Tag: language-barrier

85 What is a polite way to tell a Scottish person that I am struggling to understand his/her accent? 2015-12-13T19:44:26.407

77 How do you avoid "tourist traps" when traveling to a country where you do not speak the language? 2011-06-22T11:27:42.923

55 How to know if a meal was cooked with or contains alcohol? 2016-10-17T05:10:28.997

50 Will I be able to travel around India speaking only English? 2011-06-24T12:27:37.697

49 How to use public transport in Russia with limited Russian knowledge 2018-02-28T15:23:13.257

44 How do you know if a Japanese person means no when they say yes? 2013-05-05T22:23:23.593

42 What's the best way to signal that I'd prefer to be served in English? 2014-10-30T02:22:05.697

38 Can we get by as English speakers visiting Iceland? 2011-06-24T03:32:53.527

38 Leaving Italy without paying a fine for a bus fare violation 2016-05-27T10:03:22.510

36 How to make sure that you get off at the correct bus stop in Thailand? 2016-12-19T11:27:59.750

35 Communicating in Tokyo without Japanese 2015-05-03T05:06:58.463

33 Stuck without toilet paper while travelling - what is the best approach? 2012-02-27T13:44:35.217

30 How severe will language problem be in Germany? 2016-05-06T06:54:16.120

28 If I travel to Paris, can I get by with just English? 2011-06-29T14:42:46.357

25 What language to use in Georgia (the country)? Is English widely spoken? 2012-11-13T00:51:29.427

24 Will I be understood in all Portuguese-speaking countries, if I learn Portuguese in Portugal? 2013-02-18T14:59:16.747

24 Is there a practical point in learning foreign words while travelling? 2014-03-06T14:50:19.763

23 How to overcome the language barrier when visiting France and Spain? 2011-06-23T19:01:03.163

23 Is it considered rude if I present a list of pre-translated sentences? 2016-08-04T01:54:57.310

23 Friend is worried about language barrier at airport in France 2017-09-22T18:36:12.133

22 How much Russian do I need to know for travelling within Russia? 2011-06-21T23:02:45.697

22 Can you really get around everywhere with only speaking English? 2011-10-26T21:11:09.463

22 In which countries in Asia is Mandarin more understood than English? 2017-05-26T11:12:30.620

21 Language problems at the airport? 2014-03-12T16:41:23.307

21 Languages spoken in the Netherlands 2014-08-26T07:51:35.347

21 How much Farsi do I need to travel within Iran? 2016-10-13T12:49:54.103

20 How to know "your number" for a machine haircut in a foreign country? 2013-03-26T22:25:23.063

20 How useful/important is French in Montreal? 2013-08-23T00:35:31.703

20 How is Giza pronounced in Egypt itself? 2016-08-08T04:58:10.887

18 What is the difference between "Gazole" and "Diesel" in France? 2012-08-27T18:22:41.450

18 How to ask drivers not to take me to the bus station when hitchhiking in Thailand? 2013-08-23T06:32:55.750

18 What was the meaning of this Indian gesture/greeting? 2016-06-27T10:40:24.710

17 What is more widely spoken in the Baltic countries: Russian, Ukrainian, or English? 2013-01-28T12:16:02.167

17 "Safe" typical dishes to order away from the tourist trail in Thailand when English is not supported? 2013-08-24T09:11:00.837

17 Holidays in Brazil without Portuguese 2014-01-03T14:44:16.407

17 Owl Cafe in Tokyo where English is spoken? 2015-07-16T19:11:05.477

17 Is English understood / spoken around the Italian Lakes? 2016-08-09T06:17:38.723

16 If I want to travel to Brazil, can I get by with English? 2015-12-31T17:53:12.727

14 How to "speak" Russian, if you don't speak Russian? 2013-01-13T18:58:21.400

14 Transit through Beijing - Languages? 2014-08-28T09:52:44.703

14 Is it mandatory to have a language speaker of both inbound and outbound countries' languages onboard flights? 2015-12-15T15:25:44.263

14 Is English spoken widely in Ireland? 2017-06-16T20:27:57.180

13 What foreign language is the most common in Serbia? 2012-06-11T20:27:13.137

13 Quebec, responding to French in English: faux pas? 2013-09-10T02:59:39.103

13 Dealing with nodding or shaking of head confusion 2014-08-21T13:10:33.053

13 Which languages to brush up on for Ukraine trip? 2014-10-17T02:52:28.660

12 Can Westerners use the free Wi-Fi at Guangzhou international airport? 2012-09-04T19:00:51.093

12 Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents? 2014-07-23T01:14:01.687

12 English in Hong Kong 2015-06-30T00:08:00.483

12 How to do a web search in English in China without a VPN 2016-09-15T11:51:49.350

11 Languages in Bulgaria? 2014-10-15T08:11:41.377

11 "Booking" nightclubs for solo tourists in their thirties 2017-04-24T02:31:40.643

