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Slovak (slovenčina) is the main and national language of Slovakia and is spoken widely in and also universally understood in the Czech Republic. It is a Slavic language closely related to Russian, Polish, Czech, etc. Slovak is very similar to Czech in many ways; in fact, many travelers unfamiliar with the language often assume incorrectly that Czech and Slovak are dialects of each other.

Pronunciation[edit]

Slovak is written as it sounds and is easier as difficult as it looks. It may help to remember that Slovak makes use of certain diacritical marks. The most common are ´, which lengthens a vowel (it does not imply stress in Slovak), and ˇ, which softens a consonant. Palatisation is occasionally used in Czech but is more widely used in Slovak.

Stress[edit]

Like Czech, stress in Slovak usually falls on the first syllable , but try not to exaggerate it as it would be in English or in German.

Short Vowels[edit]

a
like 'a' in "amigo" [ah]
ä
like 'a' in "fat" [a] at times it gives out a 'e' sound in "egg" [eh]
e
like 'e' in "bet" [eh]
i
like 'i' in "it" [ih]
o
like 'o' in "sport" [oh]
u
like 'oo' in "book" [oo]
y
like 'i' in "wick" [ih] a short 'i' sound

Long Vowels[edit]

á
like 'a' in "far" ( long a sound ) [aa]
é
like 'é' in "bled" ( long e sound ) [ehh]
í
like 'ee' in "see" ( long i sound ) [ee]
ó
like 'oo' in "door" ( long o sound ) [ohh]
ú
like 'u' in "flute" ( long u sound ) [oo]
ý
like 'ee' in "weep" ( long y sound ) [ee]

Consonants[edit]

b
like 'b' in "baby"
c
like 'ts' in "bets"
č
like 'ch' in "church"
d
like 'd' in "day"
ď
like 'dge' in "edge" [more of a 'j' sound in 'judge']
DZ
like 'ds' in "roads"
like 'j' in "juice"
f
like 'f' in "fine"
g
like 'g' in "game" ( hard g sound )
h
like 'h' in "hot", regardless of its position in the word
CH
hard aspirated sound like the 'ch' in "loch"
j
like 'y' in "yes"
k
like 'k' in "kick"
l
like 'l' in "luck"
ĺ
( hold this l a little longer ); seldom used [similar to the 'll' in "call"]
ľ
like the 'ly' in "halyard"
m
like 'm' in "moon"
n
like 'n' in "nine"
ň
like 'ny' in "canyon"
ô
like 'wa' in "want"
p
like 'p' in "paper"
q
like 'q' in "quest"
r
like spanish 'r' in "rico" ( slightly trilled )
ŕ
like spanish 'rr' in "carro" ( longer trilled )
s
like 's' in "son"
š
like 'sh' in "fish"
t
like 't' in "hot"
ť
like 'tu' in "tune" [end of words gives off a palatal 'tch' sound in "snitch"]
v
like 'v' in "van"
w
like 'v' in "vest" [only used in foreign words]
x
like 'ks' in "bricks"
z
like 'z' in "zero"
ž
like 'su' in "pleasure"

Common diphthongs[edit]

au
like the 'ow' in "cow"
ia
like 'ia' in "piano"
ie
like 'ea' in "fear"
iu
like 'ew' in "new"
ô
like 'wo' in "woke"

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Common signs


OPEN
Otvorené (OHT-voh-reh-nehh)
CLOSED
Zatvorené (ZAHT-voh-reh-nehh)
ENTRANCE
Vchod (VUH-khohd)
EXIT
Východ (VEE-khohd)
PUSH
Tlačiť (TLAH-chihtch)
PULL
Ťahať (TCHAH-hahtch)
TOILET
Toalety (TOH-ah-leh-tih)
MEN
Muži (MOO-zhih)
WOMEN
Ženy (ZHEH-nih)
FORBIDDEN
Zakázaný (ZAH-kaa-zah-nee)
Hello.
Dobrý deň. (DOH-bree deñ)
How are you?
Ako sa máte? (AH-koh sah MAA-teh?)
Well, thanks.
Ďakujem, dobre. (JAH-koo-yehm DOH-breh)
What is your name?
Ako sa voláte? (AH-koh sah VOH-laa-tyeh)
My name is ______ .
Volám sa______ . (VOH-laam sah_____.)
Pleased to meet you.
Teší ma. (TYEH-shee mah)
Please.
Prosím.(PROH-seem)
Thank you.
Ďakujem.(JAH-koo-yehm)
You're welcome.
Prosím.(PROH-seem) Nie je za čo. (NYEE_eh yeh ZAH choh)
Yes.
Áno. (AAH-noh) Hej (HAY) (informal)
No.
Nie. (NYEE_eh)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Prepáčte.(PREH-paach-tyeh)
Sorry.
Prepáčte.(PREH-paach-tyeh)
Goodbye
Do videnia. (doh VEE-deh-nyah)
Do you speak English?
Hovoríte po anglicky? (HOH-voh-ree-teh poh AHN-glits-kih?)
Does anyone(here)speak English?
Hovorí (tu) niekto po anglicky?(HOH-voh-ree (too) nyiehk-toh poh AHN-glits-kih?)
Help!
Pomoc!(POH-mohts!)
Good morning.
Dobré ráno. (DOH-brehh RAA-noh)
Good afternoon.
Dobrý deň. (DOH-bree deh-NYEH)
Good evening.
Dobrý večer. (DOH-bree VEH-chehr)
Good night.
Dobrú noc. (DOH-broo nohts)
I don't understand.
Nerozumiem.(NEH-roh-zoo-myehm)
Where is the toilet?
Kde sú tu záchody?(kdeh soo too ZAA-khoh-dih?)

Problems[edit]

Go away!
Choď preč! (KHOD PRECH)
I'll call the police.
Zavolám políciu. (ZAH-voh-laam POH-leeet-syiuh)
Help!
Pomoc! (POH-mohts)
Thief!
Zlodej! (ZLOH-dehj)
Call the police.
Zavolajte políciu. (zah-VOH-lahj-teh POH-leeet-syiuh)
It's an emergency.
Treba pomoc. (TREH-bah POH-mohts)
Can you help me, please?
Môžete mi prosím pomôct? (mwoh-ZHEH-teh mi PROH-seeem POH-mwohtst)
I'm lost.
Nevyznám sa tu. (neh-VIZ-naam sah too)
Could I please use the telephone?
Môžem prosím použiť telefón? (MWOH-zhem PROH-seeem PWOH-zhee-tuh teh-LEH-fawn)

Numbers[edit]

0
nula (NOO-lah)
1
jeden (YEH-dehn)
2
dva (DUH-vah)
3
tri (trih)
4
štyri (SHTIH-rih)
5
päť (pehtch)
6
šesť (SHEHSTCH)
7
sedem (