Now let’s learn some basic Spanish conversation. 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

How to Introduce Yourself in Spanish

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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcomepor favor
you’re very welcomede nada
thank yougracias
thank you very muchmuchas gracias
Excuse me!¡Discúlpeme!


I understand.Entiendo.
I don’t understand.No 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 hablo inglés.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!¡Por favor hable más lento!
Nice to meet you!¡Gusto en conocerle!
How are you?¿Cómo estás?
Good, thank you!Bien, gracias
I’m well, thanks!¡Estoy bien, gracias!
Not bad, thanks!¡Nada mal, gracias!
very badmuy mal
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 estás 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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