Learn Spanish. A Free Blog Series.

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“Aprender un idioma es tener una ventana más desde la que observar el mundo.”

You have booked your tickets. Your bags are packed. Passport at the ready. Are you off for a holiday or are you emigrating?

If there’s something to make your trip more enjoyable, it’s the ability to communicate. Maybe, you’re a solo traveller and it will help you will feel safer. Maybe, you’ll make a friend. Maybe, you’ll save some money! If nothing else, you’ll make the locals happy when you slide some of the lingo.

If you’re here, you’ve stumbled across my new blog series. Learn Spanish. You will find this category on the home page, there you will find other Spanish phrases and mini-lessons to help you learn Spanish, at no cost!

These are the basics to help you begin!


Hello – Hola (oh-la)
Good morning – Buenos días (bwenos dee-ass)
Good afternoon – Buenas tardes (bwenas tar-dess)
Good evening – Buenas noches (bwenass noch-ess)

How are you? (informal) –  ¿Cómo estás? (coh-mo est-ass)
How are you? (formal) – ¿Cómo está? (coh-mo es-tah)
Do you speak English?  – ¿Habla inglés? (ab-la in-gless)

Basic Phrases

I want – Yo quiero  (joh key-air-oh)
I don’t want – Yo no quiero (joh no key-air-oh)
Where is..? ¿Donde está? (don-dee es-tah)
How much..? ¿Cuánto cuesta? (cwan-toh cwes-tah)
I have – Yo tengo (joh ten-go)
I don’t have – Yo no tengo (joh no ten-go)
I understand – Yo entiendo (joh en-tea-en-doh)
I don’t understand – Yo no entiendo (joh no en-tea-en-doh)


Bag – Bolsa (bol-sah)
Suitcase – Maleta (ma-leh-tah)
Backpack – Mochila  (moh-chee-lah)
Card – Tarjeta  (tar-heh-tah)
Cash – Efectivo (ee-fect-tea-boh)
Train – Tren (tr-en)
Plane – Avion (ah-bion)
Taxi – Taxi (ta-si)
Bus – Autobus (ah-ut-oh-boos)
Car – Coche (coh-chay)
Passport – Pasaporte (pass-a-por-tay)
Boarding card – Tarjeta de embarque (tar-heh-tah day em-bar-kay)
Money – Dinero (de-nair-oh)

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Hasta luego,


This guide is a free blog series. This information has been picked up by practising speaking with locals in the Comunidad Valenciana area. Any resemblance to any book, guide or learning Spanish resources, is purely coincidental. This guide is not intended as a substitute for other resources or teaching. This guide does not guarantee fluency in Spanish.

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Hola! I'm Lauren ("Loh - run") — A twenty-something, engaged, English girl living on the Costa Blanca, obsessed with travel, love and elephants.

37 thoughts on “Learn Spanish. A Free Blog Series.

  1. Brilliant thanks have picked up a small bit over the years but could really do with learning more instead of dos cerveza por for vour

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  2. I used to know quite a lot of Spanish, would love to relearn it actually. Just not sure when or how haha! Brilliant post for beginners lovely x

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  3. You are so clever Lauren! I love how you break each word up to enable us to pronounce the words and phrases correctly! Thankyou Lauren. Keep up the good work.xx

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  4. After watching Velvet on Netflix, I started learning a little Spanish on Duolingo, but never completed it…This has inspired me to start again. Thanks! ❤

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