I need to know common Spanish phrases for informal conversation.
February 1, 2010 4:15 PM Subscribe
Can you tell me some common phrases in spanish that are used in everyday conversation? For example, the other day I asked a friend how to say "That works for me" in informal conversational spanish. He said that "sale," "orale," and "ya esta" are all roughly synonymous with the English phrase I used. One obvious point is that none of these is a direct translation. I'm looking for that sort of thing.
posted by kensington314 to Human Relations (24 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I have a decent grasp of Spanish grammar, but I want to know how to communicate in a friendly, informal fashion with Spanish speakers. Can you help me by pointing out some indispensible informal phrases? The sort of thing I'm thinking of is:
- "yeah, whatever."
- "time's up!"
- "shoot the shit"
- "have a good time"
- "no problem"
- "i'll bring it over right away"
- "hang out"
- "too late"
Obviously this is not an exhaustive list of what I'm looking for. I'd also love to know any longer phrases that bring your conversations together. Really, anything you can think of would help my Spanish. If you find yourself using it a lot, I promise I will use it too. I just want to sound like a human being instead of a robot. Also, I guess I'd rather sound like a Mexican and/or Central American human being than a Spanish one.