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When hitchhiking it is good to know at least a few phrases of the language of the place where you are, or of your potential drivers. See Tips for hitchhiking for more about hitchhiking in general, and List of phrasebooks for more extensive vocabularies. Here are seven key phrases which will come in handy:

  1. Hello!
  2. Are you possibly driving to ...?
  3. Can I ride with you?
  4. Can you drop me off at a motorway service area?
  5. Can I get out right here?
  6. Thanks for the ride!
  7. East, West, North, South

Western EuropeEdit

GermanEdit

  1. Guten Tag!
  2. Fahren Sie vielleicht Richtung ... ?
  3. Könnte ich vielleicht bei Ihnen mitfahren?
  4. Können Sie mich an der nächsten Tankstelle rauslassen?
  5. Kann ich direkt hier raus?
  6. Vielen Dank fuer die Fahrt!
  7. Ost, West, Nord, Süd

FrenchEdit

  1. Bonjour
  2. Est-ce que vous allez vers ... ?
  3. Est-ce que je peux venir avec vous ?
  4. Est-ce que vous pouvez me laisser à une station-service ?
  5. Est-ce je peux descendre ici ?
  6. Merci beaucoup !
  7. Est, Ouest, Nord, Sud

DutchEdit

  1. Hallo
  2. Rijdt u misschien in de richting van ... ?
  3. Mag ik misschien met u meerijden?
  4. Kunt u me bij het volgende tankstation afzetten?
  5. Kan ik er hier uit?
  6. Bedankt voor de lift!
  7. Oost, West, Noord, Zuid

Northern EuropeEdit

Don't bother to try asking in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or Finnish. Almost all local people speak English, and will be confused when you try to speak their language - and if you do speak it at a reasonable level, you won't need this phrasebook.

Eastern EuropeEdit

Russian is probably the most important language to learn, many older people speak or at least understand Russian, especially when their mother tongue is a Slavic language. A lot of young people understand at least a bit of English (of course more in the (big) cities than in the countryside). German could also be very useful (it is (was?) very used for the commercial exchanges).

RussianEdit

  1. Zdrastvuite!
  2. Vy edete do ...?
  3. Mozhno poyehat' s vami?
  4. Mozhete vysadit' menya na avtozapravke?
  5. Mozhno ya vyidu tut?
  6. Spasibo, shto podvezli!
  7. Vostok, Zapad, Sever, Jug

Central EuropeEdit

CzechEdit

  1. Dobrý den,
  2. Jedete do ...?
  3. Můžu se svést s vámi?
  4. Můžete mně vysadit na benzínové pumpě?
  5. Můžu vystoupit tady?
  6. Díky za svezení.
  7. Východ, západ, sever, jih

HungarianEdit

  1. Jó napot kívánok!
  2. Nem ... felé megy véletlenül?
  3. Elmehetnék önnel?
  4. Ki tudna tenni az autópálya melletti benzinkútnál?
  5. Kiszállhatnék most?
  6. Köszönöm a fuvart!
  7. kelet, nyugat, észak, dél

PolishEdit

  1. Dzień dobry!
  2. Czy jedzie pan/pani do...
  3. Mogę się zabrać?
  4. Może mnie pan/pani wyrzucić koło stacji benzynowej?
  5. Mogę tutaj wysiąść?
  6. Dzięki za podwiezienie!
  7. Wschód, zachód, północ, południe

SlovakEdit

  1. Dobrý den!
  2. Idete do ...?
  3. Môžem ísť s vami?
  4. Môžete ma vysadiť na benzínovej pumpe?
  5. Môžem tu vystúpiť?
  6. Ďakujem za zvezenie.
  7. Východ, západ, sever, juh

South-Eastern EuropeEdit

SlovenianEdit

Serbian/Croatian/BosnianEdit

(Croatian)

  1. Zdravo! (or Bok!)
  2. Vozite li možda prema ...?
  3. Mogu li se povesti s vama?
  4. Možete li me ostaviti na odmaralištu?
  5. Mogu li ovdje izaći?
  6. Hvala na vožnji!
  7. Istok, Zapad, Sjever, Jug

BulgarianEdit

  1. Zdraveite!
  2. Otivate li do ...?
  3. Moga li da patuvam s vas?
  4. Shte me ostavite li na purvata benzinostancia (= would you drop me off at a first gasstation?)
  5. Moga li da sliaza tuk?
  6. Blagodaria za patuvaneto!
  7. Iztok, Zapad, Sever, Jug

