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    Default Basic hitchhiking phrases

    Hi everybody!

    Would somebody so kind to do me a bit of favor? Next week I’m hitchhiking to Spain from Hungary to a summer university in Barcelona, and I’m sort of stressed about it (and somehow ashamed too) that I absolutely don’t speak French. Would you translate the following for me so that I can have a bit of conversation with those who are kind enough to pick me up? Thanks in advance!

    Hi, my name is…
    Unfortunately I don’t speak French.
    Do you speak Spanish/German/English … Hungarian?
    Where are you heading to?
    Where do you come from?
    I’m from…
    I’m a law student in Debrecen.
    My mother is a teacher (of children), my father has a small enterprise.
    (There’ll be a) summer university in Barcelona.
    Petrol station.
    Before (Lyon).
    Very good place to hitchhike.
    I’m very grateful.
    French/Swiss people are really kind.
    Very good, I like it.

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    Hi, my name is…
    Bonjour, je m'appelle...

    Unfortunately I don’t speak French.
    Malheureusement je ne parle pas français.

    Do you speak Spanish/German/English … Hungarian?
    Parlez-vous espagnol/allemand/anglais... hongrois?

    Where are you heading to?
    Où allez-vous?

    Where do you come from?
    D'où venez-vous?

    I’m from…
    Je viens de...

    I’m a law student in Debrecen.
    Je suis un étudiant en droit à Debrecen.

    My mother is a teacher (of children), my father has a small enterprise.
    Ma mère est institutrice, mon père a une petite entreprise.

    (There’ll be a) summer university in Barcelona.
    (Il y aura une) université d'été à Barcelone.

    Petrol station.
    Station d'essence.

    Before (Lyon).
    Avant (Lyon).

    Very good place to hitchhike.
    Très bon endroit pour faire du stop.

    I’m very grateful.
    Je suis très reconnaissant.

    French/Swiss people are really kind.
    Les Français/Les Suisses sont très gentils.

    Very good, I like it.
    Très bien, j'aime ça.

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