Melodic, beautiful, historical and one of the world’s most romantic languages – that should sum up the Spanish language for you.

Did you know that native Spanish speakers love when people learn to speak Spanish? Even if you speak a little bit of it, it is appreciated! Besides, Spanish is one of the easiest languages to learn for English speakers; much of the vocabulary in the Spanish language is quite similar to English.

The Spanish language is very expressive and has far more words dedicated to expressing feelings and emotions compared to other languages. It is also regarded as a very emotional language for having so many words associated with positive emotions.

There you have it, now let’s take a look at 17 common words and phrases to help you get started.

1. ¡Hola! – o-la – Hello!

2. Buenos días – boo-eh-nos dee-as – Good Morning

3. ¿Qué tal? – keh tal – What’s up? (Tip: it can also be used for how are you?)

4. ¿Qué haces? – keh ah-thes – What are you doing?

5. ¿Cómo se llama (usted)? – koh-moh se yama oos-ted (formal)/

    ¿Cómo te llamas? (informal) – koh-moh teh yamas – What is your name?

6. Hola, me llamo ________ – o-la meh yamo ________– Hello, my name is ________

7. ¿Cómo está (usted)? (formal) – koh-mo eh-sta oos-ted /

    ¿Cómo estás? (informal) – koh-moh eh-stas –How are you?

8. Estoy bien ¡Gracias! ¿Y tú? – eh-stoy bee-en gra-thee-as ee too? – I’m doing well, thank you! And you?

9. Yo no comprendo – yoh no kom-prendoh – I don’t understand

10. Por favor, hable más despacio – pohr fah-vor, ah-blah mas dehs-pahs-ee-oh – Speak slower, please.

11. ¿Puede ayudarme? – pwe-day ay-oo-dar-meh – Can you help me?

12. Lo siento – low see-ehn-to – I’m sorry

13. No tengo ni idea – no ten-go nee ee-day-ah– I have no idea

14. ¿Qué hora es? – keh ohra es – What time is it?

15. ¿Cuánto cuesta eso? – kwanto kwesta eso – How much is that?

16. ¿Dónde está el baño? – don-deh es-ta el ban-yo – Where is the bathroom?

17.  – see – Yes ; No – no – no

Begin your Spanish language journey and discover the diversity of the Spanish culture!