How Do I Say Please and Thank You in Iran (or anywhere else)?
Long ago I traveled to Italy, and as I wandered lost in the airport I needed two Italian phrases desperately, “Where is the bathroom?” and “No, thank you, I’m married.” Luckily I had a little phrase book in my pack, and was able to make my way through what seemed like throngs of footloose men to my destination with those two simple phrases.
I still like to have phrases written down for me, but I’m old-fashioned that way. Today you can carry vital foreign language phrases along with you on your iPhone or tablet device, or listen to them being pronounced by a native speaker on your MP3 player in preparation for foreign travel.
If you want to go a little deeper and do some serious language study, here are a couple of articles on recommended applications for your mobile device:
- Best iPhone and iPad apps to help you learn a new language
- 5 Great Apps You Can Use To Learn A Foreign Language
(Top photo credit: Lindsay Fincher)
PUBLISHED: March 11, 2015