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:

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.

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This article was by Reid Bramblett and last updated in April 2011.
All information was accurate at the time.

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