Asking for directions
This is common for tourists visiting unfamiliar places; consequently tourists may decide to ask in English. Tourists may decide to ask in English even when English is not the local language.
In English, we use phrases like:
- "Where is the [place]?"
- "Can you give me directions to [place]?"
- "Can you tell me where the nearest [place] is?"
- "How can I get to [place]?"
We often use indirect questions for this.
This naturally aligns with giving directions.