Looking for Spanish words and phrases for beginners? You are in the right place!
Today I will share with you the vocabulary that is usually taught in the first 1-3 Spanish lessons.
Let’s dive right in!
Here’s a nice PDF that contains the vocabulary that we will go through today!
Greetings and Farewells
To listen to the pronunciation of the following Spanish greetings and farewells, hit the play button.
• ¡Hola! (Hi!)
• ¿Qué tal? (How are you?)
• ¿Cómo estás? (How are you?)
• Buenos días (Good morning / day)
• Buenas tardes (Good afternoon)
• Buenas noches (Good evening / night)
• ¡Adiós! (Goodbye!)
• ¡Hasta luego! (See you later!)
• ¡Hasta pronto! (See you soon!)
Subject Pronouns and Ser
“Ser” is the most used Spanish verb. Here you have its conjugation and pronunciation!
• yo soy (I am)
• tú eres (you are)
• vos sos (you are)
• él es (he is)
• ella es (she is)
• usted es (you are)
• nosotros somos (we are)
• nosotras somos (we are)
• vosotros sois (you are [plural])
• vosotras sois (you are [plural])
• ellos son (they are)
• ellas son (they are)
• ustedes son (you are [plural])
Tú and vos are usually used to talk to family and friends. The use of tú and vos depends on where you are. For example, people from Argentina use vos, while Mexicans use tú.
Usted is usually used to talk to older people or in professional relationships. Usted is used to show respect. However, in certain areas of Colombia and Costa Rica, this pronoun is used with family and friends.
In Latin America, ustedes is used to address several people at once. People in Spain use vosotros or vosotras instead. Vosotros is used to address a group of men or a group of men and women. Vosotras is only used to address a group of women.
Are the numbers from 1 to 20 new to you? If so, learn them, for you will need them to deal with the numbers that follow.
Unlike English, numbers from 21 to 29 are expressed as one word in Spanish. Instead of saying veinte uno, Spanish speakers say veintiuno.
Visit The Spanish Numbers (1-1000) for Beginners to learn to count up to 1000!
Here you have some basic phrases every Spanish student should know!
• ¿Cómo te llamas? (What’s your name?)
• Me llamo Tati. (My name is Tati.)
• ¿De dónde eres? (Where are you from?)
• De El Salvador. (I am from El Salvador.)
• ¿Eres italiana? (Are you Italian?)
• No, soy salvadoreña. (No, I am salvadoran.)
• ¿Cuántos años tienes? (How old are you?)
• Tengo 30 años. (I am 30 years old.)
• ¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono? (What’s your phone number?)
• Es el 256 254 123. (It’s …)
• ¿Tienes correo? (Do you have email?)
• Si, es firstname.lastname@example.org. (Yes, it’s…)
• ¿En qué trabajas? (What’s your job?)
• Soy profesora de español. (I am a Spanish teacher.)
Interested in learning more Spanish vocabulary? Check out the post Top 1000 Spanish Words.
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