Spanish Grammar For Dummies
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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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Cecie Kraynak, MA, is a Spanish teacher, ESL coordinator, and author or editor of numerous Spanish books, including Spanish For Dummies. She has taught and tutored Spanish at the junior high school and college levels for more than 25 years.

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