Useful foreign phrases

A collection of useful phrases suitable for a variety of situations in many different languages with sound files for quite a few of them.

Index by phrase | Index by language | Index by language family


Index of phrases by language



Index by phrase | Index by language | Index by language family

Other phrases, idioms, time expressions, proverbs and tonguetwisters

Can you provide phrases in other languages? You might find this template (Excel) helpful.

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to the phrases pages, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

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Multilingual pages

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Have you ever dreamed of becoming a person who knows all the languages of the world and can effortlessly speak with anyone and anywhere on their native tongue? It's probably impossible but you can, at least, try to learn some of the most common phrases. We have a very helpful table here with popular phrases you might need while traveling and learning the languages.

All you have to do is to click on the word you're interested in and you'll see its translation to many languages. Have fun learning and exploring the world!

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