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Norfuk/Pitkern is a creole language, spoken on Norfolk Island and Pitcairn Island.

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

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ConsonantsEdit

All English consonants except 'x' and 'v' exist in Norfuk.

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

BasicsEdit

Common signs


OPEN
UPN
CLOSED
KLOESD
ENTRANCE
SAIDF'GUIIN
EXIT
SAIDF'LIIW
PUSH
SHAW
PULL
HAIS
TOILET
KLOHSET
MEN
MEIN
WOMEN
LEIDIS
FORBIDDEN
KLOESD
NORFOLK ISLAND
NORFUK AILEN
PITCAIRN ISLAMDS
PITKERN AILENS
Hello.
Wataweih. (Wha-tah-weaih)
Hello. (informal)
. ( )
How are you?
Wat a weih yu ?( ?)
Fine, thank you.
Fain, thaenk yuu. ( )
What is your name?
Waa es yus neim? ( ?)
My name is ______ .
Mais neim es ______. ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
Nais tu kechap. ( )
Please.
Pliis. ( )
Thank you.
Thaenk yuu. ( )
You're welcome.
Yuu're welkam. ( )
Yes.
Ye. ( )
No.
Noe. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Skyuus me. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Skyuus me. ( )
I'm sorry.
I es sohri. ( )
Goodbye.
Guud bai. ( )
Goodbye. (informal)
Bai. ( )
I can't speak Norfuk [well].
Ai ken nor tork Norfuk.
Do you speak English?
Yu tork Inglish?
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Es deya sambohdi ya huu tork Inglish?
Help!
Hiiwp! ( !)
Look out!
Lukaut! ( !)
Good morning.
Guud mornen. ( )
Good evening.
Guud desnait. ( )
Good night.
Guud nait. ( )
Good night (to sleep)
Guud nait. ( )
I don't understand.
I dunt andastaen. ( )
Where is the toilet?
Wesaid es daa klohset? ( ?)
Can I pat your dog?
Ken I pet yor dorg? ( )
Is there a person here who speaks English?
Es deya a salan hiya det torks Inglish?

AnimalsEdit

Cow
Kau
Horse
Hoss

ProblemsEdit

The cow has fallen off the cliff!
T' kau se deng orf t' klef!
Leave me alone.
Lub ai b'.
Don't touch me!
Dea nor tuch mi!
I'll call the police.
Ai wil kaul t' poliis.
Police!
Poliis!
Stop! Thief!
Stoep! Steela!
I need your help.
. ( .)
It's an emergency.
. ( .)
I'm lost.
I es lost. ( .)
I lost my bag.
. ( .)
I lost my wallet.
. ( .)
I'm sick.
I es sik. ( .)
I've been injured.
. ( .)
I need a doctor.
. ( .)
Can I use your phone?
? ( ?)

NumbersEdit

1
wan ( )
2
tuu ( )
3
thrii ( )
4
for ( )
5
faiw ( )
6
siks ( )
7
sewan ( )
8
eit ( )
9
nain ( )
10
ten ( )
11
elewen ( )
12
twelw ( )
13
thertiin ( )
14
fortiin ( )
15
fiftiin ( )
16
sikstiin ( )
17
sewentiin ( )
18
eitiin ( )
19
naintiin ( )
20
twentii ( )
21
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22
( )
23
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30
( )
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
( )
1,000,000
( )
1,000,000,000
( )
1,000,000,000,000
( )
number _____ (train, bus, etc.)
( )
half
( )
less
( )
more
( )
first
Ferst ( )
second
Sekan ( )
third
Therd ( )

TimeEdit

now
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later
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before
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morning
( )
afternoon
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evening
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night
( )

Clock timeEdit

one o'clock AM
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two o'clock AM
( )
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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DurationEdit

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

today
( )
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
Sundieh ( )
Monday
Mandieh ( )
Tuesday
Tyuusdieh ( )
Wednesday
Wensdieh ( )
Thursday
Thersdieh ( )
Friday
Fraidieh ( )
Saturday
Setadieh ( )

MonthsEdit

January
Jenyuweri ( )
February
Febyuweri ( )
March
Maach ( )
April
Ieprel ( )
May
Mieh ( )
June
Juun ( )
July
Juulai ( )
August
Orgast ( )
September
Septembaa ( )
October
Oktobaa ( )
November
Nowembaa ( )
December
Disembaa ( )

