The Spanish language is growing at a phenomenal rate. It is the second largest language in the world behind Chinese and the USA now has more Spanish speakers than Spain itself. It is predicted that 500 million people speak Spanish around the world, with this figure set to rise to 600 million over the next 35 years. With more and more tourists visiting Spanish speaking countries ever year, it is always helpful to learn some of the local language.
Are you travelling to a destination this summer where Spanish is the national language? We’ve compiled some simple and easy phrases to learn before your vacation:
Hola – Hello
Buenos dias/tardes/noches – Good morning/afternoon/evening
Cómo está? – How are you?
Gracias – Thank you
You can ask someone if they speak English simply by saying ¿Habla inglés? To say you do not speak Spanish, no hablo español.
La ceunta por favor – Can I have the bill please?
One to show your partner how much you care : Te amo – I love you.
And finally, it’s not a holiday without an ice cold beer: Dos cervezas por favor – Two beers please (because nobody wants to drink alone)
Can you suggest any more Spanish phrases to learn before you travel abroad? We would love to hear them. Remember, you can always use our free translation tool, for any phrases you wish to know.
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