Spanish 101: Conversational Words and Phrases

Spanish 101: Conversational Words and Phrases

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and out of its many dialects, Castilian is by far the most widely used. So, whether you’re planning to go on vacation to sunny Spain or on a business trip to a Spanish-speaking country and you’re looking to learn Spanish, start with the most common words and phrases.

Here are a few conversational phrases to help you get started:

  • Sí – Yes
  • No – No
  • Por favor – Please
  • Gracias – Thank you
  • De nada – You’re welcome
  • Perdóneme – Excuse me
  • Lo siento – I’m sorry
  • Cuento – A story
  • Hablar –  to speak
  • Comer – to eat
  • Vivir – to live
  • Buenos días – Good morning
  • Buenas tardes – Good afternoon
  • Buenas noches – Good night
  • Desesperadamente – Frantically
  • Verdaderamente – Honestly
  • Lunes – Monday
  • Martes – Tuesday
  • Miércoles – Wednesday
  • Jueves – Thursday
  • Viernes – Friday
  • Sábado – Saturday
  • Domingo – Sunday
  • No va a pasarlo bien- Is not going to have a good time.
  • Hablas Inglés? – Do you speak English?
  • Se habla inglés aquí? – Does anyone here speak English?
  • Discúlpeme por hablar tan mal el español. – Excuse my poor Spanish.
  • Solamente hablo un poco de español. – I only speak a little Spanish.
  • Lo recogí – I picked it up.
  • Cómo se llama Ud.? – What is your name?
  • Me llamo Sam. – My name is Sam.
  • Esta es Sam. – This is Sam.
  • Mi desconsuelo – To my disappointment.
  • Cómo está Ud.? – How are you?
  • Estoy bien, gracias. – I am fine, thank you.
  • Mucho gusto en conocerlo. – I am pleased to meet you.
  • Me alegro de haberlo conocido. – It was a pleasure meeting you.
  • Lo harías también? – Would you do it too?
  • No entiendo. – I don’t understand.
  • Me acuerdo – I remember.
  • Qué dijo Ud.? – What did you say?
  • De repente – All of a sudden.
  • Puede hablar más lentamente? – Could you speak more slowly?
  • Lo comprendo perfectamente. – I understand perfectly.
  • Qué día es hoy? – What day is today?
  • Que tenga un buen día! – Have a nice day!
  • Lo supe – I knew it.
  • Lo comprendo muy bien. – I understand you very well.
  • Hoy es lunes. – Today is Monday.
  • Gracias – Thank you.

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