Lonely Planet Writer

A language a day: download our handy phrase cheat sheets

We love a good celebration. There's practically one for every day of the year (including Dentist's Day on March 6 - time to start making streamers out of floss).

21 February is International Mother Language Day, so we thought we'd mark the occasion by giving our readers a week of linguistic love. Every day, you can download a free QuickChat language phrase PDF. Print it out, pop it in your pocket and hit the streets to talk it up. First up, it's...

SPECIAL OFFER: If you want to delve deeper, Lonely Planet’s pocket-sized phrasebooks are more than 30% off until the end of February. Just enter the promo code TALKTOME at the checkout.

(USD 5.99 GBP 3.25 EURO 4.50 AUD$10. Offer for standard phrasebooks only. Excludes audio phrasebooks, Small Talk and Fast Talk language guides. Terms & conditions here.)