Declaring Your Belongings
yo tengo (TEHN-goh)
tú tienes (tee-EHN-ehs)
él, ella, usted tiene (tee-EHN-eh)
nosotros tenemos (teh-NEH-mohs)
vosotros tenéis (tehn-EHYS)
ellos, ellas, ustedes tienen (tee-EHN-ehn)
I have two children.
Clara has a student visa.
We have family here.
Just as in English, the verb
I have to leave now.
Marco has to eat his vegetables.
They have to sit together.
LEE-breh deh eem-PWEH-stohs
ehl NOO-meh-roh deh VWEH-lo
lah FOHR-mah deh ee-dehn-tee-fee-kah-see-OHN
In addition to the vocabulary, here are some questions and phrases for going through the customs:
Here is my passport.
ah-KEE eh-STAH mee pah-sah-POHR-teh
Do you have anything to declare?
tee-EHN-eh AHL-goh keh deh-klahr-AHR
Yes, I have something to declare.
see TEHN-goh AHL-goh keh deh-klahr-AHR
I have nothing to declare.
noh TEHN-goh NAH-dah keh deh-klahr-AHR
I'm here on business.
eh-STOY ah-KEE deh neh-GOH-see-ohs
I'm here on vacation.
eh-STOY ah-KEE deh vah-kah-see-OH-nehs
I'll be here for two weeks.
eh-stahr-EH ah-KEE dohs seh-MAH-nahs
I'm going to stay at the Hotel Gran Vía.
meh voy ah keh-DAHR ehn ehl oh-TEHL grahn VEE-ah
Flight attendants on international flights to and from Spanish-speaking countries usually speak Spanish as well as English. What a great opportunity to practice your new language skills!