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Easy Spanish Phrase Book: Over 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use
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Easy Spanish Phrase Book: Over 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use

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Here's the perfect book to use when you're traveling to Spain or Latin America for business or pleasure — or whenever fast, effective communication in Spanish is needed.
This handy, sturdy volume contains more than 770 basic words and phrases that provide the practical language necessary for most everyday situations. Designed for use as a quick reference tool

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Here's the perfect book to use when you're traveling to Spain or Latin America for business or pleasure — or whenever fast, effective communication in Spanish is needed.
This handy, sturdy volume contains more than 770 basic words and phrases that provide the practical language necessary for most everyday situations. Designed for use as a quick reference tool and an easy study guide, Easy Spanish Phrase Book is the perfect companion when traveling abroad or for reading at odd moments in order to learn a few phrases each day.
Included are basic phrases used in: making yourself understood; general expressions; restaurants and specialty shops; phone conversations; boat, plane, and train travel; making hotel reservations; and much more. Each phrase in this inexpensive and easy-to-use book is accompanied by a phonetic pronunciation guide, and a complete index makes word and phrase location quick and easy.

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ISBN-13:
9780486110462
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Series:
Dover Large Print Classics
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80
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Easy Spanish Phrase Book

Over 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Us


By Dover Publications

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1994 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-11046-2



CHAPTER 1

SPANISH PRONUNCIATION


This book uses a phonetic transcription as an aid to correct pronunciation. (See "Scheme of Pronunciation," below.) It usually appears below the Spanish line in the text.


GREETINGS, INTRODUCTIONS AND SOCIAL CONVERSATION


1.

Good morning.

Buenos dias.

BWA.Y-nohss DEE-ahss.

2.

Good evening.

Buenas noches.

BWAY-nahss .NO-chess.

3.

Goodbye.

Adiós.

ah-DYOHSS.

4.

Until next time.

Hasta la vista.

AHSS-tah lah VEESS-tah.

5.

I wish to make an appointment with [Mr. Gonzáles].

Quiero hacer una cita con [el señor González].

KYAY -ro ah-SAYR OO-nah SEE-tah kohn [el say-NYOR gohn-SAH-less].

6.

May I introduce [Mr., Mrs., Miss Garcia].

Permitame presentar [al señor, a la señora, a la señorita Garcia].

payr-MEE-tah-may pray-sen-TAHR [ahl say-NYOR, ah lah say-NYOH rah, ah la say-nyoh-REE-tah gar-SEE-ah].

7. ——

my wife.

mi esposa.

mee ess-PO-sah.

8. ——

my husband.

mi esposo.

mee ess-PO-so.

9. ——

my daughter.

mi hija.

mee EE-hah.

10. ——

my son.

mi hijo.

mee EE-ho.

11. ——

my friend.

mi amigo (masc.). mee ah-MEE-go.

12. ——

my sister.

mi hermana.

mee ayr-MAH-nah.

13. ——

my brother.

mi hermano.

mee ayr-MAH-no.

14. ——

my mother.

mi madre.

mee MAH-dray.

15. ——

my father.

mi padre.

mee PAH-dray.

16.

my child.

mi hijo (masc.).

mee EE-ho.

17.

I am glad to meet you.

Me alegro de conocerle.

may ah-LAY-gro day ko-no-SAYR-lay.

18.

How are you?

¿Cómo está usted?

KO-mo ess- TAH oos- TED?

19.

Fine, thanks. And you?

Muy bien, gracias. ¿Y usted?

mwee byen, GRAH-syahss. ee oos-TED?

20.

How are things?

¿Qué tal?

kay tahl?

21.

All right.

Bien.

byen.

22.

So, so.

Asi, asi.

ah-SEE, ah-SEE.

23.

How is your family?

¿Cómo está su familia?

KO-mo ess- TAH soo fah-MEE-lyah?

24.

Very well.

Muy bien.

mwee byen.

25.

Please sit down.

Haga el favor de sentarse.

AH-gah el fah-VOR day sen-TAHR-say.

26.

1 have enjoyed myself very much.

Me he divertido mucho.

may ay dee-vayr-TEE-doh MOO-cho.

27.

Give my regards to your aunt and uncle.

Dé mis recuerdos a sus tios.

day meess ray-KWA?R-dohss ah sooss TEE-ohss.

28.

Come to see us.

Venga a vernos.

VEN-gah ah VAYR-nohss.

29.

Give me your address and telephone number.

Déme su dirección y su número de teléfono.

DA? may soo dee-rek-SYOHN ee soo NOO-may-roh day tay-LAY fo-no.

