Quick Fix - Essential phrases in 40 languages

Learn and take these essential phrases in 40 languages with you on your mp3 player and as a print-out!

Basic phrases in Arabic - © Vladimir Wrangel - Fotolia.com - 3218770

Arabic

20 basic phrases in Arabic

Kruje, Albania - general view of city © BBC

Albanian

12 essential holiday phrases in Albanian

Bar tables in the Plaza Santiago in the Casco Viejo © BBC/Alex Segre. Bar tables in the Plaza Santiago in the Casco Viejo, the old part of town, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Basque Country, Spain

Basque

12 essential holiday phrases in Basque

Church in Minsk - copyright SXC - Max Mitenkov

Belarusian

12 essential holiday phrases in Belarusian

Around the World in 80 Treasures : Prog 10 : Homeward Bound © BBC.

Bosnian

12 essential holiday phrases in Bosnian

Village in Southern Bulgaria © BBC

Bulgarian

12 essential holiday phrases in Bulgarian

General view of an old Catalan village copyright BBC / Fred Adler.

Catalan

12 essential holiday phrases in Catalan

Chinese

Chinese

Essential holiday phrases in Chinese

Brovnik general viewn copyright BBC / Fred Adler. Dubrovnik, in Croatia, is one of the most popular tourist destinations off the Adriatic Sea.

Croatian

12 essential holiday phrases in Croatian

PRAGUE SKYLINE AT NIGHT 1© BBC HORNER, CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE

Czech

12 essential holiday phrases in Czech

General views of Copenhagen, Denmark, © BBC.

Danish

12 essential holiday phrases in Danish

WIndmills at Zaanse Schans in Holland © BBC

Dutch

12 essential holiday phrases in Dutch

Tallinn skyline in Estonia copyright BBC / Fred Adler.

Estonian

12 essential holiday phrases in Estonian

Husky dogs © BBC FINLAND KEMI

Finnish

12 essential holiday phrases in Finnish

Bruges street scene with canal © BBC

Flemish

12 essential holiday phrases in Flemish

Place des Lices, Rennes, Bretagne. Photo by Delphine Désard

French

Essential holiday phrases in French

German

German

Essential holiday phrases in German

Basic phrases. Church, Milos, Cyclades, Greece  © Annabel Else

Greek

Essential holiday phrases in Greek

Budapest, Hungary © BBC

Hungarian

12 essential holiday phrases in Hungarian

Icelandic, Arnastapi, Iceland © Annabel Else

Icelandic

12 essential holiday phrases in Icelandic

Italian

Italian

Essential holiday phrases in Italian

A temple in Kyoto - © Dianah Ngo

Japanese

15 essential phrases in Japanese

Riga, Latvia © BBC

Latvian

12 essential holiday phrases in Latvian

Kaunas Castle in Kaunas, copyright BBC / Fred Adler. Kaunas Castle, 13th century castle, probably built by Kêstutis to defend a road to Trakai, was Lithuania's first defensive bastion and the only double-walled castle in Lithuania.

Lithuanian

12 essential holiday phrases in Lithuanian

LUXEMBOURG SKYLINE 1 © BBC WINDSOR, LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourgish

12 essential holiday phrases in Luxembourgish

St. Kliment Ohridski Church, Skopje © BBC. St. Kliment Ohridski Church (St Clement of Ohrid) in Skopje, Macedonia.

Macedonian (FYROM)

12 essential holiday phrases in Macedonian (language of FYROM)

General skyline view across Valletta, Malta © BBC

Maltese

12 essential holiday phrases in Maltese

Norway, Kristainsand © BBC

Norwegian

12 essential holiday phrases in Norwegian

Wroclaw, Poland © BBC

Polish

Essential holiday phrases in Polish

The Alfama, Lisbon © BBC View of the Alfama district in Lisbon, Portugal.

Portuguese

Essential holiday phrases in Portuguese

Sambata, Brancoveanu Monastery, Romania © BBC

Romanian

12 essential holiday phrases in Romanian

Churches of the Intercession and the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island, Russia © BBC

Russian

Essential holiday phrases in Russian

Houses on the outskirts of Pristina © BBC

Serbian

12 essential holiday phrases in Serbian

KREMESNIK © BBC SOWERSBY SLOVAKIA KREMESNIK

Slovak

12 essential holiday phrases in Slovak

General view of the main town square of Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia. copyright BBC / Fred Adler

Slovene

12 essential holiday phrases in Slovene

Spanish

Spanish

Essential holiday phrases in Spanish

Street scene in central Malmo, Sweden © BBC

Swedish

12 essential holiday phrases in Swedish

Turkish

Turkish

12 essential holiday phrases in Turkish

KIEV RICHARD THE LIONHEART CASTLE ST ANDREWS CHURCH 1 © BBC SOWERSBY

Ukrainian

12 essential holiday phrases in Ukrainian

Basic phrases in Urdu

Urdu

21 basic phrases in Urdu

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