SURVIVAL VOCABULARY (VOCABULÁRIO DE SOBREVIVÊNCIA)

As a beginner learner, there is no reason you cannot begin communicating immediately! With these essential phrases, you can successfully express your immediate needs in English. Because English is a universal language used all over the world, for commerce, travel and leisure, these expressions are an essential part of your linguistic repertoire. 

Como aprendiz iniciante, não há nenhuma razão pela qual você não possa começar a se comunicar imediatamente! Com estas frases essenciais, você pode expressar, de forma bem sucedida, suas necessidades imediatas em inglês. Já que o inglês é uma língua universal, usada pelo mundo inteiro, para o comércio, viagens e lazer, estas expressões são essenciais para o seu repertório linguístico.

 
 

Greetings & Being Polite

Hello! How are you?

greetings and being polite

Hello, hi, hey

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening + reply (Hello, good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening)

How are you? + reply (Fine, thank you. / Great, thanks)

Goodbye, bye, see you

Thank you, thanks + reply (You’re welcome, It’s nothing, No problem)

Please

Excuse me [sorry], pardon me, my bad (very informal)

It doesn’t matter

It's delicious

Do you want me to take a picture?

 

Buying & Bargaining

How much?

Buying and bargaining

I want … I would like...

Do you have …? / Is there …?

Yes

No

This (one), That (one), These (ones), Those (ones) [to use when pointing at goods]

There isn’t any

How much (cost)?

A cheaper one

NUMBERS (These need to be learned to a high degree of fluency)

UNITS OF MONEY 

UNITS OF WEIGHT AND SIZE

How much - How many (quantity)?

half

all, all of it

(one) more

(one) less

Excuse me [to get attention] 

Too expensive

Can you lower the price? + reply (Some countries do not use bargaining. In others it is essential.)

NAMES OF IMPORTANT THINGS TO BUY (These may include stamps, a newspaper, a map.)

 

Reading Signs

Stop! (In the name of love)

Reading signs

Gents / Men

Ladies / Women

Entrance / In

Exit / out

Closed

Help Wanted

 

Getting Places

Where to?

Getting to places

Excuse me (to get attention)

Can you help me?

Where is …?

Where is … street?

What is the name of this place/street/station/town?

Toilet

Bank

Department store

Restaurant

Airport

Train station

Underground / Subway

Bus station

Hospital

Doctor

Police

Post-office

Telephone

Market

I want … 

How far?/Is it near?

How long (to get to …)?

Left

Right

Straight ahead

Slow down (Directions for a taxi.)

Stop here

Wait

Ticket

When

 

Finding Accomodation

Do you have a room?

Finding accommodation

Where is …

Hotel

How much (cost)?

A cheaper one

I want … 

Is there wifi? / Do you have wifi?

Password? What is the password?

Leave at what time?

NUMBERS 

today

tomorrow

 

Ordering Food

Can I help you?

Ordering food

How much (cost)? 

The bill, please / The check, please

I want… / I would like...

NAMES OF A FEW DISHES AND DRINKS

A FEW COOKING TERMS

Delicious

For here / To go

 

Talking About Yourself

Tell me about yourself...

Talking about yourself

I am (name) / My name is...

Where do you come from? / Where are you from?

I am (a New Zealander)/I come from (New Zealand)

What do you do?

I am a (teacher) / tourist

You speak (Chinese)!

A little/very little

What is your name? (Especially for talking to children.)

How old are you? + reply

NUMBERS

I have been here … days/weeks/months

I am sick

 

8. Controlling and learning language

Do you understand?

I (don’t) understand

Do you speak English?

Yes

No

Repeat

Please speak slowly

I speak only a little (Thai)

What do you call this in (Japanese)?

 
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Controlling & Learning Language

Do you understand?

Controlling and learning language

Do you understand?

I (don’t) understand

Do you speak English?

Yes

No

Repeat

Please speak slowly

I speak only a little (Thai)

What do you call this in (Japanese)?