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Spanish Phrase- Donde está el banco

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 | Permalink

Spanish Phrase: Donde está el banco?

Pronunciation: don-day es-tah’ yel-bhan’-co

Translation: Where is the bank?
By now, you may have already learned that the Spanish term for the phrase “Where is..?” is donde está. If you want to ask for directions, all you need to do is combine this phrase with the Spanish term of where it is that you want to go.

For example, “Donde está el banco?” means “Where is the bank?” “Donde está el bar más cercano?” means “Where is the nearest bar?” and “Donde está el hotel?” means “Where is the hotel?”

Spanish Phrase- Puedo verla

Monday, April 27th, 2009 | Permalink

Spanish Phrase: Puedo verla?

Pronunciation: pu-weh’-doh ver’-lah

Translation:
May I see it?
Again, let us use the scenario of a foreigner in a Spanish-speaking country who is looking forward to booking a room. After negotiating about the terms of staying and the price that you will get billed on a per day basis, you would naturally want to see what the room looks like. If you want to ask permission to see a room, you say “Puedo verla?”

Spanish Phrase- Estoy buscando

Friday, April 24th, 2009 | Permalink

Spanish Phrase: Estoy buscando…

Pronunciation: es-toy-boos-kan-doh’

Translation:
I am looking for…
Whether it’s a person or a place that you’re looking for, it would be helpful if you will learn how to say “I am looking for…” in Spanish. For example, if you want to book a room for yourself but you are on a limited budget, you would say “Estoy buscando un hotel barato.” This literally means “I am looking for a cheap hotel.”

Spanish Phrase- Bien, gracias.

Monday, April 20th, 2009 | Permalink

Spanish Phrase: Bien, gracias.

Pronunciation: bee-in,grah-see-us

Translation: Fine, thank you.
If you’ve already graduated to learning Spanish phrases rather than just mere words, then you probably already know when you are politely being asked how you are doing. When a local says “Hola, como estas?” – it literally means “Hello, how are you?”

If this is the case, then the proper response would be “Bien, gracias” which means “ Fine, thank you”.

Spanish Weeks

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 | Permalink

Instead of having just one Spanish word for the day, let’s amp things up a bit and make it seven.

If you’re vacationing in some exotic beach in Central America, you might be tempted to laze away the time – but you don’t want to miss your return flight – so you need to learn about the Spanish terms for the days of the week!

Here’s the list:

Monday – Lunes
Tuesday – Martes
Wednesday – Miercoles
Thursday – Jueves
Friday – Viernes
Saturday – Sabado
Sunday – Domingo

However, if you want to ask a local what the day is today, the correct sentence would be “¿Cuál es hoy?”. Then, you will get the above responses which correspond to the days of the week.

Spanish Word- Multa

Monday, April 13th, 2009 | Permalink

Spanish Word: Multa

English Word: fine

Pronunciation: mool-ta

Function: noun
No matter which part of the world it is that you are in, paying a fine for a traffic violation or a similar offense is something that some individuals just have to bear. If you do need to pay a fine, the Spanish term that you will hear is multa.

Example: ¿De cuánto es la multa?
Translation: How much is the fine?

Spanish Word- Habitaciones

Monday, April 6th, 2009 | Permalink

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Spanish Word: Habitaciones

English Word: Rooms available

Pronunciation: abee-tathyon

Function: noun
Let’s say that you’re a backpacker and you stumbled upon a charming bed and breakfast or guesthouse. Naturally, you would check first whether there are any vacancies – this is how you would ask the question:

Example: ¿Tiene alguna habitación libre?
Translation: Do you have any vacancies?

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Spanish Word- Lluvia

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 | Permalink

Spanish Word: Lluvia

English Word: rain

Pronunciation: lyo-bya
Function: noun
When visiting any tropical country in South or Central America, the one thing that might put a damper on your vacation is the often unpredictable rain showers. As such, it would definitely if you will know how to ask a local in their native tongue whether you’re bound to have a good weather or not.

Example: Cree usted que es la lluvia?
Translation: Do you think it will rain?

 

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