The latest travel update for the UK has seen new destinations added to the green list, including Canada, Denmark and Switzerland.
Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary is expecting “a very strong recovery” to the budget airline, as holidaymakers plan autumnal trips or last-minute sun before winter approaches.
With that being said, the team at online language learning platform Preply have gathered some basic language translations for green country destinations for Brits wanting to brush up on their travel lingo ahead of their last-minute escape.
Danish: Spoken in Denmark, Faroe Islands
Hello, how are you? – Hej, hvordan går det?
Where is the restaurant? – Hvor er restauranten?
Please can I have ___ – Kan jeg have det___
Thank You – tak skal du have
Please can I have the bill? – Kan jeg få regningen
German: Spoken in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg
Hello, how are you? – Hallo, wie geht’s dir?
Where is the restaurant? – Wo ist das Restaurant?
Please can I have ___ – Bitte kann ich ___ haben
Thank You – Danke schön
Please can I have the bill? – Kann ich bitte die Rechnung haben?
Croatian: Spoken in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Hello, how are you? – Bok, kako si?
Where is the restaurant? – Gdje je restoran?
Please can I have ___ – Molim vas, mogu li ___
Thank You – Hvala vam
Please can I have the bill? – Mogu li dobiti račun?
Bulgarian: Spoken in Bulgaria
Hello, how are you? – Zdraveĭ, kak si?
Where is the restaurant? – Kŭde e restoranta?
Please can I have ___ – Molya, moga li da imam ___
Thank You – Blagodarya ti
Please can I have the bill? – Molya, moga li da polucha smetkata
Top tips by Preply to learn a second language
Immerse yourself in the language
Become immersed in the language by listening to foreign films and music. As your language improves, start reading books in the language and use a dictionary to translate any words you don’t understand.
Make sure to study pronunciation
Many language learners can fixate on grammar and vocabulary, however, pronunciation is much more difficult to fix in the later stages of language learning. Make sure to practice pronunciation by impersonating other language speakers.
Practice speaking early
Many people fear speaking in another language due to embarrassment or saying something wrong, however, it’s easier to learn the language while you’re practising it. Try and have daily conversations in the language, or use speaking apps to help yourself learn.
One classic New Year’s resolution is learning a new language, however many of us don’t follow through with the goal. The key to language learning is to stay motivated and keep going. It will be challenging at times, but worth the effort in the long run.
Make it fun
Language learning can and should be fun. Immersing yourself in a new culture and new possibilities will only open doors to new opportunities. You’ll make new friends and gain new experiences all through learning.