|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|
Above are a few common Spanish phrases to help you get around.
Over 99% of the population speaks the Spanish Castilian dialect due to its majorly Spanish roots back in the 16th Century. However, it should be noted that over 65 Amerindian languages (of which around 850 thousand people are speakers), 2 Creole languages and the Romani language are also frequently spoken within the country with a grand total of over a hundred different languages being used within the country’s borders. Native languages include Chibchan, Cariban, Tupian, Arhuaco, Quechuan, Choco, Saliba, Witoto, Tucano, Guahibo, Macu, Bora, Andoque, Cofan, Kamentsa, Ticuna, Yagua, Awa-Cuaiquer, Guambiano, Paez, Tinigua and Yaruro.