Common Spanish Phrases for Travel

You have booked a ticket. Your baggage is already packed. You can’t wait to start your journey in a country where everyone speaks Spanish.

There is another simple thing you can do that will come in handy on your trip: learn a few Spanish phrases! Travel will definitely be much more fun and rewarding if you can communicate with native speakers.

In this article, we have selected the most popular Spanish phrases that will help you “survive” your trip.

Spanish is at the forefront of the world rankings in terms of the number of speakers. No wonder, because it is already spoken by more than 570 million people.

greetings

Good morning!Buenos Dias!
Good afternoon!Buenas tardes!
Good evening!Buena nights!
Hey!Hola!
Goodbyeadios

Standard phrases

GoodBueno
BadLittle
Enough / EnoughBastante
ColdFrio
HotCaliente
LittlePequeno
BigGrande
What?Que?
ThereAlli
HereAqui
What time is it?Que hora es?
I do not understandNo entiendo
I’m sorryLo siento.
Can you speak slowly?Mas despacio, por favor.
I do not understand.No comprendo.
Do you speak English?Habla ingles?
How to get/get to.?Por donde se va a.?
How are you?Quetal?
Very goodMuy Bien
ThanksGracias
Pleasepor favor
YesSi
Notno
SorryPerdone
How are you doing?Quetal?
Thank you excellent.Muy bien, gracias.
And you?Y usted?
Very nice to meet you.Encantado/encantada*.
I love youTe quiero
See you later!Hasta pronto!
Good! (agreed!)Esta bien!
Where is/are located?Donde esta/donde estan.?
How many meters/kilometers from here to.?Cuantos metros/kilometros hay de aqui a.?
HotCaliente
ColdFrio
ElevatorAscensor
ToiletServicio
ClosedCerrado
OpenAbierto
No smokingProhibido fumar
OutputSalida
Why?Porque?
entranceEntrada
closed/closedCerrado
GoodBien
open/openAbierto

Orientation in the city

Railway station / train stationLa estacion de trenes
Bus stationLa estacion de autobuses
Tourist OfficeLa oficina de turismo
City hall / town hallEl ayuntamiento
LibraryLa biblioteca
A parkEl parque
GardenEl jardin
city ​​wallLa muralla
Towerla torre
The outsideLa calle
AreaLa Plaza
MonasteryEl monasterio / el convento
HouseLa casa
CastleEl palacio
CastleEl castillo
MuseumEl Museo
basilicaLa basilica
Art GalleryEl museo del arte
The cathedralLa catedral
ChurchLa iglesia
Tobacconist’sLos tabacos
Tourist agencyLa agencia de viajes
Shoe storeLa zapateria
SupermarketEl supermercado
HypermarketEl hipermercado
NewsstandEl kiosko de prensa
mailLos correos
MarketEl Mercado
SalonLa peluqueria
The dialed number does not existEl numero marcado no existe
We were interruptedNos cortaron
Line is busyLa linea esta ocupada
Dial the numbermarcar el numero
How much are the tickets?Cuanto valen las entradas?
Where can you buy tickets?Donde se puede comprar entradas?
When is the museum open?Cuando se abre el museo?
Where is?Donde esta?
Where is the mailbox located?Donde esta el buzon?
How much do I owe you?Cuanto le debo?
Letters to EnglishMandar una carta a englis
I need stamps forNecesito sellos para
Where is the post office?Donde estan correos?
post cardpostal
SalonPeluqueria
Down / DownAbajo
Top / topArriba
Long awayLejos
near/nearCerca
DirectlyTodo recto
LeftA la izquierda
RightA la derecha
Left/thIzquierdo / izquierda
Right/thDerecho / derecha

Transport

Could you please wait for me?Puede esperarme, por favour.
RightA la derecha
Stop here please.Pare aqui, por favor.
LeftA la izquierda
Take me to the hotel…Lleveme al hotel…
Take me to the train station.Lleveme a la estacion de ferrocarril.
Take me to the airport.Lleveme al aeropuerto.
Take me to this address.Lleveme a estas senas.
What is the rate to…?Cuanto es la tarifa a…?
Can I leave the car at the airport?Puedo dejar el coche en el aeropuerto?
Where can I get a taxi?Donde puedo coger un taxi?
How much does it cost?Cuanto cuesta para una
a week?Semana?
When should I return it?Cuanto tengo que devolverlo?
Does the price include insurance?El precio incluye el seguro?
I want to rent a carQuiero alquilar un coche

Hotel

2 (3, 4, 5-) starDe dos (tres, cuatro, cinco) estrellas)
HotelEl hotel
I have reserved a roomTengo una habitacion reservada
KeyLa llave
receptionistEl botones
Room with square/palace viewHabitacion que da a la plaza / al palacio
Room overlooking the courtyardHabitacion que da al patio
Room with bathHabitacion con bano
Single RoomHabitacion individual
Double RoomHabitacion con dos camas
With double bedCon cama de matrimonio
Two bedroom suiteHabitacion doble
Do you have a free room?Tienen una habitacion libre?

