If there’s an undeniably obvious skill that most Spanish students are keen to master it’s being able to start up a conversation. While this can seem daunting — mainly because people don’t believe they are proficient or fluent enough to keep a conversation going — it isn’t nearly as difficult as you may think.
The Spanish conversation starter, ¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? (Hello! How are you?) is the traditional line Spanish beginners are taught to engage in a nice chat with someone. However, you can make things way more interesting by just using a different starter for your conversation.
Textbooks can be rather unhelpful when it comes to teaching you about real-world, conversational Spanish, but learn our list of 25 Spanish conversation starters and you can strike up a chat in many different ways next time you meet your fellow Spanish language learners or a native speaker.
Keep the Conversation Going
While this list isn’t comprehensive, this is a great head start for those who want to be more conversational in Spanish. As said before, it can seem daunting, but determination will get you on your way. What are you waiting for? Talk to your Spanish-speaking friends and show them what you just learned.