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)

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 the 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!

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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3 thoughts on “Spanish Lesson 6: 25 Commonly Used Expressions in Conversational Spanish

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

    1. 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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