Asking for directions in Spanish
This page is split in 4 scraps:
- Vocabulary for directions in Spanish
- Phrases for asking for directions
- Phrases for giving directions
- Example dialogues
Spanish words for directions
How to say "on the east", "on the south", etc. - al este, al sur, al oeste, al norte.
|en el principio||at the beginning|
|al final||at the end|
|al lado de||next to|
|el centro de la ciudad||city center|
|el mapa de la ciudad||city map|
|en frente de||in front of|
How to ask for directions in Spanish
Podría is the polite form of the infinitive poder (to be able to).
|¿Cómo puedo ir a....?||How do I get to...?|
|¿Sabe dónde puedo encontrar...?||Do you know where I can find...?|
|¿Podría decirme dónde puedo encontrar...?||Could you please tell me where I can find...?|
|¿Podría preguntarle algo?||May I ask you something?|
|¡Perdone, lo siento!||Excuse me, please!|
How to give directions
The verbs seguir (to continue), girar (to turn) and cruzar (to cross) are given in the polite imperative form.
|Siga todo recto.||Go straight.|
|Gire a la izquierda.||Turn on the left.|
|Gire a la derecha.||Turn on the right.|
|Cruce la calle.||Cross the street.|
|Cruce de nuevo.||Cross again.|
|Ya estará allí.||You´ll be there.|
Giving directions in Spanish example
Kristina: ¿Cómo puedo ir al centro de la ciudad? How do I get to the city center?
Fransisco: Cruce la calle, gire a la derecha, cruce de nuevo, gire a la izquierda y ya estará allí. Cross the street, turn on the right, cross again, turn on the left and you´ll be there.
Kristina: ¡Gracias! Thank you!
Anna: ¿Cómo puedo ir a este barrio? How do I get to this neighnorhood?
Martin: Siga todo recto, gire a la izquerda, cruce la calle y ya estará allí. Go straight, turn on the left, cross the street and you´ll be there.
Anna: ¡Gracias! Thank you!
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