Useful Spanish Words & Phrases for Travel

Useful Spanish Words & Phrases for Travel

Spanish is the fourth widest spoken language in the world and if you are planning a trip to a Spanish speaking country learning some basic phrases will really help you interact with local people and make your experience more enjoyable.

We have put together a list of some of the most important and essential Spanish words and phrases for tourism. Some are easy to pick up and memorise whilst others you will need to practise.

You might like to print these phrases, download as a pdf or use a language learning app to really grasp the basics.

Now check out our top Spanish words and phrases which will be really helpful if you are planning to travel to Spain, Central America or South America.



  • Hello - Hola
  • Good morning - Buenos días
  • Good afternoon - Buenas tardes
  • Good evening - Buenas noches
  • See you - Nos vemos
  • See you later - Hasta luego


Basic Spanish Words and Phrases

  • Yes - Sí
  • No - No
  • Please - Por favor
  • Thanks - Gracias
  • Thanks very much - Muchas gracias
  • You're welcome - De nada
  • I understand - Comprendo
  • I don't understand - no comprendo
  • I'm sorry - Lo Siento


Communicating With Locals

  • Do you speak Spanish? - Habla usted Español?
  • I don't speak Spanish - No hablo español
  • I don't speak much Spanish - No hablo mucho Español
  • Speak more slowly please - Hable más despacio, por favor



  • One - uno
  • Two - dos
  • Three - tres
  • Four - cuarto
  • Five - cinco
  • Six - seis
  • Seven - siete
  • Eight - ocho
  • Nine - nueve
  • Ten - diez


Days Of The Week

  • Monday - Lunes
  • Tuesday - Martes
  • Wednesday - Miércoles
  • Thursday - Jueves
  • Friday - Viernes
  • Saturday - Sábado
  • Sunday - Domingo


Hopefully our useful Spanish words and phases will be a good starting point to help you interact and chat with local people and make your experience more enjoyable and fun. If you would like to do more, search: