Did you know that there are nearly 6500 different languages spoken across the globe? Languages allow us to communicate, express feelings and build, sustain or break relationships through the beauty of words (hey, that's exactly what we do here at LK!). Now in the age of globetrotting and a world of incredible diversity, it's important to harness the ability to communicate effectively - not only to get what you want, but to also show respect and appreciation for other cultures. Eating vegan can be easy and inexpensive. Yes -\u00a0 even when traveling.\u00a0In many countries, meat is seen as a luxury, so it makes sense that when visiting new places - veggies and grains make up the most budget-friendly of traditional meals. But what about when it comes to placing your order? The following 10 languages are the most spoken in the world, as of 2017. So, if traveling or simply have a linguistically-curious disposition - wrap your tongue around these phrases to ensure a happy, meat-free meal. How To Say You're a Vegan In The World's 10 Most Spoken Languages 1. Chinese (Simplified) '\u6211\u662f\u4e00\u4f4d\u7eaf\u7d20\u98df\u4e3b\u4e49\u8005\u3002\u6211\u4e0d\u5403\u9c7c\u3001\u6d77\u9c9c\u3001\u79bd\u3001 \u8089\u6216\u4efb\u4f55\u6765\u81ea\u4e8e\u52a8\u7269\u7684\u98df\u54c1\uff0c\u5305\u62ec\u86cb\u3001\u5976\u5236 \u54c1\u4ee5\u53ca\u871c\u8702' translates to 'I am a vegan. I do not eat fish, seafood, poultry, meat or any animal products including eggs, dairy products, and honey'. Also, '\u6211\u662f\u7d20\u98df\u4e3b\u4e49\u8005' (w\u01d2 sh\u00ec s\u00f9sh\u00ed zh\u01d4y\u00ec zh\u011b) means 'I am a vegan'. Or, for veggies - \u201cbu chi rou\u201d means \u201cwe do not eat meat\u201d. See the phonetic translation here. 2. English 'I am vegan. I do not eat any meat, milk, cheese, butter, honey, fish, eggs, poultry, seafood or other animal products.'\u00a0Or, if that's (understandably) a bit too much of a mouthful, many places are becoming aware of what the phrase 'I am a vegan' means. Pronounced VEE-GAN. See the phonetic translation\u00a0here 3. Spanish 'Soy una persona vegana. No\u00a0como pescado, mariscos, aves, carne ni ning\u00fan tipo de alimentos procedentes de animales, incluyendo huevos, productos l\u00e1cteos y\u00a0miel'\u00a0translates to 'I am a vegan. I do not eat fish, seafood, poultry, meat or any animal products including eggs, dairy products and honey'. In short, 'Soy vegano\/a' means 'I am a vegan'. Find the phonetic translation here. 4. Arabic \u0644\u0627 \u0650\u0623\u0646\u0627 \u0646\u0628\u0627\u062a\u064a \u0635 \u0627\u0644\u0645\u0623\u0643\u0648\u0644\u0627\u062a \u0627\u0644\u0628\u062d\u0631\u064a\u0629 \u0648\u0644\u0627 \u0644\u062d\u0648\u0645 \u0627\u0644\u0637\u064a\u0648\u0631 \u0648\u0644\u0627 \u063a\u064a\u0631\u0647\u0627 \u0645\u0646 \u0627\u0644\u0644\u062d\u0648\u0645 \u0648\u0644\u0627 \u0623\u064a \u0645\u0646\u062a\u062c \u0645\u0646 \u0627\u0644\u0645\u0646\u062a\u062c\u0627\u062a \u0627\u0644\u062d\u064a\u0648\u0627\u0646\u064a\u0629 \u0628\u0645\u0627 \u0641\u064a\u0647\u0627 \u0627\u0644\u0628\u064a\u0636 \u0648\u0645\u0646\u062a\u062c\u0627\u062a \u0627\u0644\u0623\u0644\u0628\u0627\u0646 \u0648\u0627\u0644\u0639\u0633\u0644 translates to\u00a0'I am a vegan. I do not eat fish, seafood, poultry, meat or any animal products including eggs, dairy products and honey'. In short - \u0623\u0646\u0627 \u0646\u0628\u0627\u062a\u064a ('ana nabati) means 'I am a vegan'. Find the phonetic translation here. 5. Hindi \u092e\u0948\u0902 \u090f\u0915 \u0936\u093e\u0915\u093e\u0939\u093e\u0930\u0940 \u0939\u0942\u0901 means 'I am a vegan'. Also, if ordering custom dishes - this video shows you how to pronounce every vegetable in Hindi! Find Hindi phonetics here. 6. Russian \u042f \u0432\u0435\u0433\u0430\u043d (Ya vegan) means 'I am a vegan'. A term for 'vegan' is \u0432\u0435\u0433\u0435\u0442\u0430\u0440\u0438\u0430\u043d\u0441\u043a\u0438\u0439, said 'vegetarianskiy' - Find the phonetic translation\u00a0here. 7. Bengali \u0986\u09ae\u09bf \u098f\u0995\u099f\u09bf \u09ad\u09c7\u099c\u09be\u09a8 am - this translates to 'I am vegan'. This Bengali phrasebook, complete with pronunciation is helpful phrases for travelers and may well come very handy. 8. Portuguese You can say 'Eu sou vegana\/o' - pronounced "e-oo sow ve gah noo\/ah". This means 'I am a vegan',\u00a0super handy when ordering food! 9. French 'Je suis v\u00e9g\u00e9talien\/v\u00e9g\u00e9talienne. Je ne mange pas de poissons, de crustac\u00e9s, de volaille, de viande, ni de produits d\u2019animaux comme notamment les \u0153ufs, les produits laitiers et le miel' - this phrase translates to\u00a0'I am a vegan. I do not eat fish, seafood, poultry, meat or any animal products including eggs, dairy products and honey'. Or - for a quick phrase, you can say 'I am a vegan' with 'Je suis v\u00e9g\u00e9talien' - pronounced\u00a0\u201cjhuh soo vee jhuh tall ee in\u201c. 10. Punjabi In Punjabi, the word for vegan and vegetarian is the same. \u0a2e\u0a48\u0a02 \u0a38\u0a3c\u0a3e\u0a15\u0a3e\u0a39\u0a3e\u0a30\u0a40 \u0a39\u0a3e\u0a02 (mai\u1e41 \u015b\u0101k\u0101h\u0101r\u012b h\u0101\u1e41)\u00a0means 'I am a vegan'. Also,\u00a0\u0a38\u0a3c\u0a3e\u0a15\u0a3e\u0a39\u0a3e\u0a30\u0a40 (\u015b\u0101k\u0101h\u0101r\u012b) simply means 'vegan'. To help you explain further, \u0a15\u0a4b\u0a08 \u0a05\u0a70\u0a21\u0a3e \u0a1c\u0a3e\u0a02 \u0a26\u0a41\u0a71\u0a27 \u0a28\u0a39\u0a40\u0a02 (K\u014d'\u012b a\u1e0d\u0101 j\u0101\u1e41 dudha nah\u012b\u1e41) means 'no eggs or milk.' Alternately,\u00a0World Accent has created a handy phrase translate card, with native speaking experts - it's free to download here and saves you from doing all the hard work or saying something wrong. A handy travel tip is to write phrases down and show your server or a chef, especially when your tongue is not fluent in the country's native language and pronunciation is tricky. Treat phrasebooks like your survival bible and make use modern technology by keeping travel apps available at your fingertips.