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collection of ready-made phrases, usually for a foreign language along with a translation
Travel topics > Talk > Phrasebooks

This page lists the foreign language phrasebooks currently available on Wikivoyage. For more general information on language and travel, see Talk.

These phrasebooks are not language tutorials, comprehensive grammars, or dictionaries. Their goal is to define just enough of the language so that an English-speaking traveller can "get by" in an area where that language is spoken. A few languages are very widely used throughout the world and are listed first. All other languages are listed under the continent where they are most closely identified. For more general information about traveling in areas where you don't speak the language, see here. If you are not sure which languages are spoken in the country you plan to visit, see the "Talk" section of the article for that country.

Phrasebooks which are substantially complete are colored green in the list below, though they may still benefit from your improvement. For all the other books, please contribute if you speak the language in question. If you need a phrasebook for a language not listed here, try adding it to the Requests for phrasebooks page. Or simply plunge forward and start the book yourself. Make sure to base it off our Phrasebook article template.

Initial phrasebook development was organized through the Phrasebook Expedition.

Phrasebooks are color coded according to their level of completion and overall quality­ as outlined at Phrasebook status:

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Guide
Usable
Outline


Contents

WorldEdit

 
Although it's impossible to learn every language, getting a handle on important phrases from about a dozen will take you most places in the world.
Arabic (Modern Standard)
Chinese (Simplified)
French
German
Hindi (or Hindustani)
Malay
Persian (or Farsi)
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish (or Castilian)
Swahili (or Kiswahili)

AfricaEdit

AsiaEdit

EuropeEdit

North AmericaEdit

OceaniaEdit

South AmericaEdit

Special purposeEdit

Some special purpose lists of phrases are also available.

ScriptbooksEdit

These special "phrasebooks" are for people interested in learning to read or write a complex script.

See alsoEdit

This travel topic about Phrasebooks is a usable article. It touches on all the major areas of the topic. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.