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Knowing how to say the basic words in each of the countries you are visiting is valuable. Below are a list of terms that I found to be extremely helpful during my stay in Europe. They are in the order of French, Italian and Spanish. Most Europeans speak multiple languages, so it’s rare you will encounter someone who can’t understand you. Nevertheless, I hope this is helpful. Is it necessary to travel with a dictionary? I would totally invest in one, although I forgot mine at home :/ but it always helps to be prepared.

Kydee Williams Hello

French: Bonjour

Italian: Bonjourno/Ciao!

Spanish: Hola

GoodBye/See you later

French: Au Revoir

Italian: Arrivederci/ Ciao!

Spanish: Adios

Good Evening

French: Bonsoir

Italian: Buonasera

Spanish: Buena tarde

Thank You

French: Merci

Italian: Grazie

Spanish: Gracias

Where is…

French: Où est

Italian: Dove si trova (didn’t have to use this because all the Italians we encountered spoke English)

Spanish: Donde esta …

How much…

French: Combine

Italian: Quanto

Spanish: Cuánto

Wine

French: Vin

Italian: Vino

Spanish: Vino

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