Phrasebook

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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.

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

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


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.