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How to Say ‘Can I Take Your Picture?’ in 30 Languages

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Can I take your picture? is the politest way to make a snapshot of someone you don’t know on one of your voyages. The problem is, not everyone speaks or understands English. Especially with that New Jersey accent.

Here, we have 30 different languages, helping you ask in the majority of the countries around the world. If they don’t know these languages,  then you can always smile and point to your camera and judge the answer by their reaction.

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Arabic

هل يمكنني التقاط صورة لك؟

how to say can i take a picture in Arabic

Chinese

請問,可以拍你的照片嗎?(Qǐngwèn, kěyǐ pāi nǐ de zhàopiàn ma?)

how to say can i take a picture in Chinese

Czech

Můžu si vás vyfotit?

how to say can i take a picture in Czech

Danish

Kan jeg tage dit billede?

how to say can i take a picture in Danish

Dutch

Mag ik een foto van je nemen?

how to say can i take a picture in Dutch Filipino

Maaari ko bang kunin ang iyong larawan?

how to say can i take a picture in Filipino

French

Puis-je prendre une photo / Est-ce que je peux vous prendre en photo?

how to say can i take a picture in French

Georgian

შემიძლია თქვენი სურათის გადაღება? (shemidzlia tkveni suratis gadagheba?)

how to say can i take a picture in Georgian

Greek

Μπορώ να τραβήξω την εικόνα σου; (Boró na travíxo tin eikóna sou?)

how to say can i take a picture in Greek

Hawaiian

Hiki iaʻu ke lawe i kāu kiʻi?

how to say can i take a picture in Hawaiian

Hebrew

אני יכול לצלם אותך?

how to say can i take a picture in Hebrew

Hungarian

Lefotózhatlak?

how to say can i take a picture in Hungarian

Icelandic

Get ég tekið myndina þína?

how to say can i take a picture in Icelandic

Irish

An bhfuil cead agam do phictiúr a thógaint?

how to say can i take a picture in Irish

Italian

Posso farle una foto, per favore?

how to say can i take a picture in Italian

Japanese

「写真撮ってもいいですか?」[shashin totte mo ī desu ka?]how to say can i take a picture in Japanese

Korean

사진 찍을 수 있을까요? (sajin jjig-eul su iss-eulkkayo?)

how to say can i take a picture in Korean

Norwegian

Kan jeg ta bildet ditt?

how to say can i take a picture in Norwegian

Portuguese

Posso tirar uma foto sua?

how to say can i take a picture in Portuguese

Polish

Czy moge zrobic Ci zdjecie?

how to say can i take a picture in Polish

Romanian

Pot să vă fac o poză?

how to say can i take a picture in Romanian

Russian

Можно ли вас сфотографировать?” aka “Mozhno li vas sfotografirofat’?

how to say can i take a picture in Russian

Serbian/ Croatian

Mogu li da vas slikam?

how to say can i take a picture in Serbian/Croatian

Spanish

¿Disculpe, puedo hacerle una foto?

how to say can i take a picture in Spanish

Thai

ฉันสามารถถ่ายรูปคุณได้ไหม (C̄hạn s̄āmārt̄h t̄h̀āyrūp khuṇ dị̂ h̄ịm)

how to say can i take a picture in Thai

Turkish

Fotoğrafını çekebilir miyim?

how to say can i take a picture in turkish

Ukranian

Чи можу я сфотографувати вас? (Chy mozhu ya sfotohrafuvaty vas?)

how to say can i take a picture in ukranian

Vietnamese

Tôi có thể chụp ảnh của bạn?

how to say can i take a picture in vietnamese

Welsh

A gaf i dynnu’ch llun?

how to say can i take a picture in Welsh

Comical Extras

Klingon

laH photo vItlhap

how to say can i take a picture in Klingon

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