Baja California

Coming to Baja? A Few Handy Spanish Phrases

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By Meghan Fitzpatrick Via

Traveling to Baja, mainland Mexico or another Spanish-speaking country? It is true that in the major cities, almost everyone speaks a few words of English…but you will reap copious rewards in smiles and goodwill if you at least try to say a few words in the language of the country you are visiting.

For instance, if you are in dire need of a margarita (and aren't we all), you might say, "Por favor! Necesito un margarita pronto!"

Here are a few handy phrases for those times when you need to say something important or have questions to ask.




¿Dónde está el aeropuerto? = Where is the airport?

¿Dónde esta el baño? = Where is the bathroom?

¿Puedo usar el baño? = Can I use the bathroom?

¿Dónde puedo conseguir un taxi? = Where can I get a taxi?


Cuánto = How much?


¿Cuánto cuesta? = How much does that cost?


Con permiso = With your permission.


Me llamo… = My name is…


¿Dónde está el mejor restaurante? = Where is the best restaurant?


¿Dónde está el mejor restaurante para desayunar? / almorzar? / cenar? = Where is the best restaurant for ____? (breakfast)(lunch)(dinner)

¿Entiende? = Do you understand?


¿Hablas Español? = Do you speak Spanish?


¿Hablas inglés? = Do you speak English?


¡Llame al médico! = Call a doctor!

¿Dónde vives? = Where do you live?

Tengo sed= I'm thirsty.

Tengo Hambre = I'm hungry.

¡Feliz cumpleaños! = Happy birthday!

Te amo. = I love you.

¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono? = What's your telephone number?

¿ En verdad? = Really?

Estoy de acuerdo = I agree.


¿Listo? = Ready?


¡Mira! = Look!

¡Basta! = Stop!


No se preocupe.Necesito ayuda. ¿Dónde está el mejor hotel? = Don't worry.I need help.Where is the best hotel?

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