Easiest English Phrases For Spanish

Easiest English Phrases For Spanish feature words similar to Spanish that will enable you to understand what is meant.

Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to Spanish to help you figure out its meaning.

After single words in English spelled like Spanish, a good next step is short phrases of several words similar to Spanish.

To keep it easiest these are phrases, but not sentences as in Phrase Books for Travel. Sentences may have too many words to deal with when you are just beginning.

The English version is placed first to get you in the habit of looking for and recognizing English words similar to ones in your own language and deducing what the English words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

From the key words similar to Spanish you should be able to make out the meanings of the other English connecting words that are not similar to Spanish. Use the words similar to Spanish as clues to the meanings of the other English words.

Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar English word. Many are like phrases in Spanish that express ideas you have said or heard often before.

These phrases in English are followed by the Spanish words that would be a good guess using as clues the English words similar to Spanish. So as a result these are rough translations of the English phrases, which may not be the exact meanings, but will be close enough that you could deduce what is meant.

The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use on your trip to an English speaking country, you can try to pronounce them, which is not easiest.

Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. Try to guess what each English phrase means without looking at the rough Spanish version. See how far down the list you can get.

[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]




access to the internet -- acceso a Internet

air conditioner -- aire acondicionado

allergic to antibiotics -- allérgico a los antibióticos

allergic to gluten -- allérgico a gluten

allergic to penicillin -- allérgico a la penicilina

articles to declare -- artículos que declarar

audio guide in English -- audioguía en inglés

auto with air conditioning -- auto con aire acondicionado

bottle of wine -- botella de vino

cancel my reservation -- cancelar mi reserva

certificate of authenticity -- certificado de autenticidad

confirm my reservation -- confirmar mi reserva

discount for students -- descuento a los estudiantes

does not function -- no funciona

entrance prohibited -- entrada prohibida

escalators -- escaleras mecánicas

excursion to -- excursión a

for three days -- por tres días

for three hours -- por tres horas

guide in English -- guía en inglés

in a relationship -- en una relación

in English -- en inglés

in three minutes -- en tres minutos

is permitted -- está permitido

map of this region -- mapa de esta región

menu of the day -- menú del día

my family -- mi familia

my number -- mi número

my telephone -- mi teléfono

national or international -- nacional o internacional

number for information -- número de información

office of tourism (information) -- oficina de turismo

on the map -- en la mapa

pay to enter -- pagar entrada

per day -- por día

per hour -- por hora

per kilometer -- por kilómetro

receive a fax -- recibir un fax -- [‘fax’]

service included -- servicio incluido

service not included -- servicio no incluido

sites of interest -- sitios de

stamp for a postcard -- estampilla para una postal

taxi to the airport -- taxi al aeropuerto -- [‘taxi’]

to the airport -- al aeropuerto

we don’t accept -- no aceptamos

with air conditioning -- con aire acondicionado

your passport -- su pasaporte



In some cases, an English phrase has words in a different order than they would be in Spanish, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following phrases mean.

In English, adjectives usually precede the nouns they modify, whereas in Spanish adjectives often follow the nouns they modify.


airline -- línea aérea

antiseptic cream -- crema antiséptica

auto with manual transmission -- auto con transmisión manual

automatic auto -- auto automático

automatic camera -- cámara automática

botanical garden -- jardín botánico

bus station -- estación de autobuses

camping prohibited -- prohibido acampar

classical music -- música clásica

commercial zone -- zona comercial

contact lens -- lente de contacto

digital camera -- cámara digital

digital photos -- fotos digitales -- [‘fotos’]

economy auto -- auto económico

economy class -- clase económica

fax number -- número de fax

folk music -- música folk -- [‘folk’]

for unlimited mileage -- por kilometraje ilimitado

golf tournament -- torneo de golf -- [‘golf’]

identification [document] -- documento de identidad

insect repellent -- repelente de insectos

international terminal -- terminal internacional

is not -- no es

jazz club -- club de jazz -- [‘jazz’]

lactose intolerant -- intolerante a la lactosa

liquid for contact lens -- liquido para lentes de contacto

manicure salon -- salón de manicura

my identification [document] -- mi documento de identidad

my telephone number -- mi número de teléfono

passport control -- control de pasaportes

pop music -- música pop -- [‘pop’]

prepaid telephone -- teléfono prepago

snorkeling equipment -- equipo de esnorquel

telephone number -- número de teléfono

telephone number for -- número de teléfono de

text message -- mensaje de texto

train station -- estación de tren

typical music -- música tipica

United States -- Estados Unidos

username -- nombre de usuario

vaginal infection -- infección vaginal

your identification [document] -- su documento de identidad

your telephone number -- su número de teléfono



For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest English Sentences for Spanish, where some of these same phrases appear in easy English sentences.

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