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Language Poll- First 10 Words You Learn and…

Travel Forums Europe Language Poll- First 10 Words You Learn and…

1. Posted by Flat Dog (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

What are the FIRST ten words you learn when traveling in a new country?

Second Question: When visiting a new country for 2 weeks, how many words in the local language do you memorize? Be honest.

Bonus Question: What do you think about Phrase Books?

I'll post my answers after we get a few responses.

Travel far,

Steven

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Six Pack Blues

Cold beer and a boxcar
Cold beer and a boxcar
Six Pack Annie sings,
Track’s all-clear and I ain’t going home again soon
No, I ain’t going home again soon…

-Flat Dog Smith, Hobo

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Two beer, please.
Thanks.
How much?
Where are the bathrooms?

10 words.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Hello.
How much?
The bill, please.
Where is...
Thank you.

I've only ever used a phrasebook in Spain. It was helpful for all the basics, and I think it helped break the ice a little, since people know you're at least trying.

4. Posted by YerMan (Full Member 66 posts) 11y

Yes

No

Please

Thank you

Beer

Where is

How much is

Toilet

Room / bed

I just tend to wing it after that.