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Spanish phrases to help you when socialising in Spanish (Part 1)

Street Spanish – Spanish phrases to help you when going out and socialising in Spanish (Part 1)

This lesson is part of my “Street Spanish” course which is aimed at giving you all of the necessary Spanish vocabulary and expressions for speaking colloquially in Spanish.

In this lesson we will learn useful Spanish phrases to help you to manage better when you are out and about socialising in a Spain or Latin America such as “Me apetece ir a …” (I feel like going to…), “¡Es la bomba!” (It’s awesome!) or “¡Es cutre!” (It’s rubbish!).

The Spanish vocabulary and expressions that you will find in this course are not the kind that you will find in regular textbooks and some should be used with caution as they are quite vulgar, but I want to give you an insight into exactly how Spanish people really speak on the street.

I would like to invite you to add you own additional Spanish phrases relevant to this topic. I have listed here the Spanish phrases that I can think of, but for sure there are many many more and I would love to hear your suggestions. Please use the comment form below….

Spanish phrases to help you when going out and socialising in Spanish:

I feel like going to …: Me apetece ir a …

• A bar / pub: Un bar
• A nightclub / disco: Una discoteca
• A gay club: Un local de ambiente
• A karaoke bar: Un bar de karaoke
• A cinema: Un cine
• A film: Una pelicula
• A concert: Un concierto
• A theatre: Un teatro
• A play: Una obra de teatro
• An opera: Una ópera

Where are the best bars located?: ¿Dónde están los mejores bares?

What are you doing tomorrow / this afternoon / this evening?: ¿Qué haces mañana / esta tarde / esta noche?

Are you doing anything tomorrow / this afternoon / this evening?: ¿Vas a hacer algo mañana / esta tarde / esta noche?

Have you got any plans for tomorrow / this afternoon / this evening?: ¿Tienes planes mañana / esta tarde / esta noche?

Is there any live music on tonight?: ¿Hay música en vivo esta noche?

What time does the concert / the play / film / opera start?: ¿A qué hora empieza el concierto / la obra de teatro / la ópera?

What type of music do you enjoy?: ¿Qué tipo de música te gusta?

Do you like …?: ¿Te gusta …?

I like / I don’t like …: Me gusta / No me gusta
I love …: Me encanta …
I hate …: Odio …

It’s good: Es bueno
It’s cool: Está guay / Está genial (
It’s awesome: Es la bomba
It’s bad: Es cutre
It’s terrible: Es un horror


  1. Here’s a great phrase that’s a bit slang but not rude…

    ‘nos pusimos como cerdos de comer galletas’
    ..We pigged out on biscuits!!

    Great blog

    • Thanks very much Sharon! It’s great to get other people’s ideas. This is a really well used Spanish expression and for sure there are lots and lots more. Saludos, Laura

  2. Just wanted to say thank you Laura, for the free lessons, as i start to learn spanish, it is helping me greatly :)

    • It’s my pleasure Michael! I’m glad you are enjoying the website. Saludos, Laura


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