Prior to a recent trip to Rome I posted the following suggestion in the Rome Forum and it proved to be very popular.
Us english folks are often accused of travelling abroad and expecting everybody else to speak english or to believe that talking v e r y s l o w l y or SHOUTING will help us be understood. I have to admit I have often heard "one-o coffee-o and one-o beer-o purvafooro Garson" in many countries, even the USA!
I prefer to make an effort when travelling in all aspects, including food and language. Granted I may not always have got it right, but I have noticed people appreciate my trying.
So, can anyone provide some phrases for my trip to Norway next weekend. If so, here are some suggestions for transalation;
Hello/Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening.
How are you?
Please can I have a coffee/tea/beer/menu?
Can I have the bill please?
How much is that?
How much! For ONE beer! Can I have a loan application form please? (Sorry, my humour. I've heard Oslo is very expensive)
Thank you very much.
Goodbye/See you soon/Good Evening, Goodnight.
And any other phrases you may feel will be helpful.
And for single guys such as myself;
Do you come here often? (It's the best chat up line I have, hence me being single!)
My dodgy sense of humour to one side, I hope that somebody, maybe a Local Expert, can help with this.