How to Sound Totally Fluent in Spanish! – With Our “Top Five REAL Spanish Phrases”

At Notes in Spanish we’re slightly obsessed with helping you learn Spanish phrases you’ll never find in a textbook, the real ones being used right now by real Spanish speakers!

Below are our “Top Five” favourites. Slip a few of these phrases into your Spanish conversations and you’ll sound like a pro! Find even more of these included in the worksheet packs that accompany our audios. Find them in our store and get fluent fast!

1. ¡Qué barbaridad!

Wow / I can’t believe it!

This is used when you see something totally excessive, e.g. ¡Qué barbaridad!, que de gente hay en el Metro = Wow, the Metro is packed!

2. El mundo es un pañuelo

It’s a small world (pañuelo = handkerchief)

When you can’t believe you just bumped into your ex in China!

3. Esta tarta está de muerte

This cake is incredible

Not dead – just dead good. There are endless Spanish phrases for food, but we love this one, which can be used with all foods.

4. ¡Qué mandón eres!

You are really bossy!

Wife to husband… sister to brother… you get the picture!

5. ¡Estoy loco/a por ti!

I’m crazy about you!

This is one of our favourite Spanish Love Phrases, and a bit more exciting than a simple ‘te amo’! Remember, men say ‘Estoy loco por ti’, women say ‘Estoy loca por ti’.

The worksheet packs that accompany our audios highlight many more great phrases like these and make our podcasts a far more powerful learning tool!

Pick them up in our store now and become a Fluent, Real Spanish Expert!

“The real key to moving forward has been the worksheets. I am able to check my audio comprehension with the exact dialogue, and then practice and test myself with the accompanying exercises… invaluable!” Michael G.