Essential phrases to learn when travelling in Europe


Essential phrases to learn for travelling in Europe

Travelling overseas is an exciting adventure and while on holiday you want to make sure you are experiencing everything you possibly can.  Interacting with the locals in their own language can make a huge impact on your time and can help you out in tricky situations if necessary.  You don’t have to spend 6 months learning a new language for every country you plan to visit but knowing a few phrases will get you further than you expected.

Even though a large number of Europeans speak more than one language, one of them may not necessarily be English.  You should be in luck with a smattering of German, French, Italian or Spanish though.[/text_output]


Hello Hallo (a-low)
Goodbye Auf Wiedersehen (all-veet-a-zen)
Please Bitte (bit-ta)
Thank You Danke (dong-ka)
Do you speak English? Sprechen zie Englisch? (spre ken zee eng lish)
Where is the toilet? Wo ist die Toilette? (woa is dee-toilet)
How much does it cost? Wieviel kostet dies? (vay-vel cos-tet dies)
Cheers! Prost! (prohst)



Hello Bonjour (bohn-zhoor)
Goodbye Au revoir (oh reh-vwar)
Please Merci (mehr-see)
Thank You S’il vous plaît (see voo play)
Do you speak English? Parlez-vous Anglais? (par lay vu ang lays?)
Where is the toilet? Où sont les toilettes?  (oo sohn lay twah-leht)
How much does it cost? Combien est-il (kohn-bee-an es-eel)
Cheers! Santé! (sahn-tay)



Hello Buongiorno (bwon-jor-no)
Goodbye Arrivederci (a-ree-ve-der-chee)
Please Per favore (per fa-vo-re)
Thank You Grazie (gra-tyse)
Do you speak English? Parli Inglese? (pahr-lah een-gleh-zeh)
Where is the toilet? Dove sono I gabinetti? (do-ve so-no ee ga-bee-ne-tee)
How much does it cost? Quantè (kwan-te)
Cheers! Salute! (sa-loo-te)



Hello Hola (oh-lah)
Goodbye Adios (ah-dee-ohs)
Please Por favor (por-fa-bor)
Thank You Gracias (grah-thee-ahs)
Do you speak English? ¿Hablas Inglés? (ah blah en glays)
Where is the toilet? ¿Dónde están los servicios? (dohn-day ay-stahn lohs sehr-bee-thee-ohs)
How much does it cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta? (kwahn-toh kway-stah)
Cheers! Salud! (sah-lud)


[text_output]If you’re really stuck though, there’s always an app for that!  Google Translate can help you understand people and be understood in real time.

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