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Spanish phrases - useful sentences for holidaymakers


A few Spanish phrases may prove useful during your stay on holiday, or if you're newly arrived to start a new life in Tenerife and they may provide a handy tool to get you started in speaking a bit of Spanish.

Don't be embarrassed to try these out on the natives. They are generally delighted when someone from another country makes the effort. (Usually, the Tenerife native you're speaking to will have a better command of English than you do of Spanish, but don't worry - just go for it!)


Bars and Restaurants

The Spanish words for all the things you may wish to ask for in a bar or restaurant.


Supermarket Shopping

What to ask for at the fruit and veg counter and the meat counter, plus other useful words and phrases.




Not for the faint hearted

Click on the following link for a list of naughty Spanish words, so you know if you're being sworn at...

enter if you dare





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