Basic Spanish words and phrases

Basic Spanish words and phrases

This page contains useful Spanish phrases, expressions and words for everyday life conversations. Spanish greetings, and survival phrases that will help you if you simply want to know what to say when being introduced or chatting in Spanish!

yes

no no

OK bueno

hello!/hi ¡hola!

good morning buenos días

good afternoon buenas tardes

good evening/night buenas noches

see you hasta luego

please por favor

yes please sí, por favor

thanks, thank you gracias

no thanks no gracias

thank you very much muchas gracias

don’t mention it de nada

how do you do? ¡mucho gusto!

how are you? ¿cómo está?

fine, thanks bien, gracias

nice to meet you encantado de conocerlo

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Luis Cardozo is a successful language instructor for executives and busy professionals, and has more than 25 years experience teaching Spanish. In 2002 he launched SpanishNYC, offering customized instruction and translation services. -- Luis has taught group and individual Spanish classes at companies such as NBC, Univision, Nickelodeon, the Miss Universe Organization, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Sprint, Citicorp, JPMorgan, Deloitte & Touche and Pfizer. -- Luis Cardozo has developed his own method for teaching Spanish; the Natural Conversational Approach (NCA). -- With my method, you hear and understand Spanish from the first moment, whatever your level is. I create a relaxed practicing environment, where learning takes place easily and pleasurably. Instruction is totally focused on your specific background, based on the idea that everyone has unique talents, interests, strengths and challenges. -- My techniques allow us to intuit your needs, keep you motivated and insure that your instruction is effective. -- You will absorb the language consciously and unconsciously, just as you did when you learned your native language. -- You, the student, dictate how I should adapt to your way of learning, day by day. -- My main goal is that you enjoy the whole process and have fun learning Spanish.

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