Galician Phrases

The Galician phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: ola  Audio
What is your name?: como se chama?  Audio
Nice to meet you: encantado/a!  Audio
How are you?: como está?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: estou ben, grazas  Audio
And you?: e vostede?  Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Galician)?: fala (inglés/galego)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: ela fala chinés?  Audio
A little bit: un pouquiño  Audio
How old are you?: cantos anos ten?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: teño 33 anos   Audio
It was nice talking to you: foi un pracer falar con vostede  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: que quere dicir?  Audio
I don't understand: non entendo  Audio
I don't know: non sei  Audio
Sorry: síntoo  Audio
What is that called in Galician?: como se chama iso en galego?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: que quere dicir esa palabra en inglés?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: de onde é?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: son dos estados unidos  Audio
I'm American: son americano  Audio
Where do you live?: onde vive?  Audio
I live in the U.S: vivo nos estados unidos  Audio
What do you do for a living?: a que se dedica?  Audio
I'm a student: son estudante  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: podo axudarlle?  Audio
Can you help me?: pode axudarme?  Audio
Where is the airport?: onde está o aeroporto?  Audio
Go straight: siga dereito  Audio
Then: logo / despois  Audio
Turn left: xire á esquerda  Audio
Turn right: xire á dereita  Audio


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Good wishes in Galician in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: feliz aniversario  Audio
Happy new year: feliz aninovo  Audio
Merry Christmas: bo nadal  Audio
Good luck: boa sorte  Audio
Congratulations: parabéns  Audio

Galician expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: teño unha reserva  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: ten habitacións libres?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: quero unha habitación para non fumadores  Audio
How much it costs per night?: cal é a tarifa por noite?  Audio
Waiter: camarero!/camarera!  Audio
How much is this?: canto custa isto?  Audio
What is this?: que é isto?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: está ben?  Audio
I need a doctor: necesito un médico  Audio
Help: socorro!  Audio
Call the ambulance: chame unha ambulancia  Audio
Call the police: chame a policía  Audio
I am sick: síntome mal  Audio

These Galician phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Galician Vocabulary and Galician Grammar, you might want to visit our Galician Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Galician Vocabulary

Galician Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Galician phrases.