Western Europe phrasebook

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This Western Europe phrasebook for hitchhiking is a work in progress.

English

  1. Hello
  2. Excuse me..
  3. Do you possibly drive in the direction of ...?
  4. Could I get a lift to...?
  5. - a gasstation / a service area / a parking place? / along the highway
  6. Is the lift free? / I can't pay.
  7. Do you speak ...? / any other languages / Could you speak slower, please?
  8. yes / no / maybe / no thanks /
  9. That’s great / perfect / bad / no problem
  10. I don't understand. / I don't know.
  11. I'm going to ... / Where are you going to?
  12. My name is... / What's your name? / I’m from... / Where are you from?
  13. I’m ... years old. / How old are you?
  14. I study.... / My subjects are... / I’m in my ... year. / I will become a ....
  15. I have a boy-friend/a girl-friend. / I'm married.
  16. I’m on holiday. / I visit friends in... / I'm hitchhiking around...
  17. I will stay for... / I’m going back...
  18. Don’t touch me! / Let me out! / Stop! / Help!
  19. Can you drop me off here?
  20. Thank you! / Have a nice day/trip!
  21. Where can I find ...?
  22. - the city centre / a map
  23. - a toilet / a supermarket / a pharmacy / a campsite
  24. - an internetcafe / a cashmachine / a bank
  25. - a metrostation / a busstation / a trainstation
  26. - the highway to ... / a good hitchhikingspot
  27. water / (herbal) tea / hot chocolate / coffee
  28. beer / (red, white) wine / juice
  29. vegetarian / diner / bread / a cheap restaurant
  30. Cheers! / Enjoy your meal!
  31. I’m hungry / thirsty / fine / cold / hot / sick
  32. north / east / south / west
  33. yesterday / today / tomorrow
  34. zero / one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten
  35. eleven / twelve / thirteen / fourteen / fifteen / sixteen / seventeen / eighteen / nineteen / twenty
  36. twenty-one / thirty
  37. hour / day / week / month / kilometre
  38. left / right / straight on / before/ after
  39. this / next / last /
  40. often / seldom / never / long / short
  41. up / down / over / under
  42. How far is it (on foot)? / Where are we?
  43. How much does it cost? / What time is it?
  44. We are looking for a place to sleep.
  45. Where can we buy a ticket?
  46. Who? / What? / Where? / Why? / When?
  47. How? / How much? / How long? / Which?


