Last Updated on June 12, 2021

I speak a bit of French because of my Swiss heritage. I learnt German and Japanese in high school. While traveling I’ve loved picking up some Spanish, Thai, Khmer, Vietnamese and Bahasa. It really enhanced my immersion in the culture and often the history of the places too.

I’m currently learning a little Mandarin.

Learn a Few Words in a Lot of Languages

As English speakers it’s easy to rely on English in this era, but for me it’s been well worth the initial grind to learn at least a few words in new languages you encounter.

The times I’ve been too shy or embarrassed to practice and learn, are times I’ve regretted.

Here’s a cool post on how to say hello in 20 different languages.