What are the most needed phrases to take on the road and across the globe? The Tower of Babel can be conquered in 10 easy questions, according to Booking.com

When Booking.com questioned over 18,000 people worldwide on what were the top phrases they’d want to know immediately in the language of the country they’re visiting, results revealed something that is not so surprising: we’re internet addicts. “What’s the Wi-Fi password?” was one of the most popular questions travelers wanted to make sure they could say in their new Latin language of choice.

The top 10 phrases most in demand are:

  • “What’s the best way to get into town / downtown?” (46%)
  • “What’s the Wi-Fi password?” (43%)
  • “What time is breakfast?” (41%)
  • “Where can I get the best meal?” (40%)
  • “Where’s the bathroom?” (25%)
  • “Bring me somewhere awesome” (22%)
  • “I need coffee” (21%)
  • “I can’t remember my room number” (11%)
  • “Can I request an early check in?” (11%)
  • “Where’s the closest pharmacy?” (10%)

When looking at gender preferences it was found that women are far more likely than men to want to know where the bathroom is (29% of women to 21% of men), yet men are more interesting in knowing what time the bar opens (13% of men versus 7% of women).

Empowering people to experience here is a translated table of top phrases to know.

     English       Spanish          French         Italian

                                    Quel est le      Qual è il modo
    "What's the    ¿ Cuál es la      meilleur moyen   migliore per
    best way to    mejor manera de  de se rendre en  raggiungere la
    get into town  llegar al        ville / en       città/il centro
    / downtown?"   centro?          centre-ville ?   città?"

    "What's the    ¿ Cuál es la      Quel est le mot  "Qual è la
    Wi-Fi          contraseña del   de passe du      password del
    password?"     WiFi?            Wi-Fi            WiFi"

                                    À quelle heure
                                    est servi le
    "What time is  ¿ A qué hora es   petit-déjeuner   "A che ora è la
    breakfast?"    el desayuno?     ?                colazione?"

    "Where can I                                     "Qual è il
    get the best   ¿ Dónde se come   Où mange-t-on    posto migliore
    meal?"         mejor?           le mieux         per mangiare?"

    "Where's the   ¿ Dónde está el   Où sont les      "Dov'è il
    bathroom?"     baño?            toilettes        bagno?"

    "Bring me                       Indiquez-moi un
    somewhere      Llévame a un     endroit          "Voglio vedere
    awesome"       lugar increíble  magnifique.      un bel posto"

    "I need        Necesito un      Il me faut un    "Ho bisogno di
    coffee"        café             café !           un caffè"

    "I can't       No recuerdo el   J'ai oublié mon  "Non ricordo il
    remember my    número de mi     numéro de        numero della
    room number    habitación       chambre.         mia camera"

    "Can I                                           "Vorrei
    request an     ¿ Podría hacer    Est-il possible  richiedere il
    early check    el check-in      d'arriver plus   check-in
    in?"           antes?           tôt ?            anticipato"

    "Where's the   ¿ Dónde está la   Où se trouve la  "Dov'è la
    closest        farmacia más     pharmacie la     farmacia più
    pharmacy?"     cercana?         plus proche ?    vicina?"