Asking someone out and making plans in Spanish is an excellent way of bonding and building long-lasting relationships. One easy way to improve your Spanish skills is by learning how to make plans for the weekend and ask someone out in Spanish.
Whether you’re traveling to a Spanish-speaking country or looking to impress someone special, I’ve got you covered. In this post, I’ll teach you all about making plans in Spanish, asking someone out, and accepting or declining an invitation in Spanish.
Keep in mind that some of the phrases I will teach you could sound more or less natural, depending on the country you are visiting. We will be looking at phrases that we commonly use in Argentina to make plans for the weekend and ask someone out, using the pronoun “vos” instead of “tú.”
Learn more about the use of “vos” in this blog post: What is the VOS Form in Spanish and Why Is it Important?
Making Plans for the Weekend
To make plans for the weekend, you’ll need to know some basic Spanish vocabulary and phrases. Here are some useful phrases Argentinians use often to make plans for the future:
- ¿Tenés planes para el finde que viene? (Do you have any plans for the weekend?)
- ¿Querés que hagamos algo juntos? (Do you want to do something together?)
- Vamos a ir al cine / restaurante / parque, ¿querés venir? (We’re going to the cinema / restaurant / park, do you want to come?)
- ¿A qué hora quedamos? (What time should we meet?)
How to Ask Someone Out in Spanish
Asking someone out in Spanish is a social skill that requires confidence and a bit of charm. Here are some phrases to help you ask someone out like a native speaker from Argentina:
- ¿Te gustaría salir conmigo? (Would you like to go out with me?)
- ¿Querés ir al cine / restaurante / parque conmigo? (Do you want to go to the cinema / restaurant / park with me?)
- Me encantaría pasar tiempo con vos. ¿Querés hacer algo juntos? (I would love to spend time with you. Do you want to do something together?)
- ¿Nos vemos este finde? (See you this weekend?)
Question Starters in Spanish to Invite Someone Out
Perhaps you noticed above that making plans in Spanish usually requires someone to ask a simple question like “¿Nos vemos el finde?.” There are 5 common question starters that native speakers tend to repeat when asking someone out.
- ¿Te gustaría…? (Would you like to…?)
- ¿Querés…? (Do you want to…?)
- ¿Tenés ganas de…? (Do you feel like…?)
- ¿Qué te parece si…? (How about we…?)
- ¿Nos vemos en…? (See you at…?)
Examples of Spanish Questions to Ask Someone Out
Here are 10 questions in Spanish that Argentines use often to invite someone out, along with their translations in English:
- ¿Te gustaría salir a tomar algo? – Would you like to go out for a drink?
- ¿Qué te parece si vamos al cine esta noche? – How about we go to the movies tonight?
- ¿Querés cenar juntos esta noche? – Would you like to have dinner together tonight?
- ¿Te gustaría ir a tomar unos mates a la costa? – Would you like to drink some mates on the coast?
- ¿Querés ir de compras conmigo este fin de semana? – Do you want to go shopping with me this weekend?
- ¿Vamos a bailar? – Shall we go dancing?
- ¿Querés ir a ver un partido de fútbol? – Do you want to go see a soccer match?
- ¿Te gustaría ir de excursión este sábado? – Would you like to go on a tour this Saturday?
- ¿Querés ir a un concierto conmigo? – Do you want to go to a concert with me?
- ¿Tenés ganas de ir a la playa? – Do you feel like going to the beach?
These questions can help you to invite someone out in Spanish and make plans to spend time together. Whether you’re looking to start a romantic relationship or simply make a new friend, these questions can help you break the ice and create a fun and memorable experience.
Accepting or Declining an Invitation
When someone asks you out, it’s important to know how to accept or decline the invitation in Spanish. Knowing at least one or two phrases to politely and respectfully accept or decline the invitation, especially to decline it, is extremely useful. Here are some phrases to help you respond.
10 Spanish Phrases for Accepting an Invitation
Here are 10 phrases in Spanish for accepting an invitation that Argentinians use quite frequently, along with their translations in English:
- ¡Más vale que sí! (Of course!)
- ¡Qué buena idea! (What a great idea!)
- ¡Me encantaría! (I’d love to!)
- ¡Por supuesto! (Certainly!)
- ¡No me lo perdería por nada del mundo! (I wouldn’t miss it for the world!)
- ¡Genial! (Great!)
- ¡Dale, perfecto! (Okay, perfect!)
- ¡Va a ser divertido! (It’s going to be fun!)
- ¡Allí estaré! (I’ll be there!)
- ¡Contá conmigo! (Count me in!)
Using these phrases can help you accept an invitation in Spanish in a friendly and enthusiastic way, also sounding like a native Argentine would. Whether you’re accepting an invitation to go out with friends, attend an event, or do something new and exciting, these phrases can help you show your appreciation and enthusiasm.
10 Spanish Phrases for Declining an Invitation
Here are 10 phrases in Spanish for declining an invitation that are normally used in Argentina, along with their translations in English:
- Perdón, no voy a poder ir. (I’m sorry, I won’t be able to go.)
- Me encantaría, pero ya tengo planes. (I’d love to, but I already have plans.)
- Gracias por la invitación, pero no voy a poder ir. (Thanks for the invitation, but I won’t be able to go.)
- No creo que pueda. (I don’t think I can make it.)
- Ojalá pudiera, pero se me complica. (I wish I could, but it will be complicated.)
- Me gustaría, pero no me siento bien. (I’d like to, but I don’t feel well.)
- Gracias, pero mejor otro día. (Thanks, but another day would be better.)
- Perdón, a esa hora no puedo. (I’m sorry, I can’t meet you at that time.)
- Perdón, tengo otros compromisos. (I’m sorry, I have other commitments.)
- ¿Qué te parece si lo dejamos para más adelante?. (What do you think about leaving this for another time?)
Using these phrases can help you decline an invitation in Spanish in a polite and respectful way. Whether you’re declining an invitation to go out with friends, attend an event, or do something new, these phrases can help you show your appreciation while respectfully declining the invitation.
In conclusion, making plans in Spanish can be nerve-wracking. I hope these phrases and vocabulary will give you the confidence to ask someone out and accept or decline an invitation in Spanish politely and respectfully. Remember to practice, stay confident, and most importantly, have fun!
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