Travel enthusiasts love comfortable flights, good food and a taste of the local culture and way of life, and it is no surprise that local languages are an integral part of the entire experience. While it is not possible to know every language in the world, there are certain languages that you must know to communicate in any country.
We think the top five languages that are essential for every traveller are:
English is probably the most widely spoken language in the world today. People living in most major cities and countries have a basic knowledge of English to cater to the tourists who visit them. Though the accent and words may be different from what you are used to, nevertheless, you can communicate almost anywhere.
Another useful language, especially in Latin America, is Spanish. Though the accent varies between Spain and Latin American countries, it is widely spoken in all the countries including Brazil. In fact, if you know Spanish, you can work your way through Portuguese as well.
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Chinese Mandarin is spoken by the largest number of people on Earth. Besides China, people in many other East Asian countries also speak Chinese, so it's a good idea to know the basics of this language if you plan to visit this part of the world.
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One country where English is spoken sparingly is Russia, so it makes sense for you to know Russian if you plan to spend some time here. Surprisingly, there are also other countries in the vicinity who speak Russian.
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This language is widely spoken in the Islamic world, especially in the Middle East region. Many of the world's exotic locations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Amman and Beirut speak Arabic, so learn this language to strike a bond with the locals.
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In short, linguistic abilities can help you to better enjoy the local flavour of a place. While learning all languages is not practical, the above ones will keep you in good stead during your travels.