I'm building a basic phrase list that I will learn for countries that I visit. What are your most useful travel phrases?
I'm also looking for anything that would be useful specifically for Egyptian Arabic.
I'm traveling to Egypt this winter and I want to be able to speak just a few useful phrases. However, all of my language CDs have been terrible, either giving me much more than I need (most of it useless) or omitting important things. I want to build my own phrase list, kind of a swadesh list
I want to keep the list short and be able learn it within a few days. I'll be hiring someone to translate the list and record it.
Actually, if you're a speaker of the Egyptian dialect of Arabic and can record yourself, I'll pay good money!
What I have so far:
Nice to meet you!
Pardon me (for bumping into someone)
Excuse me (for attention)
That's beautiful! (view)
That's beautiful! (object)
No, thank you. (to touts)
I'll take it!
How much for a meter? (of fabric)
I'll have ____, please.
Excuse me, waiter.
Take us to ____, please.
Where is _____?
Camel (eating or riding)