Language Lessons for Guatemala

Read some language lessons for Guatemala.

Language Lessons for Guatemala

  |   Posted: August 18, 2003

English to Spanish
yes = sí
no = no
hello/hi = hola
good morning/good day = buenos días
good afternoon  = buenas tardes
good evening/good night = buenas noches
good bye = adiós
Pleased to meet you. = Mucho gusto.
How are you? = ¿Cómo esta usted?
I am fine. = Estoy bien.
Very well, thank you. = Muy bien, gracias.
please = por favor
thank you = gracias
you're welcome = de nada
excuse me = perdóneme
good/okay = bueno
Mister = Señor
Mrs. = Señora
Miss = Señorita
How old are you? = ¿Cuantos años tienes?
When? = ¿Cuando?
How? = ¿Como?
Where? = ¿Donde?
Where is the bathroom? = ¿Donde está el baño?
Where is the church? = ¿Donde está la iglesia?
Where is the bank? = ¿Donde está el banco?
Where is the hotel? = ¿Done está el hotel?
I do not speak Spanish. = No hablo español
Do you speak English? = ¿Usted habla inglés?
Please speak slowly. = Por favor hable despacio.
I don't understand. = No entiendo.

Shopping
I need = necesito
more = más
less = menos
more or less = más o menos
very little = poco or poquito
how much? = ¿cuánto?
How much does it cost? = ¿Cuánto cuesta?
too expensive = demasiado caro
cheaper = más barato
I'll take it. = Lo llevo.
here = aquí
there = allí
It's hot. = Hace calor.
It's cold. = Hace frio.
hot water = agua caliente
ice = hielo
bill = cuenta
small = pequeño
large = grande

Numbers
one = uno/una
two = dos
three = tres
four = cuatro
five = cinco
six = seis
seven = siete
eight = ocho
nine = nueve
ten = diéz
eleven= once
twelve = doce
thirteen = trece
fourteen = catorce
fifteen = quince
sixteen = dieciseis
seventeen = diecisiete
eighteen = dieciocho
nineteen = diecinueve
twenty = veinte
twenty-one = veintiuno
thirty = treinta
forty = cuarenta
fifty = cincuenta
sixty = sesenta
seventy = setenta
eighty = ochenta
ninety = noventa
one hundred = cién

Days of the week
Sunday = domingo
Monday = lunes
Tuesday = martes
Wednesday = miércoles
Thursday = jueves
Friday = viernes
Saturday = sábado
today = hoy
tomorrow = mañana
Yesterday = ayer

Tips: The "h" is silent in Spanish; therefore, hielo is pronounced similar to yellow. The ñ is pronounced "ny"; therefore, pequeño pronounced pe-ken-yo.