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!Ishigaki
 
!Ishigaki
!Shiroyasu
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!Shiraho
 
!Yonaguni
 
!Yonaguni
 
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"j" is pronounced like a "y" in English. Some syllables begin with a "ng", and this may be difficult for some English speakers. The triangular colon indicates a long vowel.
 
"j" is pronounced like a "y" in English. Some syllables begin with a "ng", and this may be difficult for some English speakers. The triangular colon indicates a long vowel.
  
==Phraselist==
+
===Vowels===
; Good morning! : Sutumudi misharorunneːraː.
+
 
; Hello/Good afternoon! : Misharorunneːraː.
+
===Consonants===
; Good evening! : Yoːnnarisuŋa.
+
 
; Thanks! : Miːhaiyuː.
+
===Common diphthongs===
; Welcome! : Oːritaboːri. (alternatively, oːritoːri)
+
 
; Long time no see! : Miːduːhaːsoːnaː.
+
 
; How are you doing? : Ganzhuː yarorunsaː?
+
 
; How are you feeling? : Misharorunneːraː?
+
==Phrase list==
; I'm sorry. : Gurishimihoːryaːyoː.
+
{{phrase}}
; Be careful. : Kiːshikitaboːri.
+
 
; Really? : Aŋzhiː?
+
===Basics===
; Do you have any? : Aruroːruŋ?
+
{{infobox|Common signs|
; Which one is good? : Zwuridumasu?
+
; OPEN :
; Yes. : .  
+
; CLOSED :
; No. : Aːyi.  
+
; ENTRANCE :
; Hot : Attsanu
+
; EXIT :
; Cold : Piːshanu
+
; PUSH :
; Tasty : Umahaŋ
+
; PULL :
; Hungry : Yaːsanu
+
; TOILET :
; I'm full : Badaŋtyita
+
; MEN :
; Bad : Naranu
+
; WOMEN :
; Tired : Nihwutaːhaːnu
+
; FORBIDDEN : }}
; Nice weather today, isn't it! : Kyuːya iyi oːsuku yunna!
+
 
; Bad weather today, isn't it... : Kyuːya yana oːsuku yunna!
+
; Hello. :  Misharorunneeraa. ('' '')
; Hot day today, isn't it. : Kyuːya attsaː soːraː.
+
; Hello. (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
; It's my first trip to Yaeyama : Yayimaŋe hazhimyityi kwitayuː.
+
; How are you? : Ganzhuu yarorunsaa ? ('' ?'')
; I've been to Yaeyama a few times before : Yayimaŋe ikumusuŋ kyiurun'yuː.
+
; Fine, thank you. :  . ('' '')
; I've been busy with work... : Shigutunu haŋtahaːnu.
+
; What is your name? :  ? ('' ?'')
 +
; My name is ______ . :  ______ . (''  _____ .'')
 +
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
 +
; Please. :  . ('' '')
 +
; Thank you. : Miihaiyuu. ('' '')
 +
; You're welcome. :  . ('' '')
 +
; Yes. :  Oo. ('' '')
 +
; No. :  Aayi. ('' '')
 +
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' '')
 +
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
 +
; I'm sorry. : Gurishimihooryaayoo. ('' '')
 +
; Goodbye :  . ('' '')
 +
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
 +
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [ ]'')
 +
; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' ?'')
 +
;  Is there someone here who speaks English? : ? ('' ?'')
 +
; Help! :  ! ('' !'')
 +
; Look out! :  Kiishikitaboori! ('' !'')
 +
; Good morning. : Sutumudi misharorunneeraa. ('' '')
 +
; Good evening. : Yoonnarisunga. ('' '')
 +
; Good night. : . ('' '')
 +
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . ('' '')
 +
; I don't understand. :  . ('' '')
 +
; 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===
 +
 
 +
; 1 :  ('' '')
 +
; 2 :  ('' '')
 +
; 3 :  ('' '')
 +
; 4 :  ('' '')
 +
; 5 :  ('' '')
 +
; 6 :  ('' '')
 +
; 7 :  ('' '')
 +
; 8 :  ('' '')
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; 9 :  ('' '')
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; 10 :  ('' '')
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; 11 :  ('' '')
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; 12 :  ('' '')
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; 13 :  ('' '')
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; 14 :  ('' '')
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; 15 :  ('' '')
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; 16 :  ('' '')
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; 17 :  ('' '')
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; 18 :  ('' '')
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; 19 :  ('' '')
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; 20 :  ('' '')
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; 21 :  ('' '')
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; 22 :  ('' '')
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; 23 :  ('' '')
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; 30 :  ('' '')
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; 40 :  ('' '')
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; 50 :  ('' '')
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; 60 :  ('' '')
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; 70 :  ('' '')
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; 80 :  ('' '')
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; 90 :  ('' '')
 +
; 100 :  ('' '')
 +
; 200 :  ('' '')
 +
; 300 :  ('' '')
 +
; 1,000 :  ('' '')
 +
; 2,000 :  ('' '')
 +
; 1,000,000 :  ('' '')
 +
; 1,000,000,000 :  ('' '')
 +
; 1,000,000,000,000 :  ('' '')
 +
; number _____ (train, bus, etc.) : ('' '')
 +
; half : ('' '')
 +
; less : ('' '')
 +
; more : ('' '')
 +
 
