Now let’s learn some basic Spanish conversations. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Spanish.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Spanish“.

Basic Spanish words & phrases: conversations

Video: How to Introduce Yourself in Spanish

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Vocabulary

Basic conversation

EnglishSpanishPronunciation
(Audio)
yes
nono
please / you’re welcomepor favor
you’re very welcomede nada
thank yougracias
thank you very muchmuchas gracias
thanksgracias
Excuse me!¡Discúlpeme!

Communication

EnglishSpanishPronunciation
(Audio)
I understand.Entiendo
I don’t understandNo entiendo
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?Hola
What does that mean?¿Qué significa eso?
I don’t know.No sé.
I don’t speak Polish.No hablo Polaco.
I speak a little Polish.Hablo un poco de polaco
Do you speak english? (informal)¿Hablas inglés?
Do you speak english? (formal)¿Habla inglés?
Yes, I do speak english.Sí, hablo inglés
No, I don’t speak english.No, no habla inglés.

Making acquaintances

EnglishSpanishPronunciation
(Audio)
Please talk more slowly!¡Por favor hable más lente!
Nice to meet you!¡Gusto en conocerle!
How are you?¿Cómo estás?
Good, thank youBien, gracias
I’m well, thanks!Estoy bien, ¡Gracias!
Not bad, thanks!¡Nada mal, gracias!
very badmuy malo
What’s your name?¿Cuál es tu nombre?
My name is [...].Mi nombre es [...]
What’s your first name?¿Cuál es tu nombre de pila?
My first name is [...]Mi nombre es [...]
How old are you?¿Qué edad tienes?
I’m [...] years old.Tengo [...] años.
What are your hobbies?¿Cuáles son tus pasatiempos?
What do you like doing?¿Qué te gusta hacer?
What are you doing (at the moment)?¿Qué está haciendo?
Where do you live?¿Dónde vives?
I live in [...]Vivo en [...]
I’m from EnglandSoy de Inglaterra
I’m Englishsoy Inglés
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