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===French===
 
# Bonjour
 
# Est-ce que vous allez vers ...?
 
# Est-ce que je pourrais aller avec vous?
 
# Est-ce que vous pouvez me laisser a une station de service?
 
# Est-ce que je peux sortir ici?
 
# Merci beaucoup!
 
# Est, Ouest, Nord, Sud
 
 
===Dutch===
 
# Hallo
 
# Rijdt u misschien in de richting van ... ?
 
# Mag ik misschien met u meerijden?
 
# Kunt u me bij het volgende tankstation afzetten?
 
# Kan ik er hier uit?
 
# Bedankt voor de lift!
 
# Oost, West, Noord, Zuid
 
  
 
==Northern Europe==
 
==Northern Europe==

Revision as of 14:18, 27 December 2005

There are various hitchhiking phrasebooks to be found online. Since this is a wiki we can try to make the best one. A flexible one, where you can assemble your own phrasebook, with the languages you need for your trip.


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 heißen Sie? / Ich komme aus... / Woher kommen Sie?
  13. I’m ... years old. / How old are you? - Ich bin .... Jahre alt. / Wie alt sind Sie?
  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/eine 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! - Fassen Sie 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/Gute 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 / heisse Schokolade / Kaffee
  28. beer / (red, white) wine / orange juice - Bier / (Rot-, Weiss-) Wein / Orangensaft
  29. vegetarian / diner / bread / a cheap restaurant - Vegetarisch / Abendessen / 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 / Mir geht es gut / Mir ist kalt / Mir ist heiss / Ich bin 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 ?//

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>

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.