By Meghan Fitzpatrick Via Baja.com
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.
= 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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