German

  1. Hello - Hallo
  2. Excuse me.. - Entschuldigen Sie,...
  3. Do you possibly drive in the direction of ...? - Fahren Sie eventuell Richtung....
  4. Could I get a lift to...? - Könnten Sie mich bis ...... mitnehmen?
  5. - a gasstation / a service area / a parking place? / along the highway - - eine Tankstelle / ein Rastplatz / ein Parkplatz / entlang der Autobahn
  6. Is the lift free? / I can't pay.- Ist es umsonst? / Ich kann nicht bezahlen.
  7. Do you speak ...? / any other languages / Could you speak slower, please? - Sprechen Sie... / Andere Sprachen? / Könnten Sie etwas langsamer sprechen?
  8. yes / no / maybe / no thanks /- ja / nein / vielleicht / nein, Danke
  9. That’s great / perfect / bad / no problem - Das ist großartig / perfekt / schlecht / Kein Problem
  10. I don't understand. / I don't know.- Ich verstehe es nicht / Ich habe keine Ahnung
  11. I'm going to ... / Where are you going to?- Ich fahre nach... / Wo fahren Sie hin?
  12. My name is... / What's your name? / I’m from... / Where are you from?- Mein Name ist.... / Wie heisst du? / Ich komme aus... / Wo kommst du her?
  13. I’m ... years old. / How old are you? - Ich bin .... Jahre alt. / Wie alt bist du?
  14. I study.... / My subjects are... / I’m in my ... year. / I will become a .... - Ich studiere... / Meine Fächer sind... / Ich bin im .... Jahr. / Ich werde später...
  15. I have a boy-friend/a girl-friend. / I'm married. - Ich habe einen Freund/Freundin. / Ich bin verheiratet.
  16. I’m on holiday. / I visit friends in... / I'm hitchhiking around... - Ich habe Ferien. / Ich besuche Freunde in.... / Ich trampe durch die Gegend.
  17. I will stay for... / I’m going back... - Ich bleibe für... / Ich fahre zurück am....
  18. Don’t touch me! / Let me out! / Stop! / Help! - Fass mich nicht an! / Lassen Sie mich raus! / Stop! / Hilfe!
  19. Can you drop me off here? - Können Sie mich hier raus lassen?
  20. Thank you! / Have a nice day/trip! - Vielen Dank! / Einen schönen Tag/Reise noch!
  21. Where can I find ...? - Wo finde ich...
  22. - the city centre / a map - das Stadtzentrum / eine Karte
  23. - a toilet / a supermarket / a pharmacy / a campsite - eine Toilette / einen Supermarkt / eine Apotheke / einen Zeltplatz
  24. - an internetcafe / a cashmachine / a bank - ein Internetcafe / einen Bankautomaten / eine Bank
  25. - a metrostation / a busstation / a trainstation - die U-Bahn / den Busbahnhof / den Hauptbahnhof
  26. - the highway to ... / a good hitchhikingspot - die Autobahn nach... / eine gute Trampstelle
  27. water / (herbal) tea / hot chocolate / coffee - Wasser / (Kräuter) Tee / warme Schokolade / Kaffee
  28. beer / (red, white) wine / juice - Bier / (Rot-, Weiss-) Wein / Orangensaft
  29. vegetarian / diner / bread / a cheap restaurant - Vegetarisch / Dinner / Brot / ein günstiges Restaurant
  30. Cheers! / Enjoy your meal! - Prost! / Guten Appetit
  31. I’m hungry / thirsty / fine / cold / hot / sick - Ich habe Hunger! / Durst / fein / kalt / heiss / krank
  32. north / east / south / west - Norden / Osten / Süden / Westen
  33. yesterday / today / tomorrow - gestern / heute / morgen
  34. zero / one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten - null / ein / zwei / drei / vier / fünf / sechs / sieben / acht / neun / zehn
  35. eleven / twelve / thirteen / fourteen / fifteen / sixteen / seventeen / eighteen / nineteen / twenty - elf / zwölf / dreizehn / vierzehn / fünfzehn / sechszehn / siebzehn / achtzehn / neunzehn / zwanzig
  36. twenty-one / thirty - einundzwanzig / dreißig
  37. hour / day / week / month / kilometre - Stunde / Tag / Woche / Monat / Kilometer
  38. left / right / straight on / before/ after - Links / Rechts / Geradeaus / Vorher / Nachher
  39. this / next / last / - diese / nächste / letzte
  40. often / seldom / never / long / short - oft / selten / nie / lang / kurz
  41. up / down / over / under - hoch / runter / über / unter
  42. How far is it (on foot)? / Where are we? - Wie weit ist es noch (zu Fuss)? / Wo sind wir?
  43. How much does it cost? / What time is it? - Wie viel kostet das? / Wie spät ist es?
  44. We are looking for a place to sleep. - Wir suchen einen Schlafplatz
  45. Where can we buy a ticket? - Wo können wir ein Ticket kaufen?
  46. Who? / What? / Where? / Why? / When? - Wer? / Was? / Wo? / Warum? / Wann?
  47. How? / How much? / How long? / Which? - Wie? / Wie viel? / Wie lang? / Welche?


