Spanish Phrases: Asking for directions in Spanish

These are useful Spanish phrases for asking for directions (and understanding them). See also:

 Spanish shopping vocabulary (names of shops)
 Spanish shopping phrases
 Spanish names of buildings in the section on around town in Spanish

¿por dónde está...-whereabouts is...
...el teatro? Pronounce-...the theatre?
...el cine? Pronounce-...the cinema?
...la catedral? Pronounce-...the cathedral?
¿está lejos? Pronounce-is it far?
¿voy bien para...?-am I going the right way for...?
¿es este el camino correcto para...? Pronounce-is this the right way to...?
¿a qué distancia queda?1 Pronounce-how far is it?
está...-it's...
...a dos/tres/cuatro manzanas Pronounce-...two/three/four blocks away
...a dos cuadras Pronounce-(Latin American) ...two blocks away
...a dos calles Pronounce-...two streets/blocks away
...a la/su izquierda-...on the/your left
...a la derecha-...on the right
...en la esquina Pronounce-...on the corner
...al otro lado de la calle Pronounce-...across the road
gira...-turn...
...a la izquierda Pronounce-...left
...a la derecha Pronounce-...right
vaya todo derecho... Pronounce-go straight on...
...hasta el semáforo Pronounce-...as far as the traffic lights
es la próxima a la izquierda Pronounce-it's the next left
es la próxima a la derecha...-it's the next right...
...después del semáforo Pronounce-...after the traffic lights
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1. In Latin America, ¿qué tan lejos queda? is a more common way of saying this.


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