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

black
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white
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gray
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red
( )
blue
bloo ( )
yellow
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green
poo-oo ( )
orange
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purple
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brown
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TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

How much is a ticket to _____?
( )
One ticket to _____, please.
( )
Where does this train/bus go?
( )
Where is the train/bus to _____?
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Does this train/bus stop in _____?
( )
When does the train/bus for _____ leave?
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When will this train/bus arrive in _____?
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DirectionsEdit

How do I get to _____ ?
( )
...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?
( )
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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TaxiEdit

Taxi!
( )
Take me to _____, please.
( )
How much does it cost to get to _____?
( )
Take me there, please.
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LodgingEdit

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.
( )

MoneyEdit

money
mani
Do you accept American/Australian/New Zealand/Canadian dollars?
Duu yuu daset Merikan/Ostrielyan/Nyuu Ziilan/Kanedian dohlas? ( )
Do you accept British pounds?
Duu yuu daset Britesh paunds? ( )
Do you accept euros?
Duu yuu daset yuuros? ( )
Do you accept South African rands?
Duu yuu daset Sauth Afrekan rands? ( )
Do you accept credit cards?
Duu yuu daset kredit kaads? ( )
Can you change money for me?
Ken yuu chienj mani f' me? ( )
Where can I get money changed?
Wesaid ken I get mais mani chienjd? ( )
Can you change a traveler's check for me?
Ken yuu chienj a travlaa's chek f' me? ( )
Where can I get a traveler's check changed?
Wesaid ken I get a travlaa's chek chienjd? ( )
What is the exchange rate?
Waa es daa exchienj reit? ( )
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)?
Wesaid es an ATM? ( )

EatingEdit

A table for one/two, please.
A tiebl f' wan/tuu, pliis. ( )
Can I look at the menu, please?
Ken I luk at daa menyuu, pliis? ( )
Can I look in the kitchen?
Ken I luk en daa kitchn? ( )
Is there a house specialty?
Es deya a haus speshaltii? ( )
Is there a local specialty?
Es deya a loekl speshaltii? ( )
I'm vegetarian.
I es vejetariin. ( )
I don't eat pork.
I dunt iit hog. ( )
I don't eat beef.
I dunt iit biif. ( )
I only eat kosher food.
I uni iit koshaa wetls. ( )
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)
Ken yuu meik et "lait", pliis? ( )
fixed-price meal
fiksd-prais kamiit ( )
a la carte
( )
breakfast
brekfes ( )
lunch
lanch ( )
dinner
dena ( )
supper
dena ( )
I want _____.
I want ______. ( )
I want a dish containing _____.
I want a dish gatiin ____. ( )
chicken
faul ( )
beef
biif ( )
fish
fesh ( )
seafood
sii wetls ( )
ham
ham ( )
sausage
sosej ( )
cheese
chiis ( )
eggs
iegs ( )
salad
saled ( )
(fresh) vegetables
(fresh) vejtabls ( )
(fresh) fruit
(fresh) fruut ( )
bread
bred ( )
toast
toest ( )
noodles
noodls ( )
rice
rais ( )
beans
biins ( )
pizza
piisa ( )
curry
kurii ( )
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
kohfii ( )
tea (drink)
tii ( )
juice
( )
water
worta ( )
(bubbly) water
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(still) water
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beer
biya ( )
red/white wine
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May I have some _____?
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salt
solt ( )
black pepper
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butter
butaa ( )
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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BarsEdit

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.
( )
A bottle, please.
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_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please.
( )
whiskey
( )
vodka
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rum
( )
water
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club soda
( )
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.
( )
Another round, please.
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When is closing time?
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Cheers!
( )

ShoppingEdit

Do you have this in my size?
( )
How much is this?
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That's too expensive.
( )
Would you take _____?
( )
expensive
( )
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.
( )
I'm not interested.
(..)
OK, I'll take it.
( )
Can I have a bag?
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Do you ship (overseas)?
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I need...
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...a computer.
a' kompyuuta
...a Minecraft disc.
a' Minecraft/Minekraaft disc.
...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)
( )
...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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...a page.
a' paij
...card
kaad
...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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DrivingEdit

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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AuthorityEdit

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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