Spanish | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Can you help me, please?
¿Podría ayudarme?
Asking for help
Do you speak English?
¿Habla inglés?
Asking if a person speaks English
Do you speak _[language]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
I don't speak_[language]_.
No hablo_[idioma]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
I don't understand.
No entiendo.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Standard greeting
Informal greeting
Good Morning!
¡Buenos días!
Greeting used in the morning
Good Evening!
¡Buenas tardes!
Greeting used in the evening
Good Night!
¡Buenas noches!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
How are you?
¿Cómo estás?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Good, thank you.
Bien, gracias.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
What’s your name?
¿Cómo te llamas?
Asking the other person's name
My name is ___.
Me llamo ___.
Telling someone your name
Where are you from?
¿De qué país vienes?
Asking about someone's origin
I am from___.
Soy de ___.
Answering about your origin
How old are you?
¿Cuántos años tienes?
Asking about someone's age
I am___years old.
Tengo ___ años.
Answering about your age
Positive reply
Negative reply
Por favor
Filler word to add polite touch
Here you go!
¡Aquí tienes!
Used when giving something to someone
Thank you.
Thanking someone
Thank you very much.
Muchas gracias.
Thanking someone very warmly
You're welcome.
De nada
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
I am sorry.
Lo siento.
Apologizing for something
Excuse me.
Getting the attention of someone
It's OK.
Está bien.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
No problem.
No hay problema.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Watch out!
Making someone aware of a danger
I am hungry.
Tengo hambre.
Used when feeling hungry
I am thirsty.
Tengo sed.
Used when feeling thirsty
I am tired.
Estoy cansado/a.
Used when feeling tired
I am sick.
Estoy enfermo/a.
Used when feeling sick
I don't know.
No sé.
You don't know the answer to a question
It was nice meeting you.
Fue un placer conocerte.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

I would like to make a complaint.
Me gustaría realizar una queja.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Who is in charge here?
¿Quién es el encargado?
Finding out who is responsible
This is totally unacceptable!
Esto es totalmente inaceptable.
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
I want my money back!
¡Quiero mi dinero de vuelta!
Asking for a refund
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Hemos estado esperando por más de una hora.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

This food tastes like crap!
¡Ésta comida sabe a mierda!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
This drink tastes like piss!
¡Ésta bebida está asquerosa!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
This place is a shithole!
¡Éste lugar es horrible!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
This car is a wreck!
¡Éste coche es una porquería!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
The service sucks!
¡El servicio apesta!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
This is a total rip-off!
¡Esto es un robo total!
Rudely complaining about a high price
That is bullshit!
¡Eso es una estupidez!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
You are a stupid moron!
¡Eres un idiota!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
You don't know shit!
¡No sabes una mierda!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Piss off!
¡Vete a la mierda!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Let's settle this outside!
¡Arreglemos esto afuera!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment