Basic Words To Learn When Travelling
By Ryan F
Even though most people all around the world speak English nowadays, you should never completely rely on luck or hope. Just learn these basic words every time you travel to another country, and your trips will run a lot smoother.
You might be stuck somewhere without phone service or wifi, but if you learn the names of the basic coordinates (and know your left from your right), you will save lots of time that otherwise would be wasted trying to find places using only your intuition.
If you need help from a local, you need to get their attention. The best way to do this is learning how to use this expression in whatever language you need, and you will receive help faster than if you just waited for someone to notice the lost dog expression in your eyes.
“Do you speak English?”
Ok, this might sound weird, but hear me out: if you ask someone in their own language, they will most likely understand you the first time. However, if you start speaking to someone in a foreign language (even if they do know it), chances are they will be confused and could even keep walking away before you even get a chance to ask your next question.
Please and thank you
Last but not least, be polite. The previous sentences will not get you very far if you are not polite, so if you want someone to want to help you, try to learn some nice sentences too!