Useful Phrases to Know in Every Language
Useful Phrases to Know in Every Language Reviews
10 Useful Phrases to Know in Every Language Jun 15, 2010
When I travel, I like to try to get to know a little of the main language of the land before I go. It shows an appreciation for their culture, opens you up socially to meeting more people, and can actually help you go a LONG way. You don't have to become fluent in a language before you go, but here are some phrases/words that I think are useful and get you far. Even if you just have them written out so that, at the very least, you can point to the phrase, it can be helpful in those urgent and important times.
1. Hello, how are you?
2. I am well/fine.
3. Where is the bathroom?
4. How do I get to ...? (This also requires you to know basic directional words like left, right, street, etc., or generic destinations like bus station, hotel, etc.)
5. Is this a safe place?
6. How much does this cost? (Requires you to know numbers)
7. Thank you!
8. Excuse me/pardon
9. Do you speak (your native language)?/I don't speak (their language)
10. I/he/she is sick and needs a doctor.
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