Basic Conversational Phrases
To get started teaching children basic Spanish vocabulary, below is a list of phrases they may find themselves needing if they find themselves in a conversation with someone who speaks Spanish.
Hola - Hello, or hi. Students may use this in formal or informal settings.
Adiós - Goodbye
¿Cómo Esta Usted? - "How are you?" formal - to be used when a child is speaking to an adult.
Muy, bien. - Very well
Asi, Asi - Okay
Mal - Bad, terrible
Buenos días - Good morning
Buenas tardes - Good afternoon
Buenas noches - Good evening
¿Cómo se lamma usted? - What do you call yourself?
Me llamo _____ - I am called ______
Muchas Gracias! - Thank you very much
De Nada - You're welcome
¿De dónde eres? - Where are you from?
¿Dónde es...? - Where is...
¿Hablas inglés? - Do you speak English?
Feliz cumpleaños! - Happy Birthday
¿Me ayuda por favor? - Can you help me please?
¿Cómo se dice...? - How do you say...?
No hablo español. - I don't speak Spanish
Si - yes
no - no
¿Qué? - What?
These are very basic phrases, and can be practiced. You can ask the student, ¿Cómo se dice "yes" in español? and have her respond with the correct vocabulary word in order to practice.