Spanish Phrasebook: Basic Expressions

Spanish phrasebook – Phrases in Spanish with audio

Basic Expressions

Contents: Basic Spanish expressions including audio

There are some words that we can’t group together under a particular topic. They are phrases that we use constantly throughout the day to say thank you, when we ask for something, when we say that we don’t understand,… We also use them to ask questions like how?, when?, where? or why? You won’t find it hard remembering all these words, since you’ll most likely be using them very often.

Section 5 essential words:

5 essential words:

Just using these five easy words you’ll be able to have a basic conversation in Spanish, or at least to be polite.



por favor

thank you

perdón / lo siento
excuse me / I’m sorry

Section Question words

Question words

These short words have a lot to say, since they’re going to help us obtain the information we’re looking for. As a good detective does, we should know how to ask questions and set our mind in motion:






¿por qué?

Section Selection of basic phrases

Selection of basic phrases

In this phrasebook you’ll see that phrases are sorted by topics. In the small list below you’ll find a selection of phrases that we consider to be essential, taken from all the topics in this phrasebook. Listen carefully and repeat:

hi / hello

good bye

hasta luego
bye / see you later

no entiendo
I don’t understand

¿Cuánto cuesta esto?
How much is this?

I’d like…

Me llamo…
My name is…

¿Cómo se llama (usted)?
What’s your name? (formal)

¿Cómo te llamas (tú)?
What’s your name? (informal)

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