I'll provide you with a few useful phrases in Spanish that would take you a long way in Venezuela:

  • Buenos Días- Good Morning.
  • Buenas Tardes-Good Afternoon.
  • Buenas Noches: Good Evening/Good Night. Note: in Spanish we use the same word for both evening and night.
  • Por favor-Please
  • Gracias- Thank you
  • ¿ Cuánto cuesta? -How much is it?
  • Hola -Hi
  • Chao- Bye
  • La cuenta, por favor- The check, please!
  • ¿Dónde queda...?- Where is....

And a bit of Venezuelan Spanish:

chevere- great, good, excellent

fino - fine, good

(mi) pana - friend, pal, mate, buddy