Dealing with foreign languages
How to communicate while traveling, from phrase books and overcoming the language barrier to translator apps and devices and language learning
First, let's tackle that myth known as the "language barrier." This page gives you a few simple keys to unlocking any foreign language and getting your message across no matter what the circumstance or local dialect.
Moving on from there, we can expand our skill (or at least our ability to communicate) in a foreign language with:
- Traditional phrase books
- Digital translators
- Translator apps
- Online translators
- Language learning programs
- Cheat sheet of essential phrases in five European languages
Also, there's a guide to which gestures are appropriate in which countries at which times, and which just might get you a punch in the jaw.
Oh, and since it doesn't really fit anywhere else, here's where you'll find a handy-dandy guide to converting between the Metric System and the various American measurements.