You’re on vacation in another country, or perhaps on a work trip, and you wander into a local market selling delicious food and handmade crafts. No prices are listed for any of the goods being sold, and none of the merchants speak English (though it’s worth asking first). You don’t want to blindly pick a few things, only to be stunned by an exorbitant total when you go to pay. How to solve this dilemma? Make sure you learn how to say “How much does this cost?” in the local language before you go! Here’s a quick guide to pronouncing this useful phrase in 10 languages.
Spanish — ¿Cuánto cuesta?
French — Combien ça coûte ?
German — Wie viel kostet es?
Italian — Quanto costa?
Portuguese — Quanto custa?
Swedish — Hur mycket kostar det?
Indonesian — Ini harganya berapa?
Russian — Сколько это стоит? (Skol’ko eto stoyit?)
Dutch — Hoeveel kost dat?
Polish — Ile to kosztuje?