Memorize These 25 Random Spanish Sentences for Your Next Conversation
Have you been looking for random Spanish sentences? I know why. You surely think the way I do. Textbooks are great, as well as long vocabulary lists are, but then… life happens, and you end up sounding like a robot translator.
What’s the solution? It’s definitely not a final answer, but I truly believe that memorizing some random Spanish sentences and phrases that are typically used by native speakers is key. You can easily impress anybody, and they will evaluate your language skills as higher than they really are.
What do you have to do? Easy, just memorize fixed sentences and phrases which you can sprinkle into your conversations and learn how to use them. Keep reading for 25 random Spanish sentences from the upper intermediate level.
Ready? Let’s go!
25 Random Spanish Sentences and Phrases
I’ve compiled a collection of random Spanish sentences and phrases that you can weave into your next conversation with a Spanish-speaking person. They will all make you sound like a native or at least a few language levels above your actual situation.
Don’t worry if you don’t understand the construction, or if the grammar form used is new for you. I will give a basic explanation so that you can simply memorize the phrase and use it perfectly when the moment comes.
Most of the following random Spanish sentences can be used in any conversation, but the last couple are simply perfect to use online. We spend more and more time chatting with our close and remote friends in front of a screen, so you might find these specific random Spanish sentences especially useful.
1. ¡Qué bien te ves!
You look good!
It’s always great to start a conversation by paying a compliment to the person you’re talking to. You can say it to a man or a woman, and they will surely smile at hearing this phrase.
2. ¡Cuánto tiempo sin verte!
Long time no see!
Haven’t seen somebody for a long time? This phrase emphasizes the long separation period but also transmits the joy caused by the reunion.
3. Parece que fue ayer, ¿no?
Seems like yesterday, doesn’t it?
This is one of the random Spanish sentences that you can use in many situations. Imagine you’re talking to your friend about any past adventures or things you did together. Parece que fue ayer, ¿no?
4. ¡Qué calor / frío hace hoy!
How hot/cold it is today!
Weather topics are perfect to get the conversation to move in any country or any culture. They are neutral enough not to cause any trouble and so universal that anybody can relate. Great conversation starter.
5. No me vengas con esto ahora.
Don’t tell/do me this now.
Just imagine, somebody tells you something absolutely surprising that you didn’t see coming. For example, it’s the end of a month and your friend comes saying, “It’s Eduardos’ birthday tomorrow, I bought him a Playstation 5 and we will simply split the costs.”
No me vengas con esto ahora! How am I going to get all this money out of the blue?
6. ¿Pero cómo puedes decir esto?
But how can you say this?
We often say things we don’t like about ourselves, about other people, or about whatever. In such situations, say ¿Pero cómo puedes decir esto?, if you want someone to explain their point of view. At the same time, this phrase sends the message that you disagree with their outlook.
7. Ya lo sabía.
I already knew it.
We translate ya lo sabía literally to “I already knew it,” but a simple “I knew it!” said in a triumphant voice is a better equivalent.
8. No puedo estar más seguro/a
I couldn’t be more sure.
You’re saying something unbelievable to your friend and they ask, “Are you sure?”. No puedo estar más seguro / -a, is an answer that exudes confidence.
9. ¿Conoces algún lugar cerca donde podamos hablar tranquilamente?
Do you know a place nearby where we can talk quietly?
I love cafés and clubs with great music but we all need a quiet place for a chat from time to time. If you feel like it, just say this sentence.
10. Mirame a los ojos.
Look me in the eyes.
This can be used in so many ways! Of course, you can shoot it if trying to be romantic, but also if you just want to check if somebody is telling the truth. Or if you’re just joking about it and pretending that you don’t believe what the either person is saying.
11. Pero Dios mío, qué me estás diciendo.
But my God, what are you telling me?
Shocking news? How shall I transmit my disbelief in Spanish? This one, is a perfect phrase to throw in, and it will keep the conversation going.
12. No te lo creo ni tantito.
I don’t believe you one bit.
This can sound serious or cheeky, depending on your tone of voice. However, saying this, you’re always asking for some kind of confirmation.
13. ¿Qué onda, guey?
What’s up, dude?
Although this is a very Mexican phrase, it’s so universally known that you can use it in an informal conversation in any Spanish-speaking country. It’s like saying “hey, what’s up?” when you see somebody. You saying it will always make people smile.
14. ¿Qué quieres decir?
What do you mean?
Instead of saying that you didn’t understand something, you can say ¿qué quieres decir? to ask for additional clarification. It transmits your disbelief or lack of understanding of what you’ve just heard.
15. ¿Qué tal si vamos por un café?
How about going for a coffee?
This can be a great random Spanish sentence to start a romantic date but you can also use it with your colleague or even your boss to propose a longer yet still relaxed conversation.
16. No puedo con esto. Me voy.
I can’t handle this. I’m leaving.
Are you done? You can’t stand it anymore? Tired of what people are saying? No puedo con esto. Me voy.
17. Me tengo que ir ya.
I have to go now.
You might also want to leave for other reasons. Your mom, husband, wife, or kids are waiting for you, and you need to cut the conversation in a civilized way.
18. Me das tu cel, whatsapp, face, insta…?
Can I have your cell phone number, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram…?
In today’s digital era, most conversations inevitably move to virtual means of communication. If you’re the one that wants to make the first move, just use this sentence.
19. Me encantó verte.
It was nice to see you.
Being polite is crucial in any language. Remember to end a conversation in a positive tone. Me encantó verte will get you a new friend or strengthen already existing ties.
20. Mándamelo por privado
Send it to me in a PM (private message).
Is your Spanish conversation going online? And you want the other person to send you some information without everybody else seeing it? Mandámelo por privado will help you here.
21. Qué tal si mudamos la conversación a…
How about moving the conversation to…
Same as before. Are you talking online on a public forum? If you want to talk to a specific person in a more private environment, use this phrase and choose your favorite private channel of communication.
22. Por favor, no me cuelgues.
Please, don’t hang up on me.
Have you just had an argument? Congratulations, you can already quarrel in Spanish! And what now? You want to throw in some more arguments, but the other person is ready to hang up. Por favor, no me cuelgues.
23. ¿Me ves bien?
Can you see me well?
Online conversations have their own set of challenges. ¿Me ves bien?, you may ask if you’re not sure about the quality of your video.
24. ¿Se escucha bien?
Can you hear me well?
Not sure about the sound? Ask ¿Se escucha bien? or ¿Se me escucha bien? to find out if the other person can hear you well.
25. Esperame un rato que tengo que reiniciar el modem
Wait a moment, I need to reboot the modem.
I have been teaching online for months now, and this is my students’ favorite phrase.
Memorize these random Spanish sentences. Try using them in imaginary conversations or create dialogues and write them down. Say them out loud many times, so that when the moment comes, you’ll be ready.
However, I’m sure you’re also dying to use these random Spanish sentences in a real-life conversation. I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to find somebody with whom you can try your new vocabulary and phrases, but I might have a solution.
Sign up for a free class (no credit card required), and try out your random Spanish sentences with a friendly native Spanish-speaking teacher from Guatemala. Let’s see if you can impress them with all the phrases you learned today!
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