If you’re travelling to South America, Central America or Spain knowing some common Spanish phrases will come in pretty handy.
Even if you can only poorly utter a few things in Spanish, locals will respect that you’re at least trying and will be more receptive to helping you out.
Use your hands
If all else fails, try communicating with charades. People have been communicating with each other for centuries using their hands and actions to act out what they’re trying to say.
Helpful Spanish Phrases
My name is
Mi nombre es (me nohm-brey-es)
Do you speak English?
¿Habla Inglés? (ab-lah ing-lais)
Por favour (pour fah-vore)
How are you?
¿Cómo estás? (coe-moe eh-stass)
How much does this cost?
¿Cuanto cuesta? (kwan-toe quest-tah)
¿Dónde está? (dohne-day eh-stah)
You’re definitely going to want to learn this is Spanish – it’s Salud!
Numbers in Spanish
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