Language Spoken in Madrid

The official language spoken in Madrid is Spanish, specifically Castilian Spanish, or Castellano

If you are planning a trip to the capital of Spain and do not speak the language, you needn’t worry as most people in Madrid speak a little English and particularly those working in hotels, restaurants and stores.

Nevertheless, we have come up with a list of useful expressions and words you might want to use during your stay if you would like to practice or learn a little of this useful language:

Courtesy

Hello
¡Hola!
See you soon!
¡Hasta luego!
Good morning
Buenos días
Good evening
Buenas noches
Welcome
Bienvenido/a
Please
Por favor
Thank you
Gracias
You're welcome
De nada
Excuse me
Perdón

Useful expressions

Yes
No
No
Maybe
Tal vez
What?
¿Qué?
When?
¿Cuando?
Why?
¿Por qué?
Where?
¿Dónde?
A lot
Mucho
A little
Poco
Too much
Demasiado
Everything
Todo
Nothing
Nada
Do you speak English?
¿Hablas inglés?
I don't understand
No entiendo
 

Numbers in Spanish

Zero
Cero
One
Uno
Two
Dos
Three
Tres
Four
Cuatro
Five
Cinco
Six
Seis
Seven
Siete
Eight
Ocho
Nine
Nueve
Ten
Diez

Days of the week

Monday
Lunes
Tuesday
Martes
Wednesday
Miércoles
Thursday
Jueves
Friday
Viernes
Saturday
Sábado
Sunday
Domingo

At a restaurant

Today's special
Menú del día
Starters
Entrantes
The bill, please
La cuenta por favor
Butter
Mantequilla
Calamari
Calamares
Lamb
Cordero
Onion
Cebolla
Vegetable garnish
Guarnición de Verdura
Mussels
Mejillones
Dessert
Postre
Cheese
Queso
Strawberries
Fresas
Seafood
Marisco
Mushrooms
Setas
Shrimp
Gambas
Ice-cream
Helado
Salad
Ensalada
Pork
Cerdo
Mustard
Mostaza
Hazelnut
Avellana
Cream
Nata
Bakery
Pastelería
Peppers
Pimientos
Fish
Pescado
Chicken
Pollo
Rice
Arroz
Tuna
Atún
Egg
Huevo
Meat
Carne
Sugar
Azúcar
Soup
Sopa