English Phrases Need No Translation For Spanish

Some English phrases need no translation for Spanish because the words similar Swedish to will enable understanding of what is meant.

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

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.

Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. See how far down the list you can get.

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


English Phrases That Need No Translation For Spanish

ENGLISH -- [Pronunciations will be added]

access to the internet

air conditioner

allergic to antibiotics

allergic to gluten

allergic to penicillin

articles to declare

audio guide in English

auto with air conditioning

bottle of wine

cancel my reservation

certificate of authenticity

confirm my reservation

discount for students

does not function

entrance prohibited

for three days

for three hours

guide in English

in English

in three minutes

is permitted

menu of the day

my family

my telephone

national or international

number for information

office of tourism (information)

on the map

per day

per hour

per kilometer

receive a fax

service included

service not included

sites of interest



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.

ENGLISH -- [Pronunciations will be added]

antiseptic cream

auto with manual transmission

automatic auto

automatic camera

botanical garden

bus station

camping prohibited

classical music

commercial zone

contact lens

digital camera

digital photos

economy auto

economy class

fax number

folk music -- [‘folk’]

golf tournament -- [‘golf’]

identification [document]

insect repellent

international terminal

jazz club -- [‘jazz’]

lactose intolerant

liquid for contact lens

manicure salon -- [‘salon’]

my identification [document]

my telephone number

passport control

pop music -- [‘pop’]

prepaid telephone

snorkeling equipment

telephone number

text message

train station

typical music

United States

vaginal infection


For an easier version of these phrases -- with Spanish translations -- go to the web page Easiest English Phrases for Spanish.

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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