Are you travelling to Spain or a Spanish speaking country for your summer holiday? Being able to speak some of the lingo makes such a difference when abroad, and these key phrases will help you with the basics – ¡Olé!





Buenos dias | Buenas tardes

Good morning | Good afternoon or evening


Por favor




Thank you


Una mesa para… dos/tres/cuatro

A table for… two/three/four people


La carta

The menu


Una cerveza | Dos/tres/cuatro cervezas

A beer | Two/three/four beers 


Un vino tinto/blanco | Dos/tres/cuatro vinos tintos/blancos

A glass of red/white wine | Two/three/four glasses of red/white wine


Un tinto de verano

A glass of ‘summer red’ – this is a very typical summer drink in Spain which is similar to sangría


Una botella de vino tinto/blanco de la casa

A bottle of house red/white wine


Una botella de agua/agua con gas

A bottle of water/sparkling water


Una ración de… patatas bravas | croquetas | mejillones | gambas | manchego | jamón | pimientos del padrón

A portion of… patatas bravas (spicy potatoes) | croquettes | muscles | prawns | manchego cheese | ham | padrón peppers – for ordering tapas


La cuenta por favor

Can I get the bill please?


¿Dónde está… la playa | el supermercado | la plaza mayor?

Where is the… beach | supermarket | main square?


¡Necesito crema solar de factor cincuenta!

I need factor 50 sun cream!


Don’t stop there – take a look at our upcoming Spanish courses at IH London and get ready for your trip! 

Spanish courses at IH London

Learn from our experts at IH London

We’d love for you to visit and learn with us. Explore our courses and if you’d like any help choosing a course, just let us know. 

Contact us

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *