Friendly Greetings

Would you like to begin a simple conversation in Spanish? Do you want a few common phrases, questions or greetings to ease you into building relationships with Hispanics you may know? Here are just a few that might help you on your way to reaching Hispanics around you. View the examples below and carefully follow the suggested pronunciations.

English Spanish Pronunciation
Have a nice day. Que tenga un buen día. Kay teng-AH oon bwehn DEE-ah.
Welcome. Bienvenidos Bee-en veh-NEE-dohs.
Where are you from? ¿De dónde es usted? Deh dohn-deh es oo-sted.
I’m from . . . Soy de . . .  Soy deh . . . 
I don’t understand. No entiendo. / No comprendo. No ehn-tee-EN-doh. / No comb-PREN-doh.
How do you say . . .        in Spanish? ¿Cómo se dice . . .      en español? COH-moh seh DEE-seh . . . 
Excuse me. ¡Perdón! Pear-DOHN.
Can you help me? ¿Puede ayudarme? ¿Pweh-deh ah-yoo-dar-meh?
Sure. / Of course. Claro. / Claro que sí. Klah-roh. / Klah-roh keh see.

Prepared by David Whitcher and Wanda Taylor (BCP Missionaries).