Dealing with Authorities in Spanish language

Learn useful vocabulary to talk to police, lawyers, consulates and embassies.

If you are a foreign citizen and need help abroad it's a good idea to talk to the embassy or a consulate of your country abroad. You might also find yourself in situations where you need to discuss an accident with police and authorities. Whatever your circumstances are, this lesson will teach you some useful phrases for dealing with authorities.

Spanish phrase        English translation
No he hecho nada malo. I haven't done anything wrong.
Fue un malentendido. It was a misunderstanding.
¿Adónde me lleva? Where are you taking me?
¿Estoy arrestado? Am I under arrest?
¿Estoy arrestada? Am I under arrest?
Soy ciudadano estadounidense. I am an American citizen.
Soy ciudadano australiano. I am an Australian citizen.
Soy ciudadano inglés. I am an British citizen.
Soy ciudadano canadiense. I am an Canadian citizen.
Quiero hablar con la embajada estadounidense. I want to talk to the American embassy.
Quiero hablar con la embajada australiano. I want to talk to the Australian embassy.
Quiero hablar con la embajada inglés. I want to talk to the British embassy.
Quiero hablar con la embajada canadiense. I want to talk to the Canadian embassy.
Quiero hablar con el consulado estadounidense. I want to talk to the American consulate.
Quiero hablar con el consulado australiano. I want to talk to the Australian consulate.
Quiero hablar con el consulado inglés. I want to talk to the British consulate.
Quiero hablar con el consulado canadiense. I want to talk to the Canadian consulate.
Quiero hablar con un abogado. I want to talk to a lawyer.
¿Puedo pagar la multa ahora? Can I just pay a fine now?
Por favor, hubo un malentendido. Please, there has been a mistake.
Yo confieso. I confess.

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