Western European language basics

Last Updated: 26th May 2015

<p>There is no need to enroll in French, Italian, German and Spanish classes for your European Tour. Your Tour Manager will fill you in on how to say some of the basics (eg. hello, please, thank you) in the native tongue of each of the countries you visit. It is often not only useful, but also polite to know a few of the basics in the local language and it&#8217;s a good idea to try and remember and uses these basics.</p> <p>English is a widely spoken and understood as a second or third language amongst many Western Europeans, particularly those of the younger generations.</p> <h2>Western European Language Basics</h2> <table class="data"> <tr> <td><strong>English</strong> </td> <td> <strong>French</strong> </td> <td> <strong>Spanish</strong> </td> <td> <strong>Italian</strong> </td> <td> <strong>German</strong> </td> <td> <strong>Greek</strong> </td> <td> <strong>Dutch</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td> Good Morning </td> <td> Bonjour </td> <td> Buenos Dias </td> <td> Buongiorno </td> <td> Guten Morgen </td> <td> Kalimera </td> <td> Goedemorgen</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Good Bye </td> <td> Au revoir </td> <td> Adios </td> <td> Arrivederci </td> <td> Auf Wiedersehen </td> <td>Yasou </td> <td> Tot ziens</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Please </td> <td> S’il vous plait </td> <td> Por favor </td> <td> Perfavore </td> <td> Bitte </td> <td>Parakalo </td> <td> Alstublieft</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Thank You </td> <td>Merci </td> <td> Gracias </td> <td> Grazie </td> <td>Danke Schon </td> <td>Effaristo </td> <td> Dank u</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Yes </td> <td> Oui </td> <td> Si </td> <td> Si </td> <td> Ja </td> <td> Ne </td> <td> Ya</td> </tr> <tr> <td>No </td> <td> Non </td> <td> No </td> <td> No </td> <td> Nein </td> <td> Oki </td> <td> Nee</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Where is? </td> <td> Ou est? </td> <td> Donde ésta? </td> <td> Dové </td> <td> Wo ist? </td> <td>Poo eeneh? </td> <td> Waar is?</td> </tr> <tr> <td>The toilet </td> <td> Les toilettes </td> <td> El lavabo </td> <td> Il gabinetto </td> <td> Die toilette </td> <td>To oahlehtes </td> <td> De toilet</td> </tr> <tr> <td>The bank </td> <td> La banque </td> <td> Banco </td> <td> Banca </td> <td>Die bank </td> <td>Trapeze </td> <td> Bank</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Post office </td> <td> La poste </td> <td> Correos </td> <td> Ufficio postale </td> <td> Die post </td> <td> Takedromeo </td> <td> Postkantoor</td> </tr> <tr> <td>How much? </td> <td> Combine? </td> <td> Cunato? </td> <td> Quanto? </td> <td> Wieviel? </td> <td> Posso? </td> <td> hoeveel?</td> </tr> <tr> <td>The bill </td> <td> L’addition </td> <td> La cuenta </td> <td> Il conto </td> <td> Die rechnung </td> <td>To loghariazmo </td> <td> rekening</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Ladies </td> <td> Dames </td> <td> Enoras </td> <td> Donne </td> <td> Damen </td> <td> Yinekon </td> <td> Dames</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Gents </td> <td> Messieurs </td> <td> Senores </td> <td> Uomini </td> <td> Herren </td> <td> Anthron </td> <td> Heren</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Stamp </td> <td> Timbre </td> <td> Sello </td> <td> Francobollo </td> <td> Briefmarke </td> <td> Grammatesimo </td> <td> Stamp</td> </tr> <tr> <td>One/two </td> <td> Un/deux </td> <td> Uno/due </td> <td> Uno/due </td> <td> Eins/zwei </td> <td> Ena/thio </td> <td> Een/twee</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Three/four </td> <td>Trios/quatre </td> <td> Tres/cuarto </td> <td> Tre/Quattro </td> <td> Drei/vier </td> <td> Tria/tesera </td> <td> Drie/vier</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Five/six</td> <td> Cinq/six</td> <td> Cinco/seis</td> <td> Cinque/sei</td> <td> Funf/sechs</td> <td> Pende/eksi</td> <td> Vijf/zes</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Seven/eight </td> <td>Sept/huit </td> <td> Siete/ocho </td> <td> Sette/otto </td> <td> Sieben/acht </td> <td> Epta/okta </td> <td> Zeven/acht</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Nine/ten </td> <td> Neuf/dix </td> <td> Nueve/diez </td> <td> Nove/dieci </td> <td> Neun/zehn </td> <td> Enea/theka </td> <td> Negen/tien </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Open </td> <td> Overt </td> <td> Abierto </td> <td> Aperto </td> <td> Geoffnet </td> <td> Anikton </td> <td> Open</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Closed </td> <td> Fermé </td> <td> Cerrado </td> <td> Chiuso </td> <td> Geschlossen </td> <td> Kilson </td> <td> Gesloten</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Hot </td> <td> Chaud </td> <td> Caliente </td> <td> Caldo </td> <td> Heiss </td> <td> Zesto </td> <td> Hete</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cold </td> <td> Froid </td> <td> Frio </td> <td> Freddo </td> <td> Kalt </td> <td> Krio </td> <td> Koude</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Water </td> <td> Eau </td> <td> Agua </td> <td> Acqua </td> <td> Wasser </td> <td> Nero </td> <td> Water</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Tea </td> <td> Thé </td> <td> Té </td> <td>Té </td> <td>Tee </td> <td> Chai </td> <td> Thee</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Coffee </td> <td> Café </td> <td> Café </td> <td> Caffé </td> <td> Kaffee </td> <td> Kafe </td> <td> Koffie</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Beer </td> <td> Biére </td> <td> Cerveza </td> <td> Birra </td> <td> Bier </td> <td> Bira </td> <td> Bier</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Wine </td> <td> Vin </td> <td> Vino </td> <td> Vino </td> <td> Wein </td> <td> Krasi </td> <td> Wijn</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Excuse me (sorry) </td> <td> Excusez-moi </td> <td> Perdon </td> <td> Scusi </td> <td> Entschuldigung </td> <td> Sygnomi </td> <td> Sorry</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cheers </td> <td> Santé </td> <td> Salut </td> <td> Saluté </td> <td> Prost </td> <td> Yamus </td> <td> Proost</td> </tr> </table> <p>These Languages are of use in&#8230;.</p> <p><strong>French</strong> &#8211; <a href="/contikipedia/articles/france">France</a>, Southern <a href="/contikipedia/articles/belgium">Belgium</a> (including <a href="/contikipedia/articles/brussels">Brussels</a>) parts of Switzerland</p> <p><strong>Spanish</strong> &#8211; <a href="/contikipedia/articles/spain">Spain</a> (Spanish will be understood in most parts of Spain, however Catalan and Basque are spoken in Barcelona and the North of the country)</p> <p><strong>Italian</strong> &#8211; <a href="/contikipedia/articles/italy">Italy</a>, parts of Switzerland, Albania</p> <p><strong>German</strong> &#8211; Varying dialects throughout <a href="/contikipedia/articles/germany">Germany</a>, &#8220;Austria&#8221;::/contikipedia/articles/austria, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/switzerland">Switzerland</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/liechtenstein">Liechtenstein</a></p> <p><strong>Greek</strong> &#8211; <a href="/contikipedia/articles/greece">Greece</a></p> <p><strong>Dutch</strong> &#8211; Dialects throughout <a href="/contikipedia/articles/netherlands">the Netherlands</a> and Northern <a href="/contikipedia/articles/belgium">Belgium</a></p>