When you’re meeting people for the first time, it’s always useful to have a few solid Spanish phrases.
Learning and practicing these phrases lays down a solid foundation for your Spanish and will build up your confidence along the way.
Read and listen to the correct pronunciation of these common greetings.
The speaker will then say “eschuche y repita” (listen and repeat).
IMPORTANT: Repeat after the native speaker after listening a few times to practice your pronunciation and make the phrases sound natural.
Buenos días / Buen día / Feliz día
Buenas tardes / Feliz tarde
Buenas noches / Feliz noche
Good evening / Good night
You may also hear these phrases when visiting someone’s home:
(Note: If you are talking to a female, you would say “bienvenida” and when talking to a male, you would say “bienvenido.” Speaking to a group of people, use “bienvenidos.”)
Siéntete como en casa
Make yourself at home
Mi casa es tu casa
My house is your house