BLOGTOBER DAY 15: Spanish – The basic language guide

Have you ever been to a country and wished you could understand some of the language? If so then keep reading! This is my basic guide to the Spanish language with a basic phrase book for everything you may need to know. Usually the tourist destinations speak pretty good English, however sometimes its just nice to be able to keep up with the language!

Let me know which other languages you would like me to write a basic phrase book for in the comments down below!

So here we go, here are my top Spanish words and phrases to help you on your travels!



Hola – Hello

Gracias – Thank you

Por favor – please

Buenos días – Good morning

Buenos tardes – Good afternoon

Buenos noches – Good evening

Yo (no) quiero – I (don’t) want

¿Dónde está? – Where is?

¿Cuánto cuesta? – How much does it cost?

¿Qué hora es? – What time is it?

¿Tiene? – Do you have?

Lo siento – I’m sorry

¿Habla inglés? – do you speak English?

¿Por cuánto tiempo? – How long?

¿Dónde? – Where?

¿Cuándo? – When?

¿A qué hora? – When/what time?

¿Cuánto? – How much?

¿Cuánto cuesta esto? – How much is this?

¿A qué distancia está? – How far is it?

¿Dónde está la playa más cercana? – Where is the nearest beach?

¿Cómo puedo llegar a..? – How do I get to.. ?

Yo (no) entiendo – I (don’t) understand



¿Dónde puedo encontrar un taxi? – Where can I get a taxi?

¿Dónde está la parada de autobús más cerca? – Where’s the nearest bus stop?

¿Dónde está la estación de ferrocarril más cerca? – Where’s the nearest railway station?

¿A qué hora sale el próximo autobús? – What time does the next bus leave?

¿A qué hora sale el último autobús? – What time does the last bus leave?

¿Dónde puedo comprar un boleto? – Where can I buy a ticket?

¿Dónde esta la taquílla? – Where’s the ticket office?

Un billete para … , por favor. – A ticket to … please.

¿Cuánto cuesta un billete para … ? – How much does a ticket to … cost?



¿Tiene un menú en ingles? –  Do you have a menu in English?

¿Dónde está el supermercado más cercano? – Where is the nearest supermarket?

una sopa – soup

una ensalada – salad

el pollo – chicken

la carne – meat

una agua – water

un vino tinto /blanco – red/ white wine

una cerveza – beer

un café – coffee

Soy vegetariano – I’m a vegetarian

Tengo alergia – I have an allergy

¿Tiene una carta? – Do you have a menu?

La cuenta, por favor – The bill, please



¿Dónde está el hospital más cercano? – Where is the nearest hospital?

Me duele el estómago. – My stomach hurts.

Tengo fiebre. – I have a fever.

He estado vomitando. – I’ve been vomiting.

Tengo dolor de cabeza. – I have a headache.

Me siento mareado. –  I feel dizzy.


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