Of course, many people who work in the resort areas know some English, but you will come across many locals who do not know any. In any case, knowing a few words and phrases in Spanish can't hurt! Here are a few you may want to remember.
1. Hola (HOE-LA): Hello 2. Como esta (COE-MOE ES-TA): How are you? 3. Nosotros queremos cambiar el dinero (NOS-OTROS KEH-REH-MOS CAM-BEE-AR ELLE DEEN-ERO): We would like to change money 4. Quiero (KYAY-ROH): I would like.. 5. Porque (POOR KAY): Why? 5. Donde esta.. (DON-DAY ES-TA): Where is.. 6. Hace mucho calor (HA-SAY MOOCH-O CA-LORE): It's very hot outside! 7. Quanto cuesta (KWAN-TOE KWES-TA): How much does this cost? 8. Muchas gracias (MOOCH-OSS GRAT-SIAS): Thank you very much 9. Lo siento (LOE SEE-EN-TOE): I'm sorry 10. Perdonneme (PER-DON-EH-MEH): Excuse me, forgive me 11. Adios (AD-IOS): Goodbye 12. Hasta lluego (HAS-TA LOO-AY-GO): See you later 13. Puedo tener..(PWAY-DO TEN-ER): Can I have.. 14. Que hora es (KAY ORA ES): What time is it? 15. No hablo mucho espanol (NO AB-LO MOO-CHO ES-PAN-YOL): I don't speak much Spanish
La playa- beach Cerrado - closed Abierto - open El Hotel - hotel La comida - food, meal El dinero - money La casa - the house Los servicios - the bathroom, facilities El aeropuerto - airport Cambio de dinero - money exchange Peligro - danger Picante - spicy
Como - how Que - what Quien - who Cuando - when Por que - why
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