Emergencies

Where is the nearest telephone?Donde esta el telefono mas proximo?
Call the fire department!Llame a los bomberos!
Call the police!Llame a la police!
Call an ambulance!Llame a una ambulancia!
Call a doctor!Llame a un medico!
Help!Socorro!
Stop! (stop!)Pare!
PharmacyFarmacia
DoctorMedico

Dates and times

TomorrowManana
TodayHoy
MorningLa manana
EveningLa tarde
YesterdayAyer
When?Cuando?
LateTardet
EarlyTemprano

Purchases

Can I measure this?Puedo probarmelo?
SaleRebajas
Too expensive.Muy caro.
Please write it.Por favor, escribalo.
What is the price?Cuanto es?
How much does it cost?Cuanto cuesta esto?
Show it to me.Ensenemelo.
I would like to…Quisiera.
Give it to me please.Demelo, por favor.
Could you show me this?Puede usted ensenarme esto?
Could you give me this?Puede darme esto?
What else would you recommend?Me puede recomendar algo mas?
Do you think this will suit me?Que le parese, me queda bien?
Can you make a tax-exempt purchase?Usted puede formalizar la compra libre de impuestos?
Can I pay by credit card?Puedo pagar con tarjeta?
I take thisMe quedo con esto
Bigger (smaller)?Grande(pequena)?
Do you have a larger size?Tiene una talla mas
Can you try on?Puedo probar?
If I take two?Si voy a tomar dos?
Expensivecaro

Restaurant

Red wineVino tinto
Pink wineVino rosado
White wineVino blanco
VinegarVinagre
Toast (fried bread)Tostadas
VealTernera
Cake / pieTarta
SoupSopa
Dry / dry / ohSeco / secayoseko / seka
Saucesalsa
sausagesSalchichas
SaltSal
CheeseQueso
Cake(s)pastels / pasteles
BreadPan
orange(s)Naranja / naranjas
Vegetable stewMenestra
Shellfish and shrimpMariscosm
Apple(s)Manzana/manzanas
ButterMantequilla
LemonadeLimonada
LemonLemon
MilkLeche
spiny lobsterLangosta
SherryJerez
EggHuevo
Smoked hamJamon Serrano
Ice creamHelado
big shrimpGambas
Dried fruitsfrutos secos
fruit / fruitsFruta / frutas
BreadPan
The check, please.La cuenta, por favor
CheeseQueso
Seafoodmariscos
A fishPescado
Properly friedMuy hecho
semidonePoco hecho
Meatcarne
The drinksBebidas
WineVino
WaterAgua
TeaTe
CoffeeCafe
Dish of the dayEl plateau del dia
SnacksLos entremeses
First courseEl primer plateau
DinnerLa cena
DinnerLa comida / el almuerzo
BreakfastEl desayuno
CupUna taza
PlateUn plateau
A spoonUna cuchara
Forkun tenedor
KnifeUn cuchillo
BottleUna botella
Glass / shot glassUna copa
CupUn vaso
AshtrayUn cenicero
Wine listLa carta de vinos
Complex lunchmenu del dia
MenuLa carta / el menu
Waiter / kaCamarero/camarera
I am a vegetariansoy vegetariano
I want to book a table.Quiero reservar una mesa
Do you have a table for two (three, four) people?Tienen una mesa para dos (tres, cuatro) personas?
Ice creamHelado
BeerCerveza
WineVino
Orange juiceZumo de naranja
SaltSal
SugarAzucar
CoffeeCafe
MilkLeche
TeaTe

Numbers and numbers

0CeroSero31Treinta y uno
oneUnoUno32Treinta y dos
2Dosdos40Cuarenta
3TresTresfiftyCinquenta
4CuatroQuattro60Sesenta
fiveCincoCinco70Setenta
6seisSayes80Ochenta
7SieteSiete90noventa
8OchoOchoone hundredCien (before nouns and adjectives) / ciento
nineNueveNueve101Ciento uno
10DiezDiez200Doscientos
elevenonceOnse300Trescientos
12DoceDose400Cuatrocientos
13Trecetrese500Quinientos
fourteenCatorceCatorce600Seiscientos
15Quincekinse700Setecientos
16DieciseisDiesisace800Ochocientos
17diecisieteDieciciete900Novecientos
eighteenDieciochoDiesiocho1000Mil
19DiecinueveDyosinuewe2000Dos mil
twentyVeinteVeinte1992Mil novecientos noventa y dos
21VeintiunoVaintiuno10000Diez mil
22VeintidosVaintidos100000Cien mil
thirtyTreintaTreinta1000000Unmillion

Tourism

Can you change these travelers checks?Puede cambiarme estos cheques de viajero?
At the registeren la caja
Where is the nearest exchange office?Donde esta la oficina de cambio mas cercana?
Where can I change money?Donde puedo cambiar dinero?
Exchangecambio