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Speaking a foreign language is never more exciting than when you’re travelling. Being able to talk to people you meet on the road is a joy, helping you to get closer to your destination and the people who call it home.

But what are the best languages to learn as a traveller?

Castile - La Mancha, SpainCastile – La Mancha, Spain

After English, Spanish is the most commonly spoken language in Europe. The great news about this beautiful language is that it is often considered one of the easiest to learn too.

Spanish is phonetic (you pronounce every syllable as it is written) and has fewer irregular verb conjugations than many other languages, meaning it is both useful and not too tricky.