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Phrases you should learn before travelling to Europe

Summer time’s here and so are the awkward situations when holidaymakers are faced with a language barrier. Brits tend to learn four new local phrases and have to ask for directions three times when on holiday, according to a recent survey. To help you deal with the holiday stress, we have gathered some phrases you should learn before travelling to Europe. Are you ready to learn useful phrases in French, Spanish, Italian or German?

 

FranceFrance

Hello – Salut
Good morning – Bonjour
Good afternoon – Bon après-midi
Good evening – Bonsoir
Bye – Au revoir
Where is the nearest police station? – Où se trouve le poste de police le plus proche?
Where is the nearest hospital? – Où se trouve l’hôpital le plus proche?
Where is the nearest ATM machine? – Où se trouve le guichet automatique le plus proche?
Can I pay by credit card? – Puis-je payer par carte de crédit?
Can I pay by debit card? – Puis-je payer par carte de débit immédiat?
How much does this cost? – Combien ça coûte?
Thank you – Merci
Keep the change – Gardez la monnaie

 

SpainSpain

Hello – Hola
Good morning – Buenos días
Good afternoon – Buenas tardes
Good evening – Buenas noches
Bye – Adiós
Where is the nearest police station? – ¿Dónde está la comisaría de policía más cercana?
Where is the nearest hospital? – ¿Dónde está el hospital más cercano?
Where is the nearest ATM machine? – ¿Dónde hay un cajero automático?
Where is [location]? – ¿Dónde está [location]?
Can I pay by credit card? – ¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta de crédito?
Can I pay by debit card? – ¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta de débito?
How much does this cost? – ¿Cuánto cuesta?
Thank you – Gracias
Keep the change – Quédese con el cambio

 

ItalyItaly

Hello – Ciao
Good morning – Buongiorno
Good afternoon – Buon pomeriggio
Good evening – Buonasera
Bye – Addio
Where is the nearest police station? – Dov’è la stazione di polizia più vicina?
Where is the nearest hospital? – Dov’è l?ospedale più vicino?
Where is the nearest ATM machine? – Dov’è il bancomat più vicino?
Where is [location]? – Dov’è [location]?
Can I pay by credit card? – Posso pagare con la carta di credito?
Can I pay by debit card? – Posso pagare con la carta di debito?
How much does this cost? – Quanto costa?
Thank you – Grazie
Keep the change – Tenga il resto

 

GermanyGermany

Hello – Hallo
Good morning – Guten Morgen
Good afternoon – Guten Tag
Good evening – Guten Abend
Bye – Tschüss
Where is the nearest police station? – Wo ist die nächste Polizeistation?
Where is the nearest hospital? – Wo ist das nächste Krankenhaus?
Where is the nearest ATM machine? – Wo ist der nächste Geldautomat?
Where is [location]? – Wo ist[location]?
Can I pay by credit card? – Kann ich mit der Kreditkarte bezahlen?
Can I pay by debit card? – Kann ich mit der Debitkarte bezahlen?
How much does this cost? – Was kostet das?
Thank you – Danke schön
Keep the change – Behalten Sie das Wechselgeld.

 

 

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