If you’ve ever been on vacation and found yourself scrambling to figure out how to ask for the check in Spanish, say no more. This handy little pocket guide will teach you how to politely flag your server down in 10 languages (as well as nail that all-important pronunciation).
Full disclosure: you might still be at a loss when the server brings your card back and tries to explain to you that they don’t accept Discover. If you’re the kind of person who likes to feel extra prepared, commit the appropriate phrase below to your memory and then try a free Babbel lesson.
“The bill, please.”
Spanish — La cuenta, por favor.
French — L’addition, s’il vous plaît.
German — Die Rechnung bitte.
Italian — Il conto, per favore.
Polish — Poproszę rachunek.
Swedish — Notan, tack.
Portuguese — A conta, por favor!
Turkish — Hesap lütfen.
Dutch — De rekening, alstublieft.
Russian — Счёт, пожалуйста.