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first_img RelatedIt’s All Greek to Brits AbroadWe polled Brits all over the UK and came up with some interesting survey results. How do you use your language skills when travelling abroad?Brits vote themselves world’s worst touristsBrits vote themselves world’s worst tourists; Londoners most badly behavedHolidaying Brits more likely to sunbathe than visit cultural attractionsBrits spend more time sunbathing and drinking in bars than holidaymakers from other European countries. 14% of British travellers have been put off visiting a particular country because they don’t speak the language, according to a survey of Skyscanner users.”ER, SCUSE ME SENOR, AVEZ-VOUS LAS BEERS?” Do you stumble over the basics like ordering food and drink when you’re on holiday abroad? Or do you let your other half do all the talking? Or is the language barrier so great that it puts you off going altogther? We asked our dear users about their holiday habits to find out whether it’s all Greek to us in the UK, or if we’re a nation of confident polyglots who take the lingo bingo all in our stride.While French is the most widely spoken foreign language among Brits, France is one country many British travellers avoid visiting due to the language barrier.Brits are renowned for having poor foreign language skills; however 13% of us claim to be fluent in at least three languages, with French the most commonly spoken, followed by Spanish and German.Our survey also found that British men are the ones who take the lead with the lingo on holiday. Although on average women speak more languages, men are more confident when it comes to conversing abroad and are more likely to jet off to foreign shores regardless of the language barrier. Almost half of men (41%) said the last time they held a conversation in a foreign language was during their last holiday, whilst 28% of women say the last time for them was at school.It’s all Greek to someAcross the UK, the Welsh are the most confident travellers and are least likely to allow language to determine their holiday destination. A third also make the effort to learn a few key phrases before they go. However, travellers from East Anglia are the most likely to avoid non-English speaking countries.In London, one person in five speaks a foreign language on a regular basis, while one in 10 say they can hold conversations in at least two languages. At the other end of the scale, more than a third of those from Northern Ireland and 27% of those from the North East of England, expect all nationalities to understand the English language, even when holidaying in their country. Furthermore, a massive 15% of those from the North East claim to never speak any other language, no matter where they are in the world.All in all, our survey found that we’re not as bad at languages as the stereotype suggests, it seems we are actually a nation full of linguistic lovers, but we’re just not confident to use our skills abroad.It’s a shame that some people have let their language skills dictate their holiday plans, as they could be missing out on new holiday experiences. Being in a foreign country is one of best ways to pick up a foreign language, but the locals will always appreciate it if you have learnt a few key phrases before you go. A simple hello and thank you can get you a long way.The (sign) language of love!Although many of us can order a beer in French and swear in German, 20% of British holidaymakers say they use sign language abroad because they can’t speak the lingo. So how do you chat up the local talent then? A few gestures may do the job (but they probably won’t). If you’re stuck for words, this video should wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img

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