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Here is the love language guide to Europe

If you’re looking for love you could rely on Tinder to hook you up but instead why not try Busabout’s tips on flirting with the locals in a language they understand – their own. Note to self – have the Google Translate app at your fingertips to avoid any embarrassing moments and unintended insults.


Busabout, an award winning alternative way to travelling Europe breaks down ways for travellers to flirt their way through Europe:

Some Suitable Spanish Phrases

So you’re getting all down and dirty at the La Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain and a certain senor or senorina catches your eye, what do you do? Let’s start with something simple… to refer to someone as ‘my love’ then ‘mi amor’ is the words you’re looking for. Guapo (or guapa, for girls) is one way to say beautiful but if you want to really show off, then lead with ‘Hace calor aqui, o eres tu?’ which translates as ‘Is it hot in here, or is it just you?’

Once you’ve got the hang of the basics and want to up the flirting game and lay on the charm then give this phrase a shot: ‘Si besarte fuera pecado, caminaría feliz por el infierno’ (‘If kissing you were a sin, I’d happily walk through hell.’) If that doesn’t work, we don’t know what will!

French Kissing

It’s so much easier to navigate the Hop On Hop Off network through France than the tenses, genders and articles of the French language. To its credit though, French has to be one of the most romantic sounding languages. So for the lads, if you happen upon a classy French woman sipping coffee on a Parisian sidewalk, you could start a conversion with ‘bonjour’, but follow up with ‘tu es tres jolie’ (‘you are very pretty’) for added effect. Ladies, it’s now your turn to pipe up with ‘tu es tres beau’ (‘you are very handsome’).

Italian Love Affair

You’re on the Italian Adventure taking in Pompeii, Sorrento, Ravello, Amalfi and the gorgeous Isle of Capri. While you’re strolling past the picture perfect backdrop of the Amalfi Coast the sound of ‘Ciao bella!’ rings out. Meaning ‘hello beautiful!’ ladies can expect to hear this called out just about anywhere in Italy. If you happen to meet an Italian stallion who makes you breathless you can express these sentiments with ‘hai tolto il mio fiato’, literally ‘you took my breath away.’


You’re at Oktoberfest in Munich, you’ve just been separated from your buds and found yourself in a predominantly German tent with plenty of locals – score! A good starting point, seeing as you are in a beer hall after all, is ‘willst du ein bier?’ or ‘want to get a beer?’ Who in their right mind would say no to that, especially with the quality Bavarian beer on offer. Now that you’ve made a connection, spend the day together, ride some rollercoasters, share a pork knuckle, and if they mood takes you declare your love with ‘Ich liebe dich’.

That’s the language of love in a nutshell, you can thank us later, happy flirting.

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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!


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