Discover the Languages of Ecuador

Ecuador's official language is Spanish, but Quichua, an Inca language, is spoken by the Indian population. Besides Spanish, ten native languages are spoken in Ecuador. English is the most spoken foreign language amongst tourist providers and professionals.

More people come to Ecuador daily in order to learn Spanish. It's more fun to travel if you know the language of the country. First of all, it's cheaper than studying in Spain and Ecuadorian Spanish is the least dialect-influenced Spanish in South America. And language schools in Ecuador have professional experience.

We have compiled a small list of Spanish words and phrases to help you get around and understand the locals better during your time spent traveling in Ecuador and Galapagos Islands.

English
Spanish
Hello
Hola
Good-Bye
Adios
Yes
Si
No
No
Friend
Amigo(male), Amiga(female)
Thank You
Gracias
Napkin
Servilleta
Fork
Tenedor
Knife
Cuchillo
Spoon
Cuchara
Plate
Plato
Water
Agua
Bread
Pan
Butter
Mantequilla
Tea
Te
Coffee
Café
Salt
Sal
Pepper
Pimienta
Far
Lejos
Near
Cerca
Where is the bathroom?
¿Dónde está el baño?
How far is it?
¿Cuánto hay de aquí?
What is your name?
¿Cómo se llama usted?
My name is
Mi nombre es
How much does it cost?
¿Cuánto cuesta esto?

 



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