Language Cheat Sheet – Learn 7 Basic Words in 15 Languages

Language Cheat Sheet – Learn 7 Basic Words in 15 Languages

Today I bring you a language cheat sheet. A quick reference guide to help you learn 7 basic words in 15 languages.

I think it is extremely important to learn a few basic words in the local language before visiting a new place. You don’t have to be completely fluent but knowing a few useful words and phrases can really be helpful. It can also help you make a good impression because in the eyes of the locals, you are making an effort. I know there are many apps out there to help you with the translations but you can’t possibly be whipping out your phone whenever you want to make a conversation. Plus, let’s be honest – learning a new language is fun, right? 🙂

Here’s a list of 7 basic words in 15 languages. Handy, eh? By the way, these translations lean more towards casual conversation for tourists. You will have to make an effort yourself to learn the pronunciations and the nuances, in case of more formal settings.

I hope you find this helpful. But wait, there’s more!!! I have also created some cool infographics for that you can download/save for quick reference. Click HERE to access them.

French
Hello
Bonjour
Please
S’il vous plaît
Thank You
Merci
Sorry
Pardon
Good Bye
Au Revoir
Yes
Oui
No
Non
Spanish
Hello
Hola
Please
Por favor
Thank You
Gracias
Sorry
Lo Siento
Good Bye
Adiós
Yes
No
No
German
Hello
Guten Tag
Please
Bitte
Thank You
Danke
Sorry
Es tut mir leid
Good Bye
Auf Wiedersehen
Yes
Ja
No
Nein
Italian
Hello
Ciao
Please
Per Favore
Thank You
Grazie
Sorry
Scusa
Good Bye
Ciao
Yes
No
No
Portuguese
Hello
Olá
Please
Por favor
Thank You
Obrigado/Obrigada
Sorry
Desculpe
Good Bye
Tchau
Yes
Sim
No
Não
Hindi
Hello
Namaste
Please
Kripya
Thank You
Dhanyavaad
Sorry
Maaf Kijiye
Good Bye
Namaste
Yes
Haan
No
Nahi
Urdu
Hello
Asalam-o-alikum
Please
Mehrbani farma ke
Thank You
Shukriya
Sorry
Maaf kijiye
Good Bye
Alvida
Yes
Haan
No
Nahi
Russian
Hello
Zdravstvuyte
Please
Pozhaluysta
Thank You
Spasibo
Sorry
Prosti
Good Bye
Dasvidania
Yes
Dah
No
Nyet
Japanese
Hello
Hajimemashite
Please
O-negai shimasu
Thank You
Arigatō
Sorry
Gomennasai
Good Bye
Sayoonara
Yes
Hai
No
Iie
Mandarin Chinese
Hello
Nǐ hǎo
Please
Qǐng
Thank You
Xièxiè
Sorry
Duìbuqǐ
Good Bye
Zàijiàn
Yes
Shì
No
Méiyǒu
Turkish
Hello
Merhabā
Please
Lütfen
Thank You
Teşekkür Ederim
Sorry
Özür dilerim
Good Bye
Güle güle
Yes
Evet
No
Hayır
Arabic
Hello
Marḥaban
Please
Luṭfan
Thank You
Shukraan
Sorry
Anā āsif
Good Bye
Wadāʿan
Yes
Na’am
No
La
Afrikaans
Hello
Haai
Please
Asseblief
Thank You
dankie
Sorry
Jammer
Good Bye
Totsiens
Yes
Ja
No
Nee
Malay
Hello
Selamat (pagi/tengah hari/Petang/Malam)
Please
Sila
Thank You
Terima kasih
Sorry
Ma’af
Good Bye
Selamat tinggal
Yes
Ya
No
Tidak

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Cheers,

Ameeta xx

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Learn 7 basic words in 15 languages