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How to Get by in a Country Where You Don’t Know the Language

Mis à jour : 15 Fév 2018

Not knowing the local language is no reason not to travel. Here are some tips to get by from someone who does it all the time.

By Shivani Vora,

Traveling to a foreign country can be daunting if you don’t know the local language, and while François Thibault, the cellar master and co-founder of Grey Goose, speaks only French, his job requires constant travel around the world. “Over the years, I’ve learned how to navigate foreign countries with limited verbal communication,” he said.

Mr. Thibault has a number of tips to help travelers manage in a destination when they don’t speak the native tongue, based on his own experience. Here are a few of them. Read more...>>>>