6 Must-Know Words & Phrases for any Language

Now, we don’t all have time to learn a new language before jetting off on our next adventure. But I always think it’s so important to be able to speak a few key words and phrases in the local language of the place you’re visiting. Not only will it help you out if you end up in a sticky situation, but I always think it’s polite to be able to greet the locals in their own language.

So here’s 5 different ways to say some key words and phrases, and more importantly to greet your new friends!

FrenchBonjour
SpanishHola
Mandarin ChineseNǐ hǎo
GermanHallo
ItalianCiao

FrenchMerci
SpanishGracias
Mandarin ChineseXièxie
GermanDanke
ItalianGrazie

FrenchOui/Non
Spanish/No
Mandarin ChineseShì/Bú shì
GermanJa/Nein
Italian/No

FrenchOù est…?
SpanishDónde está…?
Mandarin Chinese… zài nǎlǐ?
GermanWo ist…?
ItalianDov’è…?

FrenchJe suis désolé(e)
SpanishLo siento
Mandarin ChineseDuìbùqĭ
GermanEs tut mir leid
ItalianMi dispiace

FrenchAu revoir
SpanishAdiós
Mandarin ChineseZàijiàn
GermanAuf Wiedersehen
ItalianArrivederci

Charley x

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