Whether you’re jetting off to another country this summer or you simply want to learn a few new words, we’re here to help. Learning a language takes a lot of practice and dedication, but if you’re looking for a quick cheat sheet to get you started on the basics, you’ve come to the right place.

French

Hello how are you?

Bonjour, comment ça va?

My name is…

Je m’appelle…

I would like…please.

Je voudrais…s’il vous plaît

Where is…?

Où est…?

I don’t understand, I speak English.

Je ne comprends pas, je parle anglais.

Find out more about French Society here.

German

Hello how are you?

Hallo, wie geht’s?

My name is…

Ich heiße…

I would like…please.

Ich möchte…bitte.

Where is…?

Wo ist…?

I don’t understand.

Ich versteche das nicht, Ich spreche Englisch.

Find out more about German Society here.

Spanish

Hello how are you?

Hola, ¿cómo estás?

My name is…

Me llamo…

I would like…please.

Me gustaría…por favor

Where is…?

Dónde está…?

I don’t understand, I speak English.

No entiendo , hablo Inglés.

Find out more about Spanish, Latin American and Portugese Society here.

Italian

Hello how are you?

Ciao, come stai?

My name is…

Mi chiamo…

I would like…please.

Vorrei … per favore .

Where is…?

Dov’è…?

I don’t understand.

Non capisco

Find out more about Italian Society here.

That was fun. How can I find out more?

Societies

We have many different language and culture societies, who regularly meet up to speak the language and immerse themselves in culture. You can find out what we have on offer here.

Southampton Language Exchange

Set up by two postgraduates, the language exchange meets every Tuesday in The Bridge, welcoming students from all over the world to talk and share their language and culture. Keep up-to-date with the next event by liking the Facebook page.

Apps

There are many free apps that you can download to help you learn vocabulary on the move. Duolingo, Memrise, MindSnacks and Busuu are all highly-rated apps that work by encouraging you to either repeat phrases, play games or connect with other users to help the words stick!

Lessons

Did you know that you can learn a modern language at the University via evening classes as part of the Lifelong Learning department? University staff and students are eligible to get a discount, but classes book up quickly so take a look early to avoid disappointment. Find out more here.

 

 

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