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Learn Common Spanish Phrases and Keywords

This page contains many useful 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?

Anyway, enough rambling. Scroll down for our full list of important words to know in Spanish.

Spanish to English Key Words:

You can also view this list of common phrases with translations from English to Spanish. Words in bold added during the last update.

Yes and No

Si ➔ Yes

No ➔ No

Please and Thank you

Por favor ➔ Please

Gracias ➔ Thank you

Muchas gracias ➔ Thank you very much

De nada ➔ You're welcome

I'm Sorry

Lo siento ➔ I'm sorry

Lo siento mucho. ➔ I'm very sorry.

Do You Speak English?

¿Hablas español? ➔ Do you speak Spanish?

No hablo español ➔ I don't speak Spanish

Yo no hablo español ➔ I don't speak Spanish

Lo siento, no hablo español. ➔ I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish.

Hablo un poquito de español ➔ I speak a little Spanish

Yo hablo español ➔ I speak Spanish

Yo se hablar español ➔ I know how to speak Spanish

Hablas ingles? ➔ Do you speak English?

Habla despacio ➔ Speak slowly

Habla despacio por favor ➔ Please speak slowly

Más despacio ➔ More slowly

Más despacio por favor ➔ More slowly please

Entiendo ➔ I understand

No entiendo ➔ I don't understand

No te entiendo ➔ I don't understand you

What is Your Name?

Como te llamas? ➔ What is your name?

Me llamo (name) ➔ My name is (name)

Yo soy (name) ➔ I am (name)

Can You Help Me?

Perdoneme ➔ Pardon me

Me ayudas? ➔ Can you help me?

Puedes ayudarme por favor? ➔ Can you help me please?

How Are You?

Como estas? ➔ How are you?

Estoy bien ➔ I'm fine

What is Your Phone Number?

Cual es tu numero de telefono? ➔ What is your phone number?

Mi numero es (number) ➔ My number is (number)

Llámame ➔ Call me

Do You Have a Girlfriend/Boyfriend?

Tiene novia/novio? ➔ Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?

Estas casado? ➔ Are you married?

Soy casado ➔ I'm married

Other Useful Phrases

Ay bendito! ➔ Oh no!

Donde es... ➔ Where is...

Donde esta el baño? ➔ Where is the bathroom?

No puede ser! ➔ It cannot be!

No es bueno! ➔ This is not good!

Que hora es? ➔ What time is it?

Que hora tienes? ➔ What time is it?

Que edad tienes? ➔ How old are you?

Soy de (place) ➔ I come from (place)

Ten cuidado ➔ Be careful

*List of Spanish keywords last updated: March 14, 2018.


Can you answer these questions about Spanish keywords? Give it a try and then scroll back up to see how you did!

1. What is the meaning of ay bendito in English?
2. What is the meaning of como te llamas in English?
3. How do you say can you help me please in Spanish?
4. What is the Spanish word for thank you?
5. How do you say please speak slowing in Spanish?
6. How do you say I speak a little Spanish in Spanish?
7. How do you say thank you very much in Spanish?
8. What is speak slowly in Spanish?
9. What is the Spanish translation of do you speak English?
10. What is the English translation of yo hablo Espanol?
11. What is the Spanish translation of what is your name?
12. What is estas casado in English?
13. How do you spell no in Spanish?
14. What is the meaning of como estas in English?
15. What does lo siento mean in English?
16. What is the meaning of no hablo Espanol?
17. What is the Spanish translation of do you speak Spanish?
18. What is the English translation of que hora es?

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I don't speak Spanish myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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