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Minding your Ps and Qs is as relevant in Spanish-speaking countries as it is everywhere else. Travelers to Spanish speaking countries need a few essential Spanish phrases to be polite to those they meet. These are: * Muchas gracias - thank you very much * Por favor - please * De nada - you're welcome * ┐Puedo? - may I? * Perdón - excuse me * Lo siento - I'm sorry. Other useful Spanish words are 'sí' (yes) and 'no' (no). If introductions are required, two Spanish words will help travelers to say their name. 'Me llamo ...' means 'my name is...'