Words you need to know to survive in Mexico

A practical guide

10 helpful phrases in spanish

 

 

We know visiting a country that speaks a different language from yours may be intimidating and that you definately need a guide to learn at least the basic words and phrases to get through your trip. That is why here we share with you a quick and practical guide to learn the words that will make you not only survive to your vacations in Mexico, but also have fun and make the most out of them:

 

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1.-First things first, to start your trip with the right feet you need to learn how to say hello in a polite and fresh way, so:

-Hello -¡Hola! (oh/lah)

-Good morning! – Buenos días (BWEH/nohs DEE/ahs)

-Good night- Buenas noches (BWEH/nash NOH/chehs)

 

 

2.- You may want to start a little talk with someone so it might be helpful to find out if they also speak english. Here is how you can ask:

-Do you speak english? – ¿Hablas inglés? (AH/blas een-GLEHS)

 

3.-One of the great things about traveling is that you get to know different people and hear their stories. So the first thing you would like to know is their name:

-What’s your name- ¿Cómo te llamas?  (KOH-moh te YAHM-ahs)

 

 

4.-Now that you know the basic words it is important that you learn also two important words:

Please- Por favor (por fah/VOHR)

Thank you-  Gracias (GRAHS/yahs)

 

 

5.-Something very important is that you get to explain that you don’t speak spanish:

I don’t speak spanish- No hablo español (no AHV/low ess/pawn/YOHL)

 

 

6.-During your vacations you may want to ask for directions and how to get to the places you are going to visit:

How can I get here?- ¿Cómo puedo llegar aquí? (KOH/mo pue/DO Ye/gar a/Ki)

 

7.-And while visiting of course you are going to want to buy something to eat, drink or even some souvenirs, so it is important to ask how much would you have to pay for it.

How much is this? – ¿Cuánto cuesta? (KWAN/toe kwestah)

 

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8.-Visiting another country also means discovering new flavors and a whole new cuisine. Mexico is famous because of its salsas and hot and spicy flavors, so, go ahead and be adventurous but also remember to check how spicy it is.

Is this spicy? -¿Esto pica? (ES/to pee/KAH)

 

 

9.-Something important is to know where are the closest bathrooms, so this is what you have to ask:

Where is the bathroom?-¿Dónde está el baño? (don/DEH es/TAH  el BAH/nyoh)

 

 

10.-And last but not least, it is also a good idea to learn to say goodbye:

Goodbye- Adiós (ah/THYohs)

 

So here you go, 10 easy but helpful words and phrases that are going to help you during your trip.

 

Which other words would you like to learn in spanish?