Phrasebook for Camping

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  1. MrJinks

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    Has anyone found a foreign language phrasebook that is suitable for camping and campsites?

    I have always kept a multi language phrasebook on my travels and has been useful on many occasions when my schoolboy language skills are insufficient. :Blush:

    However it does not contain anything relevant to camping.

    Any suggestions ??
     
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    I found in the old day's jingling coins in your pocket seemed to make dem dar foreigner understand:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Or shouting very loudly :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hear are some german words, I hope they help.
    On site
    On the road
    Wasser
    Water
    Kreuzung
    Crossroads
    Rezeption
    Reception
    Lastwagen (LKW)
    Heavy goods vehicles
    Trinkwasser
    Drinking Water
    Kreisverkehr
    Roundabout
    Kein Trinkwasser
    Non drinking water
    Ausfahrt
    Exit
    Abwasser
    Waste water
    Stadt
    City, Town
    Ausguss
    Sink
    -zentrum
    … centre
    Parkuhr
    Parking meter
    Wegweiser
    Signpost
    Parkschein
    Parking ticket
    Strand
    Beach
    -automat
    … machine
    Norden
    North
    Müll
    Rubbish
    Nördlich
    Northern
    Abfall
    Rubbish
    Westen
    West
    -tonne
    … bin
    Westlich
    Western
    Parkplatz
    Parking place
    Süden
    South
    Stellplatz
    Stopping place or pitch
    Osten
    East
    Wohnmobil
    Motorhome
    Richtung
    Direction
    Reisemobil
    Motorhome
    Alle Richtungen
    All directions
    Campingbus
    Campervan
    Andere Richtungen
    Other directions
    Alkoven
    Overcab
    Baustelle
    Construction site
    Kostenlos (Kostenfrei)
    Free of charge
    Geldautomat
    Cash dispenser
    Offen
    Open
    Lebensmittel
    Groceries
    Geschlossen
    Closed
    Bäcker
    Baker
    Kein Camping
    No Camping
    Metzger (Fleischer)
    Butcher
    … verboten
    … forbidden
    Tankstelle
    Petrol station
    Rathaus
    Town hall
    Apotheke
    Pharmacy
    Ziehen
    Pull
    Arzt
    Doctor
    Drücken
    Push
    Zahnarzt
    Dentist
    Ostern
    Easter
    Werkstatt
    Garage
    Sommer
    Summer


    Winter
    Winter


    Herbst
    Autumn


    Frühling
    Spring


    Chemietoilette
    Chemical toilet


    Abwassertank
    Grey water tank


    -entleerung
    … emptying


    Waschmaschine
    Washing machine


    Wäschetrockner
    Tumble dryer


    Dusche
    Shower


    Behinderten-
    … for disabled people



     
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    Hi Gary!


    If you remember i used to give french lessons on this forum so search for "french language lessons" thread and you'll find a few phrases at page 12 starting from the 5th post on that very page.

    Hope it will give you a little help!

    Don't forget that being able to ask is good BUT you'll have to get the answers too :Laughing:..... not always easy:RollEyes:



    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile::Smile:
     
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    how true, I have fallen foul of this many times.. :Blush:

    however, the French appreciate it when you try out your French rather than shouting in English :Laughing:
     
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    Hi Frankie

    Yes I followed your lessons last year. They were very good.
    I have travelled regularly through France over the years and usually managed languagewise with hotels & chambres d'hotes. They are probably used to Brits with their schoolboy French!! :Laughing: However I have never been on campsites before so need to brush up on camping vocabulary. Particulary as will be also going to Spain & Germany

    I always try but I agree that the difficult bit is answering an unexpected question :Blush:

    Look forward to some more French lessons one day:thumb:
     
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    Heard on the radio recently........Expat shopping near Alicante overheard the following said to shop assistant

    " It's no good speaking Spanish at me my dear, I'm English" :Doh::Doh:


    The days of the Empire are alive and living in Alicante province :Laughing:
     
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    My contribution is this, always works in France..


    "Queue est dump le poo poo, mercy me old mate?"

    ShiftZZ
     
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