British Travelers Don’t Speak the Language

When you travel to another country, it’s considered common courtesy to try to learn at least a little bit of the local language. But according to a new survey from travel insurance company Sheila’s Wheels, it’s a courtesy that Brits generally neglect.

According to a writeup of the study in the Daily Mail, out of 3,000 people who planned to go on holiday outside the country, 51 percent said they “rarely” took the time to learn how to say anything in the local language before taking off.  Based on the results of the survey, it seems that the average Brit knows six words or phrases in Spanish, ten in French and three in Italian. Read more