Common sentences in Spanish

Frases útiles en Español

Yes/no. Sí/No. see/noh
Yes, please/No, thank you. Sí, por favor/No, gracias. see por fah-bor/noh grah-thyas
Please. Por favor. por fah-bor
Thank you. Gracias. grah-thyas
You’re welcome. De nada. deh nah-dah
Here is/are… Aquí está/están…  ah-kee es-tah/es-tan
Hello/Good morning.  Hola/Buenos días. oh-lah/bweh-nos dee-as
Good afternoon/Good evening. Buenas tardes. bweh-nas tar-des
Goodbye. Adiós. ah-dyos
Good night. Buenas noches. bweh-nas noh-ches
How are you? ¿Cómo está? koh-moh es-tah
Very well, thanks. Muy bien gracias. mwee byen grah-thyas
Excuse me. Disculpe. dees-kool-peh
Do you speak English?  ¿Habla usted inglés? ah-blah oo-steth een-gles
Can you help me? ¿Me puede ayudar? meh poo-eh-deh ah-yoo-dar
I don’t understand. No entiendo. noh en-tyehn-doh
I don’t know. No lo sé. noh loh seh
Leave me alone. Déjeme en paz. deh-heh-meh en path
Please write it down. Por favor, escríbalo. por fah-bor es-kree-bah-loh
Sorry. Perdón. pair-don
Where? ¿Dónde? don-deh
When? ¿Cuándo?  kwan-doh
Why? ¿Por qué? por keh
Who?  ¿Quién? kyen
Which? ¿Cuál?  kwal
Where is…? ¿Dónde está…? don-deh es-tah
How much is it? ¿Cuánto cuesta? kwan-toh kwes-tah
How many? ¿Cuántos? kwan-tos
What’s that?  ¿Qué es eso? keh es eh-soh
I’d like. Me gustaría. meh goo-stah-ree-ah
I want. Quiero. kyair-oh
I’d like it. Me gusta. me goo-stah
I don’t like it.  No me gusta. noh meh goo-stah
OK/Agreed. OK/De acuerdo. oh-keh/deh ah-kwair-doh
That’s fine. Está bien. es-tah byen

English Greetings Spanish Greetings:
Hi! ¡Hola!
Good morning! ¡Buenos Días!
Good evening! ¡Buenas Tardes!
Welcome! (to greet someone) ¡Bienvenido!
How are you? ¿Cómo Estás?
I’m fine, thanks! Estoy Bíen ¡Gracias!
And you? ¿Y Tú? ¿Y Usted? (¿Y Vos?)
So-So. Más o menos
Thank you (very much)! ¡(Muchas) Gracias!
You’re welcome! (for “thank you”) ¡De Nada!
Hey! Friend! ¡Eh! ¡Amigo!
I missed you so much! ¡Te Extraño Mucho!
What’s new? ¿Qué Hay De Nuevo?
Nothing much Nada
Good night! ¡Buenas noches!
See you later! ¡Hasta luego!
Good bye! ¡Adiós!
Asking for Help and Directions 
I’m lost Estoy perdido
Can I help you? ¿Podría Ayudarse?
Can you help me? ¿Puede Ayudarme?
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? ¿Dónde Está (el Baño/ la Farmacia)?
Go straight! then turn left/ right! ¡Vaya Ud Derecho! Pues Doble Ud por la Izquierda/ Derecha!
I’m looking for john. Estoy Buscando A Juan.
One moment please! ¡Un Momento, Por Favor!
Hold on please! (phone) ¡No Cuelgue, Por Favor!
How much is this? ¿Cuánto Vale/ Cuesta Esto?
Excuse me …! (to ask for something) ¡Perdone! / Escúcheme
Excuse me! ( to pass by) ¡Perdone! / Disculpe!
Come with me! ¡Venga Conmigo!


Can you help me?
¿Me puede ayudar?
¿Me ayuda por favor? 

Do you speak English?
¿Hablas inglés? 

Do you understand English?
¿Entiende el inglés? 

Good afternoon
Buenas tardes 


Good evening
Buenas noches 

Good morning
Buenos días 

Good night
Buenas noches 

Happy birthday!
Feliz cumpleaños! 

Happy New Year!
Feliz Año Nuevo!


Help me please.
Ayúdeme por favor. 


How are you?
¿Cómo estás? 

How do you say…?
¿Cómo se dice…?

How much does it cost?
¿Cuánto es? 

How old are you?
¿Cuántos años tienes? 

I am…

I am called…
(My name is…)
Me llamo… 

I am from…
Soy de…

I am fine.
Estoy bien. 

I am happy.
Estoy alegre. 

I am hungry.
Tengo hambre. 

I am lost.
Estoy perdido. 

I am sad.
Estoy triste.

I am sick.
Estoy enfermo. 

I don’t know.
No lo sé. 

I don’t like it.
No me gusta. 

I don’t speak Spanish.
No hablo español. 

I don’t understand.
No entiendo.
No comprendo.

I have…

I like it.
Me gusta. 

I love you.
Te amo. 

I need a doctor.
Necesito un médico. 

I would like…
Me gustaria…


My name is…
Me llamo… 

Nice to meet you.
Encantado de conocerle.
Mucho gusto. 


por favor

Pleased to meet you.
Encantado de conocerle. 

Please help me.
Ayúdeme, por favor. 

Please repeat that.
¿Podria repetir, por favor? 

See you later.
Hasta luego. 

Thank you.


What is your name?
¿Cómo te llamas? 

What time is it?
¿Que hora es? 




Where are you from?
¿De dónde eres? 