RomanianEdit

  1. Bună ziua
  2. Mergeţi în / la / spre ...?
  3. Mă luaţi şi pe mine?
  4. Mă puteţi lăsa la un service / la o benzinărie?
  5. Pot să mă dau jos aici?
  6. Mulţumesc mult!
  7. est, vest, nord, sud

AlbanianEdit

  1. Përshëndetje!/ Mirdita!
  2. A po udhëton për në....?
  3. A mund të udhëtoj me ju?/ A mund të udhëtojmë bashkë?
  4. A mund të më zbresësh në një zonë servisi pranë autostradës?
  5. A mund të zbres këtu?
  6. Faleminderit për udhëtimin!
  7. Lindje, Perëndim, Veri, Jug

GreekEdit

  1. Ya sas!
  2. Piyénete pros .. ?
  3. Boríte na me párete ?
  4. Boríte na me afícete se éna stathmó ston aftokinitódromo?
  5. Boró na katévo edó ?
  6. Efharistó ya ti diadromí.
  7. Anatolí , Dísi, Vorás , Nótos

TurkishEdit

  1. Merhaba! (or Selam!)
  2. ... tarafına gidiyor musunuz?
  3. Beni de bırakabilir misiniz?
  4. Beni bir dinlenme tesisinde bırakabilir misiniz?
  5. Burada inebilir miyim?
  6. Yolculuk için teşekkürler!
  7. Doğu, Batı, Kuzey, Güney

Southern Europe/South America/CaribbeanEdit

Spanish (Castilian)Edit

  1. Hola
  2. ¿Quizá está usted viajando a ...?
  3. ¿Me permite viajar con usted?
  4. ¿Me puede dejar en un área de servícios en el autopista?
  5. Quiero salir aquí, por favor.
  6. ¡Gracias por llevarme!
  7. Este, oeste, norte, sur.

Spanish (Puerto Rican)Edit

  1. Hola
  2. ¿Vá para ...?
  3. ¿Me da pón?
  4. ¿Me puede dejar en un área de servícios en el autopista?
  5. Déjeme bajarme aquí, por favor.
  6. ¡Gracias por llevarme!
  7. Este, oeste, norte, sur.

PortugueseEdit

  1. Olá
  2. Por acaso você está indo para ...?
  3. Pode me dar uma carona?
  4. Você pode me deixar em uma estação de serviços(BR:posto de gasolina)?
  5. Posso descer aqui?
  6. Obrigado/Obrigada* pela carona!
  7. Leste, Oeste, Norte, Sul

You may say obrigado if you are male, and obrigada, if female

ItalianEdit

  1. Ciao/Buongiorno
  2. Per caso stai/sta andando a...?
  3. Posso viaggiare con te/lei?
  4. Puoi/Può lasciarmi in un'area di servizio?
  5. Posso scendere qui?
  6. Grazie per il passaggio!
  7. Est, Ovest, Nord, Sud

AfricaEdit

ArabicEdit

  1. Marhaba!
  2. inta sayig(male)inti saigeh(female)la...?
  3. bagdar atlaa' maak(male)maaki(female)?
  4. ibtigdar itnazilni(male)ibtigdari itnazleeni end el...?
  5. bagdar ana anzal hoona?
  6. shukran lal rakbeh!
  7. sharq, gharb, shamaal, janoob

BambaraEdit

PeulEdit

SwahiliEdit

AfrikaansEdit

AsiaEdit

JapaneseEdit

Some knowledge of basic Japanese is near-essential to Hitchhiking in Japan.

Simplified Mandarin ChineseEdit

  1. Nǐ hǎo! 你好!
  2. Qǐngwèn nǐ qù ... ma? 请问你去...吗?
  3. Kěyǐ ràng wǒ dābiànchē ma? 可以让我搭便车吗?
  4. ...
  5. ...
  6. ...
  7. dōng, xī, běi, nán 东,西,北,南

Traditional Mandarin ChineseEdit

  1. Ni hao! 你好!
  2. Ni shi bu shi wang ... qu? 你是不是往...去?
  3. Ni neng dai wo dao... ma? 你能帶我到...嗎?
  4. Ni neng bu neng ba wo fang zai fu wu qu? 你能不能把我放在服務區?
  5. Wo ke yi zai zhe li xia che ma? 我可以在這裡下車嗎?
  6. Xie xie ni (zai wo zhe yi cheng)! 謝謝你!
  7. dong, xi, bei, nan 東,西, 北, 南

