Ask for a Beer in 10 Languages
One of the first things you want to learn when you go to a new country is phrase that you may actually use quite a bit if you go out to eat with friends or even join some co-workers for happy hour as an expat is how to order a beer. For this reason you may find it interesting how you would do this in 10 different languages which will serve you in more than two handfuls of countries. Though your milage may vary not all of the countries on the list are known for their beer.
When taking a vacation to see the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona or a concert in Ibiza the following will serve you before asking for "Una mas" or "Una Otra".
Una copa de cerveza por favor. (Spanish)
Or to go with your pizza after seeing the Colosseum in Rome.
Una birra per favore. (Italian)
If you are fortunate to go to Octoberfest in Munich, and get a Mas.
Ein Bier bitte. (German)
After visiting the Effel Tower grab a been with the phrase below or try something different like a "picon" is an aperitif made from fresh oranges and distilled alcohol. It is also commonly mixed with beer. Ask for “une picon biére” at a bar and you’ll get a sweet drink with a hint of citrus.
Un verre de bière s'il vous plaît. (French)
Visiting Portugal is a must, and if you have already learned how to ask for a beer in Spanish you won't find the following to difficult.
Um copo de cerveja, por favor. (Portuguese)
If you are in Japan while the cheer blossoms are in full bloom feel free to attempt the phrase below or just opt for one of their many beer vending machines.
Bīru o ippai kudasai.
After earning a beer while walking The Great Wall of China order two of these.
Qǐng lái bēi píjiǔ.
After you order a beer with the phrase below impress your bartender with a Polish cheers "Na Zdrowie!".
Poproszę szklankę piwa. (Polish)
When visiting Ireland if you are able to make it over to the Guinness Brewery for Saint Patricks Day try and break out some Irishm, and give the following a try.
Gloine beorach le do thoil. (Irish)
Luckily when visiting the Czech republic you can keep it pretty simple, and you just need to remember these two words for "Beer Please."
Pivo, prosím. (Czech)
If you want to get ready to ask for a beer in your next visit to one of these countries we provide a phrase pack for each one of these languages with audio. Use one of the download links below, and search for the Happy Hour phrase pack with your foreign language of choice. We even show you how to ask for another ;)