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Common Phrases

Common words and phrases in Spanish and English

el boligrafo ballpoint pen
el borrador eraser
la carpeta folder
el cuaderno notebook
el lapiz pencil
el libro book
la lista list
la mochila backpack
el papel paper
la hoja de papel piece of paper
la regla ruler
la tiza chalk
la clase class
el escritorio desk
el español spanish
el (la) estudiante student
la mesa table
la pizarra chalkboard
el (la) profesor(a) teacher, professor
la puerta door
el pupitre student desk
la silla chair
en in, on
gracias thank you
hay there is, there are
no no
iAja! Aha!
iAy! Oh!; Oh, no!
iCaramba! Wow! Hey! What!
¿Que? What
el the (m.)
la the (f.)
un, una a, an
unos, unas some
Buenos dias Good morning. Good day.
Buenas tardes Good afternoon.
Buenas noches Good evening. Good night.
¿Como esta usted? How are you? (form. sing.)
¿Como estas? How are you? (fam. sing.)
iHola! Hello.
¿Que tal? How's it going?
el saludo greeting
Bien, gracias. Fine, thank you.
Bien, ¿y tu? Fine, and you? (fam. sing.)
iFatal! Terrible! Awful!
Muy bien, gracias. ¿Y usted? Fine, thank you. And you? (form. sing.)
iTerrible! Terrible!
Adios. Good-bye.
Hasta luego. Good-bye. See you later.
Hasta mañana See you tomorrow
la despedida farewell, good-bye
ser to be
soy I am
eres you are (fam. sing.)
es he/she/it is; you are (form. sing.)
vivir to live
el (la) amigo(a) friend
el (la) chico(a) boy, girl
el (la) director(a) school principal; director
el he
ella she
señor, Sr. Mr.
señora, Sra. Mrs.
señorita, Srta. Miss
tu you (fam. sing.)
usted you (form. sing.)
yo I
la escuela school
mi my
el perro dog
y and
¿Por que? Why?
¿Quien? Who?
iEstupendo! Great! Wonderful
Perdon. Excuse me. Forgive me.
iPobrecito(a)! Poor thing!
Por favor. Please.
Quiero presentarle a... I'd like to introduce you to..(form.)
Quiero presentarte a... I'd like to introduce you to...(fam.)
¿Como se llama? What's your name? (form.)
¿Como te llamas? What's your name? (fam.)
Me llamo... My name is...
Mi nombre es... My name is...
El gusto es mio. The pleasure is mine.
Encantado(a). Delighted
Es un placer (I'm) pleased to meet you.
Igualmente Likewise.
Mucho gusto. Pleased to meet you.
cual what, which, wich one?
donde where?
de donde from where?
¿donde esta....? where is....?
americano(a) American
la capital capital
de from
Estados Unidos United States
por for
pues well, then
ser de to be from
iCuidado con...! Look out for...! Beware of...!
comico(a) funny
desorganizado(a) disorganized
estudioso(a) studious
exigente demanding
extrovertido(a) extroverted
generoso(a) generous
inteligente intelligent
interesante interesting
modesto(a) modest
nervioso(a) nervous
organizado(a) organized
popular popular
precioso(a) precious
romantico(a) romantic
simpatico(a) nice, charming
timido(a) timid
tonto(a) foolish, silly
tranquilo(a) tranquil, calm
alto(a) tall
atletico(a) athletic
bajo(a) short
bonito(a) pretty
delgado(a) thin
elegante elegant
feo(a) ugly
flaco(a) skinny
fuerte strong
gordo(a) fat
grande big, large
guapo(a) good-looking, handsome, pretty
mediano(a) average
moreno(a) dark-haired, dark-complexioned, black
pelirrojo(a) red-haired, redheaded
rubio(a) blond
tambien also
al contrario on the contrary neither....nor
¿no? isn't that so?
¿verdad? isn't that so?
¿A que hora es... At what time is...?
a la/las... at
¿Que hora es? What time is it?
Es la/ Son las... It's...
de la mañana in the morning(specific time)
de la noche in the evening(specific time)
de la tarde in the afternoon(specific time)
la medianoche midnight
el mediodia noon, midday
menos less, minus
....y cuarto quarter past
....menos cuarto quarter to
....y media half past
por la mañana in the morning(general time)
por la noche in the evening(general time)
por la tarde in the afternoon(general time)
la semana week
el lunes monday
el martes tuesday
el miercoles wednesday
el jueves thursday
el viernes friday
el sabado saturday
el domingo sunday
los audifonos headphones
la almohadilla(para el raton) mousepad
la computadora computer
la impresora(laser) (laser) printer
los parlantes speakers
el raton mouse
el teclado keyboard
el almuerzo lunch
la boleta report card
el diccionario dictionary
el horario schedule
el mapa map
el reloj clock, watch
0 cero zero
1 uno one
2 dos two
3 tres three
4 cuatro four
5 cinco five
6 seis six
7 siete seven
8 ocho eight
9 nueve nine
10 diez ten
11 once eleven
12 doce twelve
mas o menos more or less
en el desayuna or breakfast
Created by: xbec22
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