How to say I’ll be right back in Spanish

Like many things in Spanish, I didn’t know I needed this until I was in the moment and it was too late. Once again I was caught speechless.   I know that eventually something is going to stump me, but I hate it when it’s something this simple. I don’t want to this to happen to you, so today I’m going …

How to ask for a ride in Spanish

Asking someone for a ride is one of those common everyday things that everyone does, and sooner or later you’re going to need to know how to ask for a ride in Spanish. Whether you’re asking a friend for a ride or asking a taxi or Uber driver, this bit of Spanish is going to be a lifesaver. To ask …

Giving your condolences in Spanish

Tarde o temprano (sooner or later) the time will come when you need to give someone your condolences in Spanish.   Thankfully it hasn’t been something that I’ve needed to do often, but not having the words to do it makes that situation even more uncomfortable, so today I’m going to share with you some of the basic vocabulary and phrases …

Translating If I were you to Spanish

How to say If I were You in Spanish

This is a handy expression that’s good to know if you ever find yourself giving advice to someone in Spanish.   And it’s probably a good idea to recognize this phrase so you know when someone is giving you advice. Let’s take a look at the ways to say “If I were you” in Spanish. Using the verb ser, you can …

How to say I can’t wait in Spanish

Sooner or later you’re going to be really anxious about something you really want to do or someone you really want to see and you’re going to want to express that excitement to your Spanish friends.   In this post you’re going to learn how to do just that. There a number of ways we can skin this cat, so let’s …

How to say I’m excited to see you

Sooner or later you’ll need this one.    Maybe you’re catching up with an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time or maybe you’re going on a date.    It doesn’t matter what your reason is, this phrase is something you’ll want to have in your Spanish toolbox. The first thing you need to know is the verb excitar …

7 Ways to say traffic in Spanish

For many years I thought I knew the only word there was for traffic in Spanish.  Well, turns out I was wrong.  Spanish has a funny way of surprising you with these things. Here are 7 ways to say traffic in Spanish that will have you sounding like a native speaker. 1. Tráfico This is the literal translation for the …

4 Ways to say maybe in Spanish

Just when you think something should be pretty straight-forward in Spanish you find it out it’s not. Like when I learned how to say “maybe” in Spanish. And then I learned a second way to say maybe in Spanish.  Which was eventually followed by a third and a fourth way to say “maybe” in Spanish. The good news is despite …

3 Ways to ask for happy hour specials in Spanish

There’s nothing better than sipping on a refreshing margarita during happy hour no matter if it’s on the beaches of Cancun or at your local Mexican restaurant. Here are three ways to ask your bartender about happy hour drink specials.   ¿Tiene especiales de bebidas? Do you have any drink specials? ¿Tiene ofertas de happy hour? Do you have happy …

Making plans – Letting people know when you’ll be there

In the last quick tip I gave you some handy phrases to help you make plans with your Spanish speaking amigos, How to say I’m on the way. Today I’ll give you some phrases to let them know when to expect you. Voy a llegar tarde – I’m going to get there late Voy tarde – I’m running late Estoy casi …