10 phrases about Brexit to take with you on holiday in Europe

PUBLISHED: 10:39 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:46 30 July 2018

An aeroplane taking off from a UK airport. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA.

An aeroplane taking off from a UK airport. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA.

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The New European’s handy guide to help you answer all those awkward questions and tricky situations you might find yourself in during your European holiday this summer.

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Don’t look at me like that, I voted Remain

No me mires así, voté por permanecer (Spanish)

No, of course I’m not proposing marriage on our first date just to get an EU passport!

No, certo che non sto proponendo il matrimonio al nostro primo appuntamento solo per ottenere un passaporto europeo! (Italian)

What do you mean, go to the back of that unfeasibly long queue?

O que você quer dizer com ir para a parte de trás daquela fila invariavelmente longa? (Portuguese)

Yes, we’ve noticed he looks like a nicotine-stained man-frog too

Oui, nous avons remarqué qu’il ressemble à un homme-grenouille taché de nicotine (French)

I’m on a David Davis holiday – doing sod all in Europe for as long as possible

Sem na pocitnicah David Davis – pocnem vse v Evropi cim dlje (Slovenian)

Do you sell wholesale goods I can stockpile in preparation for a no-deal Brexit?

Verkoopt u groothandelgoederen die ik kan opslaan ter voorbereiding op een no-deal Brexit? (Dutch)

We’re so sorry about Boris

Vi er så ked af Boris (Danish)

Yes, we wish Gareth Southgate was our prime minister too

Ja, vi önskar att Gareth Southgate var vår premiärminister också (Swedish)

If you thought Boris was bad, wait until you hear from Andrea Jenkyns

Ako ste mislili da je Boris loš, pričekajte dok ne čujete od Andreja Jenkynsa (Croatian)

With thanks to Google Translate – and apologies for any crude mistranslations.

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