Links: Collections of phrases in various languges

These sites contain useful phrases in a variety of languages. Some also have sound files which enable you to hear how to pronounce the phrases.

There are links to phrases in individual languages on the language pages and on the phrases pages.

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Phrases in various languages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/quickfix/
http://www.smartphrase.com
http://www.travelphrases.info/
http://wikitravel.org/en/Phrasebook
http://users.elite.net/runner/jennifers/
http://www.loecsen.com
http://www.linguanaut.com
http://www.lingo24.com/knowledge/useful-phrases/
http://instantphrases.com
http://www.languagehelpers.com/
http://www.travelphrases.info/
http://www.50languages.com
http://languages.lcweblink.info
http://www.linguahouse.com/phrasebooks
https://www.indifferentlanguages.com/
https://xefjord.wixsite.com/xefscompletelangs

Portable PDF phrasebooks - buy one for only $2.99, buy 12 for only $10!

They Thought You Would Say This: Unlikely phrases from real phrasebooks
http://www.zompist.com/thought.html

Emergency multilingual phrasebook
http://www.nhsconfed.org/resources/multilingual-emergency-phrasebook

Silent Night in numerous languages (includes audio for some languages)
http://silentnight.web.za/translate/

Names of days and months in many languages
http://www.domesticat.net/misc/monthsdays.php

Der Kleine Prinz in 100 Sprachen - extracts from The Little Prince in 100 languages (includes audio): http://www2.germanistik.uni-halle.de/prinz/karten/

Mama Lisa's World - a collection of children's songs from around the world in their original languages with English translations.Some songs include musical recordings and sheet music: http://www.mamalisa.com/world/

How to say "Oh my god! There's an axe in my head" in various languages
http://www.yamara.com/axe/

The Phrase Finder - the meanings and origins of many English sayings, phrases and idioms
http://www.phrases.org.uk

Fodor's Travel Phrases - over 400 essential phrases for 22 languages
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fodors-travel-phrases/id536624091?mt=8

Phrask - the biggest online collection of translated phrases
http://phrask.com

2016 Rio Olympics ePhrasebook (In Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian and German)
http://www.mosalingua.com/en/conversation-phrasebook-rio-olympics/

You Talkin' to me? The Movie Quote Phrasebook
http://movie-quote-phrasebook.expedia.co.uk/

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Phrases on Omniglot

Greetings and small talk

Welcome | Hello | Hello (on the phone) | Good morning | Good afternoon | Good evening | Good night | How are you? | Long time no see | Please | Thank you | Excuse me | Sorry | Yes, No | Maybe | Goodbye | Bon voyage

Getting to know people

Pleased to meet you | What's your name? | Where are you from?

Language difficulties

Do you understand? | I understand | I don't understand | Please say that again | Please speak more slowly | Please write it down | Do you speak English? | Do you speak ...? | Do you speak a language other than [your own]? | Speak to me in ... | How do you say ...? | I don't know

Difficult situations

Go away! | Leave me alone! | Help! | Fire! | Stop! | Call the police!

Special occasions

Merry Christmas | Happy New Year | Happy Easter | Happy Birthday | Congratulations

Other phrases

Good luck | Cheers! | Have a nice day | Have a nice weekend | Bon appetit | How much is this? | Would you like to dance? | Do you come here often? | Where's the toilet? | Get well soon | I miss you | I love you | This gentleman/lady will pay for everything | One language is never enough

Silly phrases

My hovercraft is full of eels | Stop the world, I want to get off! | Say cheese! | Colorless green ideas sleep furiously | I am the king of the chickens | Thingamajig

Multilingual Phrase Finder

The phrase finder enables you to view the useful phrases in any combination of two languages. The phrases are available in over 300 different languages.

Telling the time

Telling the time | Days of the week | Months of the year | Seasons

Weather words | Family words | Terms of endearment | Idioms | Tongue twisters | Proverbs and sayings | Signs | Compass directions | Names of the seven dwarfs | Zodiac signs | Computer parts | Animal sounds

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Links pages

Names | Translation | Dictionaries | Language courses | Phrases | Language and linguistics | Language learning advice | Language learning resources | Language exchange | Endangered and minority languages | Writing systems | Sign languages | Fonts | News | Radio | Podcasts | Language jobs | Calligraphy | Bilingual and multilingual resources | Constructed languages | Suggest a link

Links for individual languages

Ancient Egyptian | Arabic | Breton | Celtic languages | Chinese | Cornish | Dutch | English | French | German | Greek | Hebrew | Hindi | Irish | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Manx | Portuguese | Russian | Scottish Gaelic | Spanish | Welsh | Tolkien's languages

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