 +
===Time===
 +
 
 +
; now :  ('' '')
 +
; later :  ('' '')
 +
; before :  ('' '')
 +
; morning :  ('' '')
 +
; afternoon :  ('' '')
 +
; evening :  ('' '')
 +
; night :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
====Clock time====
 +
 
 +
; one o'clock AM :  ('' '')
 +
; two o'clock AM :  ('' '')
 +
; noon :  ('' '')
 +
; one o'clock PM :  ('' '')
 +
; two o'clock PM :  ('' '')
 +
; midnight :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
====Duration====
 +
 
 +
; _____ minute(s) :  ('' '')
 +
; _____ hour(s) :  ('' '')
 +
; _____ day(s) :  ('' '')
 +
; _____ week(s) :  ('' '')
 +
; _____ month(s) :  ('' '')
 +
; _____ year(s) :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
====Days====
 +
; today :  ('' '')
 +
; yesterday :  ('' '')
 +
; tomorrow :  ('' '')
 +
; this week :  ('' '')
 +
; last week :  ('' '')
 +
; next week :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
; Sunday :  ('' '')
 +
; Monday :  ('' '')
 +
; Tuesday :  ('' '')
 +
; Wednesday :  ('' '')
 +
; Thursday :  ('' '')
 +
; Friday :  ('' '')
 +
; Saturday :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
====Months====
 +
 
 +
<!--If speakers of the language commonly use a calendar other than the Gregorian, explain it here and list its months. See [[Hebrew phrasebook]] for an example.-->
 +
 
 +
; January : ('' '')
 +
; February :  ('' '')
 +
; March :  ('' '')
 +
; April :  ('' '')
 +
; May :  ('' '')
 +
; June :  ('' '')
 +
; July :  ('' '')
 +
; August :  ('' '')
 +
; September :  ('' '')
 +
; October :  ('' '')
 +
; November :  ('' '')
 +
; December :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
====Writing time and date====
 +
<!--Give some examples how to write clock times and dates if it differs from English.-->
 +
 
 +
===Colors===
 +
 
 +
; black :  ('' '')
 +
; white :  ('' '')
 +
; gray :  ('' '')
 +
; red :  ('' '')
 +
; blue :  ('' '')
 +
; yellow :  ('' '')
 +
; green :  ('' '')
 +
; orange :  ('' '')
 +
; purple :  ('' '')
 +
; brown :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
===Transportation===
 +
 
 +
====Bus and train====
 +
; How much is a ticket to _____? :  ('' '')
 +
; One ticket to _____, please. :  ('' '')
 +
; Where does this train/bus go? :  ('' '')
 +
; Where is the train/bus to _____? :  ('' '')
 +
; Does this train/bus stop in _____? :  ('' '')
 +
; When does the train/bus for _____ leave? :  ('' '')
 +
; When will this train/bus arrive in _____? :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
====Directions====
 +
; How do I get to _____ ? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...the train station? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...the bus station? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...the airport? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...downtown? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...the youth hostel? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...the _____ hotel? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate? :  ('' '')
 +
; Where are there a lot of... :  ('' '')
 +
; ...hotels? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...restaurants? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...bars? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...sites to see? :  ('' '')
 +
; Can you show me on the map? : ('' '')
 +
; street :  ('' '')
 +
; Turn left. :  ('' '')
 +
; Turn right. :  ('' '')
 +
; left :  ('' '')
 +
; right :  ('' '')
 +
; straight ahead :  ('' '')
 +
; towards the _____ :  ('' '')
 +
; past the _____ :  ('' '')
 +
; before the _____ :  ('' '')
 +
; Watch for the _____. :  ('' '')
 +
; intersection :  ('' '')
 +
; north :  ('' '')
 +
; south :  ('' '')
 +
; east :  ('' '')
 +
; west :  ('' '')
 +
; uphill :  ('' '')
 +
; downhill :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
====Taxi====
 +
; Taxi! :  ('' '')
 +
; Take me to _____, please. :  ('' '')
 +
; How much does it cost to get to _____? :  ('' '')
 +
; Take me there, please. :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
===Lodging===
 +
 
