South America phrasebook

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Hitchhiking phrasebook for South America.

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?


Portuguese

Hello – Olá

Excuse me.. – Desculpe..

Do you possibly drive in the direction of ...? – Vai na direcção de...?

Could I get a lift to...? – Podia-me dar boleia até...? (NOTE: if you are in Brazil, you should substitute the term "boleia" for "carona")

- a gasstation / a service area / a parking place? / along the highway – um posto de gasolina / uma estação de serviço / um parque de estacionamento / ao longo desta auto-estrada?

Is the lift free? / I can't pay. – a boleia é grátis? / não posso pagar.

Do you speak ...? / any other languages / Could you speak slower, please? – Você fala...? / outras línguas / Podia falar mais devagar, por favor?

yes / no / maybe / no thanks – sim / não / talvez / não, obrigado

That’s great / perfect / bad / no problem – Óptimo / perfeito / mau / não há problema

I don't understand. / I don't know – não compreendo / não sei

I'm going to ... / Where are you going to? – Eu vou para... / Para onde se dirige?

My name is... / What's your name? / I’m from... / Where are you from? – O meu nome é... / Como se chama? / Eu sou de... / De onde você é?

I’m ... years old. / How old are you? – Eu tenho(...) anos / Que idade você tem?

I study.... / My subjects are... / I’m in my ... year. / I will become a .... – Eu estudo... / A minha área é... / Estou no meu (...) ano / Serei um (Serei uma, if you are a woman)...

I have a boy-friend/a girl-friend. / I'm married. – Tenho um namorado/uma namorada / Sou casado (Sou casada, if you are a woman)

I’m on holiday. / I visit friends in... / I'm hitchhiking around... – Estou de férias / Visito amigos em... / Ando à boleia por...

I will stay for... / I’m going back... – Vou ficar por... / Vou voltar...

Don’t touch me! / Let me out! / Stop! / Help! – Não me toque! / Deixe-me sair! / Pare! / Socorro!

Can you drop me off here? – Pode-me deixar aqui?

Thank you! / Have a nice day/trip! – Obrigado! / Tenha um bom dia/viagem!

Where can I find ...? – Onde posso encontrar...?

- the city centre / a map – o centro da cidade / um mapa

- a toilet / a supermarket / a pharmacy / a campsite – uma casa de banho (in Brazil: um banheiro) / um supermercado / uma farmácia / um acampamento

- an internetcafe / a cashmachine / a bank – um café com internet (or "cibercafé") / um multibanco / um banco

- a metrostation / a busstation / a trainstation – uma estação de metro / uma estação de autocarro / uma estação de comboio

- the highway to ... / a good hitchhikingspot – a auto-estrada para... / um bom local para pedir boleia

water / (herbal) tea / hot chocolate / coffee – água / chá / chocolate quente / café

beer / (red, white) wine / juice – cerveja / vinho (tinto, branco) / sumo

vegetarian / diner / bread / a cheap restaurant – vegetariano (vegetariana if you are a woman) / jantar / pão / um restaurante barato

Cheers! / Enjoy your meal! – Felicidades! / Bom apetite!

I’m hungry / thirsty / fine / cold / hot / sick – tenho fome / tenho sede / estou bem / tenho frio / tenho calor / estou doente

north / east / south / west – norte / este / sul / oeste

yesterday / today / tomorrow – ontem / hoje / amanhã

zero / one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten – zero / um / dois / três / quatro / cinco / seis / sete / oito / nove / dez

eleven / twelve / thirteen / fourteen / fifteen / sixteen / seventeen / eighteen / nineteen / twenty – onze / doze / treze / catorze / quinze / dezasseis / dezassete / dezoito / dezanove / vinte

twenty-one / thirty – vinte e um / trinta

hour / day / week / month / kilometre – hora / dia / semana / mês / quilómetro

left / right / straight on / before/ after – esquerda / direita / em frente / antes / depois

this / next / last / - este / próximo / último

often / seldom / never / long / short – muitas vezes / raramente / nunca / longo / curto

up / down / over / under – cima / baixo / por cima / por baixo

How far is it (on foot)? / Where are we? – Fica a que distância (a pé)? / Onde estamos?

How much does it cost? / What time is it? – Quanto custa? / Que horas são?

I'm are looking for a place to sleep. – Procuro um sítio para dormir

Where can I buy a ticket? – Onde posso comprar um bilhete?

Who? / What? / Where? / Why? / When? – Quem? / O quê? / Onde? / Porque? / Quando?

How? / How much? / How long? / Which? – Como? / Quanto? / Por quanto tempo? / Qual?


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>

Quechua

  1. Hi! / Good morning/afternoon/evening! – Rimaykullayki / Wuynus diyas/Wuynas tardis/Wuynas nuchis
  2. Excuse me – Pampachaway / Dispinsaykuway
  3. Are you going to... –
  4. Could I go with you? –
  5. Gas station / rest area / parking space / along the highway/motorway –
  6. Is it free? / I can't pay –
  7. Do you speak ...? other languages? / Could you speak more slowly please? – ??? / ¿Allichu, Allillamanta rimaykuwankimanchu? ¿Susigullawan rimaykuway!
  8. Yes / No / Maybe / No, thanks – Ari / Mana / ??? / ???
  9. Great / perfect / bad / no problem – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  10. I don't understand you / I don't know – Mana hapisanichu / Mana yachanichu
  11. I'm going to / where are you going? – ??? / ???
  12. My name is... / What's your name? / I'm from... / Where are you from? – Pedroqa sutiymi ... / ¿Imataq sutiyki? / ...manta kani / ¿Maymanta kanki?/
  13. I'm ... years old. / How old are you? – '??? / ???
  14. I'm studying... – ???
  15. I have a boyfriend/girlfriend / I'm married. – ??? / ???
  16. I'm on holidays. / I'm visiting friends in... / I'm just travelling there. – ??? / ??? / ???
  17. I'm staying for... / I'm coming back... – ??? / ???
  18. Don't touch me! / Let me get out! / Stop! / Help! – ¡Sapallaña kaq munasani! (I want to be alone) / ??? / ¡Hark'ay! / ¡Yanapaway!
  19. Could you drop me off here? – ???
  20. Thanks for your help. / Have a good trip! – Solpayki ??? / ???
  21. Where can I find... – Maypi ??? ....
  22. the centre / a map – ??? / ???
  23. a bathroom / a supermarket / a pharmacy / a camping spot – bañu / ??? / ??? / ???
  24. an internetcafe / an ATM / a bank – ??? / ??? / ???
  25. a subway station / a bus station / a train station – ??? / ??? / ???
  26. the highway to / a good spot to hitchhike – ??? ... / ???
  27. water / tea / hot chocolate / coffee – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  28. beer / (red, white) wine / juice – ??? / ??? / ???
  29. vegetarian / a small restaurant / bread / a cheap restaurant – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  30. Cheers! / Enjoy! – ¡Khali kaq kachun! / ¡Prosit! / ???
  31. I'm hungry/thirsty/all right/cold/hot/sick – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  32. North/south/east/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. hour/day/week/month/kilometre – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  37. left/right/straight ahead/before/after – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  38. this one/the next one/the last one – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  39. often/rarely/never/long/short – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  40. up/down/on top of/under – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  41. How far is it on foot? / Where are we? – ??? / ???
  42. How much is it? / What time is it? – ¿Hayk'ataq kay? / ???
  43. I am / We are looking for a place to sleep. – ???
  44. Where can I / we buy a ticket? – ???
  45. Who?/What?/Where?/Why?/When? – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???
  46. How?/How much?/How much time?/Which? – ??? / ??? / ??? / ???