36 Basic Spanish Sentences You Could Probably Memorize On The Plane

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Let’s imagine that you are on a plane, heading to a Spanish speaking country (why not Colombia?) and at this point, it hits you that you know zero Spanish – nada! Well, it’s never too late to make some sort of effort, and a good place to start is with this list of 36 Spanish sentences that you’ll likely need at some point during your trip.

Of course, these Spanish sentences won’t cover every scenario, but knowing even a few common words and phrases can go a long way.

And if you want to take on the challenge of learning a bit more useful vocabulary, then allow us to point you in the direction of these easy-to-read posts for beginner Spanish students that will help make your next trip much more enjoyable.

For now, we’ll stick to the very basics with this post.

Let’s dive in.

Number English Spanish
#1 Hello / Hi Hola
#2 Good morning Buenos días
#3 Good afternoon / Night Buenas tardes / Noches
#4 How are you? ¿Cómo estás?
#5 See you tomorrow Hasta mañana
#6 See you later Hasta luego
#7 Bye Adiós / Chao
Basic questions
#8 What’s your name? ¿Cómo te llamas?

¿Cuál es tu nombre?

#9 What time is it? ¿Qué hora es?
#10 How much is this? ¿Cuánto cuesta esto?

¿Qué precio tiene?

#11 Do you speak English? ¿Hablas inglés?
#12 Where’s the bathroom? ¿Dónde está el baño?
Basic answers
#13 Estoy bien, gracias I’m fine, thanks
#14 Me llamo…

Mi nombre es…

My name is
#15 Es la 1

Son las 2,7,10 etc

It’s 1 o’clock

It’s 2,7,10,etc

#16 Esto cuesta…

El precio es…

This costs …

The price is …

#17 Si, un poco

No, no hablo inglés

Yes, a little

No, I don’t

#18 Está al final del pasillo a la izquierda It is at the end of the hall on the left
Personal information
#19 My name is Mi nombre es
#20 I am ___ years old Yo tengo ___ años
#21 I’m allergic to Soy alérgico / alérgica a
#22 I’m from Soy de
Polite phrases
#23 Thank you / Thanks Gracias
#24 You’re welcome De nada / A la orden
#25 Excuse me Disculpa
#26 I’m sorry Lo siento
#27 Bon appétit Buen provecho
#28 Take care Cuidate
#29 Congratulations ¡Felicitaciones!
Dealing with problems
#30 Help! Ayuda
$31 I don’t speak Spanish No hablo español
#32 I’m lost Estoy perdido / perdida
#33 I do not know how to get there No se como llegar
#34 I do not know where I am No se donde estoy
#35 Can you speak slowly? ¿Puedes hablar mas despacio?
#36 I don’t know No lo sé


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