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Ryukyuan (しまくとぅば, Shima kutuba) is one of the ethnic languages of Okinawa, Japan.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Common signs


OPEN
CLOSED
ENTRANCE
EXIT
PUSH
PULL
TOILET
MEN
WOMEN
FORBIDDEN
Hello.
今日拝なびら。 (...)
How are you?
... (...)
Fine, thank you.
... (...)
What is your name?
名前や何やいびーが? (...)
My name is ______ .
我名前や ______ やいびーん。 (...)
Nice to meet you.
(...)
Please.
... (...)
Thank you.
一杯御拝でーびる。 (...)
You're welcome.
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Yes.
うー (oo)
No.
をぅーをぅー (...)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
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Excuse me. (begging pardon)
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I'm sorry.
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Goodbye
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Goodbye (informal)
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I can't speak name of language [well].
うちなーぐち(ゆー)話さらびらん。 (...)
Do you speak English?
亜米利加口話さらびーが? (...)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
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Help!
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Look out!
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Good morning.
起きみそーち (...)
Good evening.
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Good night.
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Good night (to sleep)
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I don't understand.
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Where is the toilet?
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Problems[edit]

Leave me alone.
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Don't touch me!
触んな! (...)
I'll call the police.
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Police!
警察! (...)
Stop! Thief!
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I need your help.
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It's an emergency.
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I'm lost.
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I lost my bag.
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I lost my wallet.
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I'm sick.
病あびーん。 (...)
I've been injured.
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I need a doctor.
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Can I use your phone?
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Numbers[edit]

1
ティーチ (...)
2
ターチ (...)
3
ミーチ (...)
4
ユーチ (...)
5
イチチ (...)
6
ムーチ (...)
7
ナナチ (...)
8
ヤーチ (...)
9
ククヌチ (...)
10
トゥー (...)
11
ジュウイチ (...)
12
ジュウニ (...)
13
ジュウサン (...)
14
ジュウヨン (...)
15
ジュウゴ (...)
16
ジュウロク (...)
17
ジュウナナ (...)
18
ジュウハチ (...)
19
ジュウク (...)
20
ニジュウ (...)
21
ニジュウイチ (...)
22
ニジュウニ (...)
23
ニジュウサン (...)
30
サンジュウ (...)
40
ヨンジュウ (...)
50
ゴジュウ (...)
60
ロクジュウ (...)
70
ナナジュウ (...)
80
ハチジュウ (...)
90
キュウジュウ (...)
100
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200
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300
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1000
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2000
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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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Time[edit]

now
今 (...)
later
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before
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morning
朝 (...)
afternoon
昼間 (...)
evening
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night
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Clock time[edit]

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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Duration[edit]

_____ 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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Days[edit]

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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Months[edit]

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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Colors[edit]

black
クルー (...)
white
シルー (...)
gray
フェーイル (...)
red
アカー (...)
blue
オールー (...)
yellow
キールー (...)
green
ミドゥリ (...)
orange
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purple
ムラサチ (...)
brown
ンミイル (...)

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to _____?
... (...)
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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Directions[edit]

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?
ヤール (...)
...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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in front of the _____
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behind the _____
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Watch for the _____.
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intersection
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inside
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outside
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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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Taxi[edit]

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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Lodging[edit]

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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Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars?
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Do you accept British pounds?
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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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Eating[edit]

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
ヒティミティムン (...)
lunch
アサバン (...)
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
イユ (...)
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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water
ミジ (...)
beer
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red/white wine
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May I have some _____?
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salt
まーす (...)
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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Bars[edit]

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
ミジ (...)
club soda
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tonic water
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orange juice
クニブジュース (...)
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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Shopping[edit]

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.
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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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Driving[edit]

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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Authority[edit]

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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