Hindi/UrduEdit

  1. Namaste
  2. Kya aap ... jaa rahe hai?
  3. Kya mei aapke saath chal sakta hoon?
  4. Kya aap mujhe 'motorway service area' pe chor sakte hai?
  5. Kya main yahin utar sakta hoon?
  6. Chorne ke liye dhanyawaad/shukriya.
  7. poorab, paschim, uttar, dakshin

KannadaEdit

  1. Hello!
    ನಮಸ್’ಕಾರ :
    namas'kAra
  2. Are you possibly driving to ...?
    ನೀವು .... ಕಡೆಗೆ ಹೋಗ್ತ’ಇದ್ದೀರ? :
    nIvu .... kaDege hOgta'iddIra?
  3. Can I ride with you?
    ನಾನೂ ನಿಮ್ಮ್’ ಜೊತೆ ಬರಲ? :
    nAnU nimm' jote barala?
  4. Can you drop me off at a motorway service area?
    ನೀವು ನನ್ನ್’ಅನ್ನ ’MOTORWAY SERVICE AREA’ದ ಹತ್ರ [ಕರಕೊಂಡ್’ ಹೋಗಿ] ಬಿಡ್ತೀರ? :
    nIvu nann'anna 'MOTORWAY SERVICE AREA'da hatra [karakoND' hOgi] biDtIra?
  5. Can I get out right here?
    ನಾನು ಇಲ್ಲೇ ಇಳೀತೀನಿ[/ಇಳಿದು ಬಿಡ್ತೀನಿ] :
    nAnu illE iLItIni[/iLidu biDtIni]
  6. Thanks for the ride!
    ನೀವು ನನ್ನ್’ಅನ್ನ ಇಲ್ಲಿ’ವರೆಗೂ [ಕರಕೊಂಡು ಬಂದು] ಬಿಟ್ಟಿರಿ, ನಿಮ್ಮಿಂದ ಬಹಳ HELP-ಆಯಿತು [/ಉಪಕಾರ’ವಾಯಿತು] :
    nIvu nann'anna illi'varegU [karakoNDu bandu] biTTiri, nimminda bahaLa HELP-Ayitu [/upakAra'vAyitu]
  7. East, West, North, South
    ಪೂರ್ವ/ಮೂಡಲು, ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ/ಪಡುವಲು, ಉತ್ತರ/ಬಡಗಲು, ದಕ್ಷಿಣ/ತೆಂಕಲು :
    pUrva/mUDalu, paSchima/paDuvalu, uttara/baDagalu, dakShiNa/tenkalu

PersianEdit

  1. Salâm سلام
  2. Masir-e shomâ be samt-e .... ast ? مسیر شما به سمت ... است ؟
  3. Momken-e man ro beresunid be ... ?
  4. Momken-e man ro ta yek jây-gâh-e ta-mirât-e otomobil bebarid ?
  5. Bizahmat inja piade misham.
  6. Daste shoma dard nakon-e.
  7. šarq, qarb, šomâl, jonub

ThaiEdit

  1. สวัสดี (sa-wat-dii)
  2. ขับรถเป็นมั้ย
  3. ขอติดรถไปด้วยได้มั้ย
  4. ส่งผมลงที่ถนนซุปเปอร์ได้ไหม
  5. ผมลงตรงนี้ได้ไหม
  6. ขอบคุณที่ขับมาส่ง
  7. ตะวันออก (tà-wan ok), ตะวันตก (tà-wan tòk), เหนือ (nǔea), ใต้ (tâi)

VietnameseEdit

KoreanEdit

HebrewEdit

While driving with young people, using English is more advisable and understood widely. Russian is widely spoken as well. On main inter-city roads there are special stops for hitchhikers, designed for soldiers to hitchhike easily (until the government forbade soldiers from hitchhiking, for safety reasons); use them if possible.

  1. Shalom
  2. Ata Nosea Be-mikreh Le...?
  3. Efshar Linsoa itha/itah (m/f)?
  4. Ata yachol le-horid oti betahanat ha-delek hakrova?
  5. Efshar La-redet kan, be-vakasha?
  6. Toda al Ha-tremp!
  7. Mizrah, Maarav, Tzafon, Darom


BengaliEdit

  1. Hello!
  2. Aapni ki ... jachchen?
  3. Ami ki aapnar sathe jete pari?
  4. Aapni ki amake ekti motorway service area porjonto egiye dite parben?
  5. Ami ki ekhanei namte pari?
  6. Amake lift deoyar jonno dhonnobad!
  7. Purbo, Paschim, Uttar, Dakhkhin


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