Spanish Phrases That Can Help People Understand Your Abroad?
People who love to travel usually go out of the country for their vacation holidays. Most countries you will visit are not English speaking countries, and since Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, you will most likely meet a lot of Spanish speaking people. If you want to be understood in these places, you should at least learn some useful Spanish phrases that you will need.
Here are some of the useful phrases that you will need when you are abroad, especially in a Spanish-speaking country.
In English, we say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ when asking for a favor and appreciating help. 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. This will show your good 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. Asking where the hotels are in Spanish is said this way: ‘Donde este los hoteles?’ You can simply ask this question to any passerby and they will understand what you are asking for. They can then give you directions. They deserve a ‘gracias’ is they are able to help you.
Beach day is part of any holiday. If you don’t want to get lost navigating the city, ask someone to tell you which way to go to the beach. In Spanish, you say, “Que camino a la playa?“
When you enter a restaurant, make sure that you inform them of your strict dietary requirements if you have one. If you are allergic to nuts say ‘Soy al?rgico a las nueces.‘ If you are allergic to other food items, then just replace the phrase ‘to nuts’ in the statement. If you are allergic to seafood say ‘Soy alergico a los mariscos.’ Allergy to dairy, soy, and eggs, in Spanish is ‘allergico a la lecheria, a las soja, en a los huevos.’
If you want to say, ‘I am a vegetarian,’ say, ‘Soy vegetarian/a.’ Sometimes, you will not find vegetarian dishes in restaurant menus so you simply need to tell the staff to check out what dishes they can recommend for your requirements.
‘Donde esta la estacion de ferrocarrill mas cerca?’ is the question to ask if you are looking for the nearest train station. In many places in the world, you will find that traveling by train is common and convenient. This is by far the cheapest form of transportation so tourists should be able to learn how to go to the nearest railway station.