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Hola! Hello, and welcome to Mexican Spanish Survival Phrases, brought to you by SpanishPod101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Mexico. You'll be surprised at how far a little Spanish will go. Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by SpanishPod101.com and there you'll find the accompanying lesson note and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment!
Mexican Spanish Survival Phrases Lesson 1: How to Say "Thank You!" in Mexican Spanish
Hello! Hola! My name is Laura. and I'll be your language teacher and cultural guide throughout this introductory course.
Wherever your destination may be, manners are a must! Mexico is no different. So in our very first lesson, we'll be teaching you simple expressions that are bound to come in handy throughout your trip to Mexico. I can’t stress this enough: a little a bit of language can go a long way!
In Mexico, the most simple way of saying “Thank you” is
Let’s break it down:
(slow) gra-ci-as.
Once more:
Gracias is used just like “thank you” in English.
But, there will be occasions when you will wish to express gratitude in a more polite and obvious manner, and then you should use the expression muchas gracias.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Mu-chas gra-ci-as.
Once more:
Mu-chas gra-ci-as.
The word muchas means “much” or “very”, therefore the English equivalent for muchas gracias is “Thank you very much”.
Another useful expression to show your gratitude in Mexico, would be mil gracias. This literally means “a thousand thanks”. People use this phrase to emphasize that they are really thankful to you.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Mil gra-ci-as.
Once more:
Mil gra-ci-as.
To close out today's lessons, we’d like you to practice what you have just learned. I’ll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so !buena suerte! which means “Good luck!” in Spanish.
“Thank you.”
(3 sec) gracias.
(slow) gra-ci-as.
“Thank you very much.”
(3 sec) muchas gracias.
(slow) mu-chas gra-ci-as.
Muchas gracias.
“A thousand thanks.”
(3 sec) mil gracias.
(slow) mil gra-ci-as.
Mil gracias.
Alright! That's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by SpanishPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF lesson note. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment! Hasta luego.


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Monday at 6:30 pm
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¡Hola amigos!

Who would you like to thank in Mexico?

Thursday at 3:34 pm
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Hi Thelma,

Thank you for posting!

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Let us know if you have questions, we are looking forward to hear from you again :wink:



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Thursday at 6:39 am
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I just want to learn spanish

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How do you use this product because it's too much going on at once and it seems like when I click on a lesson I'm not getting through to the lesson as I should.