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Ossetian (Иронау) is an Iranian language that is spoken in Ossetia, regions in Russia and Georgia.

Pronunciation GuideEdit

А а
'a' as in "art"
Æ æ
'eh' like "band"
Б б
'b' as in "ball"
В в
'v' as in "victory"
Г г
'g' as in "game"
Гъ гъ
'gh' as in "ghost"
Е е
'e' as in "bell"
Д д
'd' as in "dad"
З з
'z' as in "zebra"
Дз дз
'dz' like "pizza"
Дж дж
'j' as in "jumper"
И и
'ee' as in "eel"
Й й
'y' like "boy"
К к
'k' like "car"
Къ къ
'kh' like "loch"
Л л
'l' as in "lullaby"
М м
'm' as in "mad"
Н н
'n' as in "never"
О о
'o' like "goal"
П п
'p' as in "pool"
Р р
'r' as in "race"
С с
'sh' as in "shovel"
Т т
't' as in "tea"
Тъ тъ
'th' as in "thorn"
Тъ тъ
'th' as in "thorn"
Ф ф
'f' as in "feather"
Х х
'h' as in "hand"
Хъ хъ
'q' as in "quail"
Ц ц
'ts' like "boots" (Note: Always Hard)
Цъ цъ
'tsh' (Note: Harder 'ts')
Ч ч
'ch' as in "cheese"
Чъ чъ
'chuh' (Note: Harder 'ch')
Ы ы
'i' like "sit"
Ю ю
'yu' as in "yugoslavia"
Я я
'ya' as in "yard"

Phrase listEdit

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BasicsEdit

Common signs


OPEN
CLOSED
ENTRANCE
EXIT
PUSH
PULL
TOILET
MEN
WOMEN
FORBIDDEN


Hello.
Арфæ. (ar-feh )
Hello. (informal)
Салам. (sah-lam )
How are you?
Куыд цæрут ? (koo-bihd-tseh-root ?)
Fine, thank you.
Бузныг, хорз. ( booz-nihg-horz )
What is your name?
? ( ?)
My name is ______ .
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
. ( )
Please.
Табуафси. (tab-waf-see )
Thank you.
Бузныг. (booz nig )
You're welcome.
. ( )
Yes.
О. (oh )
No.
Нæ. (neh )
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Бахатыр кæнут. (bakh-atihr-keh-noot )
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Бахатыр кæнут. (bakh-atihr-keh-noot )
I'm sorry.
Бахатыр кæн. (bakh-atihr-kehn )
Goodbye
Фенынмæ. (fen-in-meh )
Goodbye (informal)
. ( )
I can't speak Ossetian [well].
Æз нæ дзурын ??????. (ehz-nae-dzoo-rihn ??????)
Do you speak English?
Сымах уырыссагау англисагау ? (simakh-ooih-rih-sha-gau-angli-shagau ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
? ( ?)
Help!
! ( !)
Look out!
! ( !)
Good morning.
Дæ уæ райсом хорз. (deh-oo-eh-ray-shom-horz )
Good evening.
Дæ уæ изæр хорз. (deh-oo-eh-ee-zehr-horz )
Good night.
. ( )
Good night (to sleep)
. ( )
I don't understand.
Æз уæ æмбарын He 'мбарын. (ehz-oo-eh-ehm-barihn-ne-mbar-ihn)
Where is the toilet?
? ( ?)

ProblemsEdit

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?
? ( ?)

NumbersEdit

1
(iu)
2
(dluuæ)
3
(ærtæ)
4
(tsippar)
5
(fondz)
6
(ækhsæz)
7
(avd)
8
(ast)
9
(farast)
10
(dæs)
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
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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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TimeEdit

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 timeEdit

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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DurationEdit

_____ 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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DaysEdit

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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MonthsEdit

January
Толшор (tol-shor )
February
Февраль (fev-ral )
March
Март (mart )
April
Апрель (ap-rel )
May
Май (mai )
June
Июнь | (ee-yoon )
July
Июль (ee-yool )
August
Август (av-goost )
September
Сентябрь (sent-ya-br )
October
Октябрь (okt-ya-br )
November
Ноябрь (no-ya-br )
December
Толсур (tol-soor )

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

black
cay (sao)
white
урс (oors)
gray
фæныкхуыз (feh-nik-koo-iz)
red
сырх (sirkh)
blue
æрвхуыз (ehrv-khoo-iz)
yellow
бур (boor)
green
кæрдæгхуыз (kehr-dehng-koo-iz)
orange
бурбын сырх (boor-bin-sirkh)
purple
cay (sao)
pink
розæхуыз (roz-ehkh-ooiz)
brown
игæрхуыз(ee-gehr-khoo-iz)

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

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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DirectionsEdit

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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TaxiEdit

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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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.
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MoneyEdit

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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EatingEdit

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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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.
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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!
( )

ShoppingEdit

Do you have this in my size?
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How much is this?
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That's too expensive.
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Would you take _____?
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expensive
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cheap
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I can't afford it.
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I don't want it.
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You're cheating me.
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I'm not interested.
(..)
OK, I'll take it.
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Can I have a bag?
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Do you ship (overseas)?
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I need...
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...toothpaste.
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...a toothbrush.
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...tampons.
. ( )
...soap.
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...shampoo.
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...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen)
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...cold medicine.
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...stomach medicine.
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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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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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