Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Very Basic Guide to Spanish

This is a very basic guide to Spanish. You might have read my very basic guide to Russian, Japanese or Mandarin; if not, please look for the reference / link part at the end of this blogpost.

Pronounciation isn't so hard in Spanish or Castellano, as it is called in Southern America. In Spain c and z are pronounced like th in English, not so in South America. Keep in mind that Arnold Schwarzenegger could produce a reasonable hasta la vista.
Thanks – gracias
Many thanks – muchas gracias
Please – por favor
Excuse me – perdón
Please excuse– disculpe, por favor
I am (very) sorry – lo siento mucho
Good morning – buenos días
Good afternoon – buenas tardes
Good evening – buenas noches
Hello – hola
Goodbye – hasta la vista
Until soon – hasta pronto
How much is it? – cuanto cuesta?
Please write it down- escribamelo por favor
I don’t understand – no comprende
Where is – donde está
Where are the toilets? – donde estan los servicios
What is your name? – cómo se llama / cómo te llamas
I am LMK – soy LMK
Left – izquierda
Right – derecha
Straight ahead – todo recto

PS. Mistakes are my mistakes!

The Very Basic Guide to Russian

The Very Basic Guide to Japanese

The Very Basic Guide to Mandarin Chinese


  1. Sounds like Charlie Hunnam h-AS got some seri ous regrets about passing up the character of
    Christian Grey in 50 Shades.

    1. No, actually I am regretting letting such spam through.