Are you getting stressed trying to speak Spanish? If you are a total beginner and you have trouble making your first steps in the Spanish language, don’t worry. Here are some phrases to survive in Spanish conversations. They will help you to say a few words in Spanish.
If you want, you can download our phrases to survive in Spanish, so you can revise it whenever you like. We recommend you print it and stick it somewhere near your study place. Or you can just make it your computer's wallpaper... After a few times of looking at it, these expressions will come easily to your mind, and you won’t get lost again. And, most importantly, you'll become more confident when talking in Spanish. If you are taking Spanish lessons online, or in person, you can use these Spanish survival phrases during your classes. Your teacher will be impressed! ;)
- ¿Puedes repetir? = Can you repeat, please?
- No entiendo = I don't understand.
- Una pregunta... = Just a quick question...
- ¡Gracias! = Thank you!
- ¿Qué significa...? = What's the meaning of...?
- ¿Cómo se dice en español ...? = How do you say ... in Spanish?
- Más despacio = Can you speak more slowly, please?
Note that in Spanish, and especially in Spain, we don't use "por favor" that much. It is socially accepted to be pretty straightforward and it's not considered rude or impolite. Rather than using a lot of courtesy words, using a polite tone when speaking Spanish is crucial if you're trying to be nice.
If you enjoyed this post, or want to get more tricks and tips about the Spanish language and culture, check out our blog. You will find more free Spanish exercises and downloadable PDFs that you may use to learn Spanish. We also recommend you try one of ELINQUA's trial lessons to find out what our Spanish lessons online are like!