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How to say DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH? in 50 languages with Europe in a Day!

Let’s face it – as much as we love diving in with a new languages and trying out new phrases, there will often come a point when for the ease of communication, we will have to ask someone if they speak English.

But rather than say to them “Do you speak English?” here’s how to say it in the 50 languages of Europe in a Day – this way you can get in one last phrase in another language before resorting to English!!

As always, different languages have different registers and different forms of ‘you’ when talking to strangers. Where applicable, these phrases use the formal you to ensure you’re as polite as possible in your request!

  1. Albanian – A flisni anglisht?
  2. Arabic – هل تتكلم بالإنجليزية؟ (Hal tatakalam al’iinjiliziatu?)
  3. Armenian – Խոսու՞մ եք անգլերեն? (Khosu’m yek’ angleren?)
  4. Azerbaijani – Siz Ingiliscə danışırsınızmı?
  5. Basque – Ingelesez hitz egiten al duzu?
  6. Belarusian – Вы кажаце па англіскі? (Vi kazhatse pa anhliski?)
  7. Bulgarian – Говорите ли английски? (Govorite li angliyski?)
  8. Catalan – Parla anglès?
  9. Croatian – Govorite li engleski?
  10. Czech – Mluvíte anglicky?
  11. Danish – Taler du engelsk?
  12. Dutch – Spreekt u Engels?
  13. Estonian – Kas te räägite inglise keelt?
  14. Faroese – Duga tygum enskt?
  15. Finnish – Puhutteko englantia?
  16. French – Parlez vous anglais?
  17. Georgian – ინგლისური იცით? (Inglisuri itsit?)
  18. German – Sprechen Sie Englisch?
  19. Greek – Μιλάτε αγγλικά; (Miláte angliká?)
  20. Greenlandic – Tuluttut oqalusinnaavit?
  21. Hungarian – Beszél angolul?
  22. Icelandic – Talar þú ensku?
  23. Irish Gaelic – An bhfuil Béarla agaibh?
  24. Italian – Parla inglese?
  25. Jèrriais – Pâl’-ou l’Angliais?
  26. Latin – Loquerisne anglice?
  27. Latvian – Vai jūs runājat angliski?
  28. Lithuanian – Ar kalbate angliškai?
  29. Low German – Snackt se Engelsch?
  30. Luxembourgish – Schwätzt Dir Englesch?
  31. Macedonian – Дали зборувате англиски? (Dali zboruvate angliski?)
  32. Maltese – Titkellem bl-Ingliż?
  33. Manx – Vel Baarle eu?
  34. Monégasque – Parlè Anglese?
  35. Northern Sami – Humatgo Eaŋgalasgiela?
  36. Norwegian – Snakker dere engelsk?
  37. Polish – Czy mówi pan/pani po angielsku? (M/F)
  38. Portuguese – Você fala inglês?
  39. Romanian – Vorbiți engleză?
  40. Russian – Вы говорите по-английски? (Vi gavarite pa-angliyski?)
  41. Scots Gaelic – A bheil Beurla agaibh?
  42. Serbian – Да ли говорите енглески? (Da li govorite engleski?)
  43. Slovak – Hovoríte po anglicky?
  44. Slovene – Govorite angleško?
  45. Spanish – ¿Habla usted inglés?
  46. Swedish – Talar du engelska?
  47. Swiss German – Könne Sie English reede?
  48. Turkish – İngilizce biliyor musunuz?
  49. Ukrainian – Ви розмовляєте англійською? (Vi rozmovlyayete anhliys’koyu?)
  50. Welsh – Dych chi’n siarad Saesneg?

Author: James Scanlan
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