Spanish Phrases For Getting and Giving Directions
Listen To Spanish Phrases For Getting Directions
It's important to be able to find your way around in a Spanish speaking environment. Perhaps you need to meet a Spanish speaking coworker or friend, and you want to be able to tell him how to get there in Spanish. You need to know not only what questions to ask, but also which popular responses to expect back. You also need to be able to tell someone how to get somewhere in Spanish.
The sentences below will give you what you need to give and get directions in Spanish. The audio file contains all the Spanish phrases on this page recorded by a native Spanish speaker.
After learning all the phrases on this page, you'll be prepared to give simple instructions to a driver such as telling them to go in a certain direction whether left, right, or straight ahead. You can also inform them to go up to a certain point in the road before making their turn. Be able to talk as you make motions with your hands to go this way or that way.
Be able to declare that that is the place, that you have arrived at the destination. Know how to tell the other driver that you want him to follow you, to be able to show him the right way to go. Finally, how to understand when someone tells you they can't find their way and need some help with directions. And how to ask where a certain place is like a store or a bank.
Learn and be able to use these phrases about getting directions the next time you're lost and need help, or when you come upon someone else who is lost and needs your help.
- Dar vuelta a la derecha
- Turn right.
- Sometimes you'll hear "aqui a la derecha".
- Dar vuelta a la izquierda.
- Turn left.
- Hasta la primera calle.
- Up to the first street.
- Por aqui.
- This way.
- Por ahi.
- That way.
- Alli esta.
- There it is.
- Todo derecho.
- Straight ahead
- I found this a little tricky because there's only a single letter of difference between this word for "straight" and the word for "right"--derecha. Listen carefully, and don't hesitate to ask the speaker to repeat.
- hasta el semaforo.
- up to the traffic signal.
- As in English, you'll also hear speakers say "the light" -- la luz -- when referring to traffic signals.
- A la esquina.
- At the corner.
- Follow me.
- Estoy perdido.
- I'm lost.
- ¿Donde esta el banco?
- Where is the bank?
- This question will be useful when you need to exchange money.
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