Spanish 101

como estas? [koh-mo ay-stas]
how are you?

bien, gracias [bee-en, grah-see-as]
good, thank you

que tal? [kay-tal]
what’s up

agua, por favor [ah-gwa poor fah-vor]
water, please

una mesa para dos, por favor [oon-ah mae-sa pa-rah dos, poor fah-vor]
a table for two, please

por favor, podemos ver el menu? [poor fah-vor, poe-day-mos ver el me-noo]
can we see the menu please?

podria traernos un plato de pollo (o pez)?
[poe-dree-as tra-air-me oon pla-toe day tacos cone poe-yo e payz]
could you please bring us a plate of chicken (or fish)?

me gustaria un vaso de vino blanco, por favor
[mae goo-sta-ree-ah oon vah-so dae vee-no blaa-nko]
I would like a glass of wine please

ya esta [yah es-ta]
that’s it, that’s all… as in how to respond to a waiter once you finish ordering

gracias [grah-see-yas]

de nada [day-na-da]
you’re welcome

buenos dias [b-wen-os dee-as]
good morning

buenas tardes [b-wen-as tar-des]
good afternoon

buenas noches [b-wen-os no-chays]
good night, good evening

como te llamas [co-mo tay ya-mas]
what’s your name?

me llamo ____ [may ya-mo]
my name is ______

buen provecho [bwen pro-vay-cho]
enjoy!

perdon [pear-dougn]
excuse me

salud! [sa-lood]
cheers! The literal translation means ‘to health.’

una gran jarra de sangria [ooh-na gra-an ha-ra day san-gri-ah]
A large pitcher of sangria… aka what you should order all of the time.

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