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; OPEN : phatang
 
; OPEN : phatang
 
; CLOSED : ban
 
; CLOSED : ban
; ENTRANCE :  
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; ENTRANCE : khunjee
 
; EXIT : dusas dish  
 
; EXIT : dusas dish  
 
; PUSH : thaang
 
; PUSH : thaang
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; Hello. :  . ('' '')
 
; Hello. :  . ('' '')
; Hello. (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
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; Hello. (''informal'') :  . (''ba bila '')
 
; How are you? :  ? (''bay haal bila ?'')
 
; How are you? :  ? (''bay haal bila ?'')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  . (''theek ba  '')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  . (''theek ba  '')
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; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
 
; I'm sorry. :  . (''aar bakhshish eti '')
 
; I'm sorry. :  . (''aar bakhshish eti '')
; Goodbye :  . ('''')
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; Goodbye :  . (''shuan hal'')
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
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; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . (''shua hal '')
 
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. (ja 'burushaski' [daltas]gharas aya mayaba'')
 
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. (ja 'burushaski' [daltas]gharas aya mayaba'')
 
; Do you speak English? :  ? (''unar english gharas gore zuchila ?'')
 
; Do you speak English? :  ? (''unar english gharas gore zuchila ?'')
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; Help! :  ! ('' !'')
 
; Help! :  ! ('' !'')
 
; Look out! :  ! (''holey bareh !'')
 
; Look out! :  ! (''holey bareh !'')
; Good morning. :  . ('' '')
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; Good morning. :  . (''shua chordinan '')
; Good evening. :  . ('' '')
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; Good evening. :  . (''shaam salaam '')
; Good night. :  . ('' '')
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; Good night. :  . (''shua thapan '')
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . ('' '')
 
; I don't understand. :  . (''asulo apalimi '')
 
; I don't understand. :  . (''asulo apalimi '')

Revision as of 09:23, 1 February 2013

Burushaski is world's one of isolate languages spoken in the Hunza Valley region, parts of Nagar, Kashmir and Ghizer areas.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

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

Common signs

OPEN 
phatang
CLOSED 
ban
ENTRANCE 
khunjee
EXIT 
dusas dish
PUSH 
thaang
PULL 
jaash
TOILET 
charkish
MEN 
hi'r
WOMEN 
guss
FORBIDDEN 
yaa senum


Hello. 
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Hello. (informal
. (ba bila )
How are you? 
 ? (bay haal bila ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (theek ba )
What is your name? 
 ? (une gueek besan bila ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . (ja aek _____ bila.)
Nice to meet you. 
. (goka chagha ne khushi manimi )
Please. 
. (huyy )
Thank you. 
. ( ju na)
You're welcome. 
. (parwa api)
Yes. 
. (awa )
No. 
. (bey ya )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (acho naa )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
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I'm sorry. 
. (aar bakhshish eti )
Goodbye 
. (shuan hal)
Goodbye (informal
. (shua hal )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. (ja 'burushaski' [daltas]gharas aya mayaba)
Do you speak English? 
 ? (unar english gharas gore zuchila ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? (khole amulo menar english/angreezi gharas zuchila ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! (holey bareh !)
Good morning. 
. (shua chordinan )
Good evening. 
. (shaam salaam )
Good night. 
. (shua thapan )
Good night (to sleep
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I don't understand. 
. (asulo apalimi )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? (ghusul khana amulo bila ?)

Problems

Leave me alone. 
. ( adimate phat ati.)
Don't touch me! 
 ! (azsi zsap ayeti !)
I'll call the police. 
. (police er qaw echam .)
Police! 
 ! ( !)
Stop! Thief! 
 ! ! (zsat ! !)
I need your help. 
. (unay madad awaji)
It's an emergency. 
. (but zaruri bila)
I'm lost. 
. (je awaalaba)
I lost my bag. 
. (ja bag waalibi)
I lost my wallet. 
. (ja butwa waalibi)
I'm sick. 
. (je galees ba)
I've been injured. 
. (je zakhmi ataan)
I need a doctor. 
. (jaar doctor awaji)
Can I use your phone? 
 ? (unay phone istimaal echama?)

Numbers

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30 
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80 
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90 
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100 
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200 
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300 
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1,000 
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2,000 
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1,000,000 
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1,000,000,000 
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1,000,000,000,000 
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number _____ (train, bus, etc.) 
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half 
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less 
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more 
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Time

now 
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later 
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before 
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morning 
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afternoon 
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evening 
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night 
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Clock time

one o'clock AM 
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two o'clock AM 
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noon 
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one o'clock PM 
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two o'clock PM 
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midnight 
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Duration

_____ minute(s) 
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_____ hour(s) 
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_____ day(s) 
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_____ week(s) 
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_____ month(s) 
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_____ year(s) 
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Days

today 
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yesterday 
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tomorrow 
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this week 
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last week 
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next week 
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Sunday 
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Monday 
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Tuesday 
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Wednesday 
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Thursday 
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Friday 
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Saturday 
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Months

January 
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February 
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March 
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April 
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May 
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June 
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July 
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August 
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September 
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October 
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November 
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December 
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Writing time and date

Colors

black 
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white 
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gray 
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red 
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blue 
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yellow 
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green 
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orange 
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purple 
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brown 
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Transportation

Bus and train

How much is a ticket to _____? 
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One ticket to _____, please. 
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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

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 
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Turn left. 
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Turn right. 
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left 
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right 
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straight ahead 
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towards the _____ 
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past the _____ 
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before the _____ 
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Watch for the _____. 
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intersection 
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north 
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south 
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east 
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west 
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uphill 
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downhill 
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Taxi

Taxi! 
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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

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

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

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 
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breakfast 
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lunch 
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tea (meal
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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 
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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

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! 
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Shopping

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. 
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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. 
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...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. 
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...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

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

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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