Karachay-Balkar phrasebook

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Karachay-Balkarr (Къарачай-Малкъар /Qarachay-Malqar) is a Turkic language, spoken in Karachay-Cherkessia, a republic in Russia.

Phrase list[edit]

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.


Basics[edit]

Common signs

OPEN 
A-chuh-luhp-duh []
CLOSED 
Ja-buh-luhp-duh []
ENTRANCE 
Ki-rish []
EXIT 
Chuh-guhsh []
PUSH 
Ke-sing-dden []
PULL 
Chuh-ga-ruhr-ga []
TOILET 
A-yaq jol [Ayaq col]
MEN 
Er [Er]
WOMEN 
Tuh-shee-ruhu
FORBIDDEN 
Er-kin-lik joq [Erkinlik coq]


Hello. 
Кюнюгюз ашхы болсун. (koo-noo-gooz-ash-huh-bol-sun ) [Künügüz ahşı bolsun]
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
Къалайса? (qa-lay-sa?) [Qalaysa]
Fine, thank you. 
. (İgi, sau bol ) [İgi, sau bol]
What is your name? 
Атынг къалайды? (at-uhng-kahl-ai-duh?) [Atığ qalaydı?]
My name is ______ . 
Мени атым ______. ( Meni atuhm _____ .) [Meni atım ____ ]
Nice to meet you. 
Къууанчлыма сени кёргениме. (Quu-anch-luh-ma se-ni kor-ge-ni-me) [Quuançlıma seni körgenime]
Please. 
Тилейме. (Ti-ley-me) [Tileyme]
Thank you. 
Сау бол. (Sau bol) [Sau bol]
You're welcome. 
Хош кел. (Hosh kel) [Hoş kel]
Yes. 
Хау/хоу. (Hau/hou(how)) [Hau/hou]
No. 
Угъай/огъай. (Ugay/ogay) [Uğay/oğay]
Excuse me. (getting attention
Кечерсиз. (Ke-che-rik-siz) [Keçeriksiz]
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Кечкинлик. (Kech-keen-leek ) [Keçkinlik]
I'm sorry. 
Кечериксиз/Жарсыдым (kech-ereek-seez/Jar-suh-duhm) [Keçeriksiz/Carsıdım]
Goodbye 
Сау къалыгъыз. (sau qa-luh-guhz) [Sau qalığız]
Goodbye (informal
Къал/хо къал. (Qal/ho qal ) [Qal/Ho qal]
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Мен еилни атын айталмайма [болсун, охо]. (Men teel-nee a-tuhn ay-tal-may-ma [bol-sun/o-ho])
Do you speak English? 
Сиз инглизча селешемисиз ? (Siz in-gleez-cha so-le-she-mi-siz) [Siz İnglizça söleşemisiz?]
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Инглизча селешген ким барды? (In-gleez-cha so-lesh-gen keem bar-duh?)[İnglizça söleşgen kim bardı?]
Help! 
Болушугъуз ! (Bo-lu-shu-guz !) [Boluşuğuz]
Look out! 
Сакъ бол ! ( Saq bol!) [Saq bol!]
Good morning. 
"Эртден ахшы болсун. (Ert-den ah-shuh bol-sun) [Ertden ahlı bolsun]
Good evening. 
Ингир ахшы болсун. (I-ngeer ah-shuh bol-sun ) [İnir ahşı bolsun]
Good night. 
Кече ахшы болсун. (Ke-che ah-shuh bol-sun) [Keçe ahşı bolsun]
Good night (to sleep
Тынч кечели. (Tuhnch ke-che-lee) [Tınç keçeli]
I don't understand. 
Мен ангыламайма. (Men a-nguh-la-mayma) [Men anılamayma]
Where is the toilet? 
Аякъ жол къайдады? (A-yaq jol qay-da-duh?) [Ayaq col qaydadı?]

