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Spanish Cheat Sheet

We have decided to try and learn basic Cuban Spanish, and have been enjoying interactive video lessons with Julio at Awesome Cuba Tours! If you want to learn ‘Cuban Spanish’, give him a try!

Topics: Actions, Clothing, Common Words, Confirmation Statements, First Person (I or Me), Food, Greetings & Farewells , Phrases, Places, Purchasing, Second Person (You), Sentence construction, Starting Sentences, Third Person (he/she/they), Time, W5’s, Weather

First Person (I or Me)
I / yo
I / me
I also believe / Creó también
I am / estoy
I don’t know / no se
I don’t want it / no lo quiero
I don’t understand / No entiendo
I have / tengo
I know / se
I like / Me gusta
I liked / Me gustó
I think / creo
I want / quiero
I would like / me gustaría
I would like / desearía
I’d love to / me encantaría
let’s go / vamo
Let’s see / vamo a ver
our / nuestros
say / decir
us / nos
we / nosotros
we are / ya estamos
we are / estamos
we can / podamos
we go / vamos
we have / hemos
we have / tenemos
we have no plans / no tenemos planes
We’ll see / vamos a ver

Second Person (You)
are (you are) / eres
she/the (feminine) / la
you / te
you /
you (formal) / usted
you are / usted está
you have / tienes

Third Person (he/she/they)
he has (EL prefix) / el tiene
he/the masculine) / el
she has (ELLA prefix) / ella tiene
she/the (feminine) / ella
they (feminine) / ellas
they (masculine) / ellos
they have / tienen

Confirmation Statements
always / siempre
Expression of gratitude/admiration / ohh que bonito
many thanks / muchísimas gracias
no / no
no problem / No hay problema
OK / ok
ok / vale
OK, let’s go / bueno vamos
Right on / así mismo
sure / claro
thank you / gracias
well of couse/of course / pues claro
yes / si

W5’s
how / cómo
what / qué
what do you know/what have you known/asking for information / que has sabido
when / cuándo
where / dónde
who / quién
why / por qué
Why do you ask? / porque pregunta
why not / por qué no
Why’s that? / y eso por que

Sentence construction
already / ya
also / también
and / y
are / está
because / porque
between / entre
for / para
for / por
happen / pasar
has/have / tiene
is / es
may / puedo
maybe / quizás
on / sobre
so / así
that / eso
the / lo
then/well / pues
there is / hay
these / estás
this or um/ah if starting a sentence / este
to / a
was / estaba
which / cuál
with / con

Common Words
beautiful / bonito
begin / empezar
better / mejor
certain / cierto
finish/end / fin
good / bien
greater / mayor
here / aquí
in/on / en
little / poco
lots of / mucho
maximum/superior / máximo
minimum / mínimo
not really / realmente no
nothing / nada
of / de
oh / ohh
pain/trouble / pena
problem / problema
purpose / propósito
question / pregunta
regret / arrepentir
rested / descansado
same / mismo
similar / parecido
so many / muchísimas
the least / lo mínimo
tired / cansado
truth / verdad
understand / entiendo


Phrases
don’t worry about that / no te preocupes por eso
it is worth it/it is worth the effort / vale la pena
the truth is that / la verdad es que
You are the best / tu eres lo máximo
you won’t regret it / no te vas a arrepentir

Time
afternoon / tardes
breakfast / desayuno
day / día
days / días
evening / noches
fall / otoño
lunch (feminine) / almuerza
lunch (masculine) / almuerzo
next / próximo
now / ahora
really / realmente
remember / recuerda
soon / pronto
spring / primavera
summer / verano
supper / comida
then / entonces
then / luego
tomorrow / mañana
until / hasta
week / semana
weekdays / días entre semana
weekend / fin de semana
winter / invierno
yesterday / ayer

Greetings & Farewells
bye / adiós
Good afternoon (12pm to 6pm / Buenos tardes
Good day (before 12 noon) / Buenos días
Good evening (after 6pm / Buenos noches
hello / hola
How are you? / Cómo estás
My name is / Me llamo
Pleased/Nice to meet you / encantado
See you / Nos vemos
See you later / Hasta luego
What can I do for you? / En qué puedo ayudarle ?
What is your name? / Cómo te llamas

Purchasing
buy it / compraré
cost / cuesta
dollars / dólares
how much / cuánto
How much is this? / Cuánto cuesta este?
purchase / comprar

Actions
eat / comer
help her / ayudarla
help him / ayudarle
help you / ayudarte
hiking / hiking
let / dejar
make / hacer
plans / planes
ready / listo
travel / viaje
watch / ver
work / trabajo
would like / gustaría

Places
beach / playa
Cuba / Cuba
Cuban / cubano
Havana / Habana
highway / carretera
market / mercado
Spanish / espanol

Food
fried / fritas
fries (french fries) / papas fritas
potato / papas

Clothing
casual / casual
clothes / ropa
dresses/wasn\’t it? / viste
Elegant / elegante
sporty / deportiva