Why not Learn Some Basic Spanish Words Today?

By: Charles Smith

Learning basic Spanish words is the first step to getting a real understanding of the language and being able to communicate effectively. Just a handful of memorized phrases can put you on the right track to learning the language fully, as you'll actually be able to get involved in some real conversation. Follow these tips to learn basic Spanish words today.

Learn Basic Spanish Words 1- Simple Greetings
Few things are as embarrassing as meeting someone who speaks a different language and not even being able to say hello to them. Use the following Spanish phrases:
Hola = Hello
Good Morning = Buenos Dias
Good Afternoon = Buenas Tardes
Good Evening = Buenas Noches
See You Later = Hasta Luego
Goodbye = Adios

Learn Basic Spanish Words 2 - Useful words
The following can get you out of a sticky situation in a store or somewhere else where you may need to ask for something.
Please = Por Favor
Thank you Very Much = Muchas Gracias
You're Welcome = De Nada
Excuse Me = Con permiso
Sorry = Disculpe
Could You Please Help Me? = Podria Ayudarme?

Learn Basic Spanish Words 3 - Everyday words
These words may come in useful for everyday situations and can hopefully help you avoid any misunderstandings etc.
Do You Speak English = Habla Usted Ingles?
Yes = Se
No = No
I Don't Speak Spanish = No hablo espanol
How Much Do I Owe You? = Cuanto le debo?
Where is... = Donde Estas?
What time is it? = Que hora es?
Could You Repeat That Please? = Podria repetirlo, por favour?
I Don't Understand = No entiendo
I Speak Very Little Spanish = Hablo Muy Poco Espanol

As you can see, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to learn basic Spanish words. You can get surprisingly far with just a few phrases and picked out words here and there. It's always advisable to have a more thorough guide to hand though, just in case, so check out the links below.

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