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone. 
Къой мени. (Qoy me-nee.) [Qoy meni]
Don't touch me! 
Тийме манга! (Teey-me ma-nga!) [Tiyme mena]
I'll call the police. 
Полицияны чакъырлыкъма. (Po-li-ci-ya-nuh cha-quh-ra-ma.) [Poliçiyanı çaqırama]
Police! 
Полиция! (Po-li-ci-ya !) [Poliçiya!]
Stop! Thief! 
Тохта! Гудучу! (Toh-ta ! Gu-du-chu !) [Tohta! Guduçu]
I need your help. 
Манга сени болушлугъунг керекди. (Ma-nga se-nee bo-lush-lu-gung ke-rek-dee.) [Mana seni boluşluğun kerekdi]
It's an emergency. 
Cакълаусзду. (Saq-lau-suz-du.) [Saqlausuzdu]
I'm lost. 
Тас болгъанма. ( tas bol-gan-ma.) [Tas bolğanma]
I lost my bag. 
Артмагъымы тас этгенме. (Art-ma-guhm-muh tas et-gen-me.) [Artmağımı tas etgenme]
I lost my wallet. 
Бохчаммы тас этгенме. (Boh-cham-muh tas et-gen-me.) [Bohçammı tas etgenme]
I'm sick. 
Мен ауурупма. (Men auu-rup-ma.) [Men auurupma]
I've been injured. 
Мен жаралы эдим. (Men ja-ra-luh e-deem.) [Men caralı edim]
I need a doctor. 
Манга доктор керекти. (Ma-nga dok-tor ke-rek-tee.) [Mana doktor kerekdi]
Can I use your phone? 
Мен сизни телефонугъузну къулландыраллыкъмамы? (Men seez-nee te-le-fo-nu-guz-nu qul-lan-duh-ral-luhq-ma-muh?) [Men sizni telefonuğuznu qullandırallıqmamı?]

Numbers[edit]

бир (beer ) [bir]
эки (eh-kee ) [eki]
юч (ooch ) [üç]
тёрт (tort ) [tört]
беш (besh ) [beş]
алты (al-tuh ) [altı]
джети (jeh-tee ) [ceti]
сегиз (seg-eez ) [segiz]
тогьуз (toh-gooz ) [toğuz]
10 
он (on ) [on]
11 
онбир (on-beer ) [onbir]
12 
онеки (on-e-kee ) [oneki]
13 
онюч (on-ooch ) [onüç]
14 
онтёрт (on-tort ) [ontört]
15 
онбеш (on-besh ) [onbeş]
16 
оналты (on-al-tuh ) [onaltı]
17 
онжети (on-je-tee ) [oncetı]
18 
онсегиз (on-se-giz ) [onsegiz]
19 
онтогъуз (on-to-guz) [ontoğuz]
20 
жыйырма (juh-yuhr-ma) [cıyırma]
21 
жыйырма бир (juh-yuhr-ma bir) [cıyırma bir]
22 
жыйырма эки (juh-yuhr-ma e-kee) [cıyırma eki]
23 
жыйырма юч (juh-yuhr-ma ooch) [cıyırma üç]
24 
жыйырма терт (juh-yuhr-ma toort) [cıyırma tört]
25 
жыйырма беш (juh-yuhr-ma besh) [cıyırma beş]
26 
жыйырма алты (juh-yuhr-ma al-tuh) [cıyırma altı]
27 
жыйырма жети (juh-yuhr-ma je-tee) [cıyırma ceti]
28 
жыйырма сегиз (juh-yuhr-ma se-giz) [cıyırma segiz]
29 
жыйырма тогъуз (juh-yuhr-ma to-guz ) [cıyırma toğuz]
30 
отуз (o-tuz) [otuz]
40 
къыркъ (quhrq ) [qırq]
50 
элли (el-lee ) [elli]
60 
алтмыш (alt-muhsh) [altmış]
70 
жетмиш (jet-meesh) [cetmiş]
80 
сексен (sek-sen) [seksen]
90 
токъсан (toq-san) [toqsan]
100 
жюз (jooz) [cüz]
200 
эки жюз (eki jooz) [eki cüz]
300 
юч жюз (ooch jooz) [üç cüz]
1,000 
минг (ming) [min]
2,000 
эки минг (eki ming) [eki min]
1,000,000 
милйон (mil-yon ) [milyon]
1,000,000,000 
милйард (mil-yard) [milyard]
1,000,000,000,000 
трилйон (tril-yon) [trilyon]
number _____ (train, bus, etc.) 
сайы ___ (трен, афтобус, ДБ.) (Sa-yuh ___ (tren, af-to-bus, DB.) [sayı___ (tren, aftobus, DB.)]
half 
жарым (ja-ruhm) [carım]
less 
аз/азыракъ (az/a-zuh-raq) [az/azıraq]
more 
кёп (kop) [köp]

Time[edit]

now 
энди/шёндю (en-dee/shoon-du) [endıi/şöndü]
later 
артдаракъ (art-da-raq) [artdaraq]
before 
алгъаракъ (al-ga-raq) [alğaraq]
morning 
эрттенлик (ert-ten-leek) [erttenlik]
afternoon 
тюшден сора (toosh-den so-ra) [tüşden sora]
evening 
ингирде (ee-ngeer-de) [inirde]
night 
кече (ke-che) [keçe]

