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Offline Gordon02

Learning a Foreign Language
« on: September 05, 2023, 06:41:48 pm »
Is there a foreign language instruction source that focuses on the dialogue commonly used during a bicycle tour?  I am planning to spend several weeks in Japan in seven months, and I hope not to waste a great deal of time trying to learn, in vain, terms that are not likely to be used. 

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Learning a Foreign Language
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2023, 11:05:45 pm »
There are hand-held electronic translators. Choose the language. Speak or write. Push a button. You get a written and spoken translation from the device. Same for Japanese into English.

Offline Galloper

Re: Learning a Foreign Language
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2023, 01:42:49 pm »
I've used standard tourist phrase books for Dutch, French, Spanish and other languages when on tour.   They're not instructional as such but cover the basics, hotels, banks, cafes and so on.   They also have sections on breakdowns and repairs.   They work well for most situations and you can always back them up with a translation programme for mote unusual stuff.

Offline Gordon02

Re: Learning a Foreign Language
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2023, 02:33:38 pm »
Thank you for your responses. 

Offline David W Pratt

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Re: Learning a Foreign Language
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2023, 08:23:25 pm »
While I don't know of any bicycle specific language courses, I'll bet there are plenty of bicycle oriented forums in what ever language interests you.  It'll be text, but you can get accent from nonbicycle stuff.