Jul 9, 2018 - 7:28 PM
in reply to Lucas
<<"Können Sie bitte Englisch Sprechen?">
I like that one. That would work well and politely. It invites a reply in English, which is the key if you speak no German whatsoever.
And, it is good for speaking to those who might not speak English.
Indeed if I want to try a bit of German, I use a phrase that invites a reply in German.And, in in German-speaking Switzerland, to use a bit of local language, one can always start with "Grüetzi" or "Grüetzi Wohl" and finish with "Merci vielmal, uf wiederluege." ;-)
You also wrote -"Entschuldigung, sprechen Sie bitte?" Perhaps you need an "English" in there?
Last modified on Jul 9, 2018 - 7:30 PM by Slowpoke