The Essentials of Going Out on the Town in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Before you go out on the town in a Spanish-speaking country, review the essential Spanish you'll need to know before you hit the road, including vocabulary for shopping, asking directions, and going out for the evening.

Knowing Your Rights and Lefts: Describing Relative Positions in Spanish

If you know the right words, you can use Spanish to describe something or someone’s position in relation to your body. Follow these guidelines to correctly use Spanish to identify the space around your [more…]

What to Expect at a Traditional Spanish Market

Shopping at a traditional Spanish market is a true cultural experience. Spanish markets offer some wonderful bargains (but be prepared to barter) and a unique shopping environment. So, [more…]

Cashing In on Spanish Money Terms

Although each Spanish-speaking country has its own form of currency, some words and phrases about money are the same, no matter where you travel. Here are a few Spanish words and phrases that you can take [more…]

Ordering at a Restaurant in Spanish

When you’re eating out at a Spanish-speaking restaurant, knowing some basic Spanish vocabulary can make the ordering process a little easier. Placing your order basically consists of two parts: ordering [more…]

Popular Menu Items in Spanish and Latin Restaurants

When you’re eating in a Spanish restaurant or a Central or South American restaurant, you may find the menu a little intimidating. But these restaurants feature many tasty and exotic menu items that you [more…]

Sauces Used in Mexican Restaurants

Some people say that the sauces truly make Mexican dinners special. Choosing an entrŽe is much easier when you know what the Spanish names of the various sauces mean and how various sauces on a restaurant [more…]

Paying the Bill at a Spanish-Speaking Restaurant

You’ve finished enjoying a meal at a Spanish or Latin American restaurant, and you’re ready for your check. Following is a typical conversation as restaurant patrons ask their server for the bill and pay [more…]

Talking about a Spanish Circus

A traveling show or circus passing through a Spanish town is a special event. If you’re going to the circus, consider the following dialog to get some tips on having a Spanish conversation about the event [more…]

Going to a Spanish Cinema

Latin America shows rich and varied films in its movie theaters, which are a wonderful form of entertainment. Consider the following Spanish conversation between Cristina and Nemesio, who decide to go [more…]

Going to a Spanish Theater

A Spanish theater can be the perfect place to absorb the Spanish language. But first, you’re likely to be engaged in a conversation like the following one about going to the theater: [more…]

Getting Around a Spanish City on a Bus

Don’t want to rent a car or pay for a taxi? No problem! You can get around many Spanish cities by taking a bus. In fact, you may prefer riding a bus compared to the more expensive transportation alternatives [more…]

How to Hire a Taxi in a Spanish City

Like many urban areas worldwide, taxis are often available for hire in Spanish-speaking cities. To take advantage of this service, though, you need to know how to go about hiring a taxi. Following are [more…]

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