Helpful Spanish Words and Phrases
Here's a list of some words and phrases I found myself using a lot while in Cuba and although the Spanish is a tad different it should still work for any other Spanish speaking country. I would encourage you to download the English-Spanish, Google translator to your phone so you're able to use it offline if necessary but it's always more fun to learn from the locals!
1. Hola - Hello
I know , super obvious right? But this is a word you will be wanting to use a lot when greeting those around you.
2. Como Estas - How are you
I always greet people with Hola, Como Estas because that's how I greet everyone, no matter the language. Your most common response will be
- Bien, y tu (good and you?) in which you can respond..
3. Bien, También - Good Also
4. Habla Ingles? - Do you speak English
The response to this is likely to be ..
5. Poco - A little or Not much
6. No entiende/No Comprende - I don't understand
7. Lo Siento/ Siento- Sorry
8. Cuanto Cuesta- How much?
9. Mas o Menos - More or less
10. Pescado - Fish
11. Camarones - Shrimp
12. Cerda- Pork
13. Carne- Beef
14. Arroz- Rice
15. Moros o Cristianos-
Used in reference to white or brown rice with beans. Moros references the Moors which are Africans while Cristianos represent white rice. * I only out Moros out there*