Are you planning to visit a Spanish speaking country? Come on board as we take you through some important Spanish phrases you need to learn before you board your flight. Communication can become a big barrier to your trip if you go unprepared. You don’t want to stare at a local looking as confused as a kid on his first day of school when he says “Mucho Gusto”. These simple Spanish phrases are your first step to lingua freedom in a Spanish speaking country.

 “Me Ilamo”

As you get to your destination, you will get to meet new people and the need for a friendly acquaintance will arise. “Me Ilama” means “My name is………”. You need this phrase to introduce yourself to strangers you will be meeting for the first time. You can use this phrase confidently and watch your friend giggle at your accent.

“No comprendo”

At one point of your trip, you are bound to get confused either by your taxi driver, your receptionist or the waiter you will meet at a restaurant. Putting up a sad face will not effectively pass your message like when you use the phrase “No comprendo”. This will immediately draw the attention of whom you are conversing with and let the person know you are lost.

¿Dónde está el baño?

This is a very important phrase you need to have at the tips of your fingers. On a trip to a foreign country, you do not want to get caught relieving yourself at the wrong site. You need to know how to say, “Where is the bathroom?’” this question will save you a lot of embarrassing moments on your trip.

¿Me podrías recomendar un restaurante?

One of the amazing experiences in visiting Spanish speaking countries is trying out their wide range of delicious cuisines. You don’t want to miss out on this experience because of lack of proper communication. You need to know how to ask for a restaurant and find out if they have any specials. The phrase up there is what you need for a food tour.

¿Me puede traer la cuenta, por favor?

When you go out for a drink or go for shopping, you need to know how to communicate with the attendant and ask for your bill. Asking politely for your check or bill will save you a lot of time figuring out what to do next. Simply say “¿Me puede traer la cuenta, por favor?” and have the attendant get your bill.

Those few phrases are the most common expressions you will need when traveling to a Spanish speaking country. However, you can take out some time to practice other important Spanish words and pronunciations. This will help you through your trip and even add one more language to your list of skills and help you order some yummy sangria.

With the language barrier out of the way, you can go ahead and enjoy your trip. Happily, meet new friends and show off your Spanish to your new friends.