One of the most important things  to memorize once you are in a foreign country are those words or phrases that you can use to express courtesy and respect.

You should memorize these right away:

  • Please: Por favor (por fah BOR)
  • Thank you: Gracias (GRAH-s’yahs)
  • You’re welcome: De nada (deh NAH-thah)
  • Excuse me: Disculpe (dees-KOOL-peh)
  • I’m sorry: Lo siento (loh S’YEN-toh)