Spanish Class Phrases

Spanish class phrases
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El español en el aula

The best way to encourage students to speak Spanish in the classroom is to make sure that they know how to say all the things that they need to say. Once you teach them these useful words and phrases, your students should be able to avoid speaking English during any normal classroom interaction.

Comprehension and Communication

What?   ¿Cómo?
I don’t know.   No sé.
I don’t understand.   No entiendo.
Repeat, please.   Repita, por favor.
One more time   Una vez más.
More slowly   Más despacio.
How do you spell it?   ¿Cómo se escribe?
Can you write it?   ¿Puede escribirlo?
What’s the difference between ___ and ___?   ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre ___ y ___ ?
Is this sentence correct?   ¿Es correcta esta frase?

Spanish ≠ English

What does ___ mean?   ¿Qué significa ___?
How do you say ___ in Spanish?   ¿Cómo se dice ___ en español?
What is ___ in Spanish?   ___, ¿qué es en español?
What is the English translation of this sentence?   ¿Cuál es la traducción al inglés de esta frase?

Problems and Requests

I have a problem.   Tengo un problema.
I forgot my ___.   He olvidado mi ___.
May I borrow a ___?   ¿Puedo tomar prestado un ___?
I need (to) ___.   Necesito (a) ___.
I would like (to) ___.   Me gustaría ___.
I have a question.   Tengo una pregunta.
What page?   ¿En qué página?
May I go to the bathroom?   ¿Puedo ir al baño?

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