Clock time[edit]

one o'clock AM 
сагъат бир (-ди) ТД (тюшге дери) (sa-gat beer (-dee) TD (toosh-ge de-ree)) [sağat bir (-di) TD (tüşge deri)]
two o'clock AM 
сагъат эки (-ди) ТД (тюшге дери) (sa-gat e-kee (-dee) TD (toosh-ge de-ree)) [sağat eki (-di) TD (tüşge deri)]
noon 
Тюш/кюнтюш/кюн орта (toosh/koon-toosh/koon or-ta) [tüş/küntüş/kün orta]
one o'clock PM 
Сагъат бир (-ди) ТС (тюшден сора) (sa-gat beer (-dee) TS (toosh-den so-ra)) [sağat bir (-di) TS (tüşden sora)]
two o'clock PM 
Сагъат эки (-ди) ТС (тюшден сора) (sa-gat e-kee (-dee) TS (toosh-den so-ra)) [sağat eki (-di) TS (tüşden sora)]
midnight 
Кече орта (ke-che or-ta ) [keçe orta]

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s) 
такъыйкъа (ta-quhy-qa) [taqıyqa]
_____ hour(s) 
сагъат (sa-gat) [sağat]
_____ day(s) 
кюн (koon) [kün]
_____ week(s) 
ыйыкъ (uh-yuhq) [ıyıq]
_____ month(s) 
ай (ay (i)) [ay]
_____ year(s) 
жыл (juhl) [cıl]

Days[edit]

today 
бюгюн (boo-goon) [bügün]
yesterday 
тюнене (too-ne-ne) [tünene]
tomorrow 
тамбыла (tam-buh-la) [tambıla]
this week 
бу ыйыкъда (bu uh-yuhq-da) [bu ıyıqda]
last week 
озгъан ыйыкъда (oz-gan uh-yuhq-da) [ozğan ıyıqda]
next week 
эндиги ыйыкъда (en-dee-gee uh-yuhq-da) [endigi ıyıqda]
Sunday 
Баш кюн (Bash koon) [Baş kün]
Monday 
Гюрге (goor-ge) Gürge
Tuesday 
Бараз (Ba-raz) [Baraz]
Wednesday 
Орта кюн (Or-ta) [orta kün]
Thursday 
Байрым кюн (Bay-ruhm koon) [Bayrım kün]
Friday 
Шабат (Sha-bat) [Şabat]
Saturday 
Ыйых кюн (Uh-yuhh koon) [Iyıh kün]

Months[edit]

January 
Башил (Ba-sheel ) [Başil]
February 
Байрым ай (Bay-ruhm ay(=i)) [Bayrım ay]
March 
Тотурну ал айы (To-tur-nu al ayuh) [Toturnu al ayı]
April 
Тотурну арт айы (To-tur-nu art ayuh ) [Toturnu art ayı]
May 
Хычаууман (Huh-chauu-man) [Hıçauman]
June 
Луккур/Никкол (Luk-kur/Nik-kol) [Lukkur/Nikkol]
July 
Элия ай (E-lee-ya) [Eliya]
August 
Къыркъар ай (Quhr-qar ay) [Qırqar ay]
September 
Къыркъаууз/Кюз ай (Quhr-qa-uuz ay) [Qırqauuz ay]
October 
Кюзню арт айы/Этыйыкъ ай (Kooz-noo art ayuh/et-uh-yuhq ay) [Küznü art ayı/Etıyıq ay]
November 
Абыстол/Къач ай (A-buhs-tol/Qach ay) [Abıstol/Qaç ay]
December 
Эндреуюк/Андрейиг (En-dre-uk ay) [Endreük/Andreqig]

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

black 
Къара (Qa-ra) [Qara]
white 
Акъ (Aq) [Aq]
gray 
боз (Boz) [Boz]
red 
Къызыл (Quh-zuhl) [Qızıl]
blue 
Кёк (Kook) [Kçk]
yellow 
Сары (Sa-ruh) [Sarı]
green 
Жашил (Ja-sheel) Caşil
orange 
От къызыл (Ot quh-zuhl)) [Ot qızıl]
purple 
Тюндюр (Toon-door) [Tündür]
pink 
Аз кьызгъылдым (Az quhz-guhl-duhm) [Az qızğıldım]
brown 
Мор (Mor) [Mor]

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to _____? 
( bilet kallay bir)
One ticket to _____, please. 
( )
Where does this train/bus go? 
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Where is the train/bus to _____? 
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Does this train/bus stop in _____? 
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When does the train/bus for _____ leave? 
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When will this train/bus arrive in _____? 
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Directions[edit]

