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
Los Saludos – Greetings
1 ¡Hola! Buenos días – Hello! Good morning
2 Buenas tardes – Good afternoon
3 Buenas noches – Good night
4 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!
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!
Now that you can start a conversation in Spanish, learn some more about providing basic personal info and then try this free downloadable exercise.
Spanish Fill-in-the-Blank ID Cards: Providing personal information
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Another great lesson! I remember most of those expressions and I sometimes use them when talking to my sisters or friends.
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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