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 Petra Rajic (Slovakia)
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 - ano no - Nie dakujem please - prosim thank-you - dakujem hello - Ahoj goodbye - Dovidenia Excuse me (Can you help me?) - Prosim Vas Excuse me (Sorry) - Prepacte Good morning - Dobre rano Good afternoon - Dobry den Good evening - Dobry vecer Good night - Dobru noc How are you? - Ako sa mas? I'm fine - Dobre Do you speak English? - Rozpravas Anglicky? I don't understand - Nerozumiem What's your name? - Ako sa volas? My name is... - Volam sa I'm from... - Pochadzam z... I'm a... (student) - Som (student) How do you pronounce this word/sentence? - Ako sa vyslovuje toto
slovo /tato veta?
passport - pas visa - visa Where is the...? - Kde je...? train station - stanica bus station - Autobusova stanica bus stop - Zastavka autobusu airport - letisko taxi stand - Taxi zastavka gas station - Kde je pumpa Where can I get a ticket? - Kde si
mozem kupit listok? Can I have a ticket to...? - Prosim si listok...? one way/return - Jednosmerny/spiatocny second class sleeper - Listok druhej triedy
spaci vagon Will you tell me where to get off the bus/train? - Kde mam prosim Vas
vystupit? Does this bus go to...? - Ide tento autobus...? Which platform? - Z ktoreho nastupista? Which carriage? - Ktory vozen? Which gate? - Z ktorych deveri? Is it on time? - Odchadza nacas? How long will it be delayed? - Kolko bude meskat? car - auto petrol - benzin oil - olej garage - garaz flat tyre - Vypustena dusa I'm in a hurry. I'm meeting friends at the hotel and I'm already late. - Mam sa stretnut s
priaelmi v hoteli a uz meskam
Where is the nearest internet cafe? - Kde je najblizsia
kaviaren? Do you have WiFi? - What's the WiFi password? - I want to phone... - Chcem zavolat… Can I check my email? - Mozem si pozriet email? Can I print something? - Mohol by som si nieco
vytlacit? How much does it cost a minute/an hour? - Kolko stoji minuta? What's the code for (the UK)? - Aka je predvolba do (Anglicka)? The sim-card doesn't work - Sim karta nefunguje Where can I buy a phone card? - Kde si mozem kupit
Can I have a single/double room? - Prosim si
izbu single, dvojitu? Can I have a dorm bed? - private bath - S kupelnou shared bath - Spolocnou kupelnou How much is it? - Kolko to stoji? Is it cheaper if I stay (5) nights? - Bude to lacnejsie ak
zostanem 5 noci? Can I see another room? - Mozem mat inu izbu?
emergencies & health
Call an ambulance! - Zavolaj sanitku Call the police! - Zavolaj policiu Help! - POMOC!!! Fire! - Hori My (wallet) has been stolen - Moja penazenka zmizla I'm meeting my husband/wife - Stretnem sa s mojou
zenou/s manzelom I feel ill - Som chory diarrhea - hnacka vomitting - vracanie I/My friend needs a - Potrebujem/ moj priatel
potrebuje... doctor - lekar hospital - nemocnica chemist - lekarnik dentist - zubar ophthalmologist/optician - Ocny lekar condoms - kondom contact lenses - sosovky Where is the embassy? - Kde je ambasada?
restaurants & food
Can I have a table for 1 person/two people? - Chcel by som rezervovat
stol pre jednu osobu/dve osoby? Can I order? - Mozem si objednat? Can I have..? - Mohol by som mat...? Can I pay? - Mozem zaplatit? Cheers! - Nazdravie Can I have another..? - Prosim si este jeden/
mohol by som mat...? beer - pivo water - voda I'm a vegetarian - Som vegetarian I don't eat... - Nejem... I'm allergic to... - Som alergicky...
money, shopping & sightseeing
Can I have a..? - Mozte mi dat..? How much is it? - Kolko to stoji? Do you take credit cards? - Mozem zaplatit kreditnou
kartou? Where can I change money? - Mohli by ste mi vymenit
peniaze? What's the exchange rate today? - Aky je dnes
kurz? Where is the nearest...? - Kde je najblizsia….? What time does the ...open/close? - Kedy...otvaraju/zatvaraju? post office - posta bank - banka travel agency - cestovna agentura museum - muzeum mosque/temple/synagogue/church - mesita/synagoga/kostol shop - obchod zoo - zoo swimming pool - plavaren beach - plaz cafe - kava restaurant - restauracie That's too expensive - Velmi draha Still too expensive - Stale draha Do you have anything cheaper? - Mate nieco lacnejsie?