This post is a guest contribution from API student Izabella, from Salve Regina University. This was originally posted on the Salve Regina University blog that you can follow here:
USE: cashiers may ask you this to know if you want a plastic bag for your things (you need to pay for plastic bags at grocery/convenience stores)
USE: when walking into a store most of the time you will here this instead of ¡Hola! , this can replace ¡Buenos(as) días/tardes/noches!
USE: when saying thank you, you may have learned to pronounce it with an “S” at the end (as ¡Gracias!), but most people cut off the “S”
These are only a few of the phrases and words that I have learned that have helped me immensely in my daily life. I have always heard that immersing yourself in a culture will help you learn a language better, and I couldn’t agree more. If you are thinking about studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, I would highly recommend Spain and more specifically — Seville! If you can understand the complexity of the Andaluz dialect, you will have conquered the world.