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OK of course of course not

OK, vale por supuesto por supuesto que no

that's fine that's right

est bien; no pasa nada es verdad

sure certainly definitely absolutely

claro seguramente definitivamente absolutamente

as soon as possible

tan pronto como sea posible

that's enough

es suficiente

it doesn't matter it's not important it's not serious

no importa no es importante no es nada serio

it's not worth it

no vale la pena

I'm in a hurry I've got to go I'm going out

tengo prisa tengo que irme voy a salir

sleep well same to you!

qu duermas bien lo mismo te digo!

me too not bad

yo tambin no est mal

I like ... him her it

me gusta ... l ella eso

I don't like ... him

no me gusta ... l

her it

ella eso

Thanks and apologies Dar las gracias y disculparse


thanks for your ... help hospitality email gracias por tu ... ayuda hospitalidad e-mail

I'm sorry I'm really sorry

lo siento lo siento mucho

sorry I'm late sorry to keep you waiting sorry for the delay

perdn, llego tarde perdn por hacerle esperar perdn por la tardanza

Exclamations Exclamaciones
look! great! come on! mira! genial! vamos!

only joking! o just kidding! bless you! that's funny! that's funny, ... that's life! damn it!

solo bromeaba! Jess! (despus de un estornudo) es divertido! es extrao, ... as es la vida! maldicin!

Common questions Preguntas comunes


where are you? donde ests?

what's this? what's that? what's this called?

qu es esto? qu es eso? cmo se llama esto?

is anything wrong? what's the matter? is everything OK?

pasa algo malo? qu pasa? est todo bien?

have you got a minute?

tienes un minuto?

have you got a pen I could borrow?

podra prestarme un bolgrafo?

really? are you sure?

de verdad? ests seguro?

why? why not?

por qu? por qu no?

what's going on? what's happening? what happened?

qu ocurre? qu est pasando? qu ha pasado?

what? where? when? who? how?

qu? dnde? cundo? quin? cmo?

Instructions Instrucciones

come in! please sit down could I have your attention, please?

entre! por favor, sintese pueden prestarme atencin, por favor?

let's go! hurry up! get a move on!

vamos rpido!, date prisa! muvete!

calm down steady on!

clmate, tranquilzate tranquilo!, para el carro!

hang on a second hang on a minute one moment, please just a minute take your time

espera un segundo espera un minuto un momento, por favor solo un minuto tmate tu tiempo

please be quiet shut up!

por favor, estate quieto cllate!

stop it!

para!

don't worry don't forget

no te preocupes no te olvides

help yourself go ahead let me know!

srvete tu mismo adelante hzmelo saber!

Si deseas dejar pasar a alguien antes que t al pasar por una puerta, es educado decir: after you! pase usted primero!

congratulations! well done! good luck!

enhorabuena! bien hecho! buena suerte!

bad luck! never mind! what a pity! o what a shame!

mala suerte! no importa! qu pena!

happy birthday! happy New Year! happy Easter! happy Christmas! or merry Christmas! happy Valentine's Day!

feliz cumpleaos! feliz Ao Nuevo! felices Pascuas! feliz Navidad!, !Felices Navidades! feliz Da de San Valentn!

glad to hear it sorry to hear that

me alegra orlo siento or eso

Languages and communication Idiomas y comunicacin


what languages can you speak? qu idiomas sabes hablar?

I speak ... French, Spanish, and a little Russian fluent German

hablo ... francs, espaol y un poco de ruso alemn fluidamente

I can get by in ... Italian

me defiendo en ... italiano

I'm learning ... Chinese

estoy aprendiendo ... chino

where did you learn your English? at school at university I took a course I taught myself

dnde aprendiste Ingls? en el colegio en la universidad tome un curso lo aprend estudiando yo mismo

do you understand? did you understand?

comprendes? comprendiste?

yes, I understood sorry, I didn't understand

s, lo comprend perdn, no lo comprend

how do you say ... in English? how do you spell that? how do you pronounce this word?

cmo dices ... en ingls? cmo escribes eso? cmo pronuncias esta palabra?

you speak very good English your English is very good

hablas ingls muy bien tu ingls es muy bueno

I'm a little out of practice I'd like to practise my ... Portuguese

me falta un poco de prctica me gustara practicar mi ... portugus

let's speak in ... English Italian

hablemos en ... ingls italiano

Si no escuchas lo que alguien ha dicho, la manera ms educada de contestar es simplemente decir: sorry? or excuse me? perdn?

Expressing needs and feelings Expresando necesidades y sentimientos


I'm tired I'm exhausted estoy cansado estoy extenuado

I'm hungry I'm thirsty

tengo hambre tengo sed

I'm bored I'm worried

estoy aburrido/a estoy preocupado/a

I'm looking forward to it

lo espero con ilusin

I'm in a good mood I'm in a bad mood

estoy de buen humor estoy de mal humor

I can't be bothered

no me molesta

More ways to greet or say goodbye to someone Ms formas de saludar o decir adis a alguien
welcome! welcome to ... England bienvenido! bienvenido a ... Inglaterra

long time no see!

hace tiempo que no nos vemos!

all the best! see you tomorrow!

buena suerte!, un abrazo! nos vemos maana!

Asking and expressing opinions Preguntando y expresando opiniones


what do you think? qu opinas?

I think that ... I hope that ... I'm afraid that ... in my opinion, ...

creo que ... espero que ... me temo que ... en mi opinin, ...

I agree I disagree o I don't agree

estoy de acuerdo estoy en desacuerdo

that's true that's not true

es verdad no es verdad

I think so

creo que s

I hope so

espero que s

you're right you're wrong

tienes razn no tienes razn

I don't mind it's up to you that depends

no me importa como quieras depende

that's interesting

interesante

En realidad... Puede ser... Puede que sea... Una pregunta ms... En serio? Aqu tienes... Tmalo. Me temo que... Estoy feliz (triste) Quin lo hubiera credo? a) Qu gracioso! Qu divertido! b) Qu raro! Qu extrao! Es extrao que...

Actually... Maybe... Just one more question... Really? Here you are... Take it. I'm afraid that... I'm happy (sad) Who would have believed it? How funny!

It's strange that...

No vale la pena Me permite? Dudo que sea verdad

It's not worth while May I? I doubt whether that's true