Spanish Lesson 6: 25 Commonly Used Expressions in Conversational Spanish

Welcome once again to Spanish Class!  We’ll continue our beginner level Spanish lessons today with a list of commonly used expressions.  You’ve probably heard some of these before and there’ll be others that are brand new to you.  With these 25 expressions you can have a very basic conversation in Spanish.  Be sure to listen to the Señor Jordan video at the end for help with pronunciation.

25 Commonly Used Expressions in Conversational Spanish

¡Hola Messi!

Los Saludos – Greetings

1  ¡Hola! Buenos dí­as – Hello! Good morning

Buenas tardes – Good afternoon

Buenas noches – Good night

Repita por favor – Repeat please

5 ¿Cómo está usted? – How are you? (formal)

6  ¿Cómo estás? – How are you? (informal)

7  ¿Qué tal? – How are things?/ What’s up?

8 (Muy) bien gracias (y tú) – (Very) well thanks (and you)

9 Chévere Great – (commonly used expression in Venezuela)

10 Más o menos/ Regular – Ok / so so

11 Mal – Bad

12 No muy bien – Not very well

13  Bienvenido(s) a la clase de español – Welcome to Spanish class


Las Introducciones Introductions

***We covered some of these in Lesson One***

14 ¿ Cómo se llama usted? – What is your name? (formal)

15 ¿Cómo te llamas? – What is your name? (informal)

16 Me llamo – My name is

17 ¿Cómo se escribe? – How is it written/ spelt?

18 Mucho gusto – Pleased to meet you

19 Encantado/a – Delighted

20 ¿De dónde eres? – Where are you from (informal)

21 ¿De dónde es usted? – Where are you from (formal)

22 Soy de – I am from


Despedidas – Farewells

23 Adiós – Goodbye

24 Chao – Goodbye

25 Hasta luego – See you later

Say hola again to Señor Jordan. Check out his short video on some of the same expressions we covered above.  Listen carefully to the pronunciation!

Beginner Spanish Conversation with Señor Jordan

Now that you’ve been armed with some practical expressions for speaking Spanish go practice them on a friend or family member!  See you for the next class. ¡Hasta Luego!

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  1. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) July 26, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Another great lesson! I remember most of those expressions and I sometimes use them when talking to my sisters or friends.

    1. K D July 26, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      Yes! It’s nice to slip in a phrase or two. I do that with my boys. Just a couple random phrases that I use consistently with them. They pick up the meaning pretty quickly.

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