collection of ready-made phrases, usually for a foreign language along with a translation

This page lists the foreign language phrasebooks currently available on Wikivoyage. For more general information on language and travel, including tips for where few locals speak your language, 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. 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 have a green plus sign (Symbol support vote.svg) or a yellow star (Symbol star gold.svg) written next to them 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 on our Phrasebook article template.

Initial phrasebook development was organized through the Phrasebook Expedition.

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

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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

  French

  German

  Hindi (or Hindustani)

  Malay

  Persian (or Farsi)

  Portuguese

  Russian

  Spanish (or Castilian)

  Swahili (or Kiswahili)

AfricaEdit

  Afrikaans

  Arabic (Modern Standard)

  Amharic

  Bambara (or Bamanankan)

  Berber

  Chadian Arabic

  Chibemba

  Dawro

  Dogon

  Egyptian Arabic

  Ewe

  French

  Fulfulde

  German

  Guinea-Bissau Creole

  Hausa

  Igbo

  Krio

  Luganda

  Malagasy

  Mooré

  Moroccan Arabic

  Nyanja (or Chewa)

  Portuguese

  Sango

  Sesotho

  Seychellois Creole

  Somali

  Spanish

  Swahili (or Kiswahili)

  Swazi

  Tigrinya

  Tsonga

  Tswana

  Tumbuka

  Tunisian Arabic

  Twi

  Wolof

  Xhosa

  Yoruba

  Zarma

  Zulu

AsiaEdit

  Ainu language

  Amdo Tibetan

  Arabic (Modern Standard)

  Akeanon (or Aklanon)

  Assamese

  Balinese

  Balochi

  Bengali (or Bangla)

  Bikol (or Bicol)

  Bumthangkha

  Burmese

  Burushaski

  Cantonese

  Capiznon (or Capiceño)

  Cebuano (or Bisayan)

  Chavacano

  Chinese (Mandarin)

  Chittagonian

  Dari

  Dhivehi

  Dogri

  Dzongkha

  Filipino (or Tagalog)

  French

  Gujarati

  Hainanese

  Hakka

  Hebrew

  Hiligaynon (or Ilonggo)

  Hindi

  Iban

  Ilocano (or Iluko)

  Indonesian

  Japanese

  Javanese

  Jordanian Arabic

  Kannada

  Kashmiri

  Kayan

  Kazakh

  Khmer (or Cambodian)

  Konkani

  Korean

  Kurdish

  Kyrgyz

  Ladakhi

  Ladino

  Lao

  Lebanese Arabic

  Madurese

  Maithili

  Majhi

  Malay

  Malayalam

  Manado Malay (or Minahasa Malay)

  Manchu

  Marathi

  Mindong

  Minnan (or Hokkien)

  Mongolian

  Nepali

  Odia (or Oriya)

  Ossetian

  Pashto (or Pushtu)

  Penan

  Persian

  Portuguese

  Punjabi

  Russian

  Sakha

  Sanskrit

  Saraiki

  Sasak

  Savji

  Seraiki

  Shanghainese (or Wu Chinese)

  Sharchopkha

  Sherpa

  Sindhi

  Sinhala

  Sundanese

  Sylheti

  Taiwanese Hokkien

  Tajik

  Tamang

  Tamil

  Tatar

  Tausug

  Telugu

  Teochew (or Chiuchao)

  Tetum

  Thai

  Thami (or Thangmi)

  Tibetan

  Tulu

  Turkish

  Turkmen

  Tyvan

  Udmurt

  Urdu

  Uyghur

  Uzbek

  Vietnamese

  Waray

  Yaeyama

  Yiddish

  Yonaguni

  Zaza (or Zazaki)

EuropeEdit

  Abkhaz

  Albanian

  Arberesh

  Armenian

  Azeri

  Bashkir

  Basque

  Belarusian

  Bosnian

  Breton

  Bulgarian

  Catalan

  Chechen

  Circassian

  Corsican

  Croatian

  Czech

  Danish

  Dutch

  Dutch Low Saxon

  Estonian

  Faroese

  Finnish

  French

  Galician

  Georgian

  German

  Greek

  Hungarian

  Icelandic

  Irish

  Italian

  Kalmyk

  Karachay-Balkar

  Latvian

  Lithuanian

  Low German

  Macedonian

  Maltese

  Manx Gaelic

  Montenegrin

  Norwegian

  Piedmontese phrasebook

  Polish

  Portuguese

  Provençal

  Romanian

  Russian

  Saami

  Samogitian

  Scottish Gaelic

  Serbian

  Slovak

  Slovenian (or Slovene)

  Spanish

  Swedish

  Swiss-German

  Tatar

  Turkish

  Ukrainian

  Welsh

  West Frisian (or Frysk)

  Yiddish

North AmericaEdit

  Dutch

  French

  Greenlandic (or Kalaallisut)

  Haitian Creole

  Inuktitut

  Jamaican Patois

  Navajo

  Papiamento

  Spanish

  Yiddish

OceaniaEdit

  Bislama

  Carolinian

  Chamorro (or Chamoru)

  Fijian

  French

  Hawaiian

  Māori

  Niuean

  Norfuk/Pitkern

  Pijin

  Samoan

  Tahitian

  Tok Pisin (or New Guinea Pidgin)

South AmericaEdit

  Brazilian Portuguese

  Dutch

  French

  Quechua

  Sranan

  Spanish

  Yiddish

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