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What Did You Say?

saywhat3If you are planning to take a trip to a foreign country this year, what better way to make a good impression than by learning a bit of the language!  Americans are not known for their language prowess abroad so you will find, in most instances, a very enthusiastic welcome to even caveman-like communication skills.  HOWEVER, a little language skill might also lead you to some common language traps that can result in quizzical looks, riotous laughter or, if you are unlucky, a slap in the face.  Here are a few of the most common ones that might keep you out of trouble:

1. BEWARE OF WORD FOR WORD TRANSLATION