Lingo Playing Cards
These awesome playing cards teach you the most popular greetings and phrases in each language whilst also giving you the some tips on how to say it so you don't sound like an ignorant tourist! They make the perfect travel gift!
ITALIAN: Often recognized as the most beautiful language in the world, you can say “I have a strange rash” in Italian and you still sound like a smooth operator. Just think how awesome it would be to say hello, find out where the closest restaurant is and order a beer!
FRENCH: Often the French get a bad wrap for being ‘rude’, but that’s only because tourists come up and ask if they can “speak english”, without even attempting a proper hello. Learn the basics, pay your respects and see the real side of French hospitality. Worst case, you’ll be able to ask where the ‘toilette’ is, without resorting to pointing at your crotch like an imbecile.
SPANISH: Did you know that more people around the world speak Spanish than English as their first language? Yup, half a billion folks say “sí” instead of “yes”, and “la cerveza es la bebida de los dioses” instead of “beer is the drink of the gods”. Get up to speed and cheers a Latino in their own language. Salud!
AUSSIE: Ever overhear an Australian say something like “I was having a good old chin wag with me cobber, just piss-farting around”, and think WTF is this guy saying? With this deck of cards you’ll be able to make sense of the slang down under, and finally know what ‘fair dinkum’ really means. Who knows, you might even pick up a spunky sheila in the process.
PORTUGUESE: Viva Brazil! Viva Portugal! If you want to go to carnival in either place, knowing how to get directions to the nearest feather store could come in handy. Add in how to say hello, how to order and drink and how to say “I like it!”, and you’re pretty much ready to party.
* Each deck includes 54 translations essential for travellers who want to immerse themselves in the culture they're exploring - from everyday greetings and introductions, to eating out, moving around, or finding a place to stay. Practical phrases are accompanied by easy-to-learn pronunciation