Useful Spanish Expressions

Part of the Spanish For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

This list gives you 11 of the most commonly used Spanish phrases to master. Many of these can come up in the course of a conversation, so make a point of knowing them.

  • ¡Hola! (oh-lah) (Hello!)

  • ¡Qué tal! (keh tahl) (Hi! [literally: how are things?!])

  • ¡Buenos días! (boo-eh-nohs dee-ahs) (Good morning!)

  • ¡Buenos tardes! (boo-eh-nahs tahr-dehs) (Good afternoon!)

  • ¡Buenas noches! (boo-eh-nahs noh-chehs) (Good evening!)

  • ¡Hasta luego! (ahs-tah loo-eh-goh) (See you later!)

  • ¡Adiós! (ah-dee-ohs) (Goodbye! Bye!)

  • ¡Aquí tienes! (ah-kee tee-eh-nehs) (Here you are!)

  • ¿Por favor? (pohr fah-bohr) (Please?)

  • ¡Gracias! (grah-theeahs) (Thanks!)

  • ¡Lo siento! (loh see-ehn-toh) (I’m sorry!)

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