Common Spanish Phrases

Common phrases

In this lesson you'll learn some useful Spanish phrases that are used in everyday conversations. Learning these phrases will be very helpful when communicating in Spanish, so it is worth spending the time to become familiar with them.

This lesson includes online flashcards to help you learn these useful Spanish phrases. A quiz is included at the end of the lesson to help you see how well you have learned the phrases included in this lesson.


Spanish Phrases

Listen to the following phrases and practice speaking them.

Sound Sí. Yes.
Sound No. No.
Sound Vale. OK.
Sound ¿Cuál quiere usted? Which one do you want? (polite)
Sound ¿Cuánto cuesta? How much is it?
Sound ¿Puedo ayudarle? Can I help you? (polite)
Sound ¿Me puedes ayudar? Can you help me? (informal)
Sound Discúlpeme. Excuse me.
Sound ¡Buena suerte! Good Luck!
Sound Ven conmigo. Come with me.
Sound ¿Quieres venir conmigo? Do you want to come with me? (informal)
Sound Estoy de acuerdo. I agree.
Sound ¿Adónde vas? Where are you going?
Sound Tengo prisa. I'm in a hurry.
Sound Lo siento. I'm sorry.
Sound Lo siento mucho. I'm very sorry.
SoundLo sé. I know.
Sound No lo sé. I don't know.
Sound Me olvidé. I forgot.
Sound Creo que no. I don't think so.
Sound Creo que sí. I think so.
Sound ¿Estás seguro? Are you sure? (informal)
Sound Estoy seguro. I'm sure.
Sound Estoy perdido. I'm lost.
Sound Entiendo. I understand.
Sound No entiendo. I don't understand.
Sound ¿Puede repetirlo? Could you repeat that? (polite)
Sound ¿Puedes repetirlo? Could you repeat that? (informal)
Sound No importa. It doesn't matter.
Sound Es fácil. It's easy.
Sound Está aquí. It's here.
Sound Es verdad. It's true.
Sound ¡Vamos! Let's go!
Sound No problemo. No problem.
Sound Perdone. Excuse me. Pardon me.
Sound Muchas gracias. Thank you very much.
Sound Lo siento estoy tarde. Sorry I'm late.
Sound Gracias. Thanks.
Sound Eso es todo. That's all.
Sound Está bien. That's fine.
Sound Así es. That's right.
Sound ¿Qué pasó? What happened?
Sound ¿Que haces? What are you doing?
Sound ¿Qué es eso? What is that?
Sound ¿Qué hora es? What time is it?
Sound ¿Qué está mal? What's wrong?
Sound ¿A qué hora quedamos? What time should we meet?
Sound Quedamos a las nueve. Let's meet at nine.
Sound ¿Dónde quedamos? Where should we meet?
Sound Quedamos en ___. Let's meet at ___.
Sound ¿Cuándo pasó eso? When did that happen?
Sound ¿Por qué tienes tanta prisa? Why are you in such a hurry?
Sound ¿Quiere usted algo más? Would you like anything else? (polite)
Sound Tienes razón. You're right.
Sound De nada. You're welcome.


Here are some flashcards to help you learn the Spanish phrases introduced in this lesson. For each English phrase, give the equivalent Spanish phrase. Practice speaking each phrase to help improve your spoken Spanish skills.


The best way to learn a language is to practice speaking, writing, and thinking in the language you want to learn. In this section you have the opportunity to practice writing in Spanish.


Here are some practice questions to help you learn the common Spanish phrases included in this lesson.

Drag the Spanish word on the right to the matching phrase on the left.

2) ¿Quiere usted
3) ¿Qué
5) Lo siento
6) ¿Me
de acuerdo.
8) ¡
10) ¿Cuándo pasó
11) ¿
que sí.


Practice writing the phrases included in this lesson. Try and create conversations based on the phrases included in this lesson. If you speak what you write out loud, it will help you memorize these phrases. If you have friends who know Spanish, or are also trying to learn it, practices speaking these phrases with them.

Here is a text area where you can practice writing Spanish.



Here is a quiz to help you learn these useful Spanish phrases. Select the Start button to begin.