Hey there, so this time and to facilitate your communication with the locals who don't speak English (yes Malaga is very close to perfection but not everyone speaks English here), we have prepared for you a list of expressions and words in Spanish that might be very useful during you stay in the beautiful Andalusia.
Be informed that our Cooltoural locals speak very good English and will be happy, during the customized visit to your interests, to also give you information on these words and expressions with the Spanish accent! 😊This is also one of the advantages of having a local friend for you and only you! 🌞
As a reminder, the walk is exclusively prepared and customized for you: you or your couple or your family or your group of friends.
In short with Cooltoural you are the king/queen of the world! 😊
Now let's get down to business, a little bit of Spanish vocabulary for your holidays.
Good morning / good afternoon: Buenos días (morning); Buenas tardes (afternoon); Buenas noches (night)
Hello / hi: Hola / buenas. These two are perfect because they are easy and you can use them at any time of the day.
Bye: Adiós, hasta luego – And if you want to say it with the accent from Malaga, a « ta luego » is even more local 😉
See you later / See you soon: Hasta luego or hasta pronto
See you tomorrow: Hasta mañana
Have a nice day: Buen día
Good night: Buenas noches
Thanks / Thank you very much: Gracias / Muchas gracias
You have to know that malagueños like to « eat » some letters or syllables.
So in the case of the thanks, you will often here in Malaga and Andalusia in general « gracia » instead of « gracias »
You're welcome: de nada or « de na » with the Andalusian accent
Please: por favor
You will also hear the contraction « por fa »; yes, when the weather is so hot you find any way to save energy 😎 😜
Giving an opinion
It's delicious / it's very good: Está muy rico 👌
It's very salty: Está muy salado
In that case too, people in Malaga like to give their personal touch: all the words that finish with « ado » have the « d » removed. It's very salty is often said « está muy sala’o »
It's very sweet: Está muy dulce
I don't really like it: No me gusta mucho
Money, money, money
The bill please: La cuenta por favor
How much is it? : ¿Cuánto es?
How much is it for an adult / a kid? : ¿Cuánto cuesta la entrada para adultos / niños?
An important point is that some stores close for a few hours from around 2PM to 5PM. No it's not for a nap, that's just a legend 😜💤
Morning / Midday / Afternoon / Night: Mañana / Mediodía / Tarde / Noche
At what time does the store open / close?: ¿A qué hora abre / cierra la tienda?
Yesterday / today / tomorrow: Ayer / Hoy / Mañana
We are going to Larios street: Vamos a la calle Larios
Where is the toilet? : ¿Dónde está el baño?
Where can I buy…? : ¿Dónde puedo comprar… ?
Where is the closest pharmacy? : ¿Dónde está la farmacia más cercana?
Where is the closest supermarket / market? : ¿Dónde está el supermercado / mercado más cercano?
I / you / he, she: Yo / tu / él, ella
We / you / they (masculine/feminine): Nosotros / vosotros / ellos, ellas
For your information, Spanish people don't often use the pronouns. Just to make a spicier 😜
A few words
Swimming suit: bañador
Sunscreen: protector solar
Ahhh holidays 🌴🍹
A few verbs
Sunbathe / Dance / Visit / Sleep: Broncear / Bailar / Visitar / Dormir
Eat / Drink / Talk: Comer / Beber / Hablar
Eat tapas: Tapear – yes it is a real art and they invented a specific verb for it.
Have a great holiday!😊
Mona for Cooltoural