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.