30.

May I call on you again?

¿Me permite visitarle otra vez?

may payr-MEE-tay vee-see- TAHR-lay O-trah vess?

31.

I like you very much.

Me simpatiza mucho.

may seem-pah- TEE-sah MOO-cho.

32.

Congratulations.

Felicitaciones.

fay-lee-see-tah-SYOH-ness.

33.

Happy birthday.

Feliz cumpleaños.

fay-LEESS coom-play-AHN-yohss.

34.

Happy New Year.

Feliz año nuevo.

fay-LEESS AHN-yo NWA?-vo.

35.

Merry Christmas.

Feliz Navidad.

fay-LEESS nah-vee-DAHD.


YOURSELF

36.

My name is [John].

Me llamo [Juan].

may YAH-mo [hwahn].

37.

I am an American citizen.

Soy ciudadano americano.

soy syoo-dah-DAH-no ah-may-ree-KAH-no.

38.

My mailing address is 920 Broadway.

Mi dirección para cartas es novecientos veinte Broadway.

mee dee-rek-SYOHN PAH-rah KAHR-tahss ess no-vay-SYEN tohss VAYN-tay Broadway.

39.

I am a [student].

Soy [estudiante].

soy [ess-too-DYAHN-tay].

40. ——

teacher.

profesor (masc.).

pro feh-SSOR.

41. ——

businessman.

hombre de negocios.

OHM-bray day nay-GO-ssyohs.

42.

I am a friend of Robert's.

Soy un amigo de Roberto.

soy oon ah-MEE-go day ro-BAYR-toh.

43.

I am here on [a business trip] a vacation.

Estoy aqui [de negocios] de vacaciones.

ess-TOY ah-KEE [day nay-GO-see-ohss] day vah-kah- SYOH-ness.

44.

We are traveling to Barcelona.

Viajamos a Barcelona.

vyah-HAH-mohss ah bahr-say-LO-nah.

45.

I am in a hurry.

Tengo prisa.

TEN-go PREE-sah.

46.

I am [hungry] thirsty.

Tengo [hambre] sed.

TEN-go [AHM-bray] sed.

47.

I am [warm] cold.

Tengo [calor] frio.

TEN-go [kah-LOHR] FREE-o.

48.

I am glad.

Me alegro.

may ah-LAY-gro.

49.

I am sorry.

Lo siento.

lo SYEN toh.


MAKING YOURSELF UNDERSTOOD

50.

Do you speak English?

¿Habla usted inglés?

AH-blah oos- TED een-GLA?SS?

51.

Does anyone here speak English?

¿Hay alguien aquí que hable inglés?

I AHL-gyen ah-KEE kay AH-blay een-GLAYSS?

52.

I speak only English.

Solo hablo inglés.

SO-lo AH blo een-GLAYSS.

53.

I speak a little Spanish.

Hablo un poco de español.

AH-blo oon PO-ko day ess-pah-NYOHL.

54.

Please speak more slowly.

Favor de hablar más despacio.

fah-VOR day ah-BLAHR mahss dess-PAH-syoh.

55.

I (do not) understand.

(No) comprendo.

(no) kohm-PREN-doh.

56.

Do you understand me?

¿Me comprende?

may kohm-PREN-day?

57.

I (do not) know.

(No) se.

(no) say.

58.

I think so.

Creo que si.

KRAY-oh kay see.

59.

Repeat it, please.

Favor de repetirlo.

fah-VOR day rray-pay-TEER-lo.

60.

Write it down, please.

Escribalo, por favor.

ess-KREE-bah-lo, por fah-VOR.

61.

What does this word mean?

¿Qué quiere decir esta palabra?

kay KYAY-ray day-SEER ESS-tah pah-LAH-brah?

62.

What is that?

¿Qué es eso?

kay ess A Y-so?

63.

How do you say "match" in Spanish?

¿Cómo se dice "match" en español?

KO-mo say DEE-say "match" en ess-pah-NYOHL?


USEFUL WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

64.

Yes.

Si.

see.

65.

No.

No.

no.

66.

Perhaps.

Puede ser.

PWAY-day sayr.

67.

Excuse me.

Dispénseme.

deess-PEN-say-may.

68.

Thanks (very much).

(Muchas) gracias.

(MOO-chahss) GRAH-syahss.

69.

You are welcome.

No hay de que.

no I day kay.

70.

It is all right.

Está bien.

ess- TAH byen.

71.

It doesn't matter.

No importa.

no eem-POR-tah.

