Hello, Welcome to Your Daily Pinch of Spanish. Today I want to do something simple that you’ll surely find useful: How to tell others you’re in a hurry.
First, the key word:
*Prisa (pree-sah) hurry, rush, haste
Now, here are some ways to say youre in a hurry:
Tengo prisa Im in a hurry
Ando con prisa Im in a hurry (Literally, I walk in a hurry.)
*Use this when you meet a person you know in a place, but you cant stay to talk for too long.
If you want to say it like an excuse:
Es que tengo prisa Its just that Im in a hurry
*You can also add the word mucha (much, many) to these expressions, to say that youre really in a hurry:
Tengo mucha prisa Im really in a hurry/Im in a real hurry
Es que tengo mucha prisa Its just that Im really in a hurry.
Now, how to tell others to hurry up:
Date prisa Hurry up
No te tardes Dont take long
*To make it more polite, add Por favor Please
*You can add it before or after:
Por favor date prisa please hurry up
Avanza, por favor Please hurry
No te tardes, por favor Dont take long, please
*To make this last one more polite or respectful (if youre talking to a stranger or someone older than you, for example, you say) say it this way: No se tarde/No tarde.
This is it for now 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this lesson and that you found it useful and simple.
Until next time!