Spanish Lessons

Spanish lesson

Although most locals in Los Cabos speak English, they also appreciate it when visitors try to speak Spanish. Give it a try!

Pronunciation rules

The letter “ñ”

When you see a wiggly line on top of the letter “n” use the “ny” sound that you use for the English word canyon.

The double “ll”is pronounced like “y” in English.

The letter “h”is always silent.

The letter “j”is pronounced like “h” in English.

If the word has an accent mark such as “á”, that syllable is stressed.

The basics

Hello – Hola

morning – Buenos días

Good afternoon – Buenas tardes

Good evening/night – Buenas noches

Thank you – Gracias

Please – Por Favor

Sorry – Disculpa

Here – Aquí

There – Allá

Goodbye – Adios


Help – Ayuda

Water – Agua

Food – Comida

Money – Dinero

Cash – Efectivo

Change – Cambio

Credit card – Tarjeta de crédito

Tip – Propina

Getting around

Where is …? – ¿Dónde está …?

My hotel is … – Mi hotel es …

Please take me to … – Por favor lléveme a …

How much is this? – ¿Cuánto cuesta esto?

Where is an ATM? – ¿Dónde hay un cajero automático?

Telephone – Teléfono

Do you have WIFI? – ¿Tiene WIFI?

At a restaurant

Table – Mesa

Glass – Vaso

Plate – Plato

Fork – Tenedor

Spoon – Cuchara

Knife – Cuchillo

Napkin – Servilleta

Can you bring the check? – ¿Puede traer la cuenta?


Bathrooms – Baños

Restaurant – Restaurante

Hotel – Hotel

Beach – Playa

Store – Tienda

Pharmacy – Farmacia

Meeting someone new

Nice to meet you – Mucho gusto

What’s your name? – ¿Cómo te llamas?

My name is … – Mi nombre es…

Where are you from? – ¿De dónde eres?

Do you speak English? – ¿Habla Inglés?

I don’t understand – No entiendo