What are some basic spanish words?

I have to do a huge poster for my spanish class and I'm kind of scared I'll get a bad grade on it. I need some basic spanish words, reasons I took spanish class, basic phrases, and of course a picture or two. I already have the pictures down pat but i forreal need the rest!

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    ¡Buenos días!

    bway-nohs dee-ahs

    Hello! / Good morning!

    ¡Buenas tardes!

    bway-nahs tard-ays

    Good afternoon!

    ¡Buenas noches!

    bway-nahs noh-chays

    Good evening! / Good night!

    ¡Hola! / ¡Chao!

    oh-lah / chow

    Hi! / Bye!



    Good bye.

    Por favor.

    por fah-bor


    Hasta la vista / Hasta luego.

    ah-stah lah vees-tah / ah-stah


    See you / See you later.

    Hasta pronto.

    ah-stah prohn-toh

    See you soon.

    Hasta mañana.

    ah-stah mahn-yahn-ah

    See you tomorrow.

    (Muchas) Gracias.

    (moo-chahs) grah-see-ahs

    Thank you (very much).

    De nada.

    day nah-dah

    You're welcome.




    Lo siento

    loh see-ehn-toh

    I'm sorry

    Con permiso / Perdón / Disculpe

    kohn pehr-mee-soh / pehr-

    dohn / dees-kool-peh

    Excuse me / Pardon me



    Let's go!

    ¿Cómo está usted?

    koh-moh ay-stah oo-sted

    How are you? (formal)

    ¿Cómo estás?

    koh-moh ay-stahs

    How are you? (informal)

    ¿Qué tal?

    kay tahl

    How's it going?

    Bien / Muy bien

    bee-ehn / moy bee-ehn

    Good / Very good

    Mal / Muy mal / Más o menos

    mahl / moy mahl / mahs oh may-


    Bad / Very bad / OK

    Sí / No

    see / noh

    Yes / No

    ¿Cómo se llama usted?

    koh-moh say yah-mah oo-sted

    What is your name? (formal)

    ¿Cómo te llamas?

    koh-moh tay yah-mahs

    What is your name? (informal)

    Me llamo... / Mi nombre es...

    may yah-moh / mee nohm-breh


    My name is...

    Mucho gusto. / Encantado.

    moo-choh goo-stoh / en-cahn-


    Nice to meet you.



    Same here. / Same to you.

    Señor / Señora / Señorita

    sayn-yor / sayn-yor-ah / sayn-


    Mister / Mrs. / Miss

    ¿De dónde es usted?

    day dohn-day ehs oo-sted

    Where are you from? (formal)

    ¿De dónde eres?

    day dohn-day eh-rehs

    Where are you from? (informal)

    Yo soy de...

    yoh soy day

    I'm from...

    ¿Cuántos años tiene usted?

    quahn-tohs ahn-yohs tee-ay-nay


    How old are you? (formal)

    ¿Cuántos años tienes?

    quahn-tohs ahn-yohs tee-ayn-


    How old are you? (informal)

    Yo tengo _____ años.

    yoh tayn-goh _____ ahn-yohs

    I am _____ years old.

    ¿Habla usted español?

    ah-blah oo-sted eh-spahn-yol

    Do you speak Spanish? (formal)

    ¿Hablas inglés?

    ah-blahs een-glehs

    Do you speak English? (informal)

    (No) Hablo...

    noh ah-bloh

    I (don't) speak...

    ¿Entiende usted? / ¿Entiendes?

    ehn-tyen-deh oo-sted / ehn-tyen-


    Do you understand? (formal /


    (No) Entiendo.

    noh ehn-tyen-doh

    I (don't) understand.

    Yo (no lo) sé.

    yoh noh loh seh

    I (don't) know.

    ¿Puede ayudarme?

    pweh-deh ah-yoo-dar-meh

    Can you help me? (formal)

    Claro / Claro que sí

    klah-roh / klah-roh keh see

    Sure / Of course



    What? Pardon me?

    ¿Dónde está / Dónde están... ?

    dohn-deh eh-stah / dohn-deh


    Where is ... / Where are ... ?

    Aquí / Ahí

    ah-kee / ah-ee

    Here / There

    Hay / Había...

    eye / ah-bee-ah

    There is / are... / There was /


    ¿Cómo se dice ____ en español?

    koh-moh seh dee-seh ___ en eh-


    How do you say ____ in Spanish?

    ¿Qué es esto?

    keh ehs ehs-toh

    What is that?

    ¿Qué te pasa?

    keh teh pah-sah

    What's the matter (with you)?

    No importa.

    noh eem-por-tah

    It doesn't matter.

    ¿Qué pasa?

    keh pah-sah

    What's happening?

    Sin novedad.

    seen noh-veh-dahd

    Nothing much.

    No tengo ninguna idea.

    noh tehn-goh neen-goo-nah ee-


    I have no idea.

    ¡Buena idea!

    bweh-nah ee-deh-ah

    Good idea!



    Go ahead!

    Estoy cansado / enfermo.

    eh-stoy kahn-sah-doh / ehn-fehr-


    I'm tired / sick.

    Tengo hambre / sed.

    tehn-goh ahm-breh / sed

    I'm hungry / thirsty.

    Tengo calor / frío.

    tehn-goh kah-lohr / free-oh

    I'm hot / cold.

    Estoy aburrido.

    eh-stoy ah-boo-ree-doh

    I'm bored.

    No me importa.

    noh meh eem-por-tah

    I don't care.

    No se preocupe.

    noh seh preh-oh-koo-peh

    Don't worry

    Está bien.

    ehs-tah bee-ehn

    That's alright. / It's ok.

    Me olvidé.

    meh ohl-vee-deh

    I forgot.

    Tengo que ir ahora.

    tehn-goh keh eer ah-oh-rah

    I must go now.




    Quizás / Depende.

    kee-sahs / deh-pehn-deh

    Maybe / It depends.

    Todavía no.

    toh-dah-vee-ah noh

    Not yet.

    ¡Qué chistoso!

    keh chees-toh-soh

    How funny!

    ¡Que le vaya bien!

    keh leh vah-yah bee-ehn

    Have a nice day!

    ¡Nos vemos!

    nohs veh-mos

    We'll see you!



    Bless you!




    ¡Buena suerte!

    bweh-nah swehr-teh

    Good luck!

    Te toca a ti.

    teh toh-kah ah tee

    It's your turn. (informal)



    Shut up!

    Te amo.

    tay ah-moh

    I love you. (informal and singular)

    Notice that Spanish has informal

    and formal ways of speaking.

    This is because there is more

    than one meaning to "you" in

    Spanish (as well as in many other

    languages.) The informal you is

    used when talking to close

    friends, relatives, animals or

    children. The formal you is used

    when talking to someone you

    just met, do not know well, or

    someone for whom you would

    like to show respect (a professor,

    for example.)

    Encantado, cansado, enfermo,

    and aburrid

    Source(s): TEN PTS PLZ
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