Traveling to a Spanish-speaking country soon? Or are you planning to learn Spanish? If you're looking for a list of common Spanish phrases, I’m happy to share with you this list of the most common and useful Spanish phrases.
This list of phrases is not only useful when you’re on travel. At the start of your lessons in Spanish, it is important to learn words in context, and phrases will help you with that.
Want a handy copy of this list? You can also download this list by clicking the yellow button below.
Ready to see the list? Here we go!
|¡Alto! / ¡Detente!||Stop!|
|¡Ayuda! / ¡Socorro!||Help!|
|¡Buena suerte!||Good luck!|
|¡Cuánto tiempo sin verlo(a)!||Long time no see|
|¡Déjame en paz!||Leave me alone!|
|¡Feliz cumpleaños!||Happy Birthday!|
|¡Feliz navidad!||Merry Christmas!|
|¡Llame a la policía!||Call the police!|
|¿Cómo estás?||How are you?|
|¿Cómo te llamas?||What's your name?|
|¿Cuánto cuesta esto?||How much is this?|
|¿De dónde eres?||Where are you from?|
|¿Dónde está el baño?||Where's the toilet?|
|¿Habla inglés?||Do you speak English?|
|¿Pasa algo?||Is there something wrong?|
|¿Puedo entrar?||Can I come in?|
|¿Qué hora es?||What time is it?|
|¿Quieres bailar conmigo?||Would you like to dance with me?|
|Buen provecho||Have a nice meal|
|Buen viaje||Have a good journey|
|Buenas noches||Good evening|
|Buenas tardes||Good afternoon|
|Buenos días||Good morning|
|Entiendo / Comprendo||I understand|
|Llámame cuando llegues||Call me when you arrive|
|Lo lamento||I'm sorry|
|Me voy a casa||I'm going home|
|Mi nombre es||My name is|
|Mucho gusto||Nice to meet you|
|Necesito ir a…||I need to go to…|
|No entiendo / No comprendo||I don't understand|
|No hay de qué||No problem (reply to thank you)|
|No sé / No lo sé||I don't know|
|No tengo idea||I have no idea|
|Puede repetirlo, ¿Por favor?||Can you say that again?|
|Que te mejores||Get well soon|
|Que tengas un buen día||Have a nice day|
|Regreso en un momento||I'll be right back|
|Soy de…||I'm from…|
|Te amo / Te quiero||I love you|
|Te extraño||I miss you|
|Ven conmigo||Come with me|
Time for a mini quiz to check what you learned!
1. What is "how are you ?" in Spanish?
It's "¿Cómo estas?"
2. What does "Buen provecho" mean?
It means "have a nice meal" or "enjoy your meal"
3. True or False: Buenos dias means Good afternoon.
False. Buenas dias means "good morning". Good afternoon is buenas tardes.
4. How do you say, "I don't understand" in Spanish?
No entiendo / No comprendo
5. When someone says, "Te extraño", he/she ______ you.
There you have it. What do you think is the most useful phrase on this list? And what phrase do you think should be here but weren’t included? Leave your replies in the comments! But don’t worry, there will be more of these lists soon, so stay tuned!
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Anastasia is a Chicago, Illinois native. She began studying Spanish over 10 years ago, and hasn’t stopped since. Living in Spain since 2012, she loves Spanish tortilla, vino tinto, and anything that contains jamón ibérico.
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