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Hi Grant,
Any chance of a list of 20 or so phrases in the commonly used languages relating to bikes, e.g. where to get fuel/repairs/bike shops; and travel, e.g. accommodation/camping/ etc?
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In Spanish and in Argentina (every country use different words):
Gas station : Estación de servicio.
Fuel : nafta
Oil: Aceite
Clutch : embrague
Spare parts : repuestos
Brake pads : pastillas de freno
Fill the tank please : llene el tanque por favor.
Tire repair shop : Gomeria
Tire : cuta
Inner Tube : Camara
Repair shops : Talleres mecánicos
Accommodation : alojamiento.
Where can I find accommodation: ¿donde puedo encontrar alojamiento?
Expensive : caro
Cheap : barato
Private room : habitación privada
Private bathroom : Baño privado
Campsite : camping.
Tent : Carpa.
Parking place : garage or estacionamiento.
Post office : correo

Later I will look for others more . Tell me if you want something special

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Sandra ! You missed the most important word of all :-

Cerveza !!!!!!!!!!! (Beer)

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Sandra ! You missed the most important word of all :-

Cerveza !!!!!!!!!!! (Beer)

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This is a useful page :-

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/s...ictionary.html
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Talking Universal ?

What works in most languages?

Kaput ...

Monyana (sp?)

Dollar

Ok

No

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Sign Language...

A very large smile

Shaking head - up down or side to side

The 'stop' hand sign

the forbiden sign - crossed forearms

the need to pee - crossed legs ...
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Here's a few...

Italian
Dov'e questo? - Where is this?
A Sinistra - to the left
a Destro - to the right
Sempre Dritto - straight ahead
a qui - over there
uno bichierre di vino rosso, per favore? - a glass of red wine, please
chiusa tutti agosta - closed for august (very common, as I discovered last year)
quent'e? - How much is it?
troppo care - too expensive

uno, due, tre, quattro, cinque, sei, sette, otto, nove, dice

French
Ou est ca? - Where is this/that?
Allez a gauche - go left
allez a droit - go right

une, du, trois, quattre, cinq, six, set, huit, neuf, dix

German
Kann Ich ein haben, bitte? - Can I have a please?
Wo ist das? - Where is that?

ein, zwei, drei, vier, funf, sechs, seben, acht, neun, zehn

To get an instant headbut from a famous frenchman -
Tu mama e una puta algerianese e tu papa e uno terroriste

Crap, I've just realised i'm going to all these countries in the next couple of months and I really can't remember half of their languages. Looks like I'll be learning the international sign language for 'can I camp here or will you shoot me?'

Try this
http://www.freetranslation.com/
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Hey, Del Boy, you don't get better service than that.
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Most important phrases to learn are how to greet politley and how to say thanks you and goodbye. Those three phrases will open many doors.
Hello,....................., could you be so kind. Thank you very much.
Howzit,..................., ag please man. Cheers bru.
Ola,......................., porfavor. Muchos gracias (excuse spelling)
......

"Hello, how are you?"
Oh yes and in Southern africa (most probably other places as well) it is expected of you to extend you greeting to actually asking the person how they are doing, unlike the impersonal, unfriendly western "civilisation" approach of grunting a 'ello. This open greeting makes getting through borders a lot less painful.

Oh yes and be prapared to laugh at yourself and show a rack of teeth no matter the situation. It either shows you are a very happy or very dim person...either way it diffuses situations and opens more doors.
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Most important phrases to learn are how to greet politley and how to say thanks you and goodbye. Those three phrases will open many doors.
Hello,....................., could you be so kind. Thank you very much.
Howzit,..................., ag please man. Cheers bru.
Ola,......................., porfavor. Muchos gracias (excuse spelling)
......

"Hello, how are you?"
Oh yes and in Southern africa (most probably other places as well) it is expected of you to extend you greeting to actually asking the person how they are doing, unlike the impersonal, unfriendly western "civilisation" approach of grunting a 'ello. This open greeting makes getting through borders a lot less painful.

Oh yes and be prapared to laugh at yourself and show a rack of teeth no matter the situation. It either shows you are a very happy or very dim person...either way it diffuses situations and opens more doors.
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