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Useful foreign phrases

A collection of useful phrases suitable for a variety of situations in many different languages with sound files for quite a few of them.

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Index of phrases by language

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


  1. Afrikaans | Albanian | Aleut | Alsatian | Amharic | Arabic (Egyptian) | Arabic (Lebanese) | Arabic (Modern Standard) | Arabic (Moroccan) | Aragonese | Armenian | Assamese | Assyrian | Azerbaijani |
  2. Banjar | Basque | Belarusian | Bengali | Bhojpuri | Bosnian | Breton | Bulgarian | Burmese |
  3. Cantonese | Catalan | Cebuano | Chabacano | Chamorro | Chechen | Cherokee | Chinese (Mandarin) | Cornish | Corsican | Croatian | Cuyonon | Czech |
  4. Danish | Dutch |
  5. Estonian | Ewe |
  6. Faroese | Fijian | Finnish | French | Friulian | Frisian (North) | Frisian (West) |
  7. Galician | Gascon | Georgian | German | Greek (Modern) | Greek (Ancient) | Greenlandic | Gujarati |
  8. Haitian Creole | Hakka | Hausa | Hawaiian | Hebrew | Hindi | Hungarian |
  9. Iban | Icelandic | Ido | Igbo | Ilocano | Indonesian | Inuktitut | Iñupiaq | Irish (Gaelic) | Italian |
  10. Japanese | Javanese | Jenesch | Jèrriais |
  11. Kannada | Kashmiri | Kazakh | Khmer | Kinyarwanda | Korean | Kurdish (Kurmanji) | Kurdish (Sorani) | Kyrgyz |
  12. Lakota | Lao | Latin | Latvian | Lithuanian | Low Saxon | Lozi | Lule Sámi | Luxembourgish |
  13. Macedonian | Malagasy | Malay | Malayalam | Maldivian | Maltese | Mam | Mandarin | Manx | Māori | Marathi | Mongolian |
  14. Nahuatl | Navajo | Ndebele (Northern) | Nepali | Newari / Nepal Bhasa | Nogai | Northern Sámi | Norwegian |
  15. Occitan | Ojibwe | Okinawan | Old English | Old Russian | Oriya |
  16. Papiamento | Pashto | Persian (Farsi) | Polish | Portuguese (Brazilian) | Portuguese (European) | Punjabi |
  17. Quechua |
  18. Romanian | Romansh | Russian |
  19. Sakha | Sanskrit | Samoan | Sardinian | Scots | Scottish Gaelic | Serbian | Sesotho | Shanghainese | Shona | Sicilian | Sinhala | Slovak | Slovenian | Somali | Southern Sámi | Spanish | Sundanese | Swahili | Swedish | Swiss German (Basel dialect) | Swiss German (Chur dialect) | Swiss German (Lucerne dialect) |
  20. Tagalog | Tahitian | Taiwanese | Tamil | Tatar | Telugu | Tetum | Thai | Tibetan | Tigrinya | Tok Pisin | Tongan | Tsotsil | Tswana | Tumbuka | Turkish | Tuvaluan |
  21. Ukrainian | Urdu | Uzbek |
  22. Venetian | Vietnamese | Võro |
  23. Welsh | Wolof
  24. Xhosa |
  25. Yiddish | Yoruba | Yucatec Maya |
  26. Zazaki | Zulu |

Phrases in constructed languages (conlangs)

Esperanto | Ido | Interlingua | Ishirkian | Kala | Klingon | Lingua Franca Nova | Lojban | Pig Latin | Talossan | Toki Pona | Wightian


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Other phrases, idioms, time expressions, proverbs and tonguetwisters

Can you provide phrases in other languages? You might find this template (Excel) helpful.

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