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Tatar (татарча) is the national language of the Tatars. The official language of the Republic of Tatarstan. It refers to the Volga-Kipchak Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic group of languages. Tatar is spoken in Central Asia, USA, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, China, Russia, Finland, Turkey, Australia and other countries.

Tatar is also native for some thousands of Maris. Mordva's Qaratay group also speak a variant of Kazan Tatar.

Pronunciation guide and AlphabetEdit

The official script of Tatar language is based on the Cyrillic script with some additional letters.

  • Tatar Latin alphabet (letter order adopted in 2012):
A a Ä ä B b C c Ç ç D d E e F f
G g Ğ ğ H h I ı İ i J j K k Q q
L l M m N n Ñ ñ O o Ö ö P p R r
S s Ş ş T t U u Ü ü V v W w X x
Y y Z z '
  • Tatar Cyrillic alphabet (letter order adopted in 1997):
А а Ә ә Б б В в Г г Д д Е е Ё ё
Ж ж Җ җ З з И и Й й К к Л л М м
Н н Ң ң О о Ө ө П п Р р С с Т т
У у Ү ү Ф ф Х х Һ һ Ц ц Ч ч Ш ш
Щ щ Ъ ъ Ы ы Ь ь Э э Ю ю Я я

Phrase listEdit

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.


BasicsEdit

Common signs


OPEN 
asYIk (a like Russian a, yi like Russian ы, k like in Arabic)
CLOSED 
yabYIk (a like Russian a, yi like Russian ы, k like in Arabic)
ENTRANCE 
EXIT 
PUSH 
etAr (e like in pen, a like in man)
PULL 
TOILET 
bathrAf (a like in man, th like in that)
MEN 
WOMEN 
FORBIDDEN 
Hello.
Сәлам. (Sälam.)
Hello. (informal)
Сәлам. (Sälam.)
How are you?
Хәлләрегез ничек? (Hälläregez niçek?)
Fine, thank you.
Яхшы, рәхмәт. (Yaxşı, räxmät.)
What is your name?
Исемегез ничек? ( İsemegez niçek?)
My name is ______ .
Минем исемем ______. (Minem isemem ______.)
Nice to meet you.
Мин бик шатмын. ( Min bik şatmın.)
Please.
Сөендерү. ( Söyenderü.)
Thank you.
Рәхмәт. ( Räxmät.)
You're welcome.
Зинһар. ( Zinhar.)
Yes.
Һәм. ( Häm.)
No.
Юк. ( Yuk.)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Гафу итегез мине. ( Ğafu itegez mine.)
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Гафу итәсезме. (Ğafu itäsezme.)
I'm sorry.
Гафу итегез. (Ğafu itegez.)
Goodbye
Хуш. ( Xuş)
Goodbye (informal
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I can't speak tatar [well].
Мин татарча яхшы сөйләшә алмыйм. ( Min tatarça yaxşı söyläşä almıym.)
Do you speak English?
Сез инглизчә сөйлисезме? (Sez inglizçä söylisezme?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Биредә кем дә булса, кем инглизчә сөйли? (Biredä kem dä bulsa, kem inglizçä söyli?)
Help!
Ярдәм итегез! ( Yärdäm itegez!)
Look out!
Саклан! ( Saqlan!)
Good morning.
Хәерле иртә. (Häyerle urtä.)
Good evening.
Хәерле кич. ( Xäyerle kiç.)
Good night.
Тыныч йокы. (Tınıç yoqı.)
Good night (to sleep)
Тыныч йокы. (Tınıç yoqı.)
I don't understand.
Аңламыйм. ( Añlamıym.)
Where is the toilet?
Бәдрәф кайда урнашкан? ( Bädräf qayda urnaşqan?)

ProblemsEdit

Leave me alone.
Мине Тынычлыкта калдыр. ( Mine Tınıçlıqta qaldır.)
Don't touch me!
Mine Qağılma! ( Mine Qağılma!)
I'll call the police.
Мин полициягә шалтыратам. ( Min politsiägä şaltıratam.)
Police!
Полиция! ( Politsiä!)
Stop! Thief! 
! ! ( Tuqta! Vor!)
I need your help.
Миңа Синең ярдәмең кирәк. ( Miña Sineñ yardämeñ kiräk.)
It's an emergency.
Бу-гадәттән тыш хәл. ( Bu-ğadättän tış xäl.)
I'm lost.
Мин адаштым. ( Min adaştım.)
I lost my bag.
Мин үз сумкамны югалттым. ( Min üz sumqamnı yuğalttım.)
I lost my wallet.
Мин югалттым үз кошельник. ( Min yuğalttım üz qoşel’nik.)
I'm sick.
Мин авырыйм. ( Min avırıym.)
I've been injured.
Мин яраланган идем. ( Min yaralanğan idem.)
I need a doctor.
Миңа табиб кирәк. ( Miña tabib kiräk.)
Can I use your phone?
Мин алам файдалана сезнең телефон? ( Min alam faydalana sezneñ telefon?)

NumbersEdit

1
Бер ( Ber)
2
Ике ( İke)
3
Кыру ( Qıru)
4
Дүрт ( Dürt)
5
Биш ( Biş)
6
Алты ( Altı)
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Җиде ( Cide)
8
Сигез ( Sigez)
9
Тугыз ( Tuğız)
10
Ун ( Un)
11
Унбер ( Unber)
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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 
( yartı)
less 
( kim)
more 
( artıq)

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 
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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 dateEdit

ColorsEdit

black
ҡара (kah-RAH )
white 
аҡ (ah-KH )
gray 
һоро (hoh-ORO )
red 
ҡыҙыл (quh-DHUHL )
blue 
күк (kh-OOKH)
yellow 
hары (hah-RUH )
green
йәшел (yae-SHEL )
orange 
ҡыҙғылт һары (quh-DHEGH-uhlt-HAH-ruh )
purple 
зәңгәр күк (zaeng-GAER-k-OOK )
pink 
алһыу (ahl-HUH )
brown 
көрән (koe-RAEN )

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! 
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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. 
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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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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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Learning moreEdit

See alsoEdit

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