Learn Spanish for your holidays
Will you soon be going on holiday to a Spanish-speaking land? Part of the holiday fun is getting your Spanish up to par so you can communicate with the locals! You have got to admit that when you hear someone speaking Spanish, visions of sunny, welcoming destinations start springing to mind, don’t they?
The essentials of Spanish are simple, and they will help you enormously once you have reached your destination. And if you learned Spanish once upon a time, how great would it be to brush up on it now?
Getting started in Spanish
Sí, no, cerveza, español... You probably already know a few Spanish words. Before you go on holiday, learn a few more so you can reply in friendly Spanish now and then. You will find a list with some key phrases and vocabulary below.
Another tip we have for you is to get used to the language before you set off to Spanish-speaking countries. Listen to Spanish music or watch Spanish series so you can get used to its sounds and get yourself in the holiday mood!
|Buenas tardes (as of around one in the afternoon)
|Buenas noches (once it is dark)
|How are you doing?
|¿Cómo está usted?
|How's it going?
|¿Cómo estás? ¿Qué tal?
|Do you speak English?
|¿Habla usted inglés?
|Could you please tell me where…is, please?
|¿Dónde está…, por favor?
|Could you tell me the price, please?
|¿Cuánto cuesta, por favor?
|What time is it?
|¿Qué hora es?
|I understand. / I don't understand.
|(Yo) entiendo, / Lo siento, (yo) no comprendo
|Could you tell me the way to the loo, please?
|¿Dónde están los servicios, por favor?
|Could you tell me the way to a restaurant, please?
|¿Dónde hay un restaurante, por favor?
|To the right
|A la derecha
|To the left
|A la izquierda
|A table for two/four please.
|Una mesa para dos/cuatro personas, por favor
|Do you have a menu in English?
|¿Tienen el menú en inglés, por favor?
|The menu, please.
|La carta por favor
|The bill/check, please.
|La cuenta, por favor
|I've reserved a room
|He reservado una habitación
Can you not get enough?
The best ideas often come up during holidays. It could be that you finally decide to learn Spanish as you sit there, enjoying tapas under a balmy Spanish sky. So what is keeping you from taking that step now? Strike while the iron is hot!
Simply get in touch with us to learn Spanish in no time. At Regina Coeli, you learn Spanish from native speakers and we design your programme completely around your wishes.