Ready to learn some useful basic Spanish phrases?

Learning some basic phrases can be useful to start approaching the language and be able to speak a little Spanish when travelling. If you are wondering where to start from, normally the first things to say in a foreign language are all those questions and information for a basic conversation with someone.

Asking and saying name, age, city and expressing tastes about simply things like food are the very first things we need to say!

Let’s see some basic phrases then!

¿Cómo te llamas? –> What’s your name?

Me llamo… –> My name is…

¿Cuántos años tienes? –> How old are you?

Tengo…años. –> I am … years old.

¿De dónde viene? –> Where are you from?

Yo soy de… –> I am from…

¿Dónde vives?  –> Where do you live?

Vivo en… –> I live in…

¿Te gusta la comida española? –> Do you like Spanish food?

Basic Spanish phrases to learn

La comida española me gusta mucho. –> I like Spanish food a lot.

¿Cómo estás? –> How are you?

¿Qué tal? –> How are you?

Estoy bien, gracias. ¿Y tú? –> I am fine, thanks. And you?

Estoy perdido/a. –> I am lost.

No entiendo. –> I don’t understand.

¿Puede repetirlo? –> Can you say it again?

Por favor, habla más despacio. –> Speak slower, please.

¿Hablas inglés? –> Do you speak English?

Yo no hablo espanol muy bien. –> I don’t speak Spanish very well.

On top of common questions and answers to give basic information, there are some phrases that are always very useful to know especially when surrounded by native speakers: expressing that you don’t understand well or that you can’t speak Spanish is important to find a way to communicate and feel at ease!

Do you want to learn more? Have a look at other posts about the Spanish language!

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