Note that this lesson is based on the Spanish in Spain. It might be a bit different in other Spanish speaking countries.
The Spanish like the English are not particularly good linguists. Until fairly recently you could go to a four star hotel and the reception desk and many of the staff did not speak English.
It is fairly arrogant to go to a foreign country and just expect everyone to speak your language.
Using this page you should be able to learn the very basics.
Even if your Spanish is terrible you will at least get some respect by trying to speak in Spanish.
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The first line is in English.
The second line is the translation of the verb into Spanish.
Use this lesson to learn the minimum Spanish to get by.