How do Europeans communicate with each other on Holiday? Posted on December 10, 2022 by Anonymous Which language do they use? Say for example a Swede goes to Italy or a Pole goes to Spain.
I don't speak with fucking polaks.
I'm french, when i go to Italy, i speak a few italian words, and they answer to me in french or italian or a mix.
>frenchie on their high horse
color me surprised
>order taco bell in spanish
uhh, a sixth of the US speaks spanish, and in southern US, there's many communities that are almost entirely spanish speaking. this comment seems written from europoor
They're Europeans. They can communicate just with a smug look and jerking each other off
English of course
Unlike us in the US europeans take a lot of language classes and have better education so they can speak pretty much any language within europe. Best thing you can hope from here in burger land is maybe being able to order taco bell in spanish
>Unlike us in the US europeans take a lot of language classes and have better education so they can speak pretty much any language within europe.
It is true that most Europeans are much more likely to be multilingual than most Americans. But as a burger living for years now in Europe and vacationing all over the continent, I have seen that many if not most Euros use the universal lingua franca of broken/accented English when on holiday. Many German speakers try to just yell in German, too, since most sunny parts of Europe get a lot of German tourists in the summer, so some tourism professionals can fake it auf Deutsch.
But I think the number of Europeans visiting countries that speak other languages and comfortably speaking whatever locals speak instead of using English is actually relatively small, especially across language families. There are rich Spaniards who spend a lot of time in France who have good French, and a lot of rich Swiss people can speak more than one Swiss national language (German, French, Italian), but people from all over very often resort to English.
>can speak pretty much any language within europe.
KEK. In some countries, usually central and eastern european, 50% of the population speak 2 foreign languages. Perhaps 20% speak 3+ foreign languages. But that's it. Most just speak english nowadays.
Only English though. And that's only because you can drive across most European countries within an hour or two.
> you can drive across most European countries within an hour or two.
No one ever mentions this. Of course they get better at language with
English mostly, same for inter-eu politics and business. French keep trying to shoehorn their frog language in everywhere but no-one cares.
They speak in English, the one true and proper language of man.
I've only experienced inter-European communication in the Netherlands. I've heard Germans, Italians, Polish, and Romanians speaking to Dutch locals in English.
Europeans speak English and their local language and that's it. It's very souvlless but that's how it is.
They speak European language just like in the UN meetings
In the EU more people understand English than any other language and that’s after Brexit. Anyone employed to deal with tourists can speak English. It’s the default. You will also find German and some Romance languages spoken reasonably often. Other languages (Czech, Irish, Swedish, …) are very niche outside of native speakers.
Swede here, I use english of course