If you want to go for a meal in Spain or an Hispanic country you should be able to speak with the waiter. This vocabulary and conversation in Spanish will help you to manage in a restaurant.

SPANISH VOCABULARY TO ORDER IN A RESTAURANT:

 

How to order in a restaurant in Spanish

SPANISH VOCABULARY:

Carta/ menú - Menu
Cuenta - Bill
Desayuno - Breakfast
Comida- Lunch
Cena - Dinner

Entrante - Starter/ Appetizer
Plato Principal - Main dish
Postre - Dessert
Camarero/a - waiter/ waitress

Pollo - Chicken
Ternera- Beef
Pescado - Fish
Ensalada - Salad
Verdura - Vegetables

Pan - Bread
Arroz - Rice
Té - Tea
Agua - Water
Cerveza - Beer
Vino tinto/ blanco - Red/ white wine
Sal - Salt
Pimienta - Pepper

USEFUL PHRASES IN SPANISH:

Una mesa para cuatro, por favor. - A table for four people, please.
Quiero reservar una mesa para 2 a las 9. - I would like to book a table for 2 at 9 o’clock.
¿Tiene alguna mesa para esta noche? - Have you got any tables for this evening?
¿Me permite ver el menú, por favor? - Can I look at the menu, please?
Disculpe camarero - Excuse me, waiter
¿Que quiere para beber? - What would you like to drink?

¿Tiene platos vegetarianos? - Do you have any vegetarian dishes?
Quiero … . - I want … .
Ya he acabado. - I’m finished.
¡Muy rico! - It was delicious.
La cuenta, por favor. - The bill, please.
¿Cuánto es? - How much is it?

Download these pictures with a basic conversation in Spanish in the restaurant and vocabulary about the table:

Spanish vocabulary in a restaurant

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This ABC’S tips to learn Spanish is dedicated to our students of Spanish following one of our: Spanish intensive courses in Denia 

Follow these tips and your Spanish will improve very fast!

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Allow yourself time. It’s a long process - Date tiempo, es un proceso largo

Be proud of yourself for how much you have learned - Enorgullécete de ti mismo por todo lo que has aprendido

Change your phone and television to the  Spanish - Cambia el idioma de tu teléfono y televisión a español.

Dedicate time every week to learning Spanish - Dedica tiempo cada semana a aprender español

Enjoy the language - Disfruta el idioma

Find a Spanish native person to practice speaking with – We have our Language Exchange in Denia Encuentra una persona nativa hispanohablante a con la que practicar - Para eso tenemos nuestro intercambio de idiomas en Denia

Get in touch with TLCdenia and start classes at the school or Spanish online lessons – Contacta con TLCdenia y empieza las clases de español en la escuela o desde casa con clases online de español

Help each other – Ayuda y recibe ayuda de tus compañeros de clase

Introduce music in Spanish you are learning to your playlist  – Escucha música en el español.

Join clubs or organizations so you can meet  Spanish natives speakers – Únete a organizaciones donde puedas conocer a nativos

Knowledge is power – El conocimiento es poder

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If you travell to Spain you first have to be able to understand the staff at the airport. Here you’ll find some useful vocabulary.

VOCABULARY TO COMMUNICATE AT THE AIRPORT:

 

How to communicate at the airport in Spanish

VOCABULARY:

Aeropuerto - Airport
Avión - Plane
Compañía aérea - Airline
Pasillo - Aisle
Fila - Row
Asiento - Seat

Equipaje - Baggage
Equipaje de mano - Carry-on luggage
Reclamo de equipaje - Baggage claim
Exceso de equipaje - Excess baggage

Registración - Check-in
Tarjeta de embarque - Boarding pass
Número de vuelo - Flight number
Pasaporte - Passport
Puerta - Gate

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It is shown that bilingualism has positive effects on the intelligence of children. If your children learn Spanish from a young age this will increase a number of cognitive skills that will enhance their development.

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These are some of the benefits:

Intellectual development


1.
Bilingualism develops the executive function of the brain responsible for organizing and planning and facilitates the ability to multitask.

2. Improves short and long term memory.

3. Encourages creativity.

4. Promotes attention and concentration.

5. Stimulates cognitive ability by exercising the brain.

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There comes a time in the life of every student of Spanish in which you begin to learn and use colloquialisms and you will feel very proud of yourself!

Slowly you begin to use them in your conversations in Spanish and you realize that your language level is increasing and is more like a native. That time is very rewarding and very fun, especially when you learn some of the funniest colloquialisms in Spanish.

Here is a list of some of the funniest colloquialisms in Spanish. Which is your favorite? Do you know any more?

“Estar hasta en la sopa.” Algo o alguien está en todos los lugares. (Someone or something is everywhere!)
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“Tener mala leche/uva.” Tener mal carácter. (Be short tempered/Bad tempered)

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“Ser más pesado que una vaca en brazos.” Persona molesta o difícil de soportar. (Be very annoying or difficult to tolerate)

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 ”Se te va la olla.” Volverse loco. (Go crazy)
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 “Andar con la hora pegada al culo.” Ir con prisas, llegar tarde. (Be in a rush.)
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“Ser de puño cerrado.” Ser rácano. (Be tight fisted)
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“Estar al loro.” Estar atento. (Pay attention)
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“Cantar las 40.” Reñir a alguien, decir lo que piensas. (Tell someone off and not hold back.)Spanish-colloquialisms-8
“Pasarse tres pueblos.” Exagerar mucho algo.(Cross the line, exaggerate a lot)

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“Ser más largo que un día sin pan.” Algo que dura mucho. (Last a long time)
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“Tener el guapo subido.” Sentirse guapo, estar guapo. (Be and feel beautiful)
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“Le quedan dos telediarios.” A algo o alguien le queda poco para desaparecer. (Not have much future/life).

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“Estar en el quinto pino.” Estar muy lejos. (Be a long way away)
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“No ver tres en un burro.” No ver nada. (To see nothing)
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“Es más chulo que un ocho”. Ser muy chulo, muy guay. (He´s a cool cat)Spanish-colloquialisms-15
“No está el horno pa’ bollos.” La situación está tensa. (A very tense situation)

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Our students of the Intensive spanish course love this Spanish colloquialisms.