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Essential Phrases for Spain
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24 January 2022
Essential Phrases for Spain

Being able to speak the language most certainly improves the experience of any trip and in Spain, even if you try to speak a few words of Spanish, you will be rewarded for your efforts! We would suggest getting your hands on a small phrasebook, or app to see you through your trip, but wanted to give you some phrases that we have found very useful during our adventures in Spain. 


Hello - Hola

Good morning - Buenos días

Good afternoon - Buenas tardes

Good night - Buenas noches

Yes -

No - No

Please - Por favor

Thank you - Gracias

Food and Drink

Breakfast - Desayuno

Lunch - Comida

Dinner - Cena

Cheers! - ¡Salud!

One beer please - una cerveza, por favor

Enjoy your meal - ¡Que aproveche!

Could I have the bill please? - La cuenta por favor

I’d like..., please - Quisiera...., por favor

I’m vegan - Soy vegano (male) / vegana (female)

I’m vegetarian - Soy vegetariano / vegetariana

I’m gluten free - Soy celíaco/celíaca

Do you have gluten free options? – ¿Tenéis menu para celíacos? (Sin gluten)

What time is breakfast/dinner - ¿A qué hora es el desayuno? /la cena

How much is it? - ¿Cuánto cuesta?

Walking phrases

What time do you collect our bags? - ¿A qué hora recogéis las maletas?

Where do we leave our bags in the morning? - ¿Dónde dejamos las maletas por la mañana?

My name is ... and my booking is with Macs Adventure - Me llamo .... y tengo una reserva con Macs Adventure

I don’t speak Spanish - No hablo español

Do you speak English? - ¿Habla inglés?

Where is the nearest...? - ¿Dónde está el ..... más cercano? Supermarket? - Supermercado Bank? - Banco Bus stop? - Parada de autobús Pharmacy? - Farmacia

It hurts here - Me duele aquí

I am a pilgrim - Soy un peregrino

Where can I stamp my pilgrim's passport? - ¿Dónde puedo sellar mi credencial?

I’m lost - Me he perdido

Can you tell me how to find my hotel? - ¿Podría indicarme dónde está mi hotel?

Where can I find drinking water? - ¿Dónde hay fuentes de agua potable?

What’s the WiFi password? - ¿Cuál es la contraseña del wifi?

Do you sell blister plasters? - ¿Tenéis tiritas para ampollas?

Where is the toilet? - ¿Dónde están los aseos?

Laura Paterson

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