We’re introducing a new feature that should help make your holidays more interactive.
It’s always fun to show off your language skills when you’re on holiday but to help make sure you’re not embarrassing yourself – or insulting your waiter – here are some key phrases that should keep you out of trouble while you soak up the sun!
This month we’re focusing on holidays to Spain, so hopefully you’ll avoid any awkward Pidgin English moments when ordering your tapas:
Hello – Hola
Goodbye – Adiós
Yes – Sí
No – No
Thanks – Gracias
Excuse me – Perdona
Can you help me please? – Me puedes ayudar por favor?
I’m sorry I don’t understand – Lo siento, no te entiendo
Do you speak English? – Hablas Inglés?
Where is the toilet? – Dónde está el lavabo?
Two beers please – Dos cervezas por favor
Can we get the bill? – Me traes la cuenta?
And some sillier ones:
Are you single? – Estás solero/a? (soltero is masculine and soltera is feminine)
Do you have any Abba? (to a DJ) – Podrías poner Abba?
Do you know where I can buy some after sun? – Sabes dónde puedo comprar After Sun? (the Spanish call it After Sun because of the brand of Suncream although it’s pronounced slightly differently)
Do you have any paracetamol? – Tienes Paracetamol?