Important Spanish Phrases You Should Learn When Going Abroad
If you are someone who is fond of going places, then visiting foreign countries must be already part of your future itinerary. Spanish speaking people are all over the world and you will most likely be in a place where most people speak Spanish. There are some Spanish phrases that you should learn so that people will know what you need.
If you want to make your stay in a Spanish speaking country less difficult, then learn these Spanish phrases; they will definitely be useful when you are there.
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. Use the phrase ‘por favor’ to say ‘please’ and ‘gracias’ to say ‘thank you.’ Good manners are always appreciated. Don’t forget your por favors and your graciases whenever you encounter people whom you need help from, or who have helped you in any way.
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. Directions will then be given to you. They deserve a ‘gracias’ is they are able to help you.
Holidays are not complete without a day in the beach. You might not know where the beach areas is so you need to inquire from someone. The question ‘which way to the beach?’ in Spanish is, ‘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. ‘Soy alergico a las nueces’ is what you say if you are allergic to nuts. You can replace the phrase ‘to nuts’ to whatever food items you are allergic to. ‘Soy alergico a los mariscos’ in English is ‘I am allergic to seafood. Allergy to dairy, soy, and eggs, in Spanish is ‘allergico a la lecheria, a las soja, en a los huevos.’
‘Soy vegetariano/a’ is the phrase which means I am a vegetarian. 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.
If you want to go to the nearest train station ask: ‘;Donde esta la estacion de ferrocarrill mas cerca?’ One of the ways to travel your way around in foreign places is by train. This is by far the cheapest form of transportation so tourists should be able to learn how to go to the nearest railway station.