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Key Phrases You Need To Know When Traveling Abroad

Everyone knows that como estas means how are you in Spanish. But how the heck do you say that in Greek? In Russian? In Italian? How do you say please and thank you? And how do you ask where something is? Don't worry, we got you covered.

You don't have to be fluent in the language, but knowing some key phrases of the place you're visiting can help your trip go much smoother. Plus, you'll look cool.

Yes, we realize you can easily look this up in your iphone. But that takes time..and data. And we all know how spare WiFi is when traveling. To help you out, we've created a list of key phrases you need to know when traveling abroad, all on one page.

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Hello/Hi: ¡Hola!

How are you?: ¿Cómo estás?

Please: Por favor

Thank you: Gracias

Sorry : ¡Perdón!

My name is..: Me llamo ...

Where is... : ¿Dónde está....?

Bye: Adiós

Numbers 1-10: uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez

I don't understand: No comprendo


Hello/Hi: Ciao

How are you?: Come sta?

Please: Per favore

Thank you: Grazie

Sorry : Mi dispiace.

My name is..: Mi chiamo…

Where is... : Dov'è ....?

Bye: Arrivederci

Numbers 1-10: uno, due, tre, quattro, cinque, sei, sette, otto, nove, dieci

I don't understand: Non capisco.


Hello/Hi: Bonjour

How are you?:

Please: S'il vous plaît

Thank you: Merci.

Sorry : Excusez-moi!

My name is..: Je m'appelle

Where is... : Où est _____ ?

Bye: Au revoir

Numbers 1-10: un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix

I don't understand: Je ne comprends pas


Hello/Hi: 今日は (konnichiwa)

How are you?: お元気ですか? (o genki desu ka)

Please:ください (kudasai)

Thank you: どうも (dōmo)

Sorry :ごめんなさい! (gomen nasai)

My name is..: ... だ (... da)

Where is... : はどこですか?(… wa doko desu ka?)

Bye: さようなら (sayōnara)

Numbers 1-10: 一 (ichi), 二 (ni), 三 (san), 四 (shi/yon), 五 (go), 六 (roku), 七 (shichi/nana), 八 (hachi), 九 (kyū/ku), 十 (jū)

I don't understand: わかりません (wakarimasen)


Hello/Hi: Γειά σου (Ya su)

How are you?: Τι κάνεις; (Ti kánis?)

Please:Παρακαλω. (pah-rah-kah-LOH)

Thank you: Ευχαριστω. (ef-khah-rees-TOH)

Sorry :Συγνώμη (signomi)

My name is..: Με λένε ... (Me léne ...)

Where is... : που είναι (pou eínai)

Bye: αντίο (adio)

Numbers 1-10: 1 = ena - ένα2 = dio - δύο3 = tria - τρία4= tessera - τέσσερα5 = pente - πέντε6 = eksi - έξι7 = efta - εφτά8 = okto - οκτώ9 = enia - εννιά10 = deka - δέκα11 = endeka - έντεκα12 = dodeka - δώδεκα

I don't understand: Δεν καταλαβαίνω (Then katalavéno)


Hello/Hi: Здравствуйте (Zdrastvooyte)

How are you?: Как поживаешь? (Kak pazhivayesh?)

Please: Пожалуйста ("pa-zhal-sta")

Thank you: Спасибо (Spaseeba)

Sorry :Извините (Eezveeneete)

My name is..: Меня зовут... (Meenya zavoot...)

Where is... : где? (gd'eh)

Bye: Пока [Pa`ka]

Numbers 1-10: один ("a-deen"), два ("dva"), три ("tree"),четыре ("chye-tir-ye"), пять ("pyat"), шесть ("shest"), семь ("syem"), восемь ("vo-syem"), девять ("dyev-yat"), десять ("dyes-yat")

I don't understand: Я не понимаю (Ya nee paneemayoo)


Hi: Guten Tag

How are you?: Wie geht es Ihnen?

Please: Bitte.

Thank you: Danke.

Sorry : Es tut mir leid.

My name is..: Ich heiße…

Where is... : Wo ist...?

Bye: Auf Wiedersehen.

Numbers 1-10: Eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, zehn

I don't understand: Das verstehe ich nicht.

Don't let a language barrier get in the way. These are key phrases you must know to communicate when traveling abroad. Using these key phrases will make your trip much easier and will facilitate communicating with locals. Not seeing what you need? Here is the best translator.


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