The language we normally think of as Spanish is actually Castilian, which is the language of Castile, the largest region of modern-day Spain. While this language is widely spoken and understood all over the country, there are several other dialects spoken in the different regions, such as Catalan in Catalonia or Basque in the Basque country. Here are some commonly used Spanish phrases that may come in handy:

Hello – Hola
Good morning – Buenos días
Good afternoon – Buenas tardes
Good evening – Buenas tardes
Where is the closest police station? – ¿Dónde está la comisaría de policía más cercana?
Where is the closest hospital? – ¿Dónde está el hospital más cercano?
Where is the closest ATM machine? – ¿Dónde hay un cajero automático?
Where is [location]? – ¿Dónde está [location]?
Can I pay by credit card? – ¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta de crédito?
Can I pay by debit card? – ¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta de débito?
How much does this cost? – ¿Cuánto cuesta?
Thank you – Gracias
Keep the change – Quédese con el cambio


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