Mastering Basic English Conversation for Smooth Travel

English, as we all know, is recognised as a global language worldwide, and its importance becomes more significant while travelling. In many countries, English is taught as a second language, and you will find people with a good hand in English speaking, making it easy to have a conversation and ask for queries.


Language is an important part of any culture, and speaking fluent English opens the gates to learning and understanding the cultures of people you encounter during your travels. It fosters connections, breaks down barriers, and enriches your overall travel experience by creating meaningful connections with people from diverse backgrounds. Not only in culture, English is commonly used in signage, menus, transportation systems, and other essential travel resources around the world. Speaking and understanding English serves as a safety net for your whole trip to a new land; in case of an emergency, you can easily explain your concern to the authorities or the locals around there. Asking for directions, restaurants, or guides becomes easy, and it also eliminates the need for constant translation and ensures a smooth translation.


When travelling to a different country, it’s helpful to know a few key English phrases and expressions to facilitate basic communication. Here are some essential conversations you should be familiar with:


Introducing Yourself


Hi, my name is Rohan. It’s my first time in London. Nice to meet you.

हाय, मेरा नाम रोहन है। यह लंडन में मेरा पहली बार है। आपसे मिलकर अच्छा लगा।


Hello, Good morning/ afternoon/ evening, nice to meet you.

नमस्कार, सुप्रभात/दोपहर/शाम, आपसे मिलकर अच्छा लगा।


Hi, I am Shweta. I am also going there, would you like to join me?

हाय, मैं श्वेता हूँ। मैं भी वहीं जा रहा हूं, क्या आप मेरे साथ आना चाहेंगे?


Hi, I am from India, where do you put up?

हाय, मैं भारत से हूँ, तुम कहाँ रहते हो?


Hi, I am Anam. Do you speak English?

हाय, मैं अनम हूं। क्या आप अंग्रेज़ी बोलते हैं?


Asking for information:


Hi, when does the train leave?

नमस्ते, ट्रेन कब चलती है?


Hi, where can I find the guide manual?

नमस्ते, मुझे गाइड मैनुअल कहां मिल सकता है?


Hi, what is the price of a ticket?

नमस्ते, टिकट की कीमत क्या है?


Hi, could you show me the direction of the nearest bus stop?

नमस्ते, क्या आप मुझे पास के बस स्टॉप की दिशा दिखा सकते हैं? 


Hi, can you show me on the map how to get there?

नमस्ते, क्या आप मुझे नक्शा पर दिखा सकते हैं कि वहां कैसे पहुंचा जाए?


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In a restaurant/Café :


Hi, can I have the menu, please?

नमस्ते, क्या मुझे मेन्यू मिल सकता है?


I would like to have a cup of tea and a cheese sandwich. 

मैं एक कप चाय और एक चीज़ सैंडविच लेना चाहता हूँ।


Hi, is there any vegan/vegetarian option?

नमस्ते, क्या कोई शाकाहारी विकल्प है?


We love the food. It was delicious. 

हमें खाना बहुत पसंद है। यह बहुत स्वादिष्ट था।


Hi, can we have the bill, please?

नमस्ते, क्या हमें बिल मिल सकता है?


At Hotel/Tourism centre information:

Hello, we have a reservation under Rohan’s name.

हेलो, हमारे पास रोहन के नाम से एक आरक्षण है।


Is there wifi available in the rooms?

क्या कमरों में वाईफाई उपलब्ध है?


Hi, what are the must-see locations here?

नमस्ते, यहाँ देखने लायक स्थान कौन से हैं?


Can you provide us with a map/ tourist guide?

क्या आप हमें नक्शा/पर्यटक गाइड प्रदान कर सकते हैं?


Hello, I seem to have lost my direction. Can you please help me?

हैलो, लगता है मैंने अपनी दिशा खो दी है। क्या आप कृपया मेरी सहायता कर सकते हैं?


My phone is not working; is there a place where I can make a call from?

मेरा फोन काम नहीं कर रहा है, क्या कोई ऐसी जगह है जहां से मैं कॉल कर सकता हूं?


I’m having trouble with my luggage. Can you please help me?

मुझे अपने सामान को लेकर परेशानी हो रही है। क्या आप कृपया मेरी सहायता कर सकते हैं?


Remember to practise these phrases before travelling. Being polite, and patient, and using these basic conversations will greatly assist you in communicating effectively and making your travel experience more enjoyable and fun.

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