Have you ever got lost in a Spanish or Latin American city ? Take a look to our post Asking for directions in Spanish and you won’t be lost again in a Spanish-speaking country. Here’s a picture with some of the most common expressions to ask for directions, with the most used answers you are likely to hear.
But let’s start at the beginning… Let’s say you got lost in a town you don’t know, but you need to find Cervantes street. What is the proper way of asking for directions in Spanish?
1. First of all, you will need to say “perdone” or “perdona” (depending on if you use “usted” or “tú”), since that is a way to “apoligize” for interrupting somebody’s way. Also, it is a good way to start a conversation with someone you don’t know at all. Then, you will have to ask the question.
2. You will probably receive a lot of information here, like gira a la izquierda (turn left) or gira a la derecha (turn right), sigue todo recto (go straight ahead) and so on. Don’t hesitate to ask again if you didn’t understand. A human explanation is a much better way to practice Spanish than a GPS!
We hope you find this post helpful. Theses expressions can come very handy in your next trip to Spain or any other Spanish-speaking country.
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