How can I say...?

We know that the first days can be difficult due to the language barrier, which is why we have compiled some phrases that could be useful to communicate while you adapt to life in Mexico. This list will be updated constantly, please send us your suggestions.

General Use

Hi! Hello! = Hola!

Please = Por favor

Than you = Gracias

Yes = Si

Can you help me? = ¿Puede ayudarme?

Where is the bathroom? = ¿Dónde está el baño?

What time is it? = ¿Qué hora es?

How much is it? = ¿Cuánto cuesta?

Can I pay with a credit / debit card? = ¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta?

Where can I find an ATM? = ¿En dónde hay un cajero automático?

At Metro System

Can I get a ticket? = ¿Me da un boleto?

Can I get 2 tickets? = ¿Me puede dar dos boletos?

How can I get to the Politecnico Station? = ¿Cómo llego a la estación Politécnico?

Can I have a metro card? = ¿Me da una tarjeta?

I want to recharge my card with $50 MXN = Necesito una recarga de cincuenta pesos, por favor

At the Restaurant

Can you take my order? = Estoy listo para ordenar

Is it spicy? = ¿Es picante?

Do you have vegetarian food? = ¿Tienen comida vegetariana?

In a Taxi / Uber

Taxis in Mexico City only accept cash payment, and are identified as pink and white. In case you go to a tourist place, you just have to tell the driver. If you go to a specific address, you must give directions. You can also request the service of companies such as Uber, Cabify or Didi that operate in the city. When boarding, the driver will ask your name and the route of your preference. You can tell him to follow the GPS navigator.

I need to go to the Politecnico metro station = Necesito llegar a la estación del metro Politécnico

Turn to the left = Gire a la izquierda

Turn to the right = Gire a la derecha

Go straight ahead = Siga de frente

We have arrived = Hemos llegado, gracias