Your luxury suite is reserved, your bags are (almost) packed and you are ready for some fun in the sun. Now there is one more thing you can do to ensure you make the most of your holiday…learn some Spanish!

Here are some everyday Spanish phrases to get your started:

Hola - Malaga Luxury Suites
Hola – Malaga Luxury Suites


Hello = Hola
Pronuncination: oh lah

Good morning = Buenos días
Pronunciation: bway nos  dee ahs

Good afternoon = Buenas tardes
Pronunciation: bway nahs  tar days

Good evening = Buenas noches
Pronunciation: bway nahs  noh chayss

Thank you = Gracias
Pronunciation: grah cee ahs

Please – Por favor
Pronunciation: por fah vor

How are you? = ¿Cómo está?
Pronunciation: coh moh es tah

If you are asked this question, you can answer:
Good, thank you = Bien, Gracias
Pronunciation: bee en, grah cee ahs

Do you speak English? = ¿Habla inglés?
Pronunciation: ahblah  een glays?

Nice to meet you = Mucho gusto
Pronunciation: moo choh goos toh

Habla Espanol - Malaga Luxury Suites
Habla Espanol – Malaga Luxury Suites

By learning a few key words and phrases you can take your Spanish to the next level:

I want, I don’t want = Yo quiero, yo no quiero
Pronunciation: yoh  kee ayr oh,  yoh noh  kee ayr oh
How much does it cost = ¿Cuánto cuesta?
Pronunciation: cwahn toh cways tah?

Where is =  ¿Dónde está?
Pronunciation: dohn des tah

What time is it? = ¿Qué hora es?
Pronunciation: kay orah ess?

Do you have? = ¿Tiene?
Pronunciation: tee ayn ay

I have, I don’t have = Yo tengo, yo no tengo 
Pronunciation: yoh  tayn goh,  yoh  noh tayn goh

I understand, I don’t understand = Yo entiendo, yo no entiendo
Pronunciation: yoh  ayn tee ayn doh,  yoh  noh ayn tee ayn doh

Do you understand? = ¿Entiende?
Pronunciation: ayn tee ayn day



Malaga Restaurant - Malaga Luxury Suites
Malaga Restaurant – Malaga Luxury Suites

Useful items to know for eating out:

A table = Una mesa
Pronunciation: oona may sah

A table for two, three, four = Una mesa para dos tres, cuatro
Pronunciation: oona may sah pah rah dohss, trays, kwah troh

A menu = Un menú
Pronunciation: oon may noo

An appetiser = Una entrada
Pronunciation: oona ayn trah dah

Dessert = Un postre
Pronunciation: oon pohs tray

A drink = Una bebida
oona bay bee dah

Water = Agua
Pronunciation: ah gwah

Red wine = Vino tinto
Pronunciation: vee noh teen to

White wine = Vino blanco
Pronunciation: vee noh blahn coh

Beer = Cerveza
Pronunciation: sayr vay sah

Coffee = Un café
Pronunciation: oon cah fay

The check / Bill = La cuenta
Pronunciation: lah cwayn tah


We hope you have enjoyed learning these everyday Spanish phrases. Let us know if you find them useful on your trip to Malaga City.

If you´re visiting Malaga and are still looking for a place to stay, then we highly recommend Malaga Luxury Suites. MLS is located in the heart of the historic city centre, and after undergoing a full renovation has reopened for guests to enjoy.


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