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Spanish Phrases That Can Help People Understand Your Abroad?

If you are someone who is fond of going places, then visiting foreign countries must be already part of your future itinerary. 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 learn even just the common phrases that you will need on your travels, you will not have much difficulty being understood.

Here are some of the useful phrases that you will need when you are abroad, especially in a Spanish-speaking country.

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.’ So, be mindful of your manners. Your ‘por favors’ and ‘graciases’ will be highly appreciated by these people.

One of the things you can have difficulty in another place is finding your hotel. Say, ‘Donde este los hoteles?’ which means ‘Where are the hotels?’, if you want to ask that question. You can be understood by anyone who is around. They can then give you directions. And, don’t forget to say ‘gracias’ after.

Beach day is part of any holiday. You might not know where the beach areas is so you need to inquire from someone. Use this Spanish phrase ‘Que camino a la playa?’ which simply means ‘which way to the beach?’

When you enter a restaurant, make sure that you inform them of your strict dietary requirements if you have one. ‘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. If you are allergic to dairy, you simply change the food to ‘la lecheria’; to soy use ‘las soja‘; to eggs, use ‘los huevos.’

If you want to say, ‘I am a vegetarian,’ say, ‘Soy vegetarian/a.’ It is important that you tell the restaurant staff about your requirements since most restaurants don’t include vegetarian dishes in their menu.

If you want to go to the nearest train station ask: ‘;Donde esta la estacion de ferrocarrill mas cerca?’ Traveling by train is common in these places. Finding your way to the nearest railway station is important to avail of the cheapest form of transport.