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Language is About More Than Survival

When you’re planning to visit a new part of the world where another language is spoken, it’s essential that you learn at least a few phrases. Some call it a basic survival skill, but we know that it’s much more than that: It gives you the tools you need to start a conversation.

Even if you’re armed with only a few simple phrases, making the effort to learn the native language demonstrates your interest in a particular place and its people. Sure, you may not be able to engage in long discussions about life, the universe, and everything, but you will be able to take the first step in establishing a cross-cultural understanding.

To that end, we currently teach a variety of languages, including French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. We asked our language instructors to provide us with some translations for a few helpful phrases, which will hopefully guide you in discovering a new language. Check them out below, or download the PDF guide.

And if you’re curious about learning more, begin your journey by checking out all of our available language classes.

French Phrases

  • Hello — Salut
  • Goodbye — Au revoir
  • Please — S’il vous plaît
  • Thank You — Merci
  • Excuse Me — Excusez-moi
  • Where is the restroom? — Où sont les toilettes?
  • Do you speak English? — Parlez vous anglais?
  • How much does this cost? — Combien cela coûte?
  • My name is … — Je m’appelle …
  • I would like … — J’aimerais …

German Phrases

  • Hello — Hallo
  • Goodbye — Auf Wiedersehen
  • Please — Bitte
  • Thank You — Danke
  • Excuse Me — Entschuldigen Sie
  • Where is the restroom? — Wo ist die Toilette?
  • Do you speak English? — Sprichst du Englisch?
  • How much does this cost? — Wieviel kostet das?
  • My name is … — Ich heiße …
  • I would like … — Ich möchte …

Italian Phrases

  • Hello — Ciao
  • Goodbye — Ciao
  • Please — Per favore
  • Thank You — Grazie
  • Excuse Me — Scusami
  • Where is the restroom? — Dov’è il bagno?
  • Do you speak English? — Parli inglese?
  • How much does this cost? — Quanto costa questo?
  • My name is … — Il mio nome è …
  • I would like … — Mi piacerebbe …

Japanese Phrases

  • Hello — こんにちは — Kon’nichiwa
  • Goodbye — さようなら — Sayōnara
  • Please — お願いします — Onegaishimasu
  • Thank You — ありがとう — Arigatō
  • Excuse Me — すみません — Sumimasen
  • Where is the restroom? — お手洗いはどこですか? — O tearai wa dokodesu ka?
  • Do you speak English? — 英語を話せますか? — Eigo o hanasemasu ka?
  • How much is this? — これはいくらですか? — Kore wa ikuradesu ka?
  • My name is … — 私の名前は — Watashinonamaeha …
  • I would like … — をお願いします。– O onegaishimasu …

Spanish Phrases

  • Hello — Hola
  • Goodbye — Adiós
  • Please — Por favor
  • Thank You — Gracias
  • Excuse Me — Disculpe
  • Where is the restroom? — ¿Dónde está el baño?
  • Do you speak English? — ¿Habla usted Inglés?
  • How much does this cost? — ¿Cuánto cuesta esto?
  • My name is … — Me llamo …
  • I would like … — Me gustaría …
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