Helpful Spanish Phrases for Travelers
Provided by www.mazinfo.com


In Spanish, every letter is pronounced and the accent usually is on the next to the last syllable. Exceptions to this are indicated with an accent mark. The following letters are pronounced as follows:

a like the a in ah
i like the ee in beet
u like the oo in loot
ñ like the ni in senior
e like the e in deck
o like the o in cold
y like the ea in eat
ll like the y in kayak

The h is silent in Spanish, and the Spanish j is pronounced like the h in horse. G before a, o, u, or a consonant is hard (like in gate); when before e or i, it's soft, sounding just slightly harder than the h in hay. When g appears with u (gu), the u sounds like the English w. b and v sound the same, pretty much like a b in English. C before a, o, and u is hard like the English k; before e and i it's soft like the English s.


Yes/no Si/no
Hello/goodbye Hola/adiós
Good morning Buenos dias (used until noon)
Good afternoon Buenas tardes (until sunset)
Good night Buenas noches (after dark)
How are you? ¿Cómo está?
I'm fine, thanks Estoy bien, gracias.
Pardon me Perdóneme
Excuse me Con permiso
Please Por favor
Thank you Gracias
You're welcome De nada
Where is (are)...? ¿Dónde está(n)...?
What's your name? ¿Cómo se llama?
My name is... Me llamo...
I'm from the U.S. Soy estadounidense
I'm Australian Soy australiano/a
(o ending male, a for female)
I'm Canadian Soy canadiense
I'm English Soy inglés(a)
Do you speak English? ¿Habla inglés?
I don't speak Spanish No hablo español
I don't understand No entiendo
How do you say... ¿Cómo se dice...?
More slowly Más despacio
Please repeat that ¿Podria repetir, por favor?
I don't know No sé
Bathroom Baño, sanitario
Open Abierto
Closed Cerrado
Yesterday Ayer
Today Hoy
Tomorrow Mañana
This morning Esta mañana
This evening Esta tarde
Tonight Esta noche
What time is it? ¿Que‚ hora es?
How much is it? ¿Cuánto es?
Cheap Barato
Expensive Caro
It's too expensive Es demasiado caro
Right Derecha
Left Izquierda
Straight Derecho
Breakfast Desayuno
Lunch Almuerzo
Dinner Cena
Daily special Daily special
Lunch special Comida corrida
Bill/check Cuenta
 Numbers
One Uno/una
Two Dos
Three Tres
Four Cuatro
Five Cinco
Six Seis
Seven Siete
Eight Ocho
Nine Nueve
Ten Diez
Eleven Once
Twelve Doce
Thirteen Trece
Fourteen Catorce
Fifteen Quince
Sixteen Diez y seis
Seventeen Diez y siete
Eighteen Diez y ocho
Nineteen Diez y nueve
Twenty Veinte
Thirty Treinta
Forty Cuarenta
Fifty Cincuenta
Sixty Sesenta
Seventy Setenta
Eighty Ochenta
Ninety Noventa
100 Cien
1000 Mil

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