If you love traveling, you would have already planned the future destinations you would want to visit. Spanish speaking people are all over the world and you will most likely be in a place where most people speak Spanish. There are some Spanish phrases that you should learn so that people will know what you need.
Here are some of the useful phrases that you will need when you are abroad, especially in a Spanish-speaking country.
In English, we say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ when asking for a favor and appreciating help. You should learn their Spanish counter parts so you don’t go offending people who are helpful to you. Use the phrase ‘por favor’ to say ‘please’ and ‘gracias’ to say ‘thank you.’ So, be mindful of your manners. Don’t forget your por favors and your graciases whenever you encounter people whom you need help from, or who have helped you in any way.
It is important to be able to locate your hotel fast. If you are having trouble with locating yours, then you can ask where the hotels are in this manner: Donde este los hoteles?‘ This questions can be asked to any passerby and they will understand you. They can help you with directions. And, don’t forget to say ‘gracias’ after.
Holidays are not complete without a day in the beach. If you are not very familiar with the place, then you should ask for information from someone. In Spanish, you say, “Que camino a la playa?”
When you enter a restaurant, make sure that you inform them of your strict dietary requirements if you have one. ‘Soy alergico a las nueces’ is what you say if you are allergic to nuts. .You can change the nuts to whatever food item you are allergic to. If you are allergic to seafood say ‘Soy alergico a los mariscos.’ Allergy to dairy, soy, and eggs, in Spanish is ‘allergico a la lecheria, a las soja, en a los huevos.’
‘Soy vegetariano/a’ is the phrase which means I am a vegetarian. Sometimes, you will not find vegetarian dishes in restaurant menus so you simply need to tell the staff to check out what dishes they can recommend for your requirements.
‘Where is the nearest railway station?’ in Spanish is ‘Donte esta la estacion de ferrocarrill mas cerca?’ In many places in the world, you will find that traveling by train is common and convenient. This is by far the cheapest form of transportation so tourists should be able to learn how to go to the nearest railway station.