More than footprints?phrasebooks have been lovingly compiled by readers from around the world to arm you with a few words and phrases for your next destination. From basic vocabulary such as 'Yes', 'No' and 'Thank-you', and simple structures like, 'Where is the..?' and 'How much is this?' to the more advanced, 'Are you sure this is a different temple?' and 'Is that a ghost?!'. Enjoy, or as they say in France, 'Cafe au lait!'
Compiled for More than footprints by Mircea Mocanu (Romania)
Pronunciation: It would be impossible to adequately express, in text, the correct pronunciation of the phrases below, so to avoid being misinterpreted by the old woman at the bus stop, break the ice on your next train journey and have a local talk you through the correct pronunciation.
yes - Da no - Nu please - Va rog thank-you - Multumesc hello - Salut goodbye - La revedere Excuse me (Can you help me?) - Ma scuzati (Ma puteti
ajuta?) Excuse me (Sorry) - Ma scuzati Good morning - Buna dimineata Good afternoon - Buna ziua Good evening - Buna seara Good night - Noapte buna How are you? - I'm fine, thanks - Do you speak English? - Vorbiti engleza? I don't understand - Nu inteleg What's your name? - My name is... - Ma numesc… I'm from... - Sunt din… I'm a... (student) - Sunt… (student) How do you pronounce this? -
passport - Pasaport visa - Viza Where is the...? - train station - Gara bus station - Autogara bus stop - Statie de autobuz airport - Aeroport taxi stand - Taxi gas station - Benzinarie Where can I get a ticket? - De unde pot cumpara un
bilet? Can I have a ticket to...? - As dori un bilet pana la…? one way/return - Dus/dus-intors second class sleeper - Clasa a doua, vagon de
dormit Will you tell me where to get off the bus/train? - Unde cobor pentru statia
de tren/autobuz? Does this bus go to (the town center)? - Merge la … (centru)? Which platform? - La ce linie? Which carriage? - Ce vagon? Which gate? - La ce poarta? Is it on time? - Are intarziere? How long will it be delayed? - Cat timp are intarziere? car - Masina petrol - Benzina oil - Ulei garage - Service auto flat tyre - Pana
(de cauciuc) I'm in a hurry. I'm meeting friends at the hotel and I'm already late. - Ma intalnesc cu prieteni
la hotel si am intarziat deja
Where is the nearest internet cafe? - Unde este un internet
café? Do you have WiFi? - What's the WiFi password? - I want to phone... - Vreau sa sun in... Can I check my email? - Pot sa verific e-mailul? Can I print something? - Pot sa printez ceva? How much does it cost a minute/an hour? - Cat costa un minut/o ora? What's the code for (the UK)? - Care este codul de tara
pentru (Anglia)? The sim-card doesn't work - Nu merge simul Where can I buy a phone card? - De unde pot cumpara o
cartela de telefon?
Can I have a single/double room? - As dori o camera
single/dubla? Can I have a dorm bed? - private bath - Cu baie shared bath - Cu baie comuna How much is it? - Cat costa? Is it cheaper if I stay (5) nights? - Cat costa pentru 5(cinci)
zile? Can I see another room? - Se aude muzica din camera
emergencies & health
Call an ambulance! - Suna la salvare! Call the police! - Suna la politie! Help! - Ajutor! Fire! - Foc! My (wallet) has been stolen - Mi-a furat portofelul! I'm meeting my husband/wife - Ma intalnesc cu
sotul/sotia mea I feel ill - Ma simt rau diarrhea - Diaree vomitting - Voma I/My friend needs a - Am/prietenul meu
are/nevoie de … doctor - Doctor hospital - Spital chemist - Farmacist dentist - Dentist ophthalmologist/optician - Oftalmolog condoms - Prezervative contact lenses - Lentile de contact Where is the embassy? - Unde este ambasada?
restaurants & food
Can I have a table for 1 person/two people? - O masa de o (1) persoana
/doua (2) personae? Can I order? - Pot sa command? Can I have..? - As dori...? Can I pay? - Nota! (The bill please!) Cheers! - Noroc Can I have another..? - Inca o…? beer - Bere water - Apa plata (stil water),
apa minerala (fizzy water) I'm a vegetarian - Sunt
vegetarian(masc.)/a(fem.) I don't eat... - Nu mananc… I'm allergic to... - Sunt
money, shopping & sightseeing
Can I have a..? - As dori o… How much is it? - Cat costa? Do you take credit cards? - Primiti carti de credit? Where can I change money? - Unde pot sa schimb bani? What's the exchange rate today? - Care este cursul
(dolarului, euro)? Where is the nearest...? - Unde este cea mai
apropiata… What time does the ...open/close? - La ce ora
se…deschide/inchide? post office - Posta bank - Banca travel agency - Agentie de turism museum - Muzeu mosque/temple/synagogue/church - Moscheie/templu/sinagoga/biserica shop - Magazin zoo - Gradina zoo swimming pool - Piscina beach - Plaja cafe - Cafenea restaurant - Restaurant That's too expensive - Prea scump Still too expensive - Tot e prea scump Do you have anything cheaper? - Aveti ceva mai ieftin?