 +
; Do you have any rooms available? :  ('' '')
 +
; How much is a room for one person/two people? :  ('' '')
 +
; Does the room come with... :  ('' '')
 +
; ...bedsheets? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...a bathroom? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...a telephone? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...a TV? :  ('' '')
 +
; May I see the room first? :  ('' '')
 +
; Do you have anything quieter? : ('' '')
 +
; ...bigger? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...cleaner? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...cheaper? :  ('' '')
 +
; OK, I'll take it. : ('' '')
 +
; I will stay for _____ night(s). :  ('' '')
 +
; Can you suggest another hotel? :  ('' '')
 +
; Do you have a safe? :  ('' '')
 +
; ...lockers? : ('' '')
 +
; Is breakfast/supper included? :  ('' '')
 +
; What time is breakfast/supper? :  ('' '')
 +
; Please clean my room. :  ('' '')
 +
; Can you wake me at _____? : ('' '')
 +
; I want to check out. :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
===Money===
 +
 
 +
; Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars? :  ('' '')
 +
; Do you accept British pounds? : ('' '')
 +
; Do you accept Euros? :  ('' '')
 +
; Do you accept credit cards? :  ('' '')
 +
; Can you change money for me? :  ('' '')
 +
; Where can I get money changed? :  ('' '')
 +
; Can you change a traveler's check for me? :  ('' '')
 +
; Where can I get a traveler's check changed? :  ('' '')
 +
; What is the exchange rate? : ('' '')
 +
; Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)? :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
===Eating===
 +
; A table for one person/two people, please. : ('' '')
 +
; Can I look at the menu, please? :  ('' '')
 +
; Can I look in the kitchen? :  ('' '')
 +
; Is there a house specialty? :  ('' '')
 +
; Is there a local specialty? :  ('' '')
 +
; I'm a vegetarian. :  ('' '')
 +
; I don't eat pork. : ('' '')
 +
; I don't eat beef. :  ('' '')
 +
; I only eat kosher food. : ('' '')
 +
; Can you make it "lite", please? (''less oil/butter/lard'') : ('' '')
 +
; fixed-price meal : ('' '')
 +
; a la carte : ('' '')
 +
; breakfast :  ('' '')
 +
; lunch :  ('' '')
 +
; tea (''meal'') :  ('' '')
 +
; supper :  ('' '')
 +
; I want _____. :  ('' '')
 +
; I want a dish containing _____. :  ('' '')
 +
; chicken :  ('' '')
 +
; beef :  ('' '')
 +
; fish :  ('' '')
 +
; ham :  ('' '')
 +
; sausage :  ('' '')
 +
; cheese :  ('' '')
 +
; eggs :  ('' '')
 +
; salad :  ('' '')
 +
; (fresh) vegetables :  ('' '')
 +
; (fresh) fruit :  ('' '')
 +
; bread :  ('' '')
 +
; toast :  ('' '')
 +
; noodles :  ('' '')
 +
; rice :  ('' '')
 +
; beans :  ('' '')
 +
; May I have a glass of _____? :  ('' '')
 +
; May I have a cup of _____? :  ('' '')
 +
; May I have a bottle of _____? :  ('' '')
 +
; coffee :  ('' '')
 +
; tea (''drink'') :  ('' '')
 +
; juice :  ('' '')
 +
; (bubbly) water :  ('' '')
 +
; (still) water :  ('' '')
 +
; beer :  ('' '')
 +
; red/white wine :  ('' '')
 +
; May I have some _____? :  ('' '')
 +
; salt :  ('' '')
 +
; black pepper :  ('' '')
 +
; butter :  ('' '')
 +
; Excuse me, waiter? (''getting attention of server''):  ('' '')
 +
; I'm finished. : ('' '')
 +
; It was delicious. : ('' '')
 +
; Please clear the plates. : ('' '')
 +
; The check, please. :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
===Bars===
 +
; Do you serve alcohol? :  ('' '')
 +
; Is there table service? :  ('' '')
 +
; A beer/two beers, please. :  ('' '')
 +
; A glass of red/white wine, please. :  ('' '')
 +
; A pint, please. :  ('' '')
 +
; A bottle, please. :  ('' '')
 +
; _____ (''hard liquor'') and _____ (''mixer''), please. :  ('' '')
 +
; whiskey :  ('' '')
 +
; vodka :  ('' '')
 +
; rum :  ('' '')
 +
; water :  ('' '')
 +
; club soda :  ('' '')
 +
; tonic water :  ('' '')
 +
; orange juice :  ('' '')
 +
; Coke (''soda'') :  ('' '')
 +
; Do you have any bar snacks? :  ('' '')
 +
; One more, please. :  ('' '')
 +
; Another round, please. :  ('' '')
 +
; When is closing time? :  ('' '')
 +
; Cheers! :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
===Shopping===
 +
; Do you have this in my size? :  ('' '')
 +
; How much is this? :  ('' '')
 +
; That's too expensive. :  ('' '')
 +
; Would you take _____? :  ('' '')
 +
; expensive :  ('' '')
 +
; cheap :  ('' '')
 +
; I can't afford it. : ('' '')
 +
; I don't want it. :  ('' '')
 +
; You're cheating me. :  ('' '')
 +
; I'm not interested. : (..)
 +
; OK, I'll take it. : ('' '')
 +
; Can I have a bag? :  ('' '')
 +
; Do you ship (overseas)? :  ('' '')
 +
; I need... :  ('' '')
 +
; ...toothpaste. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...a toothbrush. : ('' '')
 +
; ...tampons. : . ('' '')
 +
; ...soap. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...shampoo. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...pain reliever. (''e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen'') :  ('' '')
 +
; ...cold medicine. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...stomach medicine. : ... ('' '')
 +
; ...a razor. : ('' '')
 +
; ...an umbrella. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...sunblock lotion. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...a postcard. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...postage stamps. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...batteries. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...writing paper. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...a pen. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...English-language books. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...English-language magazines. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...an English-language newspaper. :  ('' '')
 +
; ...an English-English dictionary. :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
===Driving===
 +
; I want to rent a car. :  ('' '')
 +
; Can I get insurance? :  ('' '')
 +
; stop (''on a street sign'') :  ('' '')
 +
; one way :  ('' '')
 +
; yield :  ('' '')
 +
; no parking :  ('' '')
 +
; speed limit :  ('' '')
 +
; gas (''petrol'') station :  ('' '')
 +
; petrol :  ('' '')
 +
; diesel :  ('' '')
 +
 
