Some Spanish Phrases You Should Learn if You Travel to a Spanish Speaking Country

Spanish writing on a Mexican wall
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As a traveler, one of the best things you can do is make yourself familiar with the different languages that you’re likely to encounter on your journeys. And one of the most useful languages to invest some time and effort in is Spanish, which is spoken as an official national language in 20 countries worldwide, many of which are very popular with tourists. So to help you out, we’ve gathered some of the most useful Spanish phrases for travelers. Check them out below.

Hello – Hola
Good morning/day – Buenos días
Yes –
No – No
Thank you – Gracias
Please – Por favor
Goodbye – Adiós
Good night – Buenas noches
See you soon! – ¡Hasta pronto!
Where is the bathroom? – Dónde está el baño?
I don’t understand – Yo no entiendo
Do you speak English? – ¿Habla inglés?
Excuse me – Disculpe
The bill, please – La cuenta, por favor
I would like – Quisiera
Can you help me? – ¿Puede ayudarme?
How much is it? – ¿Cuanto cuesta?

While these words and phrases in and of themselves aren’t going to help you communicate easily and fluently with the locals when you visit Spanish-speaking countries, they are going to be a huge help with assisting you while getting around, ordering food and drinks, finding what you need, and having basic social interactions. So we recommend memorizing these before your next trip.