"Language differences" Europe Local Custom Tip by paulapes

Europe Local Customs: 188 reviews and 202 photos


Learn a little of the language!! Even if it's only Hello, Good-bye, Thank you and Please, the natives really appreciate your efforts. In Italy, at least, they are very pleased and lots of times surprised when you respond in Italian---I guess there must be many tourists who don't bother learning any of the language...I think this is crazy! Imagine tourists from Italy, Spain, France, Japan, wherever, coming to the USA and expecting us to be able to speak and understand THEIR language---in most cases, FORGETABOUTIT!! So do yourself and the folks who live there a big favor and learn a little of the local language.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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