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How to order a beer in 47 languages

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Of course, carrying on a conversation is harder than ordering a beer. To learn a language, you probably have to study for years. Unless you choose a language you can learn four times faster. One that two million people around the world speak, one with hundreds of books and magazines, music, and a culture of international friendliness. And beer. Want to learn more?

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A printable PDF version has 26 common languages and fits on one page.

Afrikaans'n Bier, assebliefA beer ah-suh-bleef
BasqueGaragardo bat, mesedezGara-gardo bat mese-des
Belarusian<beer>Ad-no pee-vah ka-lee lah-ska
BretonUr banne bier am bo, mar plijOor bah-ne beer am boh mar pleezh
Bulgarian<beer>Ed-na beer-ra mol-ya
CatalanUna cervesa, si us plauOona servayzeh see oos plow
Chinese请给我一杯啤酒Ching gay woh ee bay pee joh
CroatianJedno pivo, molimYed-no pee-vo, mo-lim
Czech / SlovakPivo, prosímPee-vo, pro-seem
DanishJeg vil gerne have en øl Yay vil geh-neh heh en url
DutchEen bier, alsjeblieftUn beer, ahls-yer-bleeft
EnglishOne beer, pleaseWun beer, pleez
EsperantoUnu bieron, mi petasOo-noo bee-airon, mee peh-tahs
EstonianÜks õlu, palunOoks ur-loo, pah-lun
FinnishOlut mulle, kiitosO-loot moolek kee-tos
FrenchUne bière, s'il vous plaîtOon bee-air, seel voo pleh
GermanEin Bier, bitteIne beer, bitt-uh
Greek<beer>Mee-a beer-a paraka-loh
HungarianEgy pohár sört kérekEdj pohar shurt kayrek
IcelandicEinn bjór, takkAy-dn byohr tahk
IrishBeoir amháin, le do thoilByohr awoyn, lyeh doh hull
ItalianUna birra, per favoreOo-na beer-ra, pair fa-vo-re
Japaneseビ一ルを一本下さいBee-ru ip-pon ku-da-sai
Korean맥주 한잔 주세요Mayk-joo hahn-jahn joo-se-yoh
LatinCervisiam, sodesKer-wi-see-am, soh-dehs
LatvianVienu alu, lū-dzuVyeh-noo ah-loo, loo dzoo
LithuanianPrašau viena alausPra-shau vie-na al-lows
MalteseWiehed birra, jekk jghogbokWee-het bir-ra yek yoh-dzbok
NorwegianEn øl, takkEhn url tahk
OccitanUna cervesa, se vos plaiOo-no serbeh-zo se bus ply
PolishJedno piwo, proszęYed-no peevo proshe
PortugueseUma cerveja, por favorOo-ma ser-vay-ja, poor fa-vohr
RomanianO bere, vă rogOh beh-reh ver rohg
Romansch LadinaÜna biera, per plaschair.

Oo-nuh bee-air-uh per plah-chair

RussianПиво, пожалуйстаAhd-na pee-vah pah-zha-loosta
SardinianUna birra, po piaghereOo-na beer-ra po pia-gehre
Scots GaelicLeann, mas e do thoil eLyawn mahs eh doh hawl eh
Serbian<beer>Yed-no pee-vo, mo-lim
SloveneEno pivo, prosimEno pee-vo pro-seem
Spanish (Lat. Am.)Una cerveza, por favorOo-na ser-veh-sa, por fa-vor
Spanish (Spain)Una cerveza, por favorOo-na thair-veh-tha, por fa-vor
StrineFoster's, mateFaw-stuhz, mayt
SwedishEn öl, tackEhn irl, tahk
TwiMame beer baako, mi pawokyewMah-me bee-ye bah-ko mee pow-che-oo
TurkishBir bira, lütfenBeer beer-ah luht-fen
WelshCwrw os gwelwch in ddaKoo-roh ohs gwel-ookh-un-thah
Yiddishאב׳ר, ז״ט אזו׳ כוטA beer, zeit a-zoy goot

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EN English: The excellent North American Esperanto Summer Courses (NASK), will be happening from June 29 to July 8, at The University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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