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 useful list.
This list of phrases is not only useful when you’re on travel, it's also great for beginners learning Spanish.
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10 Most Common Spanish Phrases
We'll start with 10 of the most common ones then proceed to the bigger list. Then let's all wrap it up with a short quiz. Ready?
The first thing you need to know is how to say hello in Spanish. Hola may be used with anyone--formal or informal.
Greet someone a cheery nice day with this phrase.
When you meet someone in the afternoon, this is the appropriate greeting to use.
When evening rolls in, it's time to say buenas noches!
When there's hello, there's goodbye. Say adiós when it's time to part ways!
¿Cómo estás? is the informal way to ask how someone is, so remember to use it with friends or family. In formal situations or when meeting someone new, say "¿Cómo está usted?"
Need to ask someone's name in Spanish? Try to memorize this phrase and you're set.
Aside from this phrase, you can also learn more about how to introduce yourself in Spanish with this article.
Let's say you accidentally pushed someone and need to apologize. Lo seinto is how you do it. But there are other ways to say sorry, too, such as perdón or lo lamento.
When love is in the air and you need to let those big feelings out, te amo is all there is to say. You can also check out this list of romantic Spanish phrases for more.
But of course, we promised 50 common Spanish phrases and that's what you're getting here. See more phrases listed below!
|¡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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