Video:10 Common Phrases in Spanishwith Milo De Prieto
Learn common phrases in Spanish so that you'll know how to communicate with locals when you travel in Spain. Here are 10 common phrases in Spanish.See Transcript
Transcript:10 Common Phrases in SpanishHola. With a few simple phrases you’ll be navigating around in Spanish. Here are ten, and situations when you might use them.
Common Phrases in Spanish for GreetingsHola is the absolute beginning. Everyone is very friendly in Spain, so immediately after saying “hola” it is normal to ask how someone is doing: "Como estás?" "Muy bien, y tu?" "Muy bien, gracias."
Other ways of asking are: “Que tal?” and “Cómo va?” One thing you might say first is to ask the person you are talking to if they speak English: "Hablas Inglés?" "Yes, I do." Remember the letter "i" in Spainish always sounds like "ee."
Common Phrases in Spanish for Location"Dónde está," where is, is simple, just change the ending as you need. Can you think of where you might use this?
"Dónde está el Arco de Triunfo?" "Esta alli." "Dónde está el metro mas cercano?" "Recto, a la derecho."
Common Phrases in Spanish for TimeEveryone needs to know how to ask the time. "Qué hora es?" "Son las cuatro." "Gracias."
Common Phrases in Spanish for PriceCúanto cuesta is the way of asking for the price of something. You can point to the item your asking about or you can say what it is, like “Cúanto cuesta la sangria.” In Spain it is unusual to bring the bill for a meal before the customer asks for it: "La cuenta, por favor." "Ahora se lo traigo."
Common Phrases in Spanish for CourtesyAreas you will want to be are always bustling and it is common to say “pardon me” if you bump into someone: "Perdón." "No pasa nada."
To enhance your Spanish never fail to ask someone around you how to say things: "Cómo se dice 'friend' en español?" "Amigo."
Finally, it is common whether you will see someone again or not to say, "See you later": "Hasta luego." "Nos vemos."
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