French

  1. Hello / Bonjour. Salut.
  2. Excuse me / Excusez-moi
  3. Do you possibly drive in the direction of ...? / Allez-vous en direction de ... ?
  4. Could I get a lift to...? / Pouvez-vous m'amener jusqu'à ... ?
  5. - a gasstation / a service area / a parking place? / along the highway / - une station service / / une aire de repos / / un parking / / le long de l'autoroute / /
  6. Is the lift free? / / I can't pay. / Le trajet est gratuit? / / Je ne peux pas payer / /
  7. Do you speak ...? / any other languages / Could you speak slower, please? Parlez-vous ...? / / une autre langue / / (Pouvez-vous parler) plus lentement, s'il vous plaît? / /
  8. yes / no / maybe / no thanks / Oui / non / peut-être / non merci
  9. That’s great / perfect / bad / no problem C'est bien / / parfait / / pas bon / / Pas de problème / /
  10. I don't understand. / I don't know. Je ne comprends pas // Je ne sais pas / /
  11. I'm going to ... / Where are you going to? Je vais à ... / / Où allez-vous? / /
  12. My name is... / What's your name? / I’m from... / Where are you from? Je m'appelle ... / / Comment vous appellez-vous ? / / Je viens de ... / / D'où venez-vous? / /
  13. I’m ... years old. / How old are you? J'ai ... ans / / Quel âge avez-vous? / /
  14. I study.... / My subjects are... / I’m in my ... year. / I will become a .... J'étudie ... / / Mes matières sont... / / Je suis en (4e,5e,6e) année / / Je veux devenir ... / /
  15. I have a boy-friend/a girl-friend. / I'm married. J'ai un petit ami/une petite amie / / Je suis marié
  16. I’m on holiday. / I visit friends in... / I'm hitchhiking around... Je suis en vacances / / Je vais voir des amis à ... / / je fais du stop autour de ... / /
  17. I will stay for... / I’m going back... Je vais rester pendant ... / / Je reviens le .../ /
  18. Don’t touch me! / Let me out! / Stop! / Help! Ne me touchez pas! / /Laissez-moi sortir! / /Stop! / / A l'aide ! / /
  19. Can you drop me off here? Pouvez-vous me déposer ici, s'il vous plaît? / /
  20. Thank you! / Have a nice day/trip! Merci! / / Bonne journée ! / / Bon voyage! / /
  21. Where can I find ...? Où puis-je trouver...?
  22. - a toilet / a supermarket / a pharmacy / a campsite - the city centre / a map - une toilette / / un supermarché / / une pharmacie / / un camping / / le centre-ville / / une carte / /
  23. - an internetcafe / a cashmachine / a bank - un cybercafé / / un distributeur de billets / / une banque / /
  24. - a metrostation / a busstation / a trainstation - une station de métro / / une station de bus / / une gare / /
  25. - the highway to ... / a good hitchhikingspot - l'autoroute pour ... / / un bon endroit pour faire du stop / /
  26. water / (herbal) tea / hot chocolate / coffee eau / / thé (aux herbes) / / chocolat chaud / / café/ /
  27. beer / (red, white) wine / juice bière / / vin (rouge, blanc) / / jus / /
  28. vegetarian / diner / bread / a cheap restaurant végétarien / / petit restaurant / /pain / / un restaurant pas cher / /
  29. Cheers! / Enjoy your meal! Bon appétit!
  30. I’m hungry / thirsty / fine / cold / hot / sick J'ai faim / / soif/ / bien / / froid / / chaud / / Je suis malade / /
  31. north / east / south / west nord/ / est / / sud / / ouest / /
  32. yesterday / today / tomorrow hier / / aujourd'hui / / demain / /
  33. zero / one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten zero / / un / / deux / / trois / / quatre / / cinq / / six / / sept / / huit / / neuf / / dix / /
  34. eleven / twelve / thirteen / fourteen / fifteen / sixteen / seventeen / eighteen / nineteen / twenty onze / / douze/ / treize/ / quatorze/ / quinze/ / seize/ / dix-sept/ / dix-huit/ / dix-neuf/ / vingt/ /,
  35. twenty-one / thirty vingt-et-un / / trente/ /
  36. hour / day / week / month / kilometre heure/ / jour/ / semaine/ / mois / / kilomètre / /
  37. left / right / straight on / before/ after gauche/ / droite/ / tout droit / / avant / / après/ /
  38. this / next / last ce/cette/ / prochain/prochaine/ / dernier/dernière/ /
  39. often / seldom / never / long / short souvent/ / rarement/ / jamais/ / long// court//
  40. up / down / over / under en haut/ / en bas/ / dessus/ / dessous//
  41. How far is it (on foot)? / Where are we? C'est loin comment (à pied) ?/ / Où sommes-nous ?//
  42. How much does it cost? / What time is it? Combien ça coûte ?/ / Quelle heure est-il ?//
  43. We are looking for a place to sleep. Nous cherchons un endroit où dormir.//
  44. Where can we buy a ticket? Où pouvons-nous acheter un billet ?//
  45. Who? / What? / Where? / Why? / When? Qui ?/ / Quoi ?/ / Où ?/ / Pourquoi ?// Quand ?//
  46. How? / How much? / How long? / Which? Comment ?/ / Combien ?/ / combien de temps ?/ / Lequel : Laquelle ?//

