TOP PHRASES YOU’LL NEED IN SPAIN
There’s a reason so many of us travel to Spain every year for our summer vacation. The desirable climate, constant sunshine and relaxing atmosphere makes for the perfect setting, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to come back feeling rested and rejuvenated. Some of us just can’t stay away, often visiting two or three times a year to get our Spanish fix.
For those who want to fully immerse themselves into the Spanish culture, it’s wise to pick a few choice words and phrases to help you get by. While the country is largely English speaking in most areas, those key phrases we use day in, day out may just help you feel a little more part of the community. We’ve narrowed down the main ones we think you might need on your next trip to Espana!
1) Hello, nice to meet you! – Hola, mucho gusto!
An obvious choice which is bound to come in handy when you’re meeting the locals. Other useful words to memorise include; Muchas Gracias, Por Favor and Buenos Dias – Thank You, Please and Good Morning!
2) Which way to the beach? - ¿Qué camino a la playa?
Just in case you don’t happen to stumble upon one of Spain’s 3,000 beaches, this phrase will come in handy when you’re ready for a bit of sun, sea and sand, which we can guarantee will be pretty much all the time.
3) Let’s go for a swim – Vamos a nadar
Of course once you’ve made it to the beach, why not head for a dip? The longest coastline in Spain is almost 5km long so you won’t be short of somewhere to splash around! Don’t fancy venturing out? Due to the hot climate, many Spanish properties typically come with a swimming pool which is perfect for cooling off in the comfort of your own home.
4) Please can I have a drink? - Por favor, ¿puedo tomar una copa
It’s important to stay hydrated in the Spanish climate, so you’re bound to need this one when stopping off at local cafes and bars. If you’re after something more specific, water translates to Agua, soda is Refresco and beer is Cerveza – whatever you choose to order is up to you! (We know which one we would go for…)
5) That meal was delicious - Esa comida era deliciosa
With so many restaurants and new cuisines to try, it pays to be able to compliment the chef! From Patatas Bravas to Crème Caramels, this phrase will cover you for all your foodie outings, and then some.
6) Where is the nearest water park? – ¿Dónde está el parque acuático más cercano?
Spain averages around 300 days of sunshine a year, so you’ll need to find a way to cool off somehow – luckily there are loads of great ones to choose from across the country, you just need find your favourite!
7) Would you like to dance? – ¿te gustaría bailar?
Spain is home to some of the best original dances in the world, including the classic Flamenco and the passionate Paso Doble. If you’re lucky enough to watch the professionals in action, there’s no need to pass up the opportunity to have a go yourself now you know the lingo – arriba!
8) Which golf course do you recommend? - ¿qué campo de golf recomienda?
For those who are partial to a quick round or two then this one is for you. Spain is a country that has some of the best courses in the world, with acres of land and lush, green fields almost all year round. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
9) My home is your home! – Mi casa es su casa!
A well-known phrase adopted across the globe, this is treated more as a mantra by the local residents. There’s nothing better than being welcomed into someone’s home with open arms and we’re sure you’ll hear this phrase very often when you’re over there.
10) Can I book a viewing trip? - ¿Puedo reservar un viaje de observación?
Once you’ve fallen in love with Spain, there’s every chance you won’t want to leave! This is why we offer bespoke viewing trips to give you the opportunity to view as many properties as you’d like whilst enjoying all the benefits of Spanish life. What’s not to love?!
Don’t miss out on a chance to own your dream home in the sun. Get in touch with Sequre International today to start your property journey in style. Our no-pressure approach gives you lots of options when it comes to finding the perfect place for you, and our dedicated team will be with you every step of the way – from your initial enquiry to handing over the keys. What are you waiting for? Call us today on 0800 011 2639.