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Useful everyday words and phrases in Spanish

Yes Sí. (SEE)
No No. (NOH)
Please Por favor. (POHR fah-BOHR)
Thank you Gracias. (GRAH-SYAHSS)
I'm sorry Lo siento. (loh SYEHN-toh)
You're welcome De nada. (day NAH-dah)
Excuse me. (getting attention Disculpe. (dees-KOOL-pay)
Excuse me. (begging pardon) Perdón. (pair-DOHN)
I don't understand No entiendo. (noh ehn-TYEHN-doh)
Where's the toilet ¿Dónde está el baño? (DOHN-day ehss-TAH ehl BAHN-yoh?)
Do you speak English? ¿Hablas inglés? (AH-blahss een-GLAYSS?) (informal); ¿Habla usted inglés? (AH-blah oos-TAID een-GLAYSS?)
I can't speak Spanish [well]. 
No hablo español [bien]. (noh AH-blow EHS-pahn-YOL [BYEHN])
Does anyone here speak English? 
¿Hay alguien que hable inglés? (eye ahl-GYEN kay AH-blay een-GLAYSS?)
Help! Ayuda! (ah-YOU-dah!) or  Socorro! (soh-COH-row!)

Listen Watch & Learn:

This video will help you practise the Spanish vocabulary needed to introduce yourself in Spanish:

Saying Hello in Spanish / Introducing Yourself / Saying Goodbye in Spanish

Listen You can hear these and other common everyday words and phrases in Spanish with this link:

Hello (informal, to friends) Hola. (OH-lah)
Good morning  Buenos días. (BWAY-nohss DEE-ahss)
Good afternoon Buenas tardes. (BWAY-nahss TAR-dayss)
Good evening Buenas noches. (BWAY-nahss NOH-chayss)
How are you? ¿Cómo estás? (KOH-moh ehss-TAHSS?) (informal); ¿Cómo está usted? (KOH-mo ehss-TAH oo-stehd?) (formal)
Fine, thank you Muy bien, gracias. (mooey BYEHN, GRAH-syahss)
What is your name? ¿Cómo te llamas? (KOH-moh tay YAH-mahss?) (informal); ¿Cómo se llama usted? (KOH-mo say YAH-mah ooss-TAID?) (formal)
My name is ______ .  Me llamo ______ . (may YAH-moh _____ .)
Nice to meet you.  Encantado/a. (EHN-kahn-TAH-doh)
Goodbye Adiós. (ah-DYOHSS) or Hasta luego. (AH-stah LWAY-goh) (informal, to friends)
Good night Buenas noches. (BWAY-nas NOH-chayss)


Get more practise with this video which shows basic greetings in Spanish (eg. saying hello / introducing yourself etc.):

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