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Car hire / El alquiler de coche; Airport café / el café en el aeropuerto; Petrol station / La gasolinera; Hotel / El hotel; Restaurant / El restaurante; Beach / La playa; Supermarket / El supermercado; Local café / El café vecino; Pharmacy / La farmacia; Insects / Insectos; Jobs / Trabajos; Sports / Deportes;


CAFE VOCABULARY

Making friends in the local cafe - Hacerse amigos al cafe vecino

Here are some useful vocab and phrases which will help conversation flow and help you to make friends in Spain.

How to introduce yourself and get to know others

Hola – Hi/Hello
Buenos días – Good day/Good morning
Buenas tardes – Good afternoon
Buenas noches – Good evening/Good night
Adiós – Good-bye
Hasta luego – See you later
Hasta mañana – See you tomorrow

¿Qué tal? – What`s up? (how are you?)
¿Qué pasa? – What`s up? (what’s happening?)
¿Cómo estás? – How are you? (familiar)
¿Cómo está? – How are you? (formal)
Bien gracias – Well thank you
Así así – OK I guess.

¿Cómo te llamas? – What is your name (familiar)
¿Cómo se llama? – What is your name (formal)
Me llamo… - I am called…
Mi nombre es… - My name is…
Soy… - I am …
¿Cuántos años tienes? – How old are you? (familiar)
¿Cuántos años tiene? – How old are you? (formal)
Tengo … años – I am …. years old

¿De dónde eres? - Where are you from? (familiar)
¿De dónde es? - Where are you from? (formal)
Soy de…. - I am from
¿Adónde vives? - Where do you live? (familiar)
¿Adónde vive? - Where do you live? (formal)
Vivo en… - I live in
cerca de … - near
lejos de… - far from
Conozco …. - I know ... (place or person)

 

Talking about occupations

Note: When you are speaking about a job in a sentence (e.g. I am a teacher), in Spanish you omit the article; therefore, soy profesor (the 'el' is omitted)

¿Qué haces para el trabajo? - What job do you do?
Soy… - I am...

El/la contable – accountant
El actor – actor
La actriz – actress
El/la panadero/a – baker
El/la banquero/a – banker
El/la constructor/a – builder
El/la albañil – brick-layer
El/la conductor(a) de autobuses – bus-driver
El hombre/la mujer de negocios – businessman/woman
El/la carnicero/a – butcher
El/la químico/a – chemist
El/la cocinero/a – cook
El/la dentista – dentist
El/la médico/a – doctor
El/la profesor(a) – teacher
El/la bombero/a – fire-fighter
El/la peluquero/a – hairdresser
El/la enfermero/a – nurse
El policía – policeman
La mujer policía - policewoman
El/la sacerdote – priest
El/la secretario/a – secretary
El/la estudiante - student

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Talking about your interests

¿Cuales son tus intereses? – What are your interests?
¿Qué te gusta hacer en el tiempo libre/el tiempo de ocio? – What do you like to do in your spare time?

Me gusta… - I like to…
Ir al cinema – go to the cinema
Tomar una copa con mis amigos – go for a drink with my drinks
Ver la televisión – watch T.V.
Escuchar la música – listen to music
Leer – read
Ir de compras – go shopping
Ir a la playa – go to the beach

¿Sigues algún equipo? – Do you support a team in particular?
¿Te gusta el deporte? – Do you like sport?

Note: there are two different words for ‘to play’:  

  • JUGAR is used in terms of sport (e.g. jugar al fútbol). 
  • TOCAR is used in terms of musical instruments (e.g. tocar la guitarra). 

 

 

  Tapas
 
Cómo te llamas
La panadera La médica
El policía El sacerdote
El carnicero La profesora
 
El fútbol
 
La guitarra


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