Spanish Phrases: How to Sound Like a Local

There are so many reasons for visiting Spain. The beauty of Barcelona, the sandy beaches of Ibiza, the cultural life of Madrid, and the mesmerizing ocean waves in Bilbao are only a few of them. If you want to make a good impression and communicate with locals, you will need to learn some of the common phrases. They will help you stand out from the rest of the tourists. Besides, every local citizen values the efforts of tourists to have a conversation in their native Spanish language. Check these categories of Spanish phrases and memorize the ones you like.

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Basic Spanish Phrases

Hola! – Hello!
¿Cómo estás? – How are you?
¿Qué tal? – What’s up?
Perdón. – Sorry.
Gracias. – Thank you.
Hasta luego. – See you later.

Advanced Spanish Phrases

Buenas! – Hello!
¿Como va? — What’s up?
No pasa nada. – Don’t worry about it.
¡Venga ya! – No way!
¡Ojo! – Watch out!
Guiri — Tourist from North Europe (in Spain)
Hasta el rabo, todo es toro. – I won’t believe it until I see it.

Phrases to Use When You Are Angry

¡Vete a freir espárragos! – Get lost!
¡Manda huevos! – Give me a break!
¡Me estás mosqueando! – You’re making me mad!
Me importa tres pepinos. – I could not care less.

To be continued…

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