Useful Phrases for Travelling

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#1
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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?
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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/languag...e_language.htm
Arabic is much more complicated but here is another site; http://touregypt.net/translat.htm
Hope this helps. Have a great time.
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#4
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Originally posted by Keith1010
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")
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Originally posted by nydolphin
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/languag...e_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
#7
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Originally posted by Keith1010
Jennie, you are very welcome.

Keith
WoW - that is the quickest response that I have ever had on these boards.
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#8
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Originally posted by Miss Jolly
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!
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Thank you North-bound. I can't wait to get there,
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