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By Traveller April 16, 2017
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By Alaa Traveller April 16, 2017

Do locals in Brussels generally speak English as well? we're travelling there without a guide, so..

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People speak French, and Flemish in Brussels but a lot of people are fluent in English.
Local April 16, 2017
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Great, thank you <3
It is rarely a problem in Brussels, most people speak at least a little English, sufficiently to help you get around.
If you want a full visit of Brussels, though, I would recommend taking a guide, that's the best way to get impregnated with our capital.
Local July 17, 2018
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OK there is the polite answer and no situation is easy to generalize. There are excpetions. French speakers tend, in general, not to speak much or not do it too well, where as the Flemish speakers, in general, can quite well to very well to "what ...you aren't English sdpeaking, I couldn't tell". I tell people in general to walk into a Flemish bar if you need help. How do you tell if its a Flemish bar, you may ask. Lean in the door. If everyone is speaking French, those who aren't French speaking are speaking French, too. If you hear, French, Flemish and English (amongst others) you are in a Flemsih bar and you can politely approach to get help. As I said, this is all generalized but is a pretty much the rule. The French have started speaking more and more English in the past few years, but the Flemish really go(t it going on.
Local September 12, 2017
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Absolutely!
Local April 17, 2017
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No problem with English. Enjoy your stay.
M
Local April 16, 2017
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Dear Alaa
Normally you will not have any problem moving around Bruxelles in English. Have a lovely stay
M
Local April 16, 2017
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Well the 1st language in Brussels is french but you'll find a lot of people around talking English fluently
M
Local April 16, 2017
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Usually they're talking french but easily to find a lot of people around talking English fluently
M
Local April 16, 2017
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Yes, most locals speak English. There are free walking tours in English as well.
Local April 16, 2017
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