English – Spanish, A Rough Guide

Whether you are moving to Spain to start a new life or just visiting it is very useful to have some basic knowledge of the language, not only will it help you it also shows respect that you are at least willing to try to communicate with the local people and you will find that it will make your time here in Spain so much better. Here you will find some basic words and phrases and a brief introduction to Spanish Pronunciation

We will Over time put blog posts up with more Spanish words for different situations such as shopping , going to the doctor, travelling and schools etc

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Basic Phrases

English Spanish WordsPronunciation
Yes/no. Sí/No.see/noh
Yes, please/No, thank you. Sí, por favor/No, gracias.see por fah-bor/noh grah-thyas
Please. Por favor.por fah-bor
Thank you. Gracias.grah-thyas
You’re welcome. De nada.deh nah-dah
Here is/are… Aquí está/están…ah-kee es-tah/es-tan
Hello/Good morning. Hola/Buenos días.oh-lah/bweh-nos dee-as
Good afternoon/Good evening. Buenas tardes.bweh-nas tar-des
Goodbye. Adiós.ah-dyos
Good night. Buenas noches.bweh-nas noh-ches
How are you? ¿Cómo está?koh-moh es-tah
Very well, thanks. Muy bien gracias.mwee byen grah-thyas
Excuse me. Disculpe.dees-kool-peh
Do you speak English? ¿Habla inglés?ah-blah een-gles
Can you help me? ¿Me puede ayudar?meh poo-eh-deh ah-yoo-dar
I don’t understand. No entiendo.noh en-tyehn-doh
I don’t know. No lo sé.noh loh seh
Leave me alone. Déjeme en paz.deh-heh-meh en path
Please write it down. Por favor, escríbalo.por fah-bor es-kree-bah-loh
Sorry. Perdón.pair-don
Where? ¿Dónde?don-deh
When? ¿Cuándo?kwan-doh
Why? ¿Por qué?por keh
Who? ¿Quién?kyen
Which? ¿Cuál?kwal
Where is…? ¿Dónde está…?don-deh es-tah
How much is it? ¿Cuánto cuesta?kwan-toh kwes-tah
How many? ¿Cuántos?kwan-tos
What’s that? ¿Qué es eso?keh es eh-soh
What is your name? ¿Cómo se llama usted?koh-moh seh ya-mah oos-tehd
I’d like. Me gustaría.meh goo-stah-ree-ah
I want. Quiero.kyair-oh
I’d like it. Me gusta.me goo-stah
I don’t like it. No me gusta.noh meh goo-stah
OK/Agreed. OK/De acuerdo.oh-keh/deh ah-kwair-doh
That’s fine. Está bien.es-tah byen

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