How do I get to _____ ? 
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...the train station? 
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...the bus station? 
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...the airport? 
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...downtown? 
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...the youth hostel? 
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...the _____ hotel? 
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...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate? 
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Where are there a lot of... 
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...hotels? 
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...restaurants? 
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...bars? 
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...sites to see? 
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Can you show me on the map? 
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street 
( )
Turn left. 
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Turn right. 
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left 
( )
right 
( )
straight ahead 
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towards the _____ 
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past the _____ 
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before the _____ 
( alga...)
Watch for the _____. 
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intersection 
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north 
( )
south 
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east 
( )
west 
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uphill 
( örge )
downhill 
( enşge )

Taxi[edit]

Taxi! 
( )
Take me to _____, please. 
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How much does it cost to get to _____? 
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Take me there, please. 
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Lodging[edit]

Do you have any rooms available? 
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How much is a room for one person/two people? 
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Does the room come with... 
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...bedsheets? 
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...a bathroom? 
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...a telephone? 
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...a TV? 
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May I see the room first? 
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Do you have anything quieter? 
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...bigger? 
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...cleaner? 
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...cheaper? 
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OK, I'll take it. 
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I will stay for _____ night(s). 
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Can you suggest another hotel? 
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Do you have a safe? 
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...lockers? 
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Is breakfast/supper included? 
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What time is breakfast/supper? 
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Please clean my room. 
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Can you wake me at _____? 
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I want to check out. 
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Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars? 
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Do you accept British pounds? 
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Do you accept Euros? 
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Do you accept credit cards? 
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Can you change money for me? 
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Where can I get money changed? 
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Can you change a traveler's check for me? 
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Where can I get a traveler's check changed? 
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What is the exchange rate? 
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Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)? 
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Eating[edit]

A table for one person/two people, please. 
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Can I look at the menu, please? 
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Can I look in the kitchen? 
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Is there a house specialty? 
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Is there a local specialty? 
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I'm a vegetarian. 
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I don't eat pork. 
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I don't eat beef. 
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I only eat kosher food. 
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Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard
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fixed-price meal 
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a la carte 
( )
breakfast 
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lunch 
( )
tea (meal
( )
supper 
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I want _____. 
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I want a dish containing _____. 
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chicken 
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beef 
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fish 
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ham 
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sausage 
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cheese 
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eggs 
( cumurtga)
salad 
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(fresh) vegetables 
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(fresh) fruit 
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bread 
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toast 
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noodles 
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rice 
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beans 
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May I have a glass of _____? 
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May I have a cup of _____? 
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May I have a bottle of _____? 
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coffee 
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tea (drink
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juice 
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(bubbly) water 
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(still) water 
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beer 
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red/white wine 
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May I have some _____? 
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salt 
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black pepper 
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butter 
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Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
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I'm finished. 
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It was delicious. 
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Please clear the plates. 
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The check, please. 
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Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol? 
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Is there table service? 
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A beer/two beers, please. 
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A glass of red/white wine, please. 
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A pint, please. 
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A bottle, please. 
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_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please. 
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whiskey 
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vodka 
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rum 
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water 
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club soda 
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tonic water 
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orange juice 
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Coke (soda
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Do you have any bar snacks? 
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One more, please. 
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Another round, please. 
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When is closing time? 
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Cheers! 
( )

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size? 
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How much is this? 
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That's too expensive. 
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Would you take _____? 
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expensive 
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cheap 
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I can't afford it. 
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I don't want it. 
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You're cheating me. 
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I'm not interested. 
(..)
OK, I'll take it. 
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Can I have a bag? 
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Do you ship (overseas)? 
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I need... 
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...toothpaste. 
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...a toothbrush. 
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...tampons. 
. ( )
...soap. 
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...shampoo. 
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...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen
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...cold medicine. 
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...stomach medicine. 
... ( )
...a razor. 
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...an umbrella. 
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...sunblock lotion. 
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...a postcard. 
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...postage stamps. 
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...batteries. 
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...writing paper. 
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...a pen. 
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...English-language books. 
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...English-language magazines. 
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...an English-language newspaper. 
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...an English-English dictionary. 
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Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car. 
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Can I get insurance? 
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stop (on a street sign
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one way 
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yield 
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no parking 
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speed limit 
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gas (petrol) station 
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petrol 
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diesel 
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Authority[edit]

I haven't done anything wrong. 
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It was a misunderstanding. 
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Where are you taking me? 
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Am I under arrest? 
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I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen. 
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I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate. 
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I want to talk to a lawyer. 
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Can I just pay a fine now? 
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