100 Must-Know Phrases in Any Language- your input welcomed

I’ve mentioned in another post how I’d start mastering some basic phrases in order to learn German and Spanish, and any language after that. Well, I’m finally publishing what I consider the most important ones, but I feel I’m still missing some fundamental phrases, so if you’d like to join in and help me, I’d love to add your suggestion (and blog) to the post.

To socialize

  1. Hi
  2. Good morning
  3. Good evening
  4. Good night
  5. Good bye
  6. See you tomorrow
  7. Talk to you later
  8. What’s your name?
  9. Where are you from?
  10. Where do you live?
  11. Pleasure to meet you
  12. How old are you?
  13. How are you?
  14. What do you do for job?
  15. What do you do for fun?
  16. What’s your phone number?
  17. Do you like…?
  18. What happened?
  19. Why did you come here?
  20. How long have you been…?
  21. What do you think?
  22. I’m a student

Communicating states and needs

  1. I want….
  2. I need…
  3. I enjoy…
  4. I’m hungry
  5. I’m thirsty
  6. I’m cold
  7. I’m hot
  8. I’m lost
  9. Don’t worry
  10. I’m sleepy
  11. I’m happy
  12. I’m sad
  13. I’m angry
  14. I miss you
  15. I love you
  16. I hate you
  17. I like it
  18. I don’t like it
  19. I’m sorry
  20. This is fun!
  21. It’s okay
  22. What do you want?
  23. I want the same
  24. I would like something else
  25. You are kind
  26. You are funny
  27. I (don’t) agree
  28. I prefer…
  29. I (don’t) think so

Conversation Aides

  1. Thank you
  2. You are welcome
  3. Please
  4. Can you repeat that?
  5. What does it mean?
  6. I (don’t) know
  7. I (don’t) understand
  8. Excuse me
  9. Forgive me
  10. Of course
  11. Good luck
  12. Bon apetit
  13. Happy Birthday
  14. Congratulations
  15. That’s awesome
  16. I’ll wait
  17. That’s interesting
  18. Not interested
  19. What are doing?
  20. What are you going to do?
  21. Let’s go
  22. It looks delicious
  23. Are you kidding me?
  24. I’m just joking
  25. I have to go
  26. How do you say…? -Thank you Shikhar!

Getting by and Around

  1. Can you help me?
  2. How much does it cost?
  3. Where is the restroom?
  4. Can you speak English?
  5. Help
  6. Watch out
  7. Stop
  8. Come with me
  9. I need a doctor?
  10. Where is the hospital?
  11. Call the police
  12. Call an ambulance
  13. I would like a coffee, please
  14. What time is it?
  15. At what time do you open/close?
  16. I am vegetarian
  17. Just a little
  18. Can I have more/less…?
  19. I need to go home
  20. Could you show me where …. is?
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