The language spoken in Mahon is Spanish. Most people working in Mahon also speak English but it’s always handy to have a few local words and phrases up your sleeve, so we’ve put together some of the most useful to get you started. Click on the icons to hear how they’re pronounced.
You might also hear local people speaking their own language, which is called Menorquín. No one will expect you to understand it, though, so English or Spanish will do just fine. Even so, it might help you to know that the Menorquín name for Mahon is ‘Maó’, as it’s used a lot locally.