Spanish

  1. Hi! / Good morning/afternoon/evening! – ¡Hola! / ¡Buenos días!/tardes!/noches!
  2. Excuse me – Perdón
  3. Are you going to... – Va Usted a ...?
  4. Could I go with you? – Podría ir con usted?
  5. Gas station / rest area / parking space / along the highway/motorway – gasolinera / estación de servicio / aparcamiento / por la autopista/autovía
  6. Is it free? / I can't pay – Es gratis? / Es que no puedo pagar.
  7. Do you speak ...? other languages? / Could you speak more slowly please? – Habla Usted ...? otros idiomas? / Puede hablar más despacio, por favor?
  8. Yes / No / Maybe / No, thanks – Si / No / Tal vez / No, gracias
  9. Great / perfect / bad / no problem – Muy bien / Estupendo / Mal / No hay problema
  10. I don't understand you / I don't know – No le entiendo. / No sé.
  11. I'm going to / where are you going? – Voy a... / A donde va Usted?
  12. My name is... / What's your name? / I'm from... / Where are you from? – Me llamo ... / Como se llama Usted? / Soy de ... / De donde es Usted?
  13. I'm ... years old. / How old are you? – Tengo ... años. / Cuántos años tiene Usted?
  14. I'm studying... – Estudio...
  15. I have a boyfriend/girlfriend / I'm married. – Tengo novio/novia. / Estoy casado/casada.
  16. I'm on holidays. / I'm visiting friends in... / I'm just travelling there. – Estoy de vacaciones. / Estoy visitando amigos en ... / Simplemente viajando por ahí.
  17. I'm staying for... / I'm coming back... – Me quedo por ... / Vuelvo ...
  18. Don't touch me! / Let me get out! / Stop! / Help! – No me toque! / Déjame salir! / Para! / Socorro!
  19. Could you drop me off here? – Podría dejarme aquí?
  20. Thanks for your help. / Have a good trip! – Gracias por su ayuda. / Buen viaje!
  21. Where can I find... – Dónde puedo encontrar...?
  22. the centre / a map – el centro / un mapa
  23. a bathroom / a supermarket / a pharmacy / a camping spot – un baño / un supermercado / una farmacia / un campamento
  24. an internetcafe / an ATM / a bank – un cibercafé / un cajero automático / un banco
  25. a subway station / a bus station / a train station – una estación de metro / una estación de autobuses / una estación de trenes
  26. the highway to / a good spot to hitchhike – la autopista a... / un buen lugar para pedir un aventón
  27. water / tea / hot chocolate / coffee – agua / té / chocolate caliente / café
  28. beer / (red, white) wine / juice – cerveza / vino (tinto, blanco) / sumo
  29. vegetarian / without meat / a small restaurant / bread / a cheap restaurant – vegetariano|vegetariana / sin carne / un restaurante pequeño / pan / un restaurante barato
  30. I am vegetarian / I do not eat meat / Could you make something / a quesadilla / taco / sopa without meat? - Soy vegetariano / No como carne / Podria hacer algo / una quesadilla / un taco / una sopa sin carne?
  31. Would you have...? - Tendria...?
  32. Cheers! / Enjoy! – ¡Salud! / !Buen provecho!
  33. I'm hungry/thirsty/all right/cold/hot/sick – tengo hambre/sed / Estoy bien / tengo frío/calor / Estoy enfermo
  34. North/south/east/west – norte/sur/este/oeste
  35. yesterday/today/tomorrow/ – ayer/hoy/mañana
  36. zero/one/two/three/four/five/six/seven/eight/nine/ten – cero/uno/dos/tres/cuatro/cinco/seis/siete/ocho/nueve/diez
  37. eleven/twelve/thirteen/fourteen/fifteen/sixteen/seventeen/eighteen/nineteen/twenty – once/doce/trece/catorce/quince/diez y seis/diez y siete/diez y ocho/diez y nueve/veinte
  38. hour/day/week/month/kilometre – hora/día/semana/mes/kilómetro
  39. left/right/straight ahead/before/after – izquierda/derecha/recto/antes/después
  40. this one/the next one/the last one – este/siguiente/ultimo
  41. often/rarely/never/long/short – muchas veces/no tanto/nunca/largo/corto
  42. up/down/on top of/under – arriba/abajo/sobre/debajo
  43. How far is it on foot? / Where are we? – A qué distancia es de pie? / Donde estamos?
  44. How much is it? / What time is it? – Cuanto cuesta? / Qué hora es?
  45. I am / We are looking for a place to sleep. – Busco / Buscamos un sitio para dormir.
  46. Where can I / we buy a ticket? – Donde puedo / podemos comprar un billete?
  47. Who?/What?/Where?/Why?/When? – Quien?/Qué?/Donde?/Por qué?/ cuando?
  48. How?/How much?/How much time?/Which? – como?/cuanto?/cuanto tiempo?/cual?

