Spanish: 75 Core Words

Updated: Jun 29

lighted sign saying Hola , which is Hello in Spanish

Use these core words to create your first simple sentences in Spanish. Read the word, the translation and see the example sentences to see how the words are used. Have fun!

Hint: Spanish uses feminine and masculine, requiring different articles (“the” = el/la) and word endings for adjectives. Don’t forget that verbs are conjugated differently for I/you/we/they/he/she/you formal and plural, but we’ll just cover the verb endings for “I” (yo) here, in present form and give you the infinitive in ( ). In Spanish, it is not necessary to state a pronoun unless there could be confusion over who the subject of the sentence is. You’ll see this reflected below.

Social Words

yes - sí

no/not - no

thank you - gracias

please - por favor

hello - hola

good-bye - adiós


I/me - yo

my - mi/mis

you, you pl. - tú, vosotros

you formal - usted

he - él

she - ella