Learn the top beginner phrases in Spanish you must know before traveling to any Spanish-speaking country. In this video, I’ll teach you some of the most basic and common greetings and goodbyes in Spanish, useful phrases to use at a restaurant, the basics for shopping, how to express confusion, and more.
In this video you’ll learn:
Common Basic Greetings
Phrases for Being Polite
How to Express Understanding or Confusion
The Basics for Shopping
Essentials for Reservations
Useful Phrases for Restaurants
Other Important Survival Phrases
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world with more than 460 million people native speakers. With such a far reach, it’s no surprise that this popular language is incredibly diverse. While there’s no “best accent” or dialect, it’s helpful to know about what to expect when visiting another country. Today, we will be talking about some of the ways Spanish varies in different regions around the world.
If you’ve ever been confused about the differences among dialects within the Spanish speaking world, you’re not alone. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one dialect in particular: Puerto Rican Spanish.
Spanish accents and dialects vary from country to country. And with over twenty Spanish-speaking countries around the world, you can hear a wide variety of common words and phrases, as well as trends in pronunciation that characterize each region.
Living on “La Isla del Encanto” (The Enchanted Island) feels a lot like being in Mexico.
The beautiful beaches, friendly people, and warm weather can trick you into thinking that these two places are almost like twin siblings, until you hear people talking.
Knowing how to make a hotel reservation in Spanish can come in handy when you're exploring areas of a country that are not touristy or places where making an online reservation is not possible due to bad or inexistent internet connection. Watch the video and download the free PDF with all the vocabulary and phrases you need to know!
Mexican Spanish Slang Phrases: A great way to prepare yourself for a trip to Mexico to both better understand the people and the culture. Once you know how words and phrases like “órale” are used, you’ll be one step closer to sounding like a Mexican, or at least closer to impressing the locals with some vocabulary they aren’t expecting you to have.
Before I even finished watching all Jim and May’s video about their upcoming Spanish Immersion Retreat in Guanajuato City, Mexico, I felt my fingers inching closer and closer to my wallet. I had just started teaching myself Spanish a month or two before, by reading books, watching their previous videos, listening to music; you name it. But literally that same week, I had been wishing for an opportunity to leave my slightly tragic, work-heavy lifestyle for a bit, to practice my skills in the real world. It was a godsend, because honestly, I was a little nervous to travel on my own.
Maybe your story starts out a lot like mine, having reached adulthood and realizing that I’d never really traveled or explored anywhere, especially on my own. I was lost in my work, always waiting for the “right time” to vacation, too busy entangled in the vortex of everyone else’s needs around me.
Figuring out what to pack for a trip to Mexico seems easy, right? The problem is, most people think it’s always hot all over the country. So it makes sense that shorts and sandals are the first thing that come to mind. The reality is that packing for a trip to Mexico isn't always so cut and dry. You'll need to consider important factors like location, time of the year, and activities you’ll be doing during your time there. Today, I’m here to make it easy for your to pack for Mexico.
The best things to do in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The perfect day-trip for those who like to hike and hit the beach. Visit the pink lakes (Las Salinas of Puerto Rico, El Faro, and Playa Sucia (also known as La Playuela) in the same day.
The Bioluminescent Bay at Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico is one of the most incredible things we’ve ever seen. We took a tour with Bieque Eco Trips and experienced the bioluminescent dinoflagellate filled Mosquito Bay in clear-bottomed kayaks to see the brightest glowing bio bay in the world.
There’s lots of fun to be had in the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. One of our favorite things to do is swim in a cenote. In this post, we're going to tell you about the three best cenotes near Playa del Carmen and everything you need to know to plan your visit.