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Chechen phrasebook

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Chechen (Нохчийн мотт / Noxçiyn mott) is the official language spoken in Chechnya.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

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Basics

Common signs

OPEN 
CLOSED 
ENTRANCE 
EXIT 
PUSH 
PULL 
TOILET 
MEN 
WOMEN 
FORBIDDEN 


Hello. 
Ассаламу Iалайкум. (as-sa-lam-u `a-lay-kum )
Hello. (informal
Салам. (sa-lam )
How are you? 
Муха ду гIуллакхаш? (mookh doo ghool-lah-qash)
Fine, thank you. 
Дика ду, баркалла. (deek doo, bar-kahl)
What is your name? 
Хьан цIe хIу ю? (hahn tse hooh yu?)
My name is ______ . 
Сан цIe ______ ю. (sahn tse _____ yu.)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
Девзина хаза хета. (dev-zeen khaz khaet)
Thank you. 
Баркалла. (bar-kahl)
You're welcome. 
Массарна а. (mahs-sahr-naah)
Yes. 
ХIаъ. (hah)
No. 
ХIан-хIа. (hah-ha )
Excuse me. (getting attention
Бехк ма биллахь. (byekhk mah beel-lahh)
Excuse me. (begging pardon
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I'm sorry. 
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Goodbye 
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Goodbye (informal
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I dont't speak Chechen. 
Ас нохчийн мотт ца буьйцу. (ahs noh-chin mott tsa boots )
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Iуьйре дика йойла. ((`oor dik yoil)
Good evening. 
Суьйре дика йойла. (soor dik yoil )
Good night. 
Буьйса декъал йогIийла. (boos dek-kal yo-gh)
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
Со ца кхета. (soh tsa khaet)
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Leave me alone. 
. ( .)
Don't touch me! 
 ! ( !)
I'll call the police. 
. ( .)
Police! 
 ! ( !)
Stop! Thief! 
 ! ! ( ! !)
I need your help. 
. ( .)
It's an emergency. 
. ( .)
I'm lost. 
. ( .)
I lost my bag. 
. ( .)
I lost my wallet. 
. ( .)
I'm sick. 
. ( .)
I've been injured. 
. ( .)
I need a doctor. 
. ( .)
Can I use your phone? 
 ? ( ?)

Numbers

Tsha (Tez-Ha )
Shi (shee)
Qo (koh)
Di ( )
Pkhi (pah-Kee)
Yalkh ( )
Workh ( )
Barkh ( )
Iss ( )
10 
Itt ( )
11 
Tshaitta (Tez-Hai-Tah )
12 
Shiitta ( )
13 
Qoitta (koy-tah )
14 
Deitta ( )
15 
Pkhitta ( )
16 
Yalkhitta ( )
17 
Vurhitta ( )
18 
Berhitta ( )
19 
Tq'Aissana (Tookh-Ay-Sana )
20 
Tq'a (Tookh-Ah )
21 
Tq'a Tsha ( )
22 
Tq-ee Shi ( )
23 
Tq-ee Qo ( )
30 
Tq'ee Itt ( )
40 
Showtz Tq'qa ( )
50 
Showtz Tq'ee Itt ( )
60 
Quuz Tq'a ( )
70 
Quuz Tq'ee Itt ( )
80 
Dooz Tq'a ( )
90 
Dooz Tq'ee Itt ( )
100 
Bee ( )
200 
Shi Bee ( )
300 
Qo Bee ( )
1,000 
Ezar ( )
2,000 
Shi Ezar ( )
1,000,000 
Milyon ( )
1,000,000,000 
Milliyard ( )
1,000,000,000,000 
Trilyon ( )
number _____ (train, bus, etc.) 
Nomer ( )
half 
Akh ( )
less 
( )
more 
( )

Time

now 
( )
later 
( )
before 
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morning 
( )
afternoon 
( )
evening 
( )
night 
( )

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 
( )
yesterday 
( )
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 
январ (yan-var )
February 
( )
March 
( )
April 
( )
May 
Май (mai )
June 
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July 
( )
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 
Iаьржа (arzh)
white 
кIайн (k'-ayn )
gray 
сира (seer )
red 
цIен (ts'-yehn )
blue 
сийна (seen)
yellow 
можа (mozh )
pink 
беса-цIениг (bes-ts'ye-nig)
green 
баьццара (bats-tsar )
orange 
цIеран бос (ts'-ye-rhan-bos)
purple 
лилула-сийна (lee-lool-seen )
brown 
боьмаша (boh-msh )

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 
( )
sausage 
( )
cheese 
( )
eggs 
( )
salad 
( )
(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 
( )
tea (drink
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juice 
( )
(bubbly) water 
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(still) water 
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beer 
( )
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. 
(..)
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. 
... ( )
...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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