International travel is exciting yet challenging. You will quickly learn that learning a few phrases and words can be incredibly helpful – here are some of those words and phrases to learn before you get there.
Consider pre-translating these words and phrases, but also consider what you are doing (your task or event) and where (hotel, restaurant, entertainment venue, etc.) to add some more things to this list:
- Thank you
- How are you?
- My name is ____
- What is your name?
- Nice to meet you
- Sorry / Excuse me
- Can you help me please?
- Do you speak English?
- Restroom / Bathroom / Toilet
- Numbers 1-10
Bonus tip – when you translate these, use a translator app that pronounces the words for your as well.
Also, for work but also for personal travel, I recommend pre-translating the words your will need in an emergency. Here are some considerations:
Bonus tip – know the correct emergency number, globally – Click Here
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