¿Qué tal? – decir lo que tienes que hacer

Decir lo que tienes que hacer/ Saying what you have to do To say that you have to do something in Spanish, you can use tengo que (I have to) followed by the infinitive. I have to… Tengo que hacer una llamada. I have to make a phone call. Esta noche tengo que quedarme en casa. I have to stay in tonight. Tenemos que estar … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – decir lo que tienes que hacer

¿Qué tal? – hacer arreglos

Hacer arreglos/ Making plans When organising things with people you know, you can use ¿Qué te parece si…? (Will it be alright if…?) to ask if something suits them. parece comes from the verb parecer (to seem). will it be alright…? ¿Qué te parece si cenamos a las nueve? Will it be alright if we have dinner at nine? ¿Qué te parece si te llamo … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – hacer arreglos

¿Qué tal? – hacer sugerencias

Hacer sugerencias/ Making suggestions When you’re with friends and colleagues, you’ll probably want to suggest doing things together. One simple way of doing this is to use podríamos (we could) followed by the infinitive. podríamos comes from the verb poder. We could… Podríamos quedar otro día. We could postpone until another day. Podríamos salir a tomar algo alguna vez. We could go out for a … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – hacer sugerencias

¿Qué tal? – preguntando para información

Preguntado para información/ Asking for information. In social situations you will often want to find out more about someone or their family, job and so on. To do this use háblame (tell me) tell me… Háblame un poco de ti. Tell me a bit about yourself. Hábleme de tu familia. Tell me about your family. ¿En qué consiste tu trabajo? Tell me what your job … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – preguntando para información

¿Qué tal? – disculparse

Disculparse/ Apologising There may be times when you wish to make an apology to somebody. The simplest wat to do this is to say perdona (to someone you speak to as tú) and perdone (to someone you speak to as usted) I´m sorry Perdona. I’m sorry. Perdona por no pasar a verte, pero no tune tiempo. I’m sorry I didn’t call in, but I didn’t … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – disculparse

¿Qué tal? – hablar de ti mismo

Hablar de ti mismo/ Talking bout yourself To get the conversation going, you’ll need to be able to say at least what your name is, who you are or what you do, and where you’re from. Saying what your name isis rather different in Spanish from English. You say me llamo (literally I call myself). me llamo comes from the reflexive verb llamarse. If you … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – hablar de ti mismo

¿Qué tal? – presentar a las personas

Presentar a las personas/ Introducing people You’ll want to introduce people you know to one another. The simplest way is by saying éste es (this is) when introducing a man, and ésta es when introducing a woman. ¿Lo Sabías? When you’re introduced to some, you’ll want to know how to react. The traditional encantado should only be used in formal or business situations these days, … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – presentar a las personas

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¿Qué tal? – How are things?

Whether you’re going to be working in Spain or spending some time with your Spanish speaking friends, you’ll want to be able to chat with people and get to know them better. These phrases will help you communicate with acquaintances, friends, family and colleagues in a variety of everyday situations. Saludos/ Greetings Presentar las personas/ Introducing people Hablar de ti mismo/ Talking about yourself Disculparse/ … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – How are things?

¿Qué tal? – saludos

Saludos/Greetings To get you off on the right footing, you need to know how to say hello to people properly. Just as in English, there are several ways of doing this in Spanish. You can simply use hola (hello or hi) on its own. You can also use buenos días (good morning), buenas tardes (good afternoon or good evening – provided it’s still light), and … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – saludos

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