Basic expressions


¡Buenos días! (bway-noh dee-ahs)Good morning!
¡Buenas tardes! (bway-nahs tahr-days)Good afternoon!
¡Buenas noches! (bway-nahs noh-chays)Good evening!/ Good night!
¡Hola! (oh-lah)Hello/ Hi
¡Chao! (chow)Bye!
¿Cómo está usted? (koh-moh ehs-tah oos-tehd)How are you? (formal)
¿Cómo estás? (koh-moh ehs-tahs)How are you? (informal)
Estoy bien (ehs-toy byehn)I am fine
¿ Cómo se llama usted? (koh-moh say yah-mah oos-tehd)What is your name?
Me llamo (may yah-moh)My name is
Por favor (pohr fah-bohr)Please
(Muchas) Gracias (moo-chas grah-syahs)Thank you (very much)
De nada (day nah-dah)Don’t mention it
¿De dónde es usted? (day dohn-day ehs oos-tehd)Where are you from? (formal)
¿De dónde eres? (day dohn-day eh-rehs)Where are you from? (informal)
Yo soy de (yoh soy day)I am from
Señor (say-nyohr)Mister
Señorita (say-nyoh-ree-tah)Miss
Señora (say-nyoh-rah)Mrs
Sí ( see) / No (noh)Yes/ No
Mucho gusto (moo-choh oos-toh)Nice to meet you
Encantado (ehn-kah-tah-doh)Nice to meet you
Igualmente (ee-gwahl-mehn-tay)Same to you
Hasto pronto (ahs-toh prohn-toh)See you soon
Hasta mañana (ahs-tah mah-nyah-nah)See you tomorrow
Bienvenidos (byehn-beh-nee-dohs)Welcome
Disculpe (dees-koo-pay) / Pérdon (pehr-dohn)Excuse me / Pardon me
Con permiso (kohn pehr-mee-soh)Excuse me / pardon me
Lo siento (loh see-ehn-toh)I am sorry
¿Qué tal? (kay tahl)What’s up? How’s it going?
Bien (byehn) / Muy bien (mwee byehn)Good/ Very good
Mal (mahl) / Muy mal (mwee mahl)Bad/Very bad
Hasta la vista (ahs-tah lah bees-tah)See you later
Hasta luego (ahs-tah loo-ay-goh)See you later
¿Habla usted inglés? (ah-blah oo-stehd een-glehs)Do you speak English? (formal)
¿Hablas español? (ah-blahs ehs-pah-yohl)Do you speak Spanish?(informal)
Hablo (ah-bloh)I speak
No hablo (noh ah-bloh)I don’t speak
Tengo hambre (tehn-goh ahm-breh)I am hungry
Tengo sed (tehn-goh sehd)I am thirsty
Tengo calor (tehn-goh kah-lohr)I am hot
Tengo frío (tehn-goh free-oh)I am cold
Estoy enfermo (ehs-toy ehn-fehr-moh)I am sick
Estoy cansado (ehs-toy kahn-sah-doh)I am tired
!Felicitaciones! (fay-lee-see-tah-see-oh-nehs)Congratulations!
¡Que tenga un buen día! (kay tehn-gah oon bwehn dyah )Have a nice day!
¡Vamos! (bah-mohs)Let’s go!
¿Entiende usted? (ehn-tyehn-day oo-stehd)Do you understand? (formal)
¿Entiendes? (ehn-tyehn-days)Do you understand? (informal)
Entiendo (ehn-tyehn-doh)I understand
No entiendo (noh ehn-tyehn-doh)I don’t understand
Lo sé (loh say)I know
No lo sé (noh loh say)I don’t know
Qué te pasa? (kay tay pah-sah)What’s the matter with you?
Qué pasa? (kay pah-sah)What’s happening?
¿Listo? (lees-toh)Ready?
¡Callate! (kah-yah-tay)Shut up!
¡Buena suerte! (bway-nah swehr-tay)Good luck!
Te amo (tay ah-moh)I love you
Quizás (kee-sahs)May be
Bienvenidos (byehn-beh-nee-dohs)Welcome
Claro (klah-roh) , Claro que sí (klah-roh kay see)Clear/Sure, Of course
Hay (hi) / Había (ah-byah)There is /There are
Ven acá (behn ah-kah)Come here
Nada (nah-dah)Nothing
No importa (noh eem-pohr-tah)It doesn’t matter
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