Dutch

NL for in the Netherlands, B for in Belgium (but in both coutries they can understand both phrases)

  1. Hello - Hallo
  2. Excuse me.. - Excuseer..
  3. Do you possibly drive in the direction of ...? - Rijdt u toevalling in de richting van ...?
  4. Could I get a lift to...? - Kunt u mij een lift naar ... geven?
  5. - a gasstation / a service area / a parking place? / along the highway - - een tankstation / NL: een verzorgingsplaats / NL: een parkeerplaats, B: een parking / langs de snelweg
  6. Is the lift free? / I can't pay.- Is de lift gratis? / Ik kan niet betalen.
  7. Do you speak ...? / any other languages / Could you speak slower, please? - Spreekt u ...? een andere taal / Kunt u alstublieft wat langzamer praten?
  8. yes / no / maybe / no thanks /- ja / nee/ misschien / geen dank /
  9. That’s great / perfect / bad / no problem - Dat is geweldig / perfect / slecht / geen probleem
  10. I don't understand. / I don't know.- Ik begrijp het niet / Ik weet het niet
  11. I'm going to ... / Where are you going to?- Ik ga naar ... / Waar gaat u heen?
  12. My name is... / What's your name? / I’m from... / Where are you from?- Ik heet ... / Hoe heet u? / Ik kom van ... / NL: Waar komt u vandaan? B: Vanwaar bent u?
  13. I’m ... years old. / How old are you? - Ik ben ... jaar oud / Hoe oud bent u?
  14. I study.... / My subjects are... / I’m in my ... year. / I will become a .... - Ik studeer ... / Mijn vakken zijn ... / Ik zit in mijn ... jaar. / Later word ik ...
  15. I have a boy-friend/a girl-friend. / I'm married. - NL: Ik heb een vriendje/vriendinnetje, B: Ik heb een lief. / Ik ben getrouwd.
  16. I’m on holiday. / I visit friends in... / I'm hitchhiking around... - Ik ben op vakantie. / Ik bezoek vrienden in ... / Ik lift door ...
  17. I will stay for... / I’m going back... - Ik zal voor ... blijven / Ik ga ... terug.
  18. Don’t touch me! / Let me out! / Stop! / Help! - Raak me niet aan! / Laat me eruit! / Stop! / Help!
  19. Can you drop me off here? - Kunt u mij hier eruit laten?
  20. Thank you! / Have a nice day/trip! - Dank u wel! / Nog een prettige dag/reis!
  21. Where can I find ...? - Waar kan ik een ... vinden?
  22. - the city centre / a map - - het centrum / een kaart
  23. - a toilet / a supermarket / a pharmacy / a campsite - - een toilet / een supermarkt / een apotheek / een camping
  24. - an internetcafe / a cashmachine / a bank - - een internetcafé / NL: een pin-automaat, B: een bancontact (not interchangable!) / een bank
  25. - a metrostation / a busstation / a trainstation - - een metrostation / een bushalte / een treinstation
  26. - the highway to ... / a good hitchhikingspot - de snelweg naar ... / een goede liftplaats
  27. water / (herbal) tea / hot chocolate / coffee - water / (kruiden)thee / warme chocolademelk / koffie
  28. beer / (red, white) wine / juice - bier / (rode, witte) wijn / sap
  29. vegetarian / diner / bread / a cheap restaurant - vegetarisch (the product, a person is called: vegetariër) / avondeten / brood / een goedkope restaurant
  30. Cheers! / Enjoy your meal! - Proost! / eet smakelijk!
  31. I’m hungry / thirsty / fine / cold / hot / sick - Ik heb honger / dorst / Met mij gaat het goed / Ik heb het koud/ warm / Ik ben ziek
  32. north / east / south / west - noord / oost / zuid / west
  33. yesterday / today / tomorrow - gisteren / vandaag / morgen
  34. zero / one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten - één / twee / drie / vier/ vijf / zes / zeven / acht / negen / tien
  35. eleven / twelve / thirteen / fourteen / fifteen / sixteen / seventeen / eighteen / nineteen / twenty - elf / twaalf / dertien / veertien / vijftien / zestien / zeventien / achttien / negentien / twintig
  36. twenty-one / thirty - éénentwintig / dertig
  37. hour / day / week / month / kilometre - uur / dag / week / maand / kilometer
  38. left / right / straight on / before/ after - links / rechts / rechtdoor / voor / achter
  39. this / next / last / - dit/deze / volgende / laatste
  40. often / seldom / never / long / short - vaak / zelden / nooit / lang / kort
  41. up / down / over / under - boven / beneden / over / onder
  42. How far is it (on foot)? / Where are we? - Hoe ver is het nog (te voet)? / Waar zijn we?
  43. How much does it cost? / What time is it? - Hoeveel kost het? / Hoe laat is het?
  44. We are looking for a place to sleep. - Wij zoeken een slaapplek.
  45. Where can we buy a ticket? - Waar kunnen wij een NL: kaartje, B: ticket kopen?
  46. Who? / What? / Where? / Why? / When? - Wie? / Wat? / Waar? / Waarom? / Wanneer?
  47. How? / How much? / How long? / Which? - Hoe? / Hoeveel? / Hoelang? / Welke? </noinclude></noinclude>