Where is the bathroom?
¿Donde esta el baño? 

por qué


You’re welcome.
De nada.


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Rolling into the milongas: Patrick is back!

Hola a todos los tangueros “native english speakers”

I strongly suggest you to visit the best “blog tanguero”.

Happy to see you again, Patrick!

Espero que podamos bailar muy pronto!

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The best blog about tango for english speakers

Proyecto  San Telmo Spanish Lessons Buenos Aires is thinking about Tango Styles so Which Tango Style is best for you?

My second annual Buenos Aires Tango adventure, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 – day 18

Silvina and I were practicing everyday and on Saturday I decided that I’d like to take another Tango lesson somewhere. I started looking through my Buenos Aires Tango Publications and came up with a very nice couple that teach a lesson before the Saturday Matinee Milonga at Region Leonesa called La Milonga de los Consagrados. The couple’s names are la flaca Lucia and Gerry. Lucia is Portena and Gerry is from Ireland.

The lesson cost 20 AR pesos (around $5 US) and included admission to the Milonga. There were only a few students, which made it almost like a private lesson. Gerry and Flaca both speak fluent English and they took turns helping me and the two or three other students. Gerry showed me a cool step that he said Milongueros use, which I worked into my repertoire. He taught a more complicated showy mini pattern that involved a boleo that seemed ill suited to execute in a crowded Milonga. Gerry and Lucia promote a small neighborhood Milonga in San Telmo Tuesday nights called Flor De Milonga at 572 Independencia and they gave me a couple of tickets for free admission.

When you take a Tango lesson in Buenos Aires, you want to be able to come away with something that fits your style and you can use. A lot of instructors teach complicated patterns that are difficult to learn and even more difficult to lead in a Milonga. So basically you are wasting your time and money on lessons that are not productive. There are so many Tango classes to choose from, but it’s still difficult to find classes that are right for you. Ideally before you go to Buenos Aires, you should have an idea which style of Tango you want to learn: Salon, Nuevo, Escenario or Milonguero. By my second trip I had decided that I wanted to dance Milonguero Style.

After the Tango lesson I stayed for a while at the Milonga, the dancers were more advanced that what I was used to at the Confiteria Ideal Matinee Milonga. I was a new face in the crowd and my cabeceo skills were still very weak, Cabeceo in Buenos Aires Milongas and I don’t think I danced a single tanda. I was practicing with Silvina later so in order to conserve energy I left early. by Patrick McClure
Blogspot > Lamilongadel126 > info about the best milongas,  affordable milongas, free milongas  and  good and very good teachers
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Literary Coffee – Conversation in Spanish

Spanish English Exchange

Conversation in Spanish. Café literario for Spanish Students.
Hola. My name is Sergio.
I have extensive experience teaching and guiding people on literature and cultural theme tours.
My place for lessons and workshops is located in the Barrio Norte area. I might as well agree to hold the lesson in typical B.A Cafés.
On Saturday nights, I organize a Café Literario for Proyecto San Telmo’s students.

BUT Everybody’s invited! Coffee + Brownie + Spanish Conversation = 15 AR$
In order to avoid misunderstandings, please, contact us 2 days before.
E-mail: sergiogorostiaga (at) hotmail com

Conversational Conversation Spanish English Spanglish Exchange

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Tango lessons in San Temo English spoken

Tango Instructors Historic Area Buenos Aires City

Tango lessons in San Temo English spoken




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Lucia y Gerry

Flor de Milonga

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Tango los martes en San Telmo > Una milonga fresca como una flor

practica tango san telmo

Los martes a partir de las 6 de la tarde.  Flor de Milonga tiene la frescura de las milongas nuevas. Si bien es una milonga, y por lo tanto hay codigos, en el Club La Independencia siempre se respira el aire de San Telmo, que es un aire cargado de informalidad y de historia, una combinacion apasionante. Espacio realmente amplio y piso de madera. Ideal para practicar, aunque no sea una practica.

Clases de Tango con Lucia y Gerry Tango lessons english spoken


La flaca Lucía and Gerry together have over 15 years experience dancing Tango. They are teaching group classes for all levels, since October 2007 before, the “Milonga de Los Consagrados” (one of the most popular milongas in Buenos Aires) and also before “Otros Buenos Aires” since April 2009.

La flaca Lucia y Gerry juntos suman mas de 15 años de experiencia bailando tango.
Ellos estan dando clases grupales para todos los niveles, en la “Milonga de los Consagrados” (una de las milongas mas populares en Buenos Aires) desde Octubre del 2007 y en “Otros Buenos Aires” desde Abril del 2009.


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The Language Experience

The language experience saluda a Proyecto San Telmo
“As we say good bye to a difficult 2009 and welcome in a challenging 2010 we wish to share with our friends and colleagues some of the gifts our pet projects gave us.
Love,  hope and a profound conviction that a better, more equal and peaceful world is possible.
Thanks to all of you … directly or indirectly you have helped make this real .
Merry Christmas and a New Year full of dreams and  projects.

Mientras despedimos un dificíl 2009 y le damos la bienvenida a un 2010 lleno de desafios,  queremos compartir con nuestros amigos y colegas algunas  de las muchas alegrias que nos regalaron  nuestros proyectos.
Amor, esperanza y una profunda convicción que un mundo mejor, más igualitario y lleno de paz es posible.
Gracias a todos Uds ..d.irecta o indirectamente contribuyeron a hacerlo realidad.
Feliz Navidad y un Año Nuevo colmado de sueños y proyectos!


Jean, Wanda, Melanie, Gabriela, Daniel y Gustavo”

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