I took several years of German in high school and remember exactly one phrase: die fernsehenapperat ist kaput. It means the TV set is broken. I also studied sign language in college but pretty much the only thing I can remember from that are the curse words. I know some Spanish but only if it’s on the menu at Del Taco.
I am under no illusion that I can become fluent in a new language quickly, but I have decided that I can learn what one website calls the 20 basic phrases needed for every language. So I’m going to pick a new language every day this week and learn them, starting with Spanish.
Here are the phrases and their Spanish translations:
¿Lo podría escribir, por favor?
¿Cuánto cuesta esto…?