Spanish Phrases

Quickly learn essential Spanish phrases for travelling, in easy single-serving doses! Great for beginners!

Each "serving" is composed of:

wallet-sized phrase guides

Free Printable Booklets

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4 sections in one printable booklet, with over 100 words and phrases total.

view and hear phrases

Web Pages w/clickable Audio

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View each page on your computer. Click each word or phrase to hear it!
All audio is from native speakers.

portable audio phrase guides

Audio Files for your mp3 Player

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2-3 minute long Mp3 audio file of each section that you can listen to anywhere.
About 30 phrases per section, includes the English.

Spanish is spoken throughout Spain, most of South and Central America, many Carribbean countries, and all over the US and other countries either a first or second language and by people the world over as a second language. In total, 25* nations and territories use Spanish as their primary language.

My goal is for single-serving to be a one-stop shop for Spanish foreign language needs for tourists, travellers, business, self-learners, or anyone with an interest in languages. When you are done looking at the site, download the MP3 Audio file and print the Acrobat Booklet. You can use them together anywhere: at work or home on your computer or on the road with a portable mp3 player. You can even copy the audio to CD or tape and take it with you on your travels. Practice the pronunciation before you travel and then just carry the booklet with you. Look at what's here and use it for travel or learning. If you have any problems or suggestions, please e-mail me.

One of the reasons that I began doing this site, was the difficulty I had using the phoenetic pronunciations given in most phrase guides. The problem is that either one has to learn the international phoenetic alphabet, or guess how the author thinks that someone would pronounce certain letter combinations. I avoid phoenetics and use audio from real native speakers. There is no mistaking how a word should be pronounced. Only knowing a word or phrase is half the battle; you must be able to be understood. Hearing a native pronounce the words is the greatest aid to pronunciation. Practice is the key to learning (as if your parents haven't been telling you that all along). Go to France, Belgium, Canada, or Switzerland, and speak! Don't let them speak English with you!

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Puerta del Sol is a monthly audio and print magazine on a variety of topics delivered on CDs along with accompanying booklets. The format is a little much for beginners, but once you're able to understand some of the language, this is probably one of the best methods of learning, next to having willing native speakers around! In addition to the magazine stories, there is music with the lyrics in the booklets, and a vocabulary section that covers the vocabulary that is used in the articles to better help you understand what you are hearing and reading. Subscribe
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