Learn 100 new words with Lonely Planet these holidays

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6 Lonely planet phrase books

Beautifully illustrated, colourful books from Lonely Planet, Photo: Lonely Planet

What do you think the Spanish word for ‘carrot’ is?

  1. Carotta
  2. Zanahoria
  3. Correos

Believe it or not, the answer is the only one that sounds absolutely nothing like the English word. There is so much to be learned from other cultures and learning a different language is the perfect place to start.

Lonely Planet’s First Words series brings language to life through colourful illustrations and easy to read tips and tricks. These delightful books feature 100 words for kids to learn in the following languages; Spanish, French, English, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin.

6 Lonely planet phrase books

Beautifully illustrated, colourful books from Lonely Planet, Photo: Lonely Planet

If you don’t have a copy of the books, you can get a taste for the fun online. The perfect rainy-day activity these holidays, jump on the Lonely Planet Kids website and learn 100 new words in a range of languages.

There’s also tonnes of downloadable activities to keep young ones busy these school holidays. Kids can create a pop-up safari book, design their very own planet, and learn about the world in a fun, creative way.

Visit the website for more.

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