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Learn Important Spanish Phrases and Key Words

This page contains many important Spanish phrases for tourists and students of the Spanish language. Here you will find the most basic components of conversational Spanish like Yes and No as well as translations for other useful Spanish phrases like Please, Thank you, and You're welcome.

If you are new to learning Spanish, it can be important to learn such key phrases as I don't speak Spanish, I speak a little bit of Spanish, and Please speak slowly, but if you are having real troubles understanding, it can also be important to learn the question Do you speak English? All these phrases and more can be found with their translations below to help you when conversing with others in Spanish. Other important Spanish phrases listed below include What is your name?, Can you help me?, How are you?, and Where is the bathroom?

If you are looking for specific Spanish key words or phrases that are not listed below, then you've got a couple of options. You can either try adding your requested phrase to the comment block below the main list or you can submit your requested phrase in the form near the bottom of the page. We can't guarantee we'll be able to find you an answer, but we will try.

We've also got a Spanish Web Poll which you are free to vote and leave your comments in, a list of recommended books from that you are free to look at if you are in need of some more comprehensive Spanish language learning, and a list of our current requested Spanish translations.

If you happen to know Spanish and would like to add some of what you know to the site, feel free to use the forms at the bottom of the page to submit new information. Don't know Spanish but know another language? Then feel free to submit that instead! We'll get it posted to the site in one of our future updates.

Anyway, enough rambling. Scroll down for our full list of important Spanish phrases and key words.

Spanish to English Key Words:

Whether you are learning about Spanish key words and phrases in South America, taking an online Spanish class, or plan to enrol yourself in one of the many Spanish language immersion schools, our Spanish to English dictionary is always being updated with new key Spanish words which makes it an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak Spanish.

View this list of common Spanish phrases with translations from: Spanish to English or English to Spanish

(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our Twitter page: LearnSpanishCLT.)
  • Si - Yes
  • No - No

  • Por favor - Please
  • Gracias - Thank you
  • Muchas gracias - Thank you very much
  • De nada - You're welcome

  • Lo siento - I'm sorry

  • Habla despacio por favor - Please speak slowly
  • Más despacio - More slowly
  • No te entiendo - I don't understand you

  • No hablo español - I don't speak Spanish
  • Hablo un poquito de español - I speak a little bit of Spanish
  • Yo hablo español - I speak Spanish
  • Yo se hablar español - I know how to speak Spanish
  • Hablas ingles? - Do you speak English?
  • Como te llamas? - What is your name?
  • Me llamo (name) - My name is (name)
  • Yo soy (name) - I am (name)

  • Perdoneme - Pardon me
  • Me ayudas? - Can you help me?
  • Puedes ayudarme por favor? - Can you help me please?

  • Como estas? - How are you?
  • Estoy bien - I'm fine

  • Ten cuidado - Be careful

  • Ay bendito! - Oh no!
  • No puede ser! - It cannot be!
  • No es bueno! - This is not good!

  • Donde es... - Where is...
  • Donde esta el baño? - Where is the bathroom?

  • Que hora es? - What time is it?
  • Que hora tienes? - What time is it?

  • Que edad tienes? - How old are you?

  • Cual es tu numero de telefono? - What is your phone number?
  • Mi numero es (number) - My number is (number)
  • Llámame - Call me

  • Tiene novia/novio? - Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
  • Soy casado - I'm married

  • Soy de (place) - I come from (place)

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Requested Spanish Translations

Do you know how to speak Spanish? Perhaps you can send in some translations to help the visitors of this site. Below are a list of key words and phrases in English that people are looking to be translated into Spanish.

  • Are you okay?
  • Can I call you?
  • Don't know
  • Good
  • Help
  • How
  • How much
  • How was your day?
  • How's your health?
  • I am learning Spanish.
  • I can't
  • I don't know.
  • I don't know what you said.
  • I hope you feel better.
  • I hope you have a good day.
  • I'm doing great.
  • I'm good.
  • I'm happy for you.
  • Let's go.
  • Like
  • Name
  • Okay
  • Sorry
  • Thanks
  • To speak Spanish
  • Very good
  • What are those?
  • What are you doing?
  • What are you looking at?
  • What do you do for a living?
  • What happened?
  • What's your name?
  • Why?
  • Yes, of course.

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The Fine Print

The Spanish to English Dictionary featured at the Chromlea Language Tutor may contain some errors in the Spanish language. It is to be seen with a grain of salt, as all the content is from actual user submissions and not checked for grammatical / spelling accuracy (though we do correct our content as we are informed of errors). We wish you the best with your learning Spanish and hope you can find this site helpful in your Spanish language study.