Hello

Hola

Goodbye

Adéu

Good Morning

Bon dia

Please

Si us plau

Thanks

Gràcies

Do you speak english?

Parles anglès?

How are you?

Com estàs?

Sorry

Ho sentim

You're welcome

De res

Where are the toilets?

On són els banys?

I don't understand

No entenc

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.