Spanish Phrases that You Can Use Abroad
People who love to travel usually go out of the country for their vacation holidays. The reality is that in most of these foreign countries, you would surely meet people who speak Spanish since Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. There are some Spanish phrases that you should learn so that people will know what you need.
If you find yourself in a country which speaks mostly Spanish, then the phrases below would be very helpful.
When you ask someone for a favor, we normally say please and thank you. You should learn their Spanish counter parts so you don’t go offending people who are helpful to you. The proper Spanish phrases are ‘por favor’ and ‘gracias’ for ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ respectively. So, be mindful of your manners. If you want to ask for help or if you have received help don’t forget your ‘por favors’ and ‘graciases.’
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. You can simply ask this question to any passerby and they will understand what you are asking for. 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 are not very familiar with the place, then you should ask for information from someone. In Spanish, you say, “Que camino a la playa?”
If you want to observe your strict dietary requirements while on vacation, then the restaurant staff need to know about this. If you are not able to take nuts you need to tell them that you are allergic to nuts in this way: ‘Soy alergico 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. While most restaurants don’t list vegetarian diets in their menu, you can inform the restaurant staff about your requirements so that they can ask the chef what they can cook for you.
‘Where is the nearest railway station?’ in Spanish is ‘Donte esta la estacion de ferrocarrill mas cerca?’ In many places in the world, you will find that traveling by train is common and convenient. Finding your way to the nearest railway station is important to avail of the cheapest form of transport.