They say that the best way to learn a new language is the bedroom. Flirting and romance is a sure-fire way to practice Spanish and get to know the locals. Unfortunately, flirting isn’t something you are normally taught in Spanish 101, so instead we have compiled a list of some very important phrases to add to your study prep!
¿Te gustaría bailar? – Would you like to dance?
There is no better way to see the passion and fiery spirit of a man than through dancing. Men is Spain and Latin America love to dance, so a great way to get things moving is by asking (¿Te gustaría bailar? Once those hips start moving I’m sure you will have plenty to talk about!
¡Tú eres chistoso! - You’re funny!
It is important that you always are practicing a new language and that you understand you will make mistakes. As a beginner you will probably end up saying something like ‘Estoy caliente’ (I’m horny) instead of ‘tengo calor’ (I’m hot), so make sure you are able to laugh at yourself! If you hear someone say ¡Tú eres chistoso!, take it as a compliment and a little inside joke between yourselves.
Me excitas mucho – You turn me on
Excitar is another verb which Spanish beginners often get mixed up. Instead of translating as ‘to be excited’, it actually means that you are turned on. While it might not have been useful in your Spanish classes, it certainly will come in handy now that you are putting your Spanish vocab into practice!
¿Quieres mostrarme tu ciudad? — Would you like to show me around your city?
Hello free tour guide! A great way to get to know someone while taking things a bit more slowly is to ask them to show you around the city. They are likely to show you their favourite places which will help you learn about their hobbies and interests.
¿Quieres que te acompañe a la casa? - Would you like me to walk you home?
This is a phrase that can be as suggestive as you want it to be – either a polite gesture or something a bit more seductive depending on how your night is going!
¿Cuándo te vuelvo a ver? - When can I see you again?
As the evening draws to a close, you might hear ‘¿Cuándo te vuelvo a ver?’ whispered in your ear. If you are interested in a second date then this is the perfect phrase to memorise. That will give you some precious time to brush up on some more phrases before you meet up again!
¡No puedo esperar para volver a verte! - I can’t wait to see you
Whether you are asking someone out on another date, or have just been asked out, this phrase will ensure that your new date understands how much you are enjoying your time together. End your night with a flirty comment that has them daydreaming about the next time you are together.
As you start to make friends in a new country and head out to bars and clubs for a night out it is inevitable that you will either be flirted with or will want to let that special someone know that you are interested in them. These few phrases will get things started, but remember that it is all in the delivery! Practice, practice, practice!