In Reply to: Yes, pretty much everyone speaks some English posted by Nicole Hamilton on August 18, 2000 at 11:49:45:
I assume most of your conversations took place in English?
I'm in Europe frequently on business (BMW
is my biggest client). It's decidedly NOT
the case that many people in Italy, France,
and Spain speak English. Germany spoils you
because a lot of Germans speak English
with better grammar than the average American!
As always, a good dose of courtesy, the right
attitude, and creative sign language will get
you thru in Italy and France.