Good morning

Buenos días


Por favor

Thank you


Do you speak English?

¿Habla usted Inglés?

Which way?

¿Qué camino?

How are you?

¿Cómo estás?

How much?


I'm sorry

Lo siento

You're welcome

De nada

Where are the toilets?

Dónde están los baños?

I don't understand

No lo entiendo

Excuse me


The official language spoken in Tenerife is Spanish, although the accent is likened to that of South America as opposed to Spain’s mainland. You’ll find that the majority of locals are able to speak some English, especially in the popular tourist areas. But why not try and impress the locals by trying  to learn a little bit of their native language too? It’s polite to try and do so, even if it is just the basics. Take a look at some of the most useful Spanish phrases above and click on the green icons to hear how to pronounce them.