Spanish Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Spanish. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Spanish Classes.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Spanish

Phrases Spanish Audio
How are you? (informal)¿Cómo estás?
How are you? (formal)¿Cómo está usted?
What's up? (colloquial) ¿Qué onda?
I'm fine, thank you!Estoy bien, gracias
Good morning!¡Buenos días!
Good afternoon!¡Buenas tardes!
Good evening!¡Buenas noches!
And you? (informal)¿y tú?
And you? (formal)¿y usted?
We speak two languagesHablamos dos idiomas
They speak four languagesHablan cuatro idiomas
I visited one countryVisité un país
She visited three countriesElla visitó tres países
She has one sisterElla tiene una hermana
He has two sistersÉl tiene dos hermanas
Do you like it here?¿te gusta aquí?
See you later!¡Nos vemos!
Thank you very much!¡Muchas gracias!
I really like it!en verdad me gusta
Thank you!¡Gracias!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")De nada
Have a nice day!¡Que tengas bonito día!
Good night!¡Buenas noches!
Have a good trip!¡Que tengas un buen viaje!
It was nice talking to you!¡Fue agradable platicar contigo!
Am I right or wrong?¿Tengo razón o no?
Is he younger or older than you?¿Él es mayor o más joven que tú?
Is the test easy or difficult?¿El examen es fácil o difícil?
Is this book new or old?¿Este libro es viejo o nuevo?
This is so expensiveEs muy caro

More Sentences

English Spanish Audio
I don't speak Koreanno hablo coreano
I love the Japanese languageme encanta el japonés
I speak Italianyo hablo italiano
I want to learn Spanishquiero aprender español
My mother tongue is Germanmi lengua materna es el alemán
Spanish is easy to learnel español es fácil de aprender
He has a Moroccan rugél tiene un tapete marroquí
I have an American cartengo un auto estadounidense
I love French cheeseme encanta el queso francés
I'm Italiansoy italiana
My father is Greekmi padre es griego
My wife is Koreanmi esposa es coreana
Have you ever been to India?¿Has estado en India?
I came from SpainVine de España
I live in Americavivo en Estados Unidos
I want to go to Germanyquiero ir a Alemania
I was born in Italynací en Italia
Japan is a beautiful countryJapón es un país hermoso
Long time no seetanto tiempo sin vernos
I missed youte extrañé
What's new?¿Qué hay de nuevo?
Nothing newnada nuevo
Make yourself at home!¡póngase cómodo!
Have a good tripque tenga un buen viaje
Can I practice Italian with you?¿Puedo practicar italiano contigo?
I speak French but with an accentHablo francés con acento
I was born in MiamiNací en Miami
I'm from JapanSoy de Japón
The letter is inside the bookLa carta está dentro del libro
The pen is under the deskLa pluma está debajo del escritorio
Can I help you?¿Le puedo ayudar?
Can you help me?¿Me puede ayudar?
Can you show me?¿Me puede mostrar?
Come with me!¡venga conmigo!
Downtown (city center)centro
Excuse me! (to ask someone)disculpe
Go straightvaya derecho
How can I get to the museum? ¿Cómo llego al museo?
How long does it take to get there?¿En cuanto tiempo se llega?
I'm lostestoy perdido
I'm not from hereno soy de aquí
It's far from hereestá lejos de aquí
It's near hereestá cerca de aquí
One moment please!¡un momento por favor!
Turn leftgire a la izquierda
Turn rightgire a la derecha


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