Spanish language basics

Chileans are generally forgiving with those beginners who try to speak a little Spanish. In smaller towns and rural areas, it can be very helpful if you know some simple phrases in case you get into problems. Keep our guide handy!

English Spanish
Yes Si
No No
Please Por favor
Thank you Gracias
Sorry Lo siento
Hello Hola
Good morning Buenos dias
Good afternoon Buenas tardes
Good evening/night Buenas noches
Goodbye Adios
Bye Chao
See you Nos vemos
How are you? Como esta?
Fine, thanks Bien, gracias
Do you speak english? Habla ingles?
I don't understand No entiendo
Please speak slowly Hable lento por favor
Where is/are...? Donde esta/estan...?
When? Cuando?
Who? Quien?
Why? Por que?
What? Que?
Which Cual?
How long? Cuanto tiempo?
How much (price)? Cuanto cuesta?
Can you help me? Me puede ayudar?
What time is it? Que hora es?
Useful phrases  
I like/I don't like it Me gusta/No me gusta
Just a minute Un minuto
Too expensive Muy caro
It's hot (weather) Hace calor
It's cold (weather) Hace frio
A little Mucho
A lot Un poco
Tea Te
Coffee with milk Cafe con leche
Ice Hielo
Mineral water Agua mineral
Wine (White/Red) Vino (Blanco/Tinto)
Beer Cerveza
Juice Jugo
Eggs Huevos
Scrambled eggs Huevos revueltos
Fried eggs Huevos fritos
Cheese Queso
Bacon Tocino
Beef Carne de vacuno
Chicken Pollo
Pork Cerdo
Rice Arroz
Boiled potatoes Papas cocidas
Chips (Fries) Papas fritas