Cuba - Good to Know

All Cubans speak Spanish, which is the official language. Many Cubans are also familiar with English, particularly those who work in resorts and tourist areas.

In Spanish, women are usually addressed as señora and men as señor. However, in Cuba, women may be addressed as compañera and men as compañero, which means "comrade." It is common to shake hands when meeting someone and when saying goodbye. Men commonly exchange a hug (un abrazo) as a sign of affection. It is also common for men and women to greet friends and family with a hug and a kiss on the cheek.

 

English
Spanish
Yes 

 
No
No
Please
Por favor
Thank you very much
Muchas gracias
You're welcome
De/Por nada
Hello
Hola
 
What is your name?
Cómo se llama usted?
 
My name is ...
Me llamo ...
How are you?
Cómo está usted?
 
Very well
Muy bien
 
Goodbye
Adiós
 
See you later
Hasta luego