Spanish Expressions

Are you ready to learn Spanish? You can start right here with the free Spanish lessons we are offering on this website. You can work your way through these lists containing Spanish Expressions.

Soon you’ll be able to ask questions, talk about yourself, and have basic conversations in Spanish. Learning a language is great for your brain, useful if you travel and enable you to talk to friends and neighbors who come from other countries. It is also great for business. You’ll learn to read the language, so if you use paid Spanish translation services you’ll know the job is done right.

The best ways to learn a language is to start speaking it right away, and then learn the grammatical rules once you know a few words and expressions. You may want to print out the list of Spanish expressions below, so you can read over them several times a day until you know them. Each is followed by the most appropriate translation, and sometimes a more literal translation in parenthesis.

Spanish Expressions (see also these tips for learning Spanish)

¿Cuál es su nombre? (What is your name?)
Mi nombre es Ana (My name is Ana)
¿Cómo se llama usted? (What is your name?)
Me llamo Ana (My name is Ana-I call myself Ana)
Buenos días (Good morning-Good day).
Buenas tardes (Good afternoon)
Buenas noches (Good evening-Good night)
¿Cómo está usted? (How are you?)
Muy bien, gracias. ¿Y usted? (Very well, thank you. And you?)
Le presento a Steve (This is Steve-I introduce you to Steve)
Mucho gusto (Nice to meet you-Much pleasure)
Igualmente (And you too-Equally)
Hasta luego (See you later-Until then)
Adiós (Goodbye)
Hasta mañana (See you tomorrow-Until tomorrow)
Por favor (Please)
Gracias (Thank you)
De nada (You’re welcome-It’s nothing)
¿Cuánto cuesta? (How much is it-How much does it cost?)
Disculpe (Excuse me)
Lo Siento (I’m sorry)
La cuenta por favor (The bill please)
¿Dónde está el baño? (Where is the bathroom?)
¿Cómo se dice esto? (How do you say this-How does one say this?)
No entiendo (I don’t understand)
Hable más lento por favor (Speak more slowly please)
¿De dónde es usted? (Where are you from?)
Yo soy de los Estados Unidos (I am from the United States)

Useful Spanish Words (How to learn Spanish fast)

En la casa (at home)
sala (living room)
comedor (dining room)
dormitorio (bedroom)
cocina (kitchen)
baño (bathroom)

Las estaciones (the seasons)
invierno (winter)
verano (summer)
otoño (autumn)
primavera (spring)

La ubicación (the direction)
norte (north)
sur (south)
este (east)
oeste (west)

La comida (the meal)
desayuno (breakfast)
almuerzo (lunch)
cena (dinner)

Los días (the days)
lunes (Monday)
martes (Tuesday)
miércoles (Wednesday)
jueves (Thursday)
viernes (Friday)
sábado (Saturday)
domingo (Sunday)

Los meses (The months)

Palabras de pregunta (question words)
¿Qué? (What?)
¿Cómo? (How?)
¿Cuándo? (When?)
¿Dónde? (Where?)
¿Cuál? (Which?)
¿Por qué? (Why?)

Palabras de respuesta (answer words)
Sí (yes)
No (no)
Quizás (maybe/perhaps)
Tal vez (perhaps)
Claro (of course)
Nunca (never)
Siempre (always)
Ahora (now)
Porque (because)

Colors in Spanish

“¿Cuál es tu color favorito?” (What is your favorite color?) Your answer is, of course, “Mi color favorito es…” (My favorite color is…)

Los Colores (The Colors)

negro (a) (black)
blanco (a) (white)
azul (blue)
rojo (a) (red)
marrón, café (brown)
verde (green)
gris (gray)
naranja (orange)
anaranjado (a) (orange)
rosado (a) (pink)
violeta (violet)
morado (a) (purple)
amarillo (a) (yellow)
celeste (light blue)
plateado (a) (silver color)
dorado (a) (golden color)

Note: Colors ending in “o” change according to the gender of the noun, just like other adjectives – El carro blanco (the white car), la casa blanca (the white house).


Practice Sentences for Spanish Colors

¿De qué color es la noche ? (What color is the night?)
La noche es negra. (The night is black.)

¿De qué color es la nieve? (What color is the snow?)
La nieve es blanca. (The snow is white.)

¿De qué color es el mar? (What color is the sea?)
El mar es azul. (The sea is blue.)

¿De qué color son los girasoles? (What color are the sunflowers?)
Los girasoles son amarillos. (The sunflowers are yellow.)

¿De qué color es el carro de Carlos? (What color is Carlo’s car?)
El carro de Carlos es rojo. (Carlos’ car is red.)

¿De qué color es el perro de Susana? (What color is Susana’s dog?)
El perro de Susana es marrón. Susana’s dog is brown.

¿De qué color es el vestido de Ana? (What color is Ana’s dress?)
El vestido de Ana es verde. (Ana’s dress is green.)

¿De qué color es el gato de Antonio? (What color is Antonio’s cat?)
El gato de Antonio es gris. (Antonio’s cat is gris.)

¿De qué color son las sandalias de Carmen? (What color are Carmen’s sandals?)
Las sandalias de Carmen son anaranjadas. (Carmen’s sandals are orange.)

¿De qué color son los pantalones de Pamela? (What color are Pamela’s pants?)
Los pantalones de Pamela son rosados. (Pamela’s pants are pink.)

¿De qué color son las sillas de Rosa? (What color are Rosa’s chairs?)
Las sillas de Rosa son violetas. (Rosas’s chairs are violets.)

¿De qué color son los ojos de Esteban? (What color are Esteban’s eyes?)
Los ojos de Esteban son celestes. (Esteban’s eyes are light blue.)

Idioms Involving Colors in Spanish

Me gusta …. (I like …)
No me gusta …. (I don’t like…)
Odio… (I hate …)
Me encanta … (I love …)


Me gusta el color plateado. (I like the color silver.)
Me gusta el color dorado. (I like the color gold.)
No me gusta el color negro. (I don’t like black.)
No me gusta el color blanco. (I don’t like white.)
Odio el color gris. (I hate gray.)
Me encanta el color azul. (I love blue.)
Me encanta el color violeta. (I love violet.)

Of course, there are many more colors in Spanish, just as there are many colors in English for which few people know the names. The ones covered here are sufficient for now.

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