Argentina: Introduction to Spanish                        

Yes Si

No No

Please Por favor

Thank you Gracias

Thank you very much Muchas gracias

Your welcome De nada

Excuse me Perdón/Con permiso

Just a second Un momento

Okay Está Bien/Muy bien

Hello Hola

Goodbye Adiós

Good morning Buenos dias

Good afternoon Buenas tardes

Good night/Good evening Buenas noches


Fact: Not so well known is the following major grammatical difference in Argentine Spanish (as well as a few other countries): Vos is used instead of the far more common as the second-person familiar pronoun. Although vos is heard elsewhere as an alternative to , in Argentina, it basically replaces in everyday speech among people of all classes and education levels.


Sir                                                                  Señor

Madam                                                            Señora

Miss                                                                Señorita

See you later                                                   Hasta la vista

See you tomorrow                                            Hasta mañana

Do you speak English?                                     ¿Habla usted inglés?

I speak a little Spanish                                      Hablo un poco español

Do you understand?                                         ¿Comprende usted?

I understand                                                     Yo comprendo

I don't understand                                             No comprendo

What did you say?                                             ¿Cómo?

How do you say__in Spanish?                            ¿Cómo se dice__en español?

Where is the bathroom?                                 ¿Dónde esta el baño?


Fact: Questions start with an upside down question mark. That way, you know a question is coming up before you read a sentence!