center (old city)El centro histórico
It's near hereEstá cerca de aquí
It's far from hereEstá lejos de aquí
Is it within walking distance?¿Se puede ir caminando?
I'm looking for Mr. SmithEstoy buscando al Sr. Smith
One moment please!¡Un momento por favor?
Hold on please! (when on the phone)Espere por favor
He is not hereEl no está aquí
AirportAeropuerto
Bus stationEstación de buses
Train stationEstación de trenes
TaxiTaxi
NearCerca
FarLejos
Emergency Survival Phrases
Help!¡Ayuda!
Stop!¡Deténgase!
Fire!¡Incendio!
Thief!¡Ladrón!
Run!¡Corra!
Watch out! (or: be alert!)¡Cuidado!
Call the police!¡Llame a la policía!
Call a doctor!¡Llame a un doctor!
Call the ambulance!¡Llame a una ambulancia!
Are you okay?¡Está bien?
I feel sickMe siento mal
I need a doctorNecesito un doctor
AccidentAccidente
Food poisoningIntoxicación alimentaria
Where is the closest pharmacy?¿Dónde está la farmacia más cercana?
It hurts hereMe duele aquí
It's urgent!¡Es urgente!
Calm down!¡Cálmese!
You will be okay!¡Estará bien!
Can you help me?¿Me puede ayudar?
Can I help you?¿Lo/a puedo ayudar?
Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases
I have a reservation (for a room)Tengo una reservación
Do you have rooms available?¿Tiene habitaciones disponibles?
With shower / With bathroomCon ducha/con baño
I would like a non-smoking roomQuisiera una habitación para no fumadores
What is the charge per night?¿Cuánto cuesta por noche?
I'm here on business /on vacationEstoy aquí por trabajo/de vacaciones
DirtySucio/a
CleanLimpio/a
Do you accept credit cards?¿Aceptan tarjetas de crédito?
I'd like to rent a carquisiera arrendar un coche
How much will it cost?¿Cuanto costará?
A table for (one / two) please!¡Una mesa para (uno/dos) por favor!
Is this seat taken?¿Está ocupada esta silla?
I'm vegetarianSoy vegetariano/a
I don't eat porkNo como cerdo
I don't drink alcoholNo bebo alcohol
What's the name of this dish?¿Cómo se llama este plato?
Waiter / waitress!¡garzón /garzona!
Can we have the check please?¿Me trae la cuenta por favor?
It is very delicious!¡Es delicioso!
I don't like itNo me gusta
Shopping Expressions
How much is this?¿Cuánto cuesta esto?
I'm just lookingSolo estoy mirando
I don't have changeNo tengo vuelto
This is too expensiveEsto es demasiado caro
ExpensiveCaro
CheapBarato
Daily Expressions
What time is it?¿Qué hora es?
It's 3 o'clockSon las 3
Give me this!¡Deme esto!
Are you sure?¿Esta seguro/a?
Take this! (when giving something)¡Tome!
It's freezing (weather)Hace mucho frío
It's cold (weather)Hace frío
It's hot (weather)Hace calor
Do you like it?¿Le gusta?
I really like it!!Me encanta!
I'm hungryTengo hambre
I'm thirstyTengo sed
He is funnyEl es gracioso
In The MorningEn la mañana
In the eveningEn la tarde
At NightEn la noche
Hurry up!¡Apúrese!
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness)¡Esto es una locura!
My God! (to show amazement)¡Dios mío!
Oh gosh! (when making a mistake)¡Cielos!
It sucks! (or: this is not good)¡Es una porquería!
What's wrong with you?¿Que es lo que te pasa?
Are you crazy?¿Estás loco/a?
Get lost! (or: go away!)¡Desaparece!
Leave me alone!¡Déjame tranquilo/a!
I'm not interested!¡No me interesa!
Writing a Letter
Dear JohnEstimado John
My trip was very niceMi viaje fue muy agradable
The culture and people were very interestingLa cultura y la gente eran muy interesantes
I had a good time with youLo pasé bien contigo
I would love to visit your country againMe encantaría visitar tu país nuevamente
Don't forget to write me back from time to timeNo olvides escribirme de vez en cuando
Short Expressions and words
GoodBueno/a
BadMalo/a
So-so (or: not bad not good)Más o menos
BigGrande
SmallPequeño/a
TodayHoy
NowAhora
TomorrowMañana
YesterdayAyer
YesSi
NoNo
FastRápido/a
SlowLento/a
HotCaliente
ColdFrío
ThisEsto
ThatEso
Hereaquí
Thereallá
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me)Yo
YouTu/usted
HimEl
HerElla
UsNosotros
ThemEllos
Really?¿Verdad?
Look!¡Mira/mire!
What?¿Qué?
Where?¿Dónde?
Who?¿Quién?
How?¿Cómo?
When?¿Cuándo?
Why?¿Porqué?
ZeroCero
OneUno
TwoDos
ThreeTres
FourCuatro
FiveCinco
SixSeis
SevenSiete
EightOcho
NineNueve
TenDiez

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