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7 Traveling Tips : Visiting A Place That Language Is Not Your Master

traveling tips - learn foreign languageWhat do you do when visiting or are in the area whose language is not mastered. For a traveler, not a matter of great language barrier. With a number of tips, adventurers can visit places whose language they do not understand and gain valuable experience. A number of community members Fodors share their tips below.

1. Bringing cheat paper
“I usually carry an index card (or write the list on the back cover of your dictionary or handbook) which words I would normally see on marker boards, especially the words to the contrary, such as: entry-exit; top-down; out- admission; push-pull; wait-go. ” (From kayd)

2. Back to school
“Sign up to the language courses at language institutions in your area. I learn Italian for 9 months in my area several years ago and learned so many things. Then, you can continue to listen to the tape. The course will really help you understand the grammar and how form a sentence. ” (From Grassshopper)

3. Always smiling
“Remember that a smile is always understood in all languages. Many people (especially young people) can speak English, and would be happy to try to talk to you in English if you try to use the words please and thank you in the local language.” (From Iowa_Redhead)

4. Master the basic phrases
“I always try to understand 50-100 words in the language used which I will visit the country. Especially phrases like ‘in which …’,’ please …’, ‘thank you’, ‘sorry, I’m not smart Jump …’.” (From daveesl)

5. Eat at local restaurants
“For some foods, avoid restaurants that use two languages because it is usually a trap for tourists who are not only offers delicious food with an expensive price. Find someone who can translate the menu for you, and you’ll get better food and more authentic. ” (From nytraveler)

6. Do not hesitate asking for help
“I also know how to say ‘What do you call here, or how you say it in …’ so I can point to something and the local people will teach me new vocabulary. I also say ‘please write to me’, ask someone write a new word. ” (From Suze)

7. Make learning the language as your travel destination
“Fighting a few years in night school once a week, and finally gave up studying foreign languages. Intensive two-week trip really opened my eyes. I did not make a big step in the ‘formal learning’. However, after a few days, I no longer nervous when speaking in that language. For me, this is a tremendous progress. ” (From willit).


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