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Important Phrases to Learn

before embarking into the jungles, andes and places yet to be discovered


In the Taxi

Si no va mas despacio, voy a vomitar -- If you don't slow down, I'll throw up
Este recorrido fue mas divertido que Disneylandia
This (taxi)ride was more fun than Disneyland

Dealing with the police

Lo siento, soy una turista... puedo comprar su sombrero?
Sorry, I'm a tourist....can i buy your hat?


Tenemos un problema con la habitacion. Huele mal y hay cucarachas y prostitutes.
We have a problem with the room. It smells bad and there are cockroaches and prostitutes.

Finding a restaurant

Es mejor que McDonalds -- Is it better than McDonalds?
Que es lo que llene y sea barato -- What is cheap and filling?
Nada con ojos -- Nothing with eyeballs.
Me ha puesto las botas -- I'm stuffed/I've put on my boots!

Paying the bill

Que le parece si lavo platos? -- What if I wash the dishes?
Solo como insectos -- I eat only insects
Se ha usado carne o grasa animal en esto? -- Is any meat or animal fat used in this?


Fue el ultimo deseo de mi madre que yo viera esto. -- It was my mother's dying wish that I see this.

At the Museum

Esta bocarriba? -- Is it upside down?


No me gustan las cuestas --I don't like hills
Me paro en las pastelerias -- I brake for bakeries
at the repair shop: Sin esto, estoy ahogada -- without it, i'm dead in the water.

At the post office

Siempre elijo la fila mas lenta -- I always choose the slowest line.

Help for Women

Soy lesbiana (you can figure that one out)
Tengo una enfermedad conagiosa -- I have a contagious disease
Me esta molestando -- you are bothering me
Necesitamos medicina para lombrices -- we need medicine for worms

Chatting at the bar or hostel

Viajar es vivir -- to travel is to live
Le recordare hasta el martes -- i will remember you until tuesday
Cree usted en la vida extraterreste? -- do you believe in extra terrestrial life?
Hemos resuelto los problemas del mundo -- we have solved the world's problems.
Es esto un afrodisiaco? -- is this an aphrodisiac?
Vamos a dejarlo como amigos-- let's just be friends.
Esto me hace cosquillas -- it tickles.

Chatting with children

Quieres oirme eructar?-- want to hear me burp?
Tienes caramelos? -- got any candy?
Quieres hacer un pulso gitano? -- want to thumb wrestle?

Posted by risajs 10:10 Archived in USA

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