learn numbers, right, left, different hellos and good byes
"How much does this cost"
Learn to say something more than "Sorry." "Please excuse my ignorance, no offense was meant" in the local language has gotten me out of a few problems.
Learn how to throw a good punch combo if you are worried about the darker side of life.
Also, if you learn any language, learn to say, "I speak very little" because if you happen to say "How much" like a local, they will rattle off to you thinking you understand.
WR250R converted to X
S10 (the faster, sexier, more awesome BLACK one). Its like a mustache, with titties!!