[Overseas] 10 useful English words for each situation and when you have trouble

Troubles while eating out

When traveling overseas, mistakes in ordering and delivery delays are surprisingly common. Let me introduce some quick English words that will be useful in these two situations.

First of all, it was a mistake in my order.
"Excuse me. I didn't order this."
(Sorry, I didn't order it.)

This is a phrase you can use immediately, but if you have some free time, phrases like this are also effective.
"This is not what I ordered. I ordered ○○."
(This is not what I ordered. I ordered ○○.)

When ordering is slow, the following phrases are useful:
"Our (my) food hasn't come yet."
(Our (my) food hasn't arrived yet.)

"Excuse me. I'm still waiting for my meal."
(Excuse me, I'm waiting for the food.)

Including specific numbers will make it more persuasive.
"I've been waiting for 〇 minutes. Can you check on it, please?"
(I've been waiting for 0 minutes already. Could you please come and have a look?)

Trouble in the accommodation room

If you are traveling domestically, it is natural to have a shower and amenities available, but this may not be the case when traveling overseas. Let's introduce some useful English words for such times.

First of all, if the shower doesn't come out, tell the hotel staff.
"There's no hot water in the shower."
(There is no hot water from the shower.)
There are some countries where hot water is not available, so be sure to add "hot".

If you don't have all the amenities, the following words will work:
“There is (are) no toiletries in my room. Could you bring it them up to my room?”
(There are no amenities. Could you bring them to my room?)

Please note that Japanese amenities may not be available.
Amenities in English are called "Toiletries". Also, it basically refers to toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc., so if you need a hair dryer, replace the word "toiletries" with "hair dryer".

Trouble while moving

Losing things or getting lost is a normal part of traveling. Let's take a look at useful English for such times.

First, what happens when you lose something?
"I've lost ○○."
(I lost ○○.)

In addition, the following words are useful in English for common situations in practical applications.
"My wallet is missing."
(I don't have my wallet.)

If you get lost, use the following English words.
"Excuse me. I'm lost. Where are we?"
(Sorry. I got lost.)

It would be best to ask someone from a public institution, such as the police, if possible.
If you don't have one, asking a woman will cause you less trouble than asking a man.

Be able to respond calmly even if you encounter a problem

There are more problems than you can imagine when traveling.
This time, we introduced some useful English phrases that can be used in such troubles.
When you suddenly come across these words in English, you instantly feel at ease even when you are in a timid place overseas.

In countries that put a lot of effort into tourism, if you use the useful phrases introduced this time, they will surely respond kindly to you.
Of course it's important to prepare your travel goods, but remembering these phrases that come up quickly will be useful in a variety of situations.

Even if you just write it down in a memo, you can take it out and have a conversation right away, so it's a good idea to be prepared. Of course, it is also convenient to save the text on your smartphone.

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