An experienced traveler is no stranger to the feeling of utter despair when confronted with the language barrier, that insurmountable wall of miscommunication that grows and thickens with every passing moment. If you're heading to a country whose language you're not familiar with, why not take a few minutes and try to learn a couple of most useful travel phrases?
Even knowing how to say "yes" and "no" makes a world of difference. Add "thank you" and you will surely put a smile on someone's face, and realize that the wall is already crumbling. Learn how to say "here" and "there", and you'll find that you're capable of finding your position in space. Then go on to learn "before", "now" and "after", and you can already position yourself in time. This is the logic we followed when compiling our selection of travel phrases.
With the 250 words and phrases that we offer on this website, most of your basic needs should be well covered. The phrases are available as web pages, as well as downloadable, printable pdf booklets that can easily fit in your pocket.