Spanish Language Basics

The two biggest languages in the state of Florida are Spanish and English, making up most of the languages spoken in Florida. Around 3.94 million people speak Spanish in their households, which accounts for around 20.9 percent of the whole Florida population.

Spanish has been spoken in what is now the United States since the 15th century, with the arrival of Spanish colonization in North America. Colonizers settled in areas that would later become Florida, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California.
  • Even a basic knowledge of Spanish will help you if you are in any position where you have contact with the public.
  • You will be aware that just as many people speak Spanish as English as native speakers in the world and it will open your doors to a world you never imagined.
  • Companies pay more to Spanish bilingual employees.
  • You do not need a high level of fluency to add value, but a moderate knowledge, I have noticed this about language learning, unlike calculus, the benefits are seen immediately.
  • You can shop in the Spanish food section.
  • Miami and South Florida become a lot more accessible to you.
English Spanish
Yes Si
No No
Please Por favor
Thank you Gracias
Sorry Lo siento
Hello Hola
Good morning Buenos días
Good afternoon Buenas tardes
Good evening/night Buenas noches
Goodbye Adiós
Bye Chao
See you Nos vemos
How are you? ¿Como está?
Fine, thanks Bien, gracias
Do you speak english? ¿Habla inglés?
I don't understand No entiendo
Please speak slowly Hable lento por favor
Where is/are...? Donde esta/están...?
When? ¿Cuándo?
Who? ¿Quien?
Why? ¿Por qué?
What? ¿Que?
Which ¿Cual?
How long? ¿Cuánto tiempo?
How much (price)? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
Can you help me? ¿Me puede ayudar?
What time is it? ¿Qué hora es?
Useful phrases 
I like/I don't like it Me gusta/No me gusta
Just a minute Un minuto
Too expensive Muy caro
It's hot (weather) Hace calor
It's cold (weather) Hace frío
A little Un poco
A lot Mucho
Coffee with milk Café con leche
Ice Hielo
Mineral water Agua mineral
Wine (White/Red) Vino (Blanco/Tinto)
Beer Cerveza
Juice Jugo
Eggs Huevos
Scrambled eggs Huevos revueltos
Fried eggs Huevos fritos
Cheese Queso
Bacon Tocino
Beef Carne vacuna
Chicken Pollo
Pork Cerdo
Rice Arroz
Boiled potatoes Papas cocidas
Chips (Fries) Papas fritas