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Learn Useful European Phrases Before your Cruise

14 Aug 2015 | by Myles Johnson

Let's Learn Some Basic Phrases!





In a seven day cruise you might visit as many as seven different countries. That’s seven different 'hellos', seven 'thank you'- and seven 'goodbyes' – a lot to remember in such a short space of time! To help you out, we’ve put together a quick guide with some of the basic phrases you might need to know when mixing with the locals on a Mediterranean Cruise or Baltic Voyage.

The following selection of phrases are from 7 different European languages:



Spanish  


Hello - ¡Hola!              How are you? - ¿Cómo estás?              Thank You – Gracias


Yes - Si                         No – No                                                  Okay – Vale


Cheers! – Salud          Good Bye – Adiós                                  How much?¿Cuanto es? 



French


Hello - Bonjour          How are you? - Comment allez-vous          Thank You – Merci


Yes - Oui                      No – Non                                                        Okay – Bien


Cheers! – Santé          Goodbye – Au revoir                                     How much? - Combien?



Italian


Hello - Ciao                   How are you? - Come stai?                Thank You – Grazie


Yes - Si                           No – No                                                Okay – Okay


Cheers! – Saluté          Goodbye – Arrivederci                        How much? - Quanto?



Dutch 


Hello - Hallo                      How are you? - Hoe is het?                  Thank You – Dankjew


Yes - Ja                               No – Nee                                                Okay – Oke


Cheers! – Proost              Goodbye – Tot ziens                              How much? - Hoe veel?




German


Hello - Hallo                   How are you? - Wie geht es dir?               Thank You – Danke


Yes - Ja                           No – Nein                                                     Okay – In Ordnung 


Cheers! – Prosit           Goodbye – Auf Wiedersehen                     How much? - Wie vie?



Portuguese


Hello - Olá                       How are you? - Como você está?"                 Thank You – Obrigado


Yes - Sim                         No – Não                                                           Okay – Está bem 


Cheers! – Sáude            Goodbye – Adeus                                             How much? - Wie vie?



Norwegian


Hello - Hallo                    How are you? - Hvordan har du det?            Thank You – Takk


Yes - Ja                             No – Nei                                                            Okay – Greit


Cheers! – Skål                Goodbye – Farvel                                              How much? - Hvor mye?



Haven’t quite mastered the pronunciation? Not to worry. Locals will appreciate your effort in trying to master the local lingo. Such encounters can be a great ice-breaker, and the more you continue to practice – the more authentic your accent will sound.


¡Buena suerte! (Good luck!)
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