Yes, the Android Marketplace and the Apple Store is full of apps that can instantaneously translate practically any language into English.

It is, after all, the 21st century and tech is designed to make all areas of life simpler, especially communication.

But isn’t having the opportunity to chat to locals without a robotic translator half the fun of travelling to non-English speaking countries?

If you answered ‘yes’, then here’s a list of phrases (that are also in demand among travellers, according to Booking.com you might want to start learning as a starting point for your non-English conversations:

 

What’s the best way to get into town?

tumblr_mm3f3noxMk1rcy99do1_500

 

What’s the wi-fi password?

wifi-password

 

What time is breakfast?

tenor

 

Where can I get the best meal?

cbbf7640-2c86-0132-4002-0ebc4eccb42f

 

Where’s the toilet?

giphy_(18)

 

Take me somewhere awesome

f3627c4dcfd64d4c3748fb37741dd785

 

I need coffee

 

I can’t remember my room number

shakira_voice_gif_3

 

Can I request an early check in?

tenor-1

 

Where’s the closest pharmacy?

How many of these can you tick off in another language?