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 you might want to start learning as a starting point for your non-English conversations:


What’s the best way to get into town?



What’s the wi-fi password?



What time is breakfast?



Where can I get the best meal?



Where’s the toilet?



Take me somewhere awesome



I need coffee


I can’t remember my room number



Can I request an early check in?



Where’s the closest pharmacy?

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