Basic Spanish Skills: Helpful Phrases

Lesson 9: Helpful Phrases


Helpful phrases

When traveling in a foreign country, communicating can be difficult. There may be times where you'd like to find someone who speaks English, or maybe you need help remembering a certain word. In this lesson, you'll find phrases that can help you out in these situations and more.

Let's take a closer look at some helpful phrases. Click the buttons to hear each word, or hover your mouse over the words to see an English translation.

¿Hablas inglés?

¿Hay alguien que hable inglés?

No entiendo bien el español.

¿Cómo se dice...?

You can use this phrase when you're not sure of the Spanish word for something. A native Spanish speaker may not always know the English equivalent, but it's worth a try!

¿Dónde está el baño?

Clarifying things

There may be times in your travels when you need to clarify some things. It can be helpful if you're able to ask someone to repeat themselves or write something down for you. Below are some phrases that could come in handy.

¿Repité, por favor?

¿Qué dijiste?

Más despacio, por favor.

Escríbalo, por favor.

We hope these phrases help you in your travels!