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Coming to Baja? A Few Handy Spanish Phrases

Handy Spanish Phrases

By Meghan Fitzpatrick

It always helps to know some Handy Spanish Phrases!

Traveling to Baja, mainland Mexico or another Spanish-speaking country? It is true that in the major cities, almost everyone speaks a few words of English…but you will reap copious rewards in smiles and goodwill if you at least try to say a few words in the language of the country you are visiting.  For instance, if you are  in dire need of a margarita (and aren’t we all), you might say, “Por favor!  Necessito un margarita pronto!”   Here are a few Handy Spanish Phrases for those times when you need to say something important or have questions to ask.




¿Dónde está el aeropuerto? Where is the airport?
¿Dónde esta el baño? Where is the bathroom?
¿Puedo usar el baño? Can I use the bathroom?
¿Dónde puedo conseguir un taxi? Where can I get a taxi?
Cuánto How much?
¿Cuánto cuesta? How much does that cost?
Con permiso. With your permission.
Me llamo… My name is…
¿Dónde está el mejor restaurante? Where is the best restaurant?
¿Dónde está el mejor restaurante para desayunar? / almorzar? / cenar? Where is the best restaurant for ____? (breakfast)      (lunch)            (dinner)
¿Entiende? Do you understand?
¿Hablas Español? Do you speak Spanish?
¿Hablas inglés? Do you speak English?
¡Llame al médico! Call a doctor!
¿Dónde vives? Where do you live?
Tengo sed. I’m thirsty.
Tengo Hambre. I’m hungry.
¡Felíz cumpleaños! Happy birthday!
Te amo. I love you.
¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono? What’s your telephone number?
¿ En verdad? Really?
Estoy de acuerdo. I agree.
¿Listo? Ready?
¡Mira! Look!
¡Basta! Stop!
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