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Miss Jolly
July 1st, 2007, 08:53 PM
Does anyone know of a good website that would provide useful phrases in foreign languages that would help us to be polite whilst travelling throughout Europe, The Med., Baltic, Black Sea and Egypt please?:)
Jennie

Keith1010
July 1st, 2007, 09:10 PM
I'm sure there are others but here is one.

http://www.gorin.com/phrase/

Keith

nydolphin
July 2nd, 2007, 04:24 AM
English is widely spoken in Europe however, the French do like you to at least try, and it is polite to always greet them with Bonjour Monseiur/Madame/Mademoiselle. Here is a website which may help you http://goeurope.about.com/cs/languages/a/europe_language.htm
Arabic is much more complicated but here is another site; http://touregypt.net/translat.htm
Hope this helps. Have a great time.

Miss Jolly
July 2nd, 2007, 09:31 AM
I'm sure there are others but here is one.

http://www.gorin.com/phrase/

Keith
Thanks Keith1010 - I have been busy researching this site and have found pages for most of the countries we will visit. I have been copying and pasting for my almost finished "summary folder" (which is 10cm thick - about 4")
Jennie

Keith1010
July 2nd, 2007, 09:32 AM
Jennie, you are very welcome.

Keith

Miss Jolly
July 2nd, 2007, 09:34 AM
English is widely spoken in Europe however, the French do like you to at least try, and it is polite to always greet them with Bonjour Monseiur/Madame/Mademoiselle. Here is a website which may help you http://goeurope.about.com/cs/languages/a/europe_language.htm
Arabic is much more complicated but here is another site; http://touregypt.net/translat.htm
Hope this helps. Have a great time.
Thank you also to Nydolphin. Don't worry - I do plan to survive with English (LOL) but just wanted to use a few words to show respect and be polite.
Jennie

Miss Jolly
July 2nd, 2007, 09:35 AM
Jennie, you are very welcome.

Keith
WoW - that is the quickest response that I have ever had on these boards.
Jennie

north-bound
July 4th, 2007, 05:26 AM
Don't worry - I do plan to survive with English (LOL) but just wanted to use a few words to show respect and be polite.
Jennie

There is no need to bother with any local phrases in the Scandinavian countries. I think most people would just be confused.

English is a basic subject in our schools, which everybody has to take. We are small countries; we can never expect anybody from another country to speak our language. English is widely used everywhere here.

I hope you will have a great time while here!

Miss Jolly
July 4th, 2007, 05:40 AM
Thank you North-bound. I can't wait to get there,
Jennie