Speak Spanish in Cancun

Learn the Lingo? 


Not so much as being fluent, but knowing some useful Spanish phrases will certainly help between your dental appointments here in Cancun and make you feel more involved when you are out and about,  Although English is spoken a lot in Cancun, not everybody does, and why not throw in a bit of the local lingo while you enjoy your dental Vacation, you will feel more like a local than a tourist.


Best Advice, Don’t feel embarrassed or ashamed of trying to speak Spanish, People will not care if its perfect, or even correct, they will however love the fact you have tried.

  • Hello: hola (oh-lah)

  • Good morning: Buenos días (bway-nos dee-ahs)

  • Good afternoon: Buenas tardes (bway-nahs tar-des)

  • Good evening: Buenas noches (bway-nahs noh-chess)

  • How are you?: ¿Cómo está? (coh-moh es-tah)

  • Good, thank you: Bien, gracias (bee-ehn, grah-see-ahs)

  • Can you speak English?: ¿Habla inglés? (hah-blah een-glays)?


  • Getting Around 

  • Where is...?: ¿Dónde está...? (DHOHN-dheh ehs-TAH)

  • Where is a restaurant?: ¿Dónde hay un restaurante? (Dhohn-dheh eye oon rest-ore-rahn-tay)?

  • Where is the restroom? ¿Dónde está el baño? (Dhohn-dheh ehs-tah el ban-yo)?

  • How far?: ¿A que distancia? (Ah kay dhees-Tan-syah)

  • Right: A la derecha (Ah lah dey-ray-chah) 

  • Left: A la izquierda (Ah lah eez-key-ayr-dah)

  • Ahead: Derecho (De-rey-choh)

  • Can you help me?: ¿Puede ayudarme? (PWEH-dhe ah-yoo-dh-AHR-meh)

  • Please: Por favor (por fav-ore)

  • Thank you: Gracias (gra-see-uhs)


Eating Out 

  • How much is it?: ¿Cuanto cuesta? (KWAHN-toh KWEH-stah)

  • The bill, please: La cuente, por favor (Lah KWEHN-tah, por-fav-ore)

  • That was delicious: Estuvo delicioso (est-ooh-vo del-ish-ee-oh-so)

  • I am vegetarian: Soy vegetariano/a (soy veg-et-air-ee-an-oh/ah)

  • A table: Una mesa (oona me-sah)

  • A menu: Un menú (oon mey-noo)

  • A drink: Una bebida (oon-ah beh-beed-ah)

  • Beer: Cerveza (ser-vay-sah)

  • Red or white wine: Vino tinto or blanco (vee-noh teen-toh or blahn-coh)

  • Water: Agua (ahg-wah)

  • A coffee: Un café (uhn cah-fey)

  • Sandwich: Torta (tore-tah)

  • Burger: Hamburguesa (ham-burg-ess-ah)

  • Chicken: Pollo (poy-oh)

  • Spicy: Picante (pick-ant-ay)

Now you are a Local!  get out there and enjoy this amazing destination   :) 

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