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11 useful Phrases when travelling abroad post coronavirus (COVID-19)
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11 useful Phrases when travelling abroad post coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ellena Morgan
By Ellena Morgan - 7 minute read

It’s always handy to know a few phrases in the local lingo when you’re on a foreign holiday. And in the ‘old normal’ that might have been knowing how to order food and drink, saying pleasantries and asking for directions. But in this strange new world of travel it might also be helpful to learn how to ask for things like face masks and hand sanitiser, or even to urge people to keep their social distance from you on the beach.

With the latest government announcement of air bridges with selected European countries, Love Home Swap is collating a series of online free language learning tapes dedicated to travelling abroad post-COVID.

Useful phrases when travelling abroad

French phrases

Spanish phrases

Italian phrases

Greek phrases

Dutch phrases

French phrases

1. Do you sell face masks? Vendez-vous des masques?

2. Please, don’t stand so close to me S’il vous plait, gardez vos distances

3. Do you have hand sanitiser? Avez-vous un désinfectant pour les mains?

4. Do I need an app to order? Ai-je besoin d'une application pour commander?

5. Is there a long queue at the supermarket? Y a-t-il une longue file d'attente au supermarché?

6. How many people can enter? Combien de personnes peuvent rentrer a la fois?

7. Do I need to wear a face mask? Dois-je porter un masque?

8. Can I pay with contactless? Puis-je payer avec une carte bancaire sans contact?

9. Has this been washed? Cela a-t-il été lavé?

10. What are the social distancing rules? Quelles sont les regles liees a la distance entre personnes?

11. Do you do takeaways? Faites-vous des plats à emporter?

Download French phrases here

Spanish phrases

1. Do you sell face masks? ¿Venden mascarillas?

2. Please, don’t stand so close to me Por favour, no te quedes tan cerca de mí

3. Do you have hand sanitizer? ¿Tiene desinfectante de manos?

4. Do I need an app to order? ¿Necesito una aplicación para pedir?

5. Is there a long queue at the supermarket? ¿Hay una larga cola en el supermercado?

6. How many people can enter? ¿Cuántas personas pueden entrar?

7. Do I need to wear a face mask? ¿Necesito usar una mascarilla?

8. Can I pay with contactless? ¿Puedo pagar con contactless?

9. Has this been washed? ¿Se ha lavado esto?

10. What are the social distancing rules? ¿Cuáles son las reglas de distanciamiento social?

11. Do you do takeaways? ¿Haces comida para llevar?

Download Spanish phrases here

Italian phrases

1. Do you sell face masks? Vendete maschere per il viso?

2. Please, don’t stand so close to me Per favore, non stare così vicino a me

3. Do you have hand sanitiser? Hai un disinfettante per le mani?

4. Do I need an app to order? Ho bisogno di un'app per ordinare?

5. Is there a long queue at the supermarket? C'è una lunga fila al supermercato?

6. How many people can enter? Quante persone possono entrare?

7. Do I need to wear a face mask? Devo indossare una maschera?

8. Can I pay with contactless? Posso pagare con contactless?

9. Has this been washed? E’ pulito?

10. What are the social distancing rules? Quali sono le regole di allontanamento sociale?

11. Do you do takeaways? Fai da asporto?

Download Italian phrases here

Greek phrases

1. Do you sell face masks? Pouláte máskes prosópou?

2. Please, don’t stand so close to me Min stékeste tóso kontá mou parakalo

3. Do you have hand sanitiser? Échete apolymantikó cherión?

4. Do I need an app to order? Chreiázomai mia efarmogí gia na parangeílo?

5. Is there a long queue at the supermarket? Ypárchei megáli ourá sto soúper márket?

6. How many people can enter? Pósa átoma boroún na eisélthoun?

7. Do I need to wear a face mask? Prépei na foréso máska prosópou?

8. Can I pay with contactless? Boró na pliróso anepafa?

9. Has this been washed? Échei plytheí?

10. What are the social distancing rules? Poioi eínai oi kanónes koinonikís apóstasis?

11. Do you do takeaways? Káneis takeaways?

Download Greek phrases here

Dutch phrases

1. Do you sell face masks? Verkoopt u gezichtsmaskers?

2. Please, don’t stand so close to me Ga alsjeblieft niet zo dicht bij me staan

3. Do you have hand sanitiser? Heeft u handontsmettingsmiddel?

4. Do I need an app to order? Heb ik een app nodig om te bestellen?

5. Is there a long queue at the supermarket? Staat er een lange rij bij de supermarkt?

6. How many people can enter? Hoeveel mensen mogen er binnen?

7. Do I need to wear a face mask? Moet ik een gezichtsmasker dragen?

8. Can I pay with contactless? Kan ik contactloos betalen?

9. Has this been washed? Is dit gewassen?

10. What are the social distancing rules? Wat zijn de regels voor sociale afstand?

11. Do you do takeaways? Doet u afhaalrestaurants?

Download Dutch phrases here