A Play on Words

One of the largest barriers when traveling is understanding the language and the culture. There is nothing more irritating than trying to find the bathroom and not having a single person able to understand your request. For that purpose, I’m arming you with a some of the most common phrases and questions in any language to ensure a smooth trip.

Now I understand a lot of these phrases will be hard to pronounce at first, but keep practicing and you’ll be ready to blend in with the best of them. If tackling the wording on your own is too difficult, there are several apps out to help with pronunciation like Google Translate and iTranslate.

Happy Travels!

French

1. Hi, my name is Ann (fill in the blank). It’s nice to meet you.

Salut, mon nom est Ann. Enchanté.

2. Thank you. Please.

Merci. S’il vous plait.

3. Can you help me?

Pouvez-vous m’aider?

4. Can you tell me where to find the bathroom?

Pouvez-vous me dire où se trouve la salle de bain?

5. How much does this cost?

Quel est le prix?

Italian

1. Hi, my name is Ann. It’s nice to meet you.

Ciao, il mio nome è Ann. Che piacere incontrarla.

2. Thank you. Please.

Grazie. per favore.

3. Can you help me?

Mi potete aiutare?

4. Can you tell me where to find the bathroom?

Potete dirmi dove trovare il bagno?

5. How much does this cost?

Quanto costa?

German

1. Hi, my name is Ann. It’s nice to meet you.

Hallo, mein Name ist Ann. Es freut mich, Sie kennen zu lernen.

2. Thank you. Please.

Danke. Bitte.

3. Can you help me?

Können Sie mir helfen?

4. Can you tell me where to find the bathroom?

Können Sie mir sagen, wo das Bad zu finden?

5. How much does this cost?

Wie viel kostet das?

Spanish 

1. Hi, my name is Ann. It’s nice to meet you.

¿Cómo, mi nombre es Ann. Gusto en conocerlo.

2. Thank you. Please.

Gracias. Por favor.

3. Can you help me?

¿Me puede ayudar?

4. Can you tell me where to find the bathroom?

¿Me puede decir dónde está el baño?

5. How much does this cost?

¿Cuánto cuesta?

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