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Wording
Phonetic
English
     
Hola Holl-ah Hello/Hi
Adios Ah-dee-oss Good Bye!
Habla usted Ingles / Espanol Hah-blah oo-stead In-gulls / Ess-span-yoll Do you speak English / Spanish?
Mi nombre es… Mee nom-breh ess My name is…
Me pueden ayudar? Meh pweh-dehn ah-yoo-dah Can you help me?
Estoy buscando… Ess-toy boos-can-doh I’m looking for…
Si / No See / Noh Yes / No
Gracias Grah-see-as Mr / Mrs / Miss
Hoy / Ahora Hoi / Ah-hoar-ah Today / Now
Hoi / Ah-hoar-ah Mah-nar-nar / Aay-err Tomorrow / Yesterday
Este / Que / Aqui / Hay Ess-tey / Kay / Ah-kee / Haay This / That / Here / There

Phrases

Above are a few common Spanish phrases to help you get around.



Languages

The most common language spoken in Spain is its own national language, Spanish, of which over 89% of inhabitants speak and has various dialects and regional languages such as Aranese, Basque, Catalan, Galician, Aragonese, Asturian, Leonese Fala, Cantabrian, Extremaduran, Eonavian, Benaquese, Ribagorcan and Mirandese.

Additionally, many other Indo-European languages exist in the country, with 27% of inhabitants speaking English, 12% speaking French and 2% speaking German. The Portuguese language is also somewhat prominent in the country with many Spanish-Portuguese language combinations and derivations being used, however, there are some small areas speaking Portuguese proper. It’s also known that Afro-Asiatic languages such as Arabic and Berber are spoken by most members of the Muslim community.