10 How can I translate medicines? 2011-08-26T08:29:08.190

10 Traveling to Chile without knowing Spanish? 2013-11-09T03:00:51.957

10 Are there any issues with speaking Spanish as a tourist in Portugal? 2016-09-19T12:54:49.390

10 Planning to go to Georgia, but I only speak English; will that be a problem? 2016-10-27T09:37:02.393

10 Acceptable in Bilbao: is it better to speak Spanish or English? 2017-07-09T13:05:56.000

10 How useful is Azerbaijani language in Iran? 2017-08-07T21:35:35.080

9 How to find "night and day" decongestant for a head cold when there's a language barrier? 2011-11-07T17:43:20.487

9 How many accommodation types are recognized in German? 2012-10-29T16:13:01.763

9 Going to gyms in Japan 2013-12-30T07:25:08.637

9 Understanding Greek road signs 2015-08-12T09:38:34.487

8 When traveling to Japan, which problems can one encounter for not speaking any Japanese when it comes to reaching all major tourist attractions? 2015-03-11T13:00:54.920

8 Traveling in South Korea's country side as an English speaker 2015-10-29T22:09:07.040

8 Can I drive a rental in Russia (without high risk) 2016-04-07T11:36:26.640

8 I don't speak Chinese. Will I encounter any problems going through customs in Beijing? 2016-10-06T23:00:53.963

8 Getting around in Thailand without knowing Thai 2017-01-18T14:57:26.927

7 Picture cards for common tourist needs to avoid the language barrier? 2012-06-29T09:14:00.250

7 Where in the world knowing Russian and English will not be enough? 2013-03-03T21:28:49.857

7 Would I be able to communicate in Vienna in German? 2013-07-31T17:53:38.763

7 How easy/hard is it to backpack to Taiwan knowing only English? 2015-01-27T08:34:44.557

7 How to request for translator at Australian Border Control in advance? 2017-08-30T03:27:25.187

6 What technique do you use to remember city names in foreign languages? 2011-10-24T19:58:48.080

6 Overcoming the language barrier while experiencing traditional Japanese culture 2013-03-05T02:54:26.830

6 What dialect of Spanish do the locals speak in Panama City? 2014-02-23T16:18:11.303

6 Is it practical to travel in Argentina with limited knowledge of Spanish? 2014-04-18T19:50:42.873

6 "Speaking" Korean without really speaking Korean, as a tourist in South Korea 2014-09-24T12:16:34.397

6 How do non-English speakers navigate through international airports (specific question about Amsterdam) 2015-01-23T16:44:47.080

6 Images of Chinese logograms (characters) for traveler 2015-04-23T13:49:28.393

6 Are unofficial sites outranking official websites in English a common problem in China? 2016-07-10T11:56:40.087

6 How likely is it to get a phone call on Didi ("Uber in China")? 2017-05-03T06:07:59.807

6 Do I have to learn to read the greek alphabet if I go to Greece? 2017-06-01T12:06:31.537

6 How easy is it for an English only speaker to navigate Iceland 2018-02-02T07:26:30.887

5 Does knowing Japanese help in neighbouring countries? 2012-04-12T14:20:19.247

5 English medical records in a Spanish-speaking country? 2013-07-30T20:17:28.070

5 Language to communicate in tourist places in Bratislava? English is sufficient? 2013-08-01T20:03:25.640

5 Traveling to Russia as an english speaker 2016-06-26T01:19:34.147

5 Why can't I skip on-plane announcements on the IFE, in langauges I don't speak? 2017-01-19T07:21:00.157

5 English phrases used in airports, to translate in the language of one's choice 2017-02-09T04:42:18.323

5 How to change the language on Google Maps? 2018-02-14T06:48:29.770

4 Can I buy pre-paid data plan in France for 4 weeks, without speaking French? 2014-07-10T15:34:17.950

4 How much Spanish do I need to know for travelling within Spain? 2016-07-27T21:50:15.367

3 Dealing with conflicting announcements in multiple languages? 2014-09-08T10:27:25.617

3 What is the Tanger GR bus terminal destination? 2015-09-09T20:46:04.750

2 Getting around to transfer in huge airports if you don't know English 2014-10-18T10:24:02.337

2 Learning Russian versus Mongolian for visiting Mongolia 2015-05-09T00:49:24.610

2 Apps to call cabs/taxis in Germany for non-German speakers 2015-08-21T15:27:56.307

2 In Japan, is English more likely to be understood and spoken by young people than old people? 2015-09-21T13:23:35.953

2 How to find jobs on a working holiday in Québec (Montréal) with mediocre French skills 2015-10-02T19:19:47.027