70 Basic Spanish Phrases To Kickstart Your Spanish Now

In this lesson, we will talk about basic Spanish phrases (with audio) that we use in daily life, different ways of greetings, and a set of survival phrases to get you understood. Let’s get started!

Basic Spanish phrases for beginners

Basic Spanish Phrases

You may know “Hola!” and “¿cómo estás?”, but Spanish speakers use more than those, there are different greetings used in different situations throughout the day, learning them will make you sound more natural while speaking.

Good morning!Buenos días!
Good evening!Buenas noches!
Good night!Buenas noches!
How are you doing?¿cómo estás?
How are things going?¿Cómo van las cosas?
How is everything?¿Qué tal va todo?
How is life going?¿Cómo va la vida?
Well / Very wellBueno / Muy bien
More or lessMás o menos
I am fine.Estoy bien.
And you?Y tú?
Not very well, unfortunatelyNo muy bien, por desgracia
How is the family?¿Cómo está la familia?
Everything is fine.Todo está muy bien.
Thank youGracias
Thank you very muchMuchas gracias
You are welcomeDe nada
What’s up?¿Qué hay de nuevo?
Pleasure to see youme alegro de verte
How’s your day?¿Cómo va tu día?
Let’s meet tomorrownos vemos mañana
See you tomorrow.Hasta mañana.
See youNos vemos
See you laterHasta luego
See you next timeHasta la próxima vez

Note: you can practice what you’ve learned here, and learn how to pronounce each of the words in our Memrise course here, don’t know how to use the platform or sign up? we’ve got you covered in this easy-to-follow tutorial here.

Survival Phrases

What is your name? (informal)¿Cómo te llamas?
What is your name? (formal male)¿Cuál es su nombre?
My name is …Mi nombre es …
Nice to meet youEncantado de conocerte
nice to meet you tooencantado de conocerte también
I’m sorryLo siento
Excuse me / PardonPerdón
Let’s go!Vamos!
Where are you from? (informal)¿De dónde eres?
I’m from …Yo soy de …
How old are you? (informal)¿Cuántos años tienes?
I am … years old.Tengo … años.
Do you speak English? (informal)¿Hablas inglés?
I don’t speak…Yo no hablo…
I speak…Yo hablo …
I speak a little SpanishHablo un poco de español
Just a moment pleaseUn momento por favor
How do you say … in Spanish?¿Cómo se dice … en español?
Can you help me?¿me puedes ayudar?
Can you say that again?¿Puedes decir eso otra vez?
Do you understand?¿Entiendes?
I don’t knowNo sé
I don’t understandNo entiendo
Of coursePor supuesto
What does it mean … ?¿Qué quiere decir … ?
What is that?¿qué es eso?
What’s the matter?¿Cuál es el problema?
It doesn’t matterNo importa
What’s happening?¿Qué pasa?
I have no ideaNo tengo ni idea
I’m tiredEstoy cansado /cansada
I’m sickEstoy enfermo
I’m hungryTengo hambre
I’m thirstyTengo sed
I’m hottengo calor
I’m coldTengo frío
Don’t worryno te preocupes
Good luck!Buena suerte!
I must go nowTengo que irme ahora
That’s alright.Eso está bien.
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Happy learning!

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