Here are some super important phrases that are very helpful for navigating a new place where you don’t speak the language.
- How much is it?
- Where is…?
- What does it mean?
- What is it?
- How do you say?
- Check, please (in a restaurant).
- Can I have…?
- I want/ I would like
- Thank you
- Excuse me (this is very important, you will need this more than you think)
- I need…
Here are some other important things to know that aren’t phrases:
- The conversion rate
- Bonus: How to say numbers this is important for dealing with money, a lot of places don’t have prices posted (i.e. say doscientos pesos not two hundred pesos).