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Talk the Talk: Spanish

In our series ‘Talk the Talk’ we cover the basic phrases you’ll need to be able to speak when traveling to another country. We’ve laid out some fundamental Spanish words and phrases, along with the phonetic pronunciation.

1. Yes/No

Sì / No

Pronounced: see/noh

2. How are you?

¿Cómo está?

Pronounced: koh-moh es-tah

3. Hello/good morning/afternoon + evening

Hola, buenos días./Buenas tardes

Pronounced: oh-lah, bweh-nos dee-as/bweh-nas tar-des

4. Goodbye


Pronounced: ah-dyos

5. Thank you


Pronounced: grah-thyas

6. Excuse me


Pronounced: dees-kool-peh

7. Do you speak English?

¿Habla usted inglés?

Pronounced: ah-blah oo-steth een-gles

8. I’m sorry.


Pronounced: pair-don

9. Where is…?

¿Dónde está…?

Pronounced: don-deh es-tah

10. How much is it?

¿Cuánto cuesta?

Pronounced: kwan-toh kwes-tah

11. Can you help me?

¿Puede ayudarme?

Pronounced: pweh-deh ah-yoo-dar-meh

12. What is your name?

¿Cómo te llamas? 

Pronounced: koh-moh tay yah-mahs

13. I don’t understand

No entiendo

Pronounced: noh en-tyehn-doh

14. How do you say ___ in Italian?

¿Cómo se dice ____ en español?

Pronounced: koh-moh seh dee-seh ___ en eh-spahn-yol

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1 Comment

  1. Chok Boon Hock

    Like to learn spanish

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