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Survival Spanish Part 2: Phrases for travelling

So you're traveling to Lating America or Spain soon and you need to know some basic phrases in Spanish to help get you by! This tutorial will help you with asking directions in Spanish for when you are travelling. This is especially helpful if you want to get to your destination but don't know how to ask where you location is.




Let's start with some vocabulary. Note that in Spanish, a noun can be masculine or feminine so depending on the gender of the noun, it will affect the article that is used for the noun (this is similar to French which also uses gender for nouns).

SpanishEnglishComments
dóndewhere
enin/on/at
bañobath or bathroommasculine noun
elthesingular, masculine definite article for "the"
lathesingular, feminine definite article for "the"
aeropuertoairportmasculine noun
metrosubway, metromasculine noun
autobúsbusmasculine noun
paradastopfeminine noun
defrom, of
parada de autobúsbus stopfeminine noun
taxitaximasculine noun
parada de taxistaxi stand
hotelhotelmasculine noun
hablaspeak/speechthird person singular, present of the indicative mood
yoI


Great! Once you have mastered the vocabulary above, let's start with some phrases and questions for when you are travelling:

EnglishSpanishComments
Where is the bathroom?¿Dónde está el baño?
Where is the airport?¿Dónde está el aeropuerto?
Where is the subway?¿Dónde está el metro?
Where is the bus stop?¿Dónde está la parada de autobús?
Where is the taxi stand?¿Dónde está la parada de taxis?
Where is the hotel?¿Dónde está el hotel?
Do you speak Spanish?¿Hablas Español?
Do you speak English?¿Habla Inglés?
I speak Spanish.Yo hablo Español.
I speak English.Yo hablo Inglés.

Please try part 3 of our Spanish survival guide.


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