72.

That is all.

Eso es todo.

AY-so ess TOH-doh.

73.

Who are you?

¿Quién es usted?

kyen ess oos- TED?

74.

Who is [that boy]?

¿Quién es [ese muchacho]?

kyen ess [ESS-ay moo-CHAH-cho]?

75. ——

that girl.

esa muchacha.

ESS-ah moo-CHAH-chah.

76. ——

that man.

ese hombre.

ESS-ay OHM-bray.

77. ——

that woman.

esa mujer.

ESS-ah moo-HAYR.

78.

Where is [the men's room]?

¿Dónde está [el cuarto de caballeros]?

DOHN-day ess-TAH [el KWAR-toh day kah-bah-YAY-rohssJ?

79. — —

the ladies' room.

el cuarto de damas.

el KWAR-toh day DAH-mahss.

80.

Who?

¿Quién?

kyen?

81.

What?

¿Qué?

kay?

82.

Why?

¿Por qué?

por kay?

83.

When?

¿Cuándo?

KW AHN-doh?

84.

Where?

¿Dónde?

DOHN-day?

85.


How?

¿Cómo?

KO-mo?

86.

How much?

¿Cuánto?

KWAHN toh?

87.

How long?

¿Cuánto tiempo?

KWAHN toh TYEM-po?

88.

What do you wish?

¿Qué desea usted?

kay day-SA? ah oos- TED?

89.

Come here.

Venga acá.

VEN-gah ah-KAH.

90.

Come in.

Pase usted.

PAH-say oos-TED.

91.

Wait a moment.

Espere un momento.

ess-PAY-ray oon mo-MEN-toh.

92.

Listen.

Oiga.

OY-gah.

93.

Look out!

i Cuidado !

kwee-DAH-doh!


DIFFICULTIES

94.

Can you [help me] tell me?

¿Puede usted [ayudarme] decirme?

PWA?-day oos-TED [ah-yoo-DAHR-may] day- SEER-may?

95.

I am looking for my friends.

Busco a mis amigos.

BOOS-ko ah meess ah-MEE-gohss.

96.

I cannot find my hotel address.

No puedo hallar la dirección de mi hotel.

no PWAY-doh ah-YAHR lah dee-rek-SYOHN day mee o-TEL.

97.

I lost [my purse] my wallet.

No encuentro [mi balsa] mi cartera.

no en-KWEN-tro [mee BOHL-sah] mee kahr-TAT-rah.

98.

I forgot my money.

Olvide mi dinero.

ohl-vee-DAY mee dee-NAY-ro.

99.

I have missed my train.

He perdido mi tren.

ay payr-DEE-doh mee tren.

100.

What am I to do?

¿Qué debo hacer?

kay DA.Y-bo ah-SAYR?

101.

My eyeglasses are broken.

Mis gafas están rotas.

meess GAH-fahs ess-TAHN RO-tahss.

102.

Can you repair these shoes?

¿Puede componerme estos zapatos?

PWAY day kom-po-NAYR-may ESS-tohs sah-PAH- tohss?

103.

The lost - and - found desk.

La sección de objetos perdidos.

lah sek-S?OHN day ohb-HAY-tohss payr-DEE-dohss.

104.

The police station.

La estación de policía.

lah ess-tah-SYOHN day po-lee-SEE-ah.

105.

I will call a policeman.

Llamaré un policía.

yah-mah-RAY oon po-lee-SEE-ah.

106.

The American consulate.

El consulado americano.

el kohn-soo-LAH-doh ah-may-ree-KAH-no.


CUSTOMS

107.

Where is the customs?

¿Dónde está la aduana?

DOHN-day ess-TAH lah ah-DWAH nah?

108.

Here is [my baggage].

Aquí está [mi equipaje].

ah-KEE ess-TAH [mee ay-kee-PAH hay].

109. ——

my passport.

mi pasaporte.

mee pah-sah-POR-tay.

110. ——

my identification papers.

mi carnet de identificación.

mee kahr-NAY day ee-den-tee fee-kah-SYOHN.

III. ——

my health certificate.

mi certificado de salud.

mee sayr-tee fee-KAH doh day sah-LOOD.

112.

The bags to your left are mine.

Las maletas a su izquierda son las mías

lahs mah-LAY-tahss ah soo eess-KYAYR-dah sohn lahs MEE-ahs.

113.

I have nothing to declare.

No tengo nada que declarar.

no TEN-go NAH-dah kay day-klah-RAHR.

114.

All this is for my personal use.

Todo esto es para mi uso personal.

