How to tell someone you forgot what you were going to say

It never fails. You’re in middle of  a conversation and you lose your train of thought.  Maybe you got distracted, or maybe you’re like me and the mind just isn’t as sharp as it used to be. Regardless of the reason, you’re going to have to explain why you have you that confused look on your face. Let’s get to …

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How to order chips and salsa like a true Mexican

We all love getting those free chips they give us in Mexican restaurants, and today we’re going to learn what they’re actually called in Spanish, or at least in Mexican Spanish.   I’m also going to share something with you that you might find disappointing. How to order nachos/chips Let’s start with what these tasty things are actually called. The terms …

3 Ways to say you’re going grocery shopping in Spanish

When it comes to shopping in Spanish, “ir de compras” is about as far as your Spanish book is going to take you.  Ir de compras means to go shopping, but not for groceries.    It’s used to refer to going shopping for clothes, shoes, etc. When it comes to going grocery shopping, you need a different way to say …

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 …

30+ Spanish Travel Phrases for catching the bus

Whether you’re an expat catching the local bus across town, a tourist traveling across the country on luxury bus or a back packer riding on one of the famous chicken buses, this collection of phrase for catching the bus in Spanish will make your journey much easier. If you’d prefer to skip the fluff and just download the phrases, here’s …