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There are various hitchhiking '''phrasebooks''' to be found online.
* [[Africa phrasebook]]
 
* [[Asia phrasebook]]
 
* [[America phrasebook]]
 
* [[Europe phrasebook]]
 
  
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{{Phrasebooks/English}}
# Hello
 
# Are you possibly driving to ...?
 
# Can I drive with you?
 
# Can you drop me off at a motorway service area?
 
# Can I get out right here?
 
# Thanks for the ride!
 
# East, West, North, South
 
 
 
  
 
==Western Europe==
 
==Western Europe==

Revision as of 14:14, 27 December 2005

There are various hitchhiking phrasebooks to be found online.

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?


Western Europe

German

  1. Guten Tag!
  2. Fahren Sie vielleicht Richtung ... ?
  3. Könnte ich vielleicht bei Ihnen mitfahren?
  4. Können sie mich an der nächsten Tankstelle rauslassen?
  5. Kann ich direkt hier raus?
  6. Vielen Dank für die Fahrt!
  7. Ost, West, Nord, Süd

French

  1. Bonjour
  2. Est-ce que vous allez vers ...?
  3. Est-ce que je pourrais aller avec vous?
  4. Est-ce que vous pouvez me laisser a une station de service?
  5. Est-ce que je peux sortir ici?
  6. Merci beaucoup!
  7. Est, Ouest, Nord, Sud

Dutch

  1. Hallo
  2. Rijdt u misschien in de richting van ... ?
  3. Mag ik misschien met u meerijden?
  4. Kunt u me bij het volgende tankstation afzetten?
  5. Kan ik er hier uit?
  6. Bedankt voor de lift!
  7. Oost, West, Noord, Zuid

Northern Europe

Don't bother to try asking in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or Finnish. Almost people speak English, and will be confused when you try to speak their language - and if you do speak it at a reasonable level, you won't need this phrasebook.

Eastern Europe

Russian is probably the most important language to learn, many older people speak or at least understand Russian, especially when their mother tongue is a Slavic language.

Russian

Polish

Czech

Slovak

Hungarian

South-Eastern Europe

Slovenian

Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian

Bulgarian

Romanian

Albanian

Greek

Turkish

Southern Europe/South America

Spanish

1. Hola

2. Va usted a ...?

3. Yo podria ir con usted?

4.

5. Podria dejarme aqui?

6. Gracias por la ayuda.

7. Este, Oeste, Norte, Sur

Portuguese

Italian

Africa

Arabic

Bambara

Peul

Swahili

Asia

Japanese

Chinese

Hindi/Urdu

Farsi

Thai

Vietnamese

External Links

  • Global Vagabond Language Guide - Important phrases for hitchhikers in over 20 languages, including a printable edition of the Hitch-hiking Phrasebook for many European languages.