If you love traveling, you would have already planned the future destinations you would want to visit. Most countries you will visit are not English speaking countries, and since Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, you will most likely meet a lot of Spanish speaking people. 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.
When you ask someone for a favor, we normally say please and thank you. If you don’t want to be offensive to people, then it is important to learn their Spanish counterpart. The Spanish for please is ‘por favor’ and for thank you, the term is ‘gracias.’ Good manners are always appreciated. 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. Say, ‘Donde este los hoteles?’ which means ‘Where are the hotels?’, if you want to ask that question. This questions can be asked to any passerby and they will understand you. Directions will then be given to you. They deserve a ‘gracias’ is they are able to help you.
Beach day is part of any holiday. If you don’t want to get lost navigating the city, ask someone to tell you which way to go to the beach. The question ‘which way to the beach?’ in Spanish is, ‘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. If you are allergic to nuts say ‘Soy al?rgico a las nueces.’ .You can change the nuts to whatever food item you are allergic to. ‘Soy alergico a los mariscos’ in English is ‘I am allergic to seafood. Other phrases to change to include ‘la lecheria’ meaning ‘dairy,’ ‘las soja’ for soy, and ‘los huevos’ for eggs.
Travelers who are vegetarians should simply say ‘Soy vegetarian/a’ and they will know that you are a vegetarian. It is important that you tell the restaurant staff about your requirements since most restaurants don’t include vegetarian dishes in their menu.
If you want to go to the nearest train station ask: ‘;Donde esta la estacion de ferrocarrill mas cerca?’ One of the ways to travel your way around in foreign places is by train. Finding your way to the nearest railway station is important to avail of the cheapest form of transport.