How to Say ‘Help!’ and Other Important Phrases in 10 Languages

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By Accura News on 15 November 2019
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In an emergency, it’s important to know what to say when traveling.aa

Every time a traveler gets on a plane, flight attendants review the safety features of the aircraft in the pre-flight briefing, no matter how many times the passengers may have heard this before.

Once you arrive at your destination, however, you are on your own.

Here’s a quick guide on how to say “help” and other key phrases in a representative selection of languages.

HOW TO SAY “HELP!” IN 10 LANGUAGES

Arabic Saa‘adinii
Chinese Jiùmìng
French Secours
German Hilfe
Hindi Madad
Italian Socorrere
Japanese Tasukete
Portuguese Socorro
Russian Pomosht
Spanish Socorro

 

In addition to the word help, here are some other useful words and phrases:

MAGIC WORDS IN FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, and SPANISH

French German Italian Spanish
Please S’il vous plait Bitte Prego Por favor
Thank you Merci Danke Grazie Gracias
Excuse me Excusez-moi Entschuldigung Scusi Perdón
Hello (informal) Salut Servus Ciao Hola
Hello (telephone, informal) Allo? (last name of person answering) Pronto Hola?
Good morning Bonjour Guten Morgen Buon giorno Buenos días
Good day Bonjour Guten Tag Buon giorno Buenos días
Good evening Bonsoir Guten Abend Buona sera Buenas noches
How are you? Comment allez-vous? Wie geht’s Ihnen? Come sta? Cómo está usted?
Thank you, very well. Tres bien, merci. Danke, es geht mir gut. Grazie molto bene Gracias, muy bien

 

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