LANGUAGE LEARNING TIPS FOR KIDS
Fun facts about Italy
Useful Italian phrases
What time is it? > “Che ore sono?” (Pronounced Key-oh-ray-so-no)
Where is the beach? > “Dov'è la spiaggia?” (Pronounced Dove-eh-lah-spia-jah)
Can I have a Coke, please? > “Posso avere una coca per favore?” (Pronounced Poss-aver-ooh-na-coca-purr-fav-oh-ray)
Where is the children’s pool? > “Dov'è la piscina per bambini?” (Pronounced Dove-eh-lah-pish-ee-nah-purr-bam-bee-nee)
Thank you > “Grazie” (Pronounced) Grah-zee)
Fun facts about Spain
Capital city: Madrid
Population: 47 million
Flight time from Dublin to Barcelona (closest major city to our parks): 2 hours 20 mins
Did you know? Spain’s towns and cities are well known for hosting some of the most unique festival in the world. These include the ‘Tomatina’ near Valencia, where the world’s biggest food fight takes place every August as tomatoes are thrown everywhere!
What is Spain famous for? The colourful flamenco dancing of the Andalusia region in Spain is especially celebrated, with some of the best in the world said to be from here.
Useful Spanish phrases
Where are the waterslides? > “¿Dónde están los toboganes?” (Pronounced Don-day-es-tan-loz-tow-bog-ah-nez)
Could I see the children’s menu please? > “¿El menú de los niños, por favor?” (Pronounced El-men-ooh-deh-loz-nin-yoz-pour-fav-oar)
Where can I rent a bike? > “¿Dónde se puede alquiler una bicicleta?” (Pronounced Don-day-seh-pu-ay-dah-al-key-ay-ler-ooh-na-bee-see-clet-ah)
Is there a Kids Club? > “¿Hay un club para los niños?” (Pronounced eye-un-club-pa-rah-loz-nin-yoz)
What time does the entertainment start? > “¿A qué hora empieza el entretenimiento?” (Pronounced ah-kay-oh-rah-em-pee-ez-ah-el-en-treh-ten-ee-me-en-tow)
Fun facts about France
Population: 67 million
Flight time from Dublin to Paris: 1 hour 55 mins
Did you know? The famous bike race through large parts of the country, the Tour de France, started as far back as 1903, with the tradition of the winning rider wearing the yellow jersey continuing in the present day.
What is France famous for? As well as striking historical landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is perhaps most well-known for their high-quality food and drink, including fresh baguettes from local bakeries, delicious crepes and Croque Monsieur (ham and cheese toasty!).
Useful French phrases
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