Travel Advice: Phrases/Words to Know

Advice for those who travel: if you do not know the language, learn the following phrases. I decided to group the words I learned in Czech Republic and Austria.

Hi
Czech
– – ahoj (ahoy)
– – dobrý den (doh-bree dehn, same as good day! This was easier for me considering it’s quite similar to Russian)
German
– – hallo
– – guten tag (goo-ten tahg)

Bye
Czech
– – ahoj
– – čau (ciao)
German
– – auf wiedersehen (owf vee-dur-zane…thank you, Project Runway)

Yes
Czech
– – ano (hearing no in Czech really means yes)
German
– – ja (yah)

No
Czech
– – ne (neh)
German
– – nein (nine)

Please
Czech
– – prosím (proceem, my favorite Czech word)
German
– – bitte (bee-tuh)

Thank you
Czech
– – děkuji (dyekooyih, or as I like to pronounce it: dyekwee)
German
– – danke (dan-keh)

Excuse me
Czech
– – promiňte (proh-mih-nyteh)
German
– – entschuldigung (ent-shool-dee-goong, this word is gold)

(I found “thank you” and “excuse me” most useful – it makes people more kind and considerate to you as a foreigner)

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