Buenas: Hi (informal)
Buenas noches: Good evening
Buenas noches: Good night
Que te vaya bien: Have a good day
If you want to learn more Spanish greetings, check out this short guide on how to say 'hello' in Spanish.
Interests and hobbies
¿Qué te gusta hacer?: What do you like to do?
Me gusta / No me gusta…: I like / I don’t like…
Me encanta…: I love…
No me interesa.: I am not interested.
Me gusta ir al museo.: I like going to the museum.
Celebrations and well wishes
¡Feliz cumpleaños!: Happy birthday!
¡Buena suerte!: Good luck!
¡Bien hecho!: Well done!
¡Cuídate!: Take care
Dealing with problems or asking for help
¿Puede ayudarme?: Can you help me?
No entiendo: I don’t understand!
No (lo) sé: I don’t know!
No hablo español: I don't speak Spanish
Estoy perdido: I’m lost
We have prepared a list of common Spanish expressions that will help you have a basic conversation in Spanish in no time. Let's dig in!
A little politeness goes a long way in a Spanish-speaking country. A simple "hi" is enough to understand how friendly Spanish speakers really are. Here's how they say "Good morning" in Spanish:
Now enjoy being greeted by a native speaker:
But what if it's later in the day and you want to greet someone from Argentina? Well, “Good afternoon” in Spanish is "Buenas tardes".
Now listen to how a Spanish speaker would pronounce it:
Let's say your name is Mondly; you are traveling to Costa Rica and meeting someone on the street. To introduce yourself, you can say "Me llamo Mondly" which means "My name is Mondly" in Spanish. Listen to how a person from Spain would pronounce this phrase:
Listen to how a person from Spain would pronounce this phrase:
Now that you have introduced yourself, a Spanish speaker would usually respond with "Encantado de conocerte" which means "I'm pleased to meet you" in Spanish. Here's how to properly pronounce this phrase in Spanish:
Listen to a native Spanish speaker saying that exact sentence to you right now:
At this point, it might be polite to ask the person you are having a conversation with "How are you?" in Spanish.
"Como estas?" is really easy to pronounce. Here's how to say it:
Apply the unspoken rule of politeness everywhere you go and many doors shall joyously open in your path. If a Spanish speaker asks you first how are you doing, this is how you can answer politely:
Here's a native speaker showing you how to say "Bien, gracias. ¿Y usted?":
And because you might find yourself in a bar when visiting Mexico, you might have to learn how to order a beer in Spanish.
Let a native Spanish speaker show you how it's done:
There are times when what you ordered is out of stock, so a bartender might say "Lo siento" which means "I'm sorry" in Spanish.
Listen to how it's pronounced:
The most suitable way of addressing someone you will meet again shortly – maybe even tomorrow – is "¡Hasta pronto!" which means "See you soon" in Spanish.
Delight your senses with a Spanish speaker saying "¡Hasta pronto!":
Are you ready to go? Short and sweet, "Adiós" is the perfect way of saying "Goodbye" in Spanish. Here's how a person from Spain would pronounce it:
Here's how a person from Spain would pronounce it:
¿Cómo te llamas?: What’s your name?
¿A qué te dedicas?: What do you do for a living?
¿Cuánto cuesta?: How much is this?
¿Qué hora es?: What time is it?
¿Me puede ayudar?: Can you help me?
¿Puedes traerme … por favor?: Can you bring me … please?
¿Cuándo desearía venir?: When would you like to come in?
¿Qué desea beber?: What would you like to drink?
¿Vosotros tomáis el almuerzo juntos?: Do you eat lunch together?
¿Estás listo?: Are you ready?
¿Te gustaría salir esta tarde?: Would you like to go out this evening?
¿Qué me recomienda usted?: What would you recommend?
¿Qué es esto?: What is that?
¿A dónde vas?: Where are you going?
¿Puede decirme cuándo ocurrió esto?: Can you tell me when this happened?
Immersion is one of the most effective ways of learning a new language and not having the means to travel to a Spanish-speaking country shouldn’t keep you from experiencing it. Using Mondly, you’ll immerse yourself in Spanish from day 1 with real Spanish conversations.
Once you learn a few basic sentences in Spanish, you will have the knowledge to start your first Spanish conversation. That’s why, at Mondly, we’ve created experiences that simulate real-life conversations to get you speaking Spanish in no time.
Starting with the basics, we quickly lay a foundation for you to learn more complex Spanish phrases and sentences. We gradually build your Spanish knowledge so you get fluent faster than you could imagine.
Every language experience should start gradually, from the easiest to the more complex concepts. Starting with the easiest and most common Spanish phrases, you will feel confident in your ability to learn a new language. That’s one of the core principles Mondly is built on.
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