English | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

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

General - Conversation

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

General - Complaints

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

General - Swearing

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