TOH-doh ESS-toh ess PAH-rah mee 00-so payr-so-NAHL.

115.

Must I open everything?

¿Tengo que abrir todo?

TEN-go kay ah-BREER TOH-doh?

116.

There is nothing here but clothing.

No hay más que ropa aquí.

no I mahss kay RROH-pah ah-KEE.

117.

These are gifts.

Estos son regalos.

ESS-tohss sohn rray-GAH-lohss.

118.

Are these things dutiable?

¿Hay que pagar impuestos sobre estos artfculos?

I kay pah-GAHR .eem-PWESS-tohss SO-bray ESS-tohss ahr-TEE-koo-lohss?

119.

How much must I pay?

¿Cuánto tengo que pagar?

KWAHN-toh TEN-go kay pah-GAHR?

120.

This is all I have.

Esto es todo lo que tengo.

ESS-toh ess TOH-doh lo kay TEN-go.

121.

Have you finished?

¿Ha terminado usted?

ah tayr-mee-NAH-doh oos-TED?


BAGGAGE

122.

Where can I check my baggage through to Buenos Aires?

¿Dónde puedo hacer enviar mi equipaje a Buenos Aires?

DOHN-day PWAY-doh ah-SER en-VYAHR mee ay-kee-PAH-hay ah BWAY-nohss Irayss?

123.

The baggage room.

La sala de equipajes.

lah SAH-lah day ay-kee-PAH-hess.

124.

I want to leave these packages for a while.

Quiero dejar estos paquetes un rato.

KYAY-ro day-HAHR ESS-tohss pah-KAY tess oon RRAH-toh.

125.

Handle this very carefully.

Mucho cuidado con esto.

MOO-cho kwee-DAH-doh kohn ESS-toh.

126.

Put everything in a taxi.

Ponga todo en un taxi.

POHN-gah TOH-doh en oon TAHK-see.


TRAVEL: GENERAL EXPRESSIONS

127.

I want to go [to the airline office].

Quiero ir [a la oficina de la línea aérea].

KYAY-ro eer [ah lah o-fee-SEE-nah day lah LEE-nay-ah ah-AY rayah].

128. —

to the travel agent's office.

a la oficina del agente de viajes.

ah lah o-fee-SEE-nah del ah-HEN-tay day VYAH-hays.

129.

How long does it take to go to Madrid?

¿En cuánto tiempo se llega a Madrid?

en KWAHN-toh TYEM-po say YAY-gah ah mah- DREED?

130.

When will we arrive at Barcelona?

¿Cuándo llegaremos a Barcelona?

KWAHN-doh yay-gah-RAY-mohss ah bahr-say- LO-nah?

131.

Is this the direct way to the Prado?

¿Es éste el camino directo al Prado?

ess ESS-tay el kah-MEE-no dee-REK-toh ahl PRAH- doh?

132.

Please show me the way [to the business section].

Por favor dígame cómo se llega [al centro].

por fah-VOR DEE-gah-may KO-mo say YAY-gah [ahl SEN-tro.

133. —

to the residential section.

a la sección residencial.

ah lah sek-SYOHN ray-see-den-SYAHL.

134. —

to the city.

a la ciudad.

ah lah syoo-DAHD.

135. —

to the village.

al pueblo.

ahl PWAY-blo.

136.

Where do I turn?

¿Dónde doy vuelta?

DOHN-day doy VWELL-tah?

137.—

to the north.

al norte.

ahl NOR-tay.

138. —

to the south.

al sur.

ahl soor.

139. —

to the east.

al este.

ahl ESS-tay.

140. —

to the west.

al oeste.

ahl o-ESS-tay.

141. —

to the right.

a la derecha.

ah lah day-RAY-chah.

142. —

to the left.

a la izquierda.

ah lah eess-KYAYR-dah.

143. —

at the traffic light.

dónde está el semáforo.

DOHN-day ess-TAH el say-MAH-fo-ro.

144.

Where is it?

¿Dónde está?

DOHN-day ess-TAH?

145.

This way. Por aquí.

por ah-KEE.

146.

That way.

Por allí.

por ah-YEE.

147.

Is it [on this side of the street]?

¿Está [de este lado de la calle]?

ess-TAH [day ESS-tay LAH-doh day lah KAH-yay]?

148. —

on the other side of the street.

del otro lado de la calle.

del O-tro LAH-doh day lah KAH-yay.

149. —

at the corner.

en la esquina.

en lah ess-KEE-nah.

150. —

in the middle.

en medio.

en MAY-dyoh.


(Continues...)

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