Basic Spanish conversations – At the airport

You may agree with me. That there are plenty of things to learn when you are learning a language. Especially when you are learning Spanish. So it is good to know some simple conversation that you can have when you travel to a Spanish country. So in these series of post, we would be helping you with that.

Our blog is designed for Spanish intermediate students but we know some of you have never seen some of the words or sentences that we are going to teach here, so everyone may benefit from these instructing series of blog posts.

When you get to the airport you may need to get a car or you may need to go to a certain part of the city. These examples may help you:

Get to one of the doors of the airport

You: Hola, ¿cómo está?

Person: bien, ¿y usted?

You: bien gracias, quisiera hacerle una pregunta, ¿Sabe cómo puedo llegar a la puerta número 4?.

Person: sí, mire tiene que ir arriba, puede subir por las escaleras o por el ascensor. Cuando llegue al cuarto piso gira a la derecha y camina por el pasillo hasta llegar a una tienda de regalos, ahí mira a la izquierda y esa es la puerta 4.

You: ah bueno, gracias.

Let’s Split the example:

First two lines, are just a way to say hello to each other and ask, how are you doing?

Third line, you answer to the greeting and give thanks, then you ask the person how to get to the door number 4.

Fourth line, the answer to you it’s to go up to the fourth floor. You can get the stairs or the elevator. When you get up there, turn right walk through the hall and when you see a small store look at your left and there is door number 4.

Fifth line you say thanks. Easy right?

Go to a certain part of the city from the Airport

You: Buenos dias

Person: Buenos dias

You: ¿sabe dónde puedo tomar (coger) un taxi?

Person: Sí, claro, camine hasta el fondo gire a su izquierda y después se devuelve un poquito por el otro pasillo y ahí los ve.

You: ah listo, muchas gracias.

Let’s talk about what happened in this conversation:

First two lines are saying good morning to each other.

Third line you’re asking if that person knows where to take a taxi.

In the Fourth line the answer to you is that you have to walk straight to the end of the hall there. you turn to your left and then go back walking a little bit in the other hall and there you will see the taxis.

Fifth line you say thanks. And go and jump on the taxi.

In the taxi

You: Buenas, me lleva al centro por favor

Taxi driver: claro, ¿a qué parte del centro?

You: a la calle 50 con la carrera 25 por favor

Taxi driver: Listo, vamos.

Now you are in the taxi

Seventh line you say hello and ask if the taxi driver knows how to get downtown.

Eight line says ’yes I know’.

Ninth line so you ask him to take you to the address that you have.

Tenth line he says, sure let’s go.

Was it difficult? No, it was not. We have talked about the importance of practicing what you learn day by day or how important it is to learn something that you can remember and how practical it would be if you learn small amounts but continuously.

We invite you to keep learning all the time. The conversations we practice in this post are very practical and beneficial for our readers. So if you want to improve and there is something you don’t know or don’t remember please work on it, practice what you read in this post for a week and you will see the improvements.

And If you are one of those people who already know what is written in this post, listen to it and practice pronunciation or you can look for another one and do what we recommend.

If you want a particular case scenario, where you want to learn how people speak in that occasion, please leave a comment and we would be happy to help you with that.

Keep tuned for more of this series in spanishtomind.

Diego Cuadros is a blogger and a Spanish online teacher. He uses stories to help Spanish lovers understand fast-speaking native speakers, so they don't freeze and panic in conversations.

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