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:
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
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
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
Pronunciation: 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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