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Street Spanish – Spanish phrases to help you when going out and socialising in Spanish (Part 2)

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 “¿Dónde quedamos?” (Where shall we meet up?), “Me encantaría, pero no puedo” (I’d love to, but I can’t) or “Paguemos a medias” (Let’s go halves).

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:

At what time shall we meet up?: ¿A qué hora quedamos?
Is nine o’clock good for you?: ¿Te viene bien a las nueve?
That’s good / That’s not good for me: Me viene bien / No me viene bien

Where shall we meet up?: ¿Dónde quedamos?

How about if …?: ¿Qué te parece si …?

• … we meet up tomorrow evening: … quedamos mañana por la noche
• … we go out tonight: … salimos esta noche

Why don’t we …?: ¿Por qué no …?

• … have a coffee: … tomamos un café
• … have a few drinks in a bar: … nos tomamos unas copas en un bar

Do you feel like …?: ¿Te apetece …?

• … meeting up this evening: … quedar esta noche
• … going out for something to eat / drink: … salir a tomar algo

We could …: Podríamos …

• … go to a concert: … ir a un concierto
• … go to a karaoke bar: … ir a un karaoke

OK: Vale / Venga
Great: Estupendo / Perfecto
That sounds good: Me parece bien
Fine: Muy bien / Perfecto

I’m sorry, but I can’t: Lo siento, pero no puedo
I’d love to, but I can’t: Me encantaría, pero no puedo
Something has come up: Me ha surgido algo
I really don’t feel like it: No me apetece mucho
Today’s not good for me: Me viene mal hoy
I’m busy: Estoy ocupado/ocupada
Let’s do it another day: Lo dejamos para otro día

Don’t worry / Never mind: No importa / No pasa nada / No te preocupes
What a pity: Que pena

Sorry I am late: Perdona que haya llegado tarde

You look amazing!: ¡Estás guapísimo/guapísima!

What would you like to drink / eat?: ¿Qué quieres beber / comer?

I’ll pay: Ya pago yo / Invito yo
Let’s pay halves: Paguemos a medias
How much do I owe you?: ¿Cuánto le debo?

Cheers!: ¡Salud!

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