Want to be a world traveler? Unfortunately, it can be a little more complicated than grabbing your passport and jumping on the next flight out. There are various beliefs, behaviors and practices that are unique to each country across the world. Sometimes, things that are perfectly normal to do in one country could be considered incredibly offensive in another.

Language barriers when traveling can be tough, but there’s an easy solution. Learning a few key expressions in the language of your destination can make a great first impression on the locals that you meet. We've already got you covered on French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese.

Though we may use winter idioms like ‘tip of the iceberg’ or ‘walking on thin ice’ all year round, we think these fun international expressions are best served up on a cold winter’s night.