Spanish phrases to know before your Camino de Santiago Tour

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Learn Spanish phrases before you head off on your Camino trip to make life a little easier for yourself along the way. English is widely spoken but in smaller villages, knowing some key Spanish phrases goes a long way.

Follow the Camino has made a helpful guide of common Spanish phrases to help you along while walking the Camino.

Trying your best to use some of these will only enhance your Camino experience. Just start with a few phrases today, learn Spanish!

ENGLISHSPANISHSPANISH PRONUNCIATION
AccommodationAlojamiento
I’m looking for…Estoy buscandoEh-stoy boos-kan-do…
I’d like to…QuisieraKee-sye-ra
Where is…?Donde esta…?Don-dees-ta
How much is …?Cuanto cuesta…?Kwan-to kwes-ta?
I don’t like itNo me gustaNo megoos-ta
It’s fineValeBa-lay
Too expensiveDemasiado caroDe-ma-sya-do ka-ro
CheaperMas economicoMas e-ko-no-mee-ko
Conversation& Essentials
Does anyone here speak English?Hay alguien que hable ingles?Ai al-gyenkea-bleeen- gles?
HelloHolaO-la
Good morningBuenos diasBweh-nos dee-as
Good afternoonBuenas tardesBweh-nas tar-days
Good eveningBuenas nochesBweh-nas no-ches
Bye/See youAdiosA-dyos
PleasePor favorPor fa-vor
Thank youGraciasGra-thyas
You’re welcomeDe nadaDe na-da
Sorry/Excuse mePerdonPer-don
What’s your name?Como te llamas?Ko-mo telya-mas?
My name isMe llamoMelya-mo
It’s a pleasure to meet youEncantadoEn-kan-ta-do/a
Where are you from?De donde eres?De don-dsy ay-rays?
I am from…Soy de…Soy day…
Can I have a beer please?Una cerveza por favor?Una serv-aysah por fa-vor?
Can I have a… glass of wine please?Un vino por favor?Un bee-no por fa-vor?
YesSiSee
NoNoNo
Directions:
How do I get to…?Como puedo llegar a…?Ko-mo pwe-do lye-gar a…?
Is it far?Esta lejos?Es-tale-khos?
Go straight aheadVaya derechoVa-ya day-ray-cho
Turn leftTuerza a la izquierdaToo-err-sahala eeth-kyer-da
Turn rightTuerza a la derechaToo-err-sahala de-re- cha
Signs:
OpenAbiertoA-bee-er-toe
ClosedCerradoSe-rra-doe
PoliceStationEstacionde policiaEs-ta-cionde po-li-cee-a
EntranceEntradaEn-tra-da
ExitSalidaSa-lee-da
ProhibitedProhibidoPro-hee-bee-do
ToiletsServiciosSer-vee-see-os
MenHombresOm-brays
WomenMujeresMoo-hay-rrays
Emergencies:
HelpSocorroSO-KO-RO
FireFuegoFoo-ay-go
Call…!Llame a…!lya-maya…!
An ambulanceUna ambulanciaOo-naam-boo-lan-thya
A doctorUn medicoOon meh-dee-ko
The policePoliciaPo-lee-thee-a
It’s an emergencyEs una emergenciaEs oo-nae-mer-khen-thya
Could you help me please?Me puede ayudar porfavor?Me pwe-dea-yoo-darpor fa-vor?
I am lostEstoy perdido/daEs-toyper-dee-do/da
Where are the toilets?Donde estan los banos?Don-dees-tanlos ba-nyos?
Health/Diet:
I’m sickEstoy enfermo/aes-toy en-fer-mo/ma
Where’s the hospital?Donde esta el hospital?don-dees-taelos-pee- tal?
I’m allergic to…Soyalergico a…Soya-ler-khee-ko/kaa…
I am vegetarianSoy vegetarianoSoyve-he-ta-ria-no
Numbers:
1UnoOo-no
2DosDos
3TresTres
4CuatroKwa-tro
5CincoTheen-ko
6SeisSeys
7SieteSye-te
8OchoO- cho
9NueveNwe-be
10DiezDyeth
Services:
I’m looking for the…Estoy buscandoEs-toy boos-kan-do…
ATMEl cajeroElka-khe-ro
BankEl bancoEl ban-ko
PostofficeCorreosKo-re-os
Time& Dates:
What time is it?Que hora es?Keo-ra es
TodayHoyOy
TomorrowMananMa-nya-na
YesterdayAyerA-yer
Transport:
What time does … leave/arrive?A que hora sale?A keo-ra sa-le?
The busEl autobusElow-to-boos
The planeEl avionEla-vyon
ThetrainEl trenEltren
AirportEl aeropuertoEla-e-ro-pwer-to
Bus stationLa estacion deautobusesLaes-ta-thyon deow-to-boo-ses

 

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