 +
===Authority===
 +
 
 +
; I haven't done anything wrong. :  ('' '')
 +
; It was a misunderstanding. :  ('' '')
 +
; Where are you taking me? :  ('' '')
 +
; Am I under arrest? :  ('' '')
 +
; I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen. : ('' '')
 +
; I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate. :  ('' '')
 +
; I want to talk to a lawyer. :  ('' '')
 +
; Can I just pay a fine now? :  ('' '')
  
 
==Learning more==
 
==Learning more==
There is a very, very large dictionary you can get at some bookshops, it comes in two volumes, one Yaeyama->Japanese and the other Japanese->Yaeyama. It also includes a brief grammar.
 
  
{{usable}}
+
 
 +
{{Outlinephrasebook}}
 +
{{phrasebookguide}}
  
 
[[ja:八重山方言会話集]]
 
[[ja:八重山方言会話集]]
  
 
[[WikiPedia:Yaeyama language]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Yaeyama language]]

Latest revision as of 18:58, 8 November 2012

Yaeyama is spoken in the Yaeyama Islands, in the Okinawa prefecture of Japan. The language is closely related to Japanese.

Contents

Dialects[edit]

There are significant dialectal differences between the islands and the following phrasebook is based on the dialect of Ishigaki, the largest and most populous island. See the separate Yonaguni phrasebook for the version spoken on Yonaguni.

A few examples:

Ishigaki Shiraho Yonaguni
"sea" tumoːrɨ inaga unnaga
"head" tsuburɨ amasukuru mimburu
"cloud" hwumu hwumoŋ mmu

Pronunciation guide[edit]

"j" is pronounced like a "y" in English. Some syllables begin with a "ng", and this may be difficult for some English speakers. The triangular colon indicates a long vowel.

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

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 
CLOSED 
ENTRANCE 
EXIT 
PUSH 
PULL 
TOILET 
MEN 
WOMEN 
FORBIDDEN 


Hello. 
Misharorunneeraa. ( )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
Ganzhuu yarorunsaa ? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. ( )
What is your name? 
 ? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
Miihaiyuu. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
Oo. ( )
No. 
Aayi. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Gurishimihooryaayoo. ( )
Goodbye 
. ( )
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
Kiishikitaboori! ( !)
Good morning. 
Sutumudi misharorunneeraa. ( )
Good evening. 
Yoonnarisunga. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems[edit]

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[edit]

( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
10 
( )
11 
( )
12 
( )
13 
( )
14 
( )
15 
( )
16 
( )
17 
( )
18 
( )
19 
( )
20 
( )
21 
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22 
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23 
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30 
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40 
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50 
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60 
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70 
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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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

_____ 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Colors[edit]

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[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

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[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 
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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[edit]

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[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 
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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[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! 
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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. 
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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[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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