“¿Dónde quedan los servicios?” That’s a pretty important
thing to know how to say while traveling
in Spain. Thankfully, Bottles In Translation has
come to your rescue; you now know how to ask
where the toilets are.
Each 32oz. bottle boasts 100 useful phrases in
either French, Spanish, German, or Italian, all of
which are translated into English. The phrases are
divided into boxes based on their general categories,
including locations, days of the week, and food.
The bottles are also available in a variety of colors,
such as red, blue, green, violet, grey, and pink.
While I may not be the most proficient speaker of
Spanish, all the phrases adorning the bottle are
familiar from the several classes that I’ve taken.
They’re also printed very clearly and are easy to
read. Plus, as the website suggests, if you don’t
know how to pronounce something, you can simply
point to the phrase on the bottle and the other
person should be able to read it.
The bottles are slightly transparent, so you can
see how much drink you have left. You can also
store other things inside them, such as sunglasses,
change, or papers. They have screw-off caps
which are attached to the bottle so you don’t lose
them. The size is also really nice, and you can
put enough drink in it for yourself and a friend
or two. A huge plus is that the neck of the bottle
is even wide enough for ice cubes. The only minor
drawback is that it’s not wide enough for your
hand to fit inside to scrub it clean with a sponge
if need be.
Overall, Bottles In Translation is a brilliant, useful
idea. Another bonus is that the bottles are also sold in
multi-packs, for the avid traveler in you. A single
bottle costs $15.99 plus shipping.
So is it worth the cost? I think it’s a novel idea, and
would love one of each bottle. They also will make
great gifts for friends going on co-ops or summer
vacations. You could get one just to impress the
people you know, or even as a joke for your friends
in Advanced Italian. Regardless, it’s still a really
cool thing to have to show off while drinking water
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