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1. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I figured I will become the "unofficial" spanish translator in TP. God, I have a big ego...I nominated and crowned myself as THE ONE .

Ok, so...how many of you wonder how to say this or that in Spanish when you go to a spanish speaking country? You know, the easy phrases (that way you dont have to learn an entire book about the language)? I needed some little phrases in Asia, I wrote down just what I needed to get by and that was it.

These are the first few:

Where can I take the bus or taxi?
Donde esta la estacion de bus o el taxi?

Where can I exchange money?
Donde puedo cambiar dinero?

For Isa...where is such and such place?
Abajo, abajo (Inside joke, dont write this one down hahaha).

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

For Isa...where is such and such place?
Abajo, abajo (Inside joke, dont write this one down hahaha).

Don't forget to move your right hand to the right, away from your body, to indicate direction - no matter which direction you really want to go!!!

Abajo! Abajo! Andele! Andele! (sp?)

3. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

Abajo! Abajo! Andele! Andele! (sp?)

Andale! Andale! from the verb ANDAR (walk about).

4. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 11y

OK, probably should leave out most of the words that I know.. , but how about this...

Donde esta la estacion de ferrocarril?
Where is the train station?

Mis dedos son cubiertos con pelo suave
My fingers are covered with soft hair

Me gusta patos fritos
I like fried ducks

OK, OK, seriously, this is a good idea. I could have used this as a refresher when we went to Panama in January. It would have saved me the embarrassment of asking "Yo quiero dos jueves y jabon" (I want two Thursdays and soap), rather than "Yo quiero dos juevos y jamon (I want two eggs and ham). Subtle, yet important differences. Mind you, there is nothing like entertaining the wait staff..... When in Rome, try not to sound like too much of an idiot, like me...

5. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 11y

Mis dedos son cubiertos con pelo suave

My fingers are covered with soft hair

"Yo quiero dos jueves y jabon"
(I want two Thursdays and soap)"

hahah kris that was amazing.... i am inspired. truly, truly in awe of that.
porque yo soy la biblioteca?
Why am i a library?
well, i could be wrong on that. its been a long time since spanish class so i probably am wrong on that
i am now happy

6. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting beerman

"Yo quiero dos juevos y jamon (I want two eggs and ham). Subtle, yet important differences. Mind you, there is nothing like entertaining the wait staff..... When in Rome, try not to sound like too much of an idiot, like me...

Ok, first things first...

Yo quiero dos juevos y jamon needs to be corrected...slightly though, dont feel bad beerman. I am sure you have already had one too many at the job .

It goes: Yo quiero dos HUEVOS y jamon, with an H.

In English, the H sounds like a J. But in Spanish the H is an absolutely silent letter, worthless is you ask me...it is as if it werent even there, so why use it!! Who should I talk to about this?

7. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting SeeTheSky

porque yo soy la biblioteca?
Why am i a library?
well, i could be wrong on that. its been a long time since spanish class so i probably am wrong on that
i am now happy

Ok, now to SeeTheSky...the library translation is perfect but...why would you want to be a library?

Maybe we could change it to WHY AM I A LIBRARY OF KNOWLEDGE?

Porque yo soy una biblioteca de conocimiento? Better heh?

And...I am now happy

Ahora yo soy feliz

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Dove l'occio?
Dove la mana?
Dove la bocca?
Aspetta! Aspetta!

I'm learning off a friend who's teaching her daughter to talk. Best way to learn! And it's Italian, so I may be way off. :(

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Thanks for the correction, Anne!!! My Spanish consists of Hola Paco! Como esta? and a listing of birds, fish, animals, furniture and the train. Just don't ask me to spell them correctly because I can't!

Evan! You're still alive!!!!!
Quick Anne/Beerman - how do I say that in Spanish?

10. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Evan, you are still alive!!!!

Evan, todavia estas vivo!!!

But the real question is...are Sam and Peter still alive?? Coincidentally, they havent posted anything in the last couple of days.

Hey Evan, what did you do with them??!!! Que hiciste con ellos???!!!