Common Spanish Phrases


Planning a trip to Costa Rica but don’t know any Spanish? Have no fear, Im hear to share a few common Spanish phrases, resources, and learning aids. These tools and resources might not make you fluent in Spanish, but they might save you a few headaches down the road. I highly recommend taking the time to at least learn these basic phrases. If you will be traveling outside of Costa Rica to other Central and South American countries, I would suggest taking a crash course in Spanish. These types of classes are easy to find at local colleges or through out Costa Rica.

You may wonder how these simple common Spanish phrases will help you. Despite that you may not be fluent in Spanish, the combination of your limited Spanish skills and the universal language of pointing will go a long way.

Common Spanish Phrases

Can you help me?
¿Me puede ayudar?
¿Me ayuda por favor?

Do you speak English?
¿Hablas inglés?

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How much does it cost?
¿Cuánto es?

I am lost.
Estoy perdido.

I don’t speak Spanish.
No hablo español.

Please repeat that.
¿Podria repetir, por favor?

More Learning Resources

If some simple Spanish/English translations aren’t enough for you, dont worry, I have a few more online resources to help you learn. Below are links to a few videos that will help teach you common Spanish phrases. These videos are great learning tools because they allow you to hear how the words are properly spoken.

Expert Village – A 4 minute video that teaches you some of the basic Spanish phrases.