Top 20 Most Requested Translations: English to Spanish

September 28, 2017 Federico Pascual

The Spanish language (Español or Castellano in Spanish) is the second most spoken language in the world, after Chinese. There are more than 400 million people who speak Spanish as a native language, surpassing English, which is natively spoken by about 335 million people.

Spanish is the official language of 21 countries and based on our research and experience translating this language pair, we have compiled a list of the 20 most requested translations for English to Spanish.

Top 20 Requested Phrases:

English

Spanish

Hello

Hola

Goodbye

Adiós

Merry Christmas

Feliz Navidad

Happy Holidays

Felices fiestas

Happy Birthday

Feliz cumpleaños

Happy New Year

Feliz Año Nuevo

Congratulations

Felicitaciones

What time is it?

¿Qué hora es?

Where is the bathroom?

¿Dónde está el baño?

My name is…

Mi nombre es…

What is your name?

¿Cómo se llama usted?

Peace

Paz

Welcome

Bienvenido

Thank you.

Gracias

You are welcome.

De nada

Where can I find a hospital?

¿Dónde hay un hospital?

Where can I find a bank?

¿Dónde hay un banco?

Where can I find a good restaurant?

¿Dónde hay un buen restaurante?

Where can I find a taxi?

¿Dónde puedo tomar un taxi?

Where can I find an airport?

¿Dónde hay un aeropuerto?

There are other words that are commonly translated, like numbers and months, for content that includes things like dates and time.

Translations of 1 to 20:

Numbers

Números

One

Uno

Two

Dos

Three

Tres

Four

Cuatro

Five

Cinco

Six

Seis

Seven

Siete

Eight

Ocho

Nine

Nueve

Ten

Diez

Eleven

Once

Twelve

Doce

Thirteen

Trece

Fourteen

Catorce

Fifteen

Quince

Sixteen

Dieciséis

Seventeen

Diecisiete

Eighteen

Dieciocho

Nineteen

Diecinueve

Twenty

Veinte

Months of the year:

Months

Meses

January

Enero

February

Febrero

March

Marzo

April

Abril

May

Mayo

June

Junio

July

Julio

August

Agosto

September

Septiembre

October

Octubre

November

Noviembre

December

Diciembre

It’s worth mentioning that if you are creating a website or software and planning to localize it into Spanish, please consider that Spanish expands in size between 15% and 25% compared to English. The reason for this expansion is because Spanish is more expressive and detailed than English.

Spanish is also one of the most studied languages in the world and the demand on learning Spanish is still increasing. It is estimated that in three generations Spanish will be spoken by the 10% of the world’s population, it is currently spoken by approximately 6% of the population.

Further Resources from GPI

You may gain further insight into global e-business, global SEO, website translation and country specific cultural facts and related topics by reviewing some previous blogs written by GPI:

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About the Author

Federico Pascual

Federico has over 12 years experience as a globalization engineer managing a wide range of software and website globalization projects (internationalization I18n + localization L10n). His expertise spans software and website internationalization and localization processes, standards and tools as well as locale-specific SEO. Federico has completed hundreds of successful globalization engagements serving as lead I18n architect involving different programming languages. He is a certified developer in several content management systems and helps clients create world-ready applications, utilizing development practices that are faster, more economical, and more localization-friendly.

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