Useful Spanish phrases for traveling

No matter which country you travel to, I can guarantee you that every single one will appreciate you trying to speak in their language – even if you do make mistakes. So for all the ones traveling to Spain, here are some basic Spanish phrases.
(Remember that in Catalonia – which Barcelona is part of – Catalan is more common than Spanish, and even though everyone can speak Spanish, some might choose not to. Also, the writing on almost all signs is in Catalan too.)


Good morning – Buenos días
Good evening – Buenas noches
Hi – Hola (the H is not pronounced)
How are you? (informal) – ¿Cómo estás?
How are you (formal) – ¿Cómo está?
I am fine – Bien, gracias
Thank you – Gracias
You’re welcome – De nada
Nice to meet you – Mucho gusto
Do you speak English? (informal) – ¿Hablas inglés?
Do you speak English? (formal) – ¿Habla inglés?

I want … – Quiero …
I don’t want … – No quiero …
I would like … – Me gustaría … /Quería …
How much does it cost? – ¿Cuánto cuesta?
What time is it? – ¿Qué hora es?
I understand – Entiendo
I don’t understand – No entiendo

Where is … ? – ¿Dónde hay …?
A train – un tren
Where is the bathroom? – ¿Dónde está el baño?
I am looking for … – Estoy buscando por …
I need … – Necesito …
Money – dinero
Right – a la derecha
Left – a la izquierda
Straight ahead – derecho

Restaurants, cafés
A table for two/three/four … – una mesa para dos/tres/cuatro
Soup – sopa
Appetizer – entrada
Dessert – postre
Drink – bebida
Red/white wine – Vino tinto/blanco
Beer – cerveza
Waiter/waitress – señor/señora
The check please – la cuenta, por favor

one – uno
two – dos
three – tres
four – cuatro
five – cinco
six – seis
seven – siete
eight – ocho
nine – nueve
ten – diez
eleven – once
twelve – doce
thirteen – trece
fourteen – catorce
fifteen – quince
sixteen – dieciséis
seventeen – diecisiete
eighteen – dieciocho
nineteen – diechinueve
twenty – veinte
twenty one – veintiuno
twenty two – veintidos
thirty – treinta
forty – cuarenta
fifty – cincuenta
sixty – sesenta
seventy – setenta
eighty – ochena
ninety – noventa
one hundred – cien
two hundred – doscientos
a thousand – mil
one million – un millón


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