Most important words when traveling in a non-English speaking country: survey 2011

This statistic shows the results of a 2011 survey among American adults on the most important words or phrases one should know when traveling in a non-English speaking country. According to 38 percent, "Thank you" is the most important phrase to know in the respective language when traveling abroad.

Which word or phrase is it most important to know in a foreign country's language when traveling ?

Share of respondents
Thank you38%
Hello23%
Where's the restroom?16%
Please11%
How much does this cost?8%
Where is McDonald's?1%
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Sources

Release date

January 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

November 18 to 21, 2011

Number of respondents

951 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Conducted at the CBS News interviewing facility

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

According to the source, some low-percentage answer choices were omitted.

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