When it comes to traveling abroad for business or vacation, knowing the cultural norms of the country you are visiting enhances your ability to be a polite tourist and pleasant corporate partner.
Of course, there are many useful phrases to learn when traveling abroad or working with international clients or coworkers. And you don’t need us to tell you that cordiality, whether through email sign-offs, by phone, or in person, is always advisable!
In the event that you’re itching for the weekend as much as we are, here’s how to wish your close connections a “good weekend” in 5 languages — French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish — with a handy phonetic pronunciation guide.
“Have a good weekend!”
Write it: Bonne fin de semaine!
Say it: Bun fun duh seh-menna
Write it: Schönes Wochenende!
Say it: Shuh-ness vock-hen-en-deh
Write it: Buon fine settimana!
Say it: Bwohn feen-ay set-teem-ahna
Write it: Bom fim de semana!
Say it: Bohm feem di seh-mahna
Write it: ¡Que tengas un buen fin de semana!
Say it: Kay ten-ghas oon bwen feen day seh-mana
Also on the CORE Blog: How to Say “Please and Thank You” in 5 Languages!