We bumble through the language barrier every day; many locals speak english, we find a common word or with a little mime we figure it out.
Today I needed a lady wax. I tried to do it myself on the boat, but I can't find a over-the-counter wax which actually sticks, it's just messy without the desired result.
There was a salon at the marina, without google translate I could only guess as far as 'Epilation'. Which is French, not Italian. Brazilian didn't translate. Awkwardly, and rather humorously, the rest I had to mime. You can imagine how that little dance played out...