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What do these Spanish phrases mean?

Take a few minutes to think about the meaning of these phrases. The examples are there to give you context and help you figure out the meaning. Write down your answers before you continue reading. Good luck! (¡Buena suerte!)

  1. Un gusto conocerte. 

What does this mean? 

Example: Adiós, Juan. Fue un gusto conocerte..

  1. Disculpe la molestia.

What does this mean? 

Example: Disculpe la molestia, ¿podría decirme qué hora es? 

  1. ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor?

What does this phrase mean?

Example: No entendí bien. ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor? 

  1. Nos vemos pronto.

What does it mean? 

Example: Chau, Julieta. ¡Nos vemos pronto!. 

  1. Que tengas un lindo día.

What does this mean? 

Example: ¡Gracias por tu compra! Que tengas un lindo día. 

About these common Spanish phrases

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The meaning of these basic Spanish phrases

Un gusto conocerte. 

When Spanish learners begin their language learning journey, one of the questions they ask the most is: How do you say ‘nice to meet you’ in Spanish? There are many ways to say ‘nice to meet you’ in Spanish like: gusto en conocerte, gusto en conocerle (formal), mucho gusto, encantado/a, and un placer. See more examples below:  

  • Soy Melany, la hermana de Lorena. Mucho gusto. 
  • ¿Usted es Gianfranco Sorias? Encantada. 
  • Gusto en conocerle, señor Dorian.
  • Chau, Carla. Ha sido un placer.
  • Un gusto conocerte, Mariano. Nos vemos pronto. 

Disculpe la molestia

We use this phrase to call someone’s attention before asking a question. This a formality and it can be made less formal by saying just “disculpá”. What “disculpe la molestia” means in English is “sorry to bother you”. See more examples below:

  • Disculpe la molestia, señora. ¿Me dice cómo llegar al correo central?
  • Lo siento, no quise interrumpirlo. Disculpe la molestia. 
  • Señor, disculpe la molestia. ¿Sabe usted dónde queda la calle Lirio 6?
  • Enfermera, disculpe la molestia. ¿Puede repetirme qué día es hoy?
  • Disculpe la molestia, señorita. No hablo español. ¿Puede traducir esto?

¿Puede repetirlo, por favor?

A life-saving question that every Spanish student should learn. Ask this question whenever you need someone to repeat what they said. Remember not to feel ashamed of asking. Native speakers are way more patient and understanding than you probably think. “¿Puede repetirlo, por favor?” means “Can you repeat please?” in Spanish. See examples below:

  • Profesor, no entendí lo último que dijo. ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor?
  • Creo que no escuché bien. ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor?
  • Lo siento, no entendí. ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor?
  • Perdone, mi español no es muy bueno. ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor?
  • Disculpe la molestia. ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor?

Nos vemos pronto

The literal translation of this phrase is “we will see each other soon”. We say this as an alternative to “chau” and “adiós”. People who see one another on a regular basis tend to say it quite often. See more examples below:

  • ¿Ya te vas? Sí, pero nos vemos pronto.
  • Chau, abuelo, nos vemos pronto. 
  • ¿Cuándo te veo otra vez? Nos vemos pronto.
  • Falta poco para nuestro reencuentro. ¡Nos vemos pronto!
  • ¿Venís a la clase? Sí, nos vemos pronto. 

Que tengas un lindo día. 

How do you say “have a nice day” in Spanish? Que tengas un lindo día. In some countries, like Mexico, people wish this on a daily basis with the shorter phrase “bonito día”. Bonito and lindo are synonyms. “Día” is a masculine word, so make sure to describe it using masculine adjectives. If you wish to be more formal, say “tenga” instead of “tengas”. See more examples below:

  • Gracias por la clase, profesora. Que tenga un lindo día.
  • Chau, corazón. Que tengas un lindo día.
  • Te quiero, hijo. Que tengas un lindo día.
  • Que tengas un lindo día. Nos vemos pronto.
  • Hasta pronto, Don José. Que tenga un lindo día.

Basic Spanish Quiz Results

So how did the Spanish quiz go? Were you familiar with these basic Spanish phrases? Put them into practice by writing down your own dialogues. If the dialogues are related to your personal life, you will remember them better. See my own personal dialogue below: 

  • Disculpe la molestia. ¿Sabe dónde queda la calle Lirio 6?
  • Sí, tiene que girar a la derecha, caminar tres cuadras y doblar a la izquierda.
  • ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor? 
  • Sí, claro. Tiene que girar a la derecha, caminar tres cuadras y doblar a la izquierda.
  • Muchas gracias, señor. Que tenga un lindo día. 

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