Easiest Spanish Phrases feature words similar to English that will enable you to understand what is meant. Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to English to help you figure out its meaning.
After single words in Spanish spelled like English, a good next step is short phrases of several words similar to English. To keep it easiest these are phrases, but not sentences like in Phrase Books for Travel. Sentences may have too many words to deal with when you are just beginning.
The foreign version is placed first to encourage you to look for and recognize foreign words similar to ones in English -- and deduce what the foreign words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.
From the key words similar to English you should be able to make out the meanings of the other Spanish connecting words that are not similar to English. Use the words similar to English as clues to the meanings of the other Spanish words.
Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar Spanish word. Many are like phrases in English that express ideas you have said or heard often before.
These phrases in Spanish are followed by the English words that would be a good guess using as clues the Spanish words similar to English. So as a result these are rough translations of the Spanish phrases, which may not be the exact meanings, but will be close enough that you could deduce what is meant.
After the Spanish and English versions of each phrase is the pronunciation of the Spanish phrase.
The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use on your trip to Spain or Latin America, 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 Spanish phrase means without looking at the rough English version. See how far down the list you can get.
EASIEST SPANISH PHRASES
SPANISH -- ENGLISH -- [SAY SPANISH]
acceso a Internet -- access to the internet -- [ahk-SEH-soh ah een-tehr-NEHT]
aire acondicionado -- air conditioner -- [ay-EE-reh ah-kohn-dee-see-yoh-NAH-doh]
al aeropuerto -- to the airport -- [ahl ah-eh-roh-PWEHR-toh]
allérgico a gluten -- allergic to gluten -- [ah-LEHR-khee-koh ah gloo-tehn]
allérgico a la penicilina -- allergic to penicillin -- [ah-LEHR-khee-koh ah lah peh-nee-see-LEE-nah]
allérgico a los antibióticos -- allergic to antibiotics -- [ah-LEHR-khee-koh ah ahn-tee-bee-YOH-tee-kohs]
artículos que declarar -- articles to declare -- [ahr-TEE-koo-lohs keh deh-klah-RAHR]
audioguía en inglés -- audio guide in English -- [aw-oo-dee-yoh-GEE-ah ehn een-GLEHS]
auto con aire acondicionado -- (car) auto with air conditioning -- [ah-OO-toh kohn ay-EE-reh ah-kohn-dee-see-yoh-NAH-doh]
botella de vino -- bottle of wine -- [boh-TEH-yah deh BEE-noh]
cancelar mi reserva -- cancel my reservation -- [kahn-seh-LAHR mee reh-SEHR-bah]
certificado de autenticidad -- certificate of authenticity -- [sehr-tee-fee-KAH-doh deh aw-oo-tehn-tee-see-DAHD]
con aire acondicionado -- with air conditioning -- [kohn ay-EE-reh ah-kohn-dee-see-yoh-NAH-doh]
confirmar mi reserva -- confirm my reservation -- [kohn-feer-MAHR mee reh-SEHR-bah]
descuento a los estudiantes -- discount for students -- [dehs-KWEHN-toh ah lohs ehs-too-dee-YAHN-tehs]
en inglés -- in English -- [ehn een-GLEHS]
en la mapa -- on the map -- [ehn lah MAH-pah]
en tres minutos -- in three minutes -- [ehn trehs mee-NOO-tohs]