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best phrasebooks
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I was going to go down to the bookstore in the next couple of days to buy a phrasebook(s) but I wanted to get opinions on everone’s favorite phrasebooks out there and why. Should I get one for each language or an all in one book? Please share

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I usually don’t take phrase books, but some basic advice:
Unless you’re spending a 2 or 3 weeks or more in one country and will be doing “living there” things like shopping for groceries and household supplies, I think I’d go for “all in one.” You’ll probably only need the basics for ordering from a menu, buying a train ticket, etc. You don’t want to be lugging around a lot of books. Go for whatever combination of book/books is the lightest and least bulky.