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You know, if you stopped after that first sentence, this comment might not have been so terrible.

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When did OP say she was going to a resort? And knowing some of the native tongue is always helpful when traveling.

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If you go to any country that does not speak your language it is polite to at least learn the essential phrases. I would personally Learn as much as I could before travelling and then use my time there to learn about the culture, language, and cuisine. There is no reason to travel to anywhere unless the you want to learn about it. People shouldn't travel just to see pretty things it should broaden their understanding of the world, or at least thats my opinion.

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I completely agree with 25 . Try an blend with the culture and learn the basics if possible, but I have been in the position where I had no idea how to speak the language but made it through other means of communication. Pointing, gestures , facial expression , et, but this was in medical emergencies where planning ahead of time wasn't an option.

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Maybe in Mexico, but I can assure you that the same isn't true here in Italy, where not only few people know how to speak a foreign language, but many have serious difficulties even with Italian. I'm not joking, even if I'd like to.

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#23 (#5) Having just spent a crazy three weeks in Mexico I can assure you that no not everybody knows how to speak English in Mexico, far from it. I was very grateful for my basic Spanish skills more than once.

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That's not true. I live in Florida and half the people I come in contact with here don't even speak English.

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