Spanish is spoken almost exclusively in San Gerardo de Rivas. Many of the hotels now offer service in English, but you will enjoy your stay much more if you have a basic Spanish vocabulary for greetings, questions and simple exchanges. Any attempts to speak in Spanish will be warmly received – so give it a try!
Buenos dias or Hola – Good day, hello
Ciao or Adios – Goodbye
¿Como esta (usted)? – How are you?
Con permiso – Excuse me
(No) hablo espanol – I (don’t) speak Spanish
(No) entiendo –I (don’t) understand
Me llamo… My name is…
¿Sabe…? Do you know…?
¿Tiene…? Do you have…?
¿Cuanto es? How much is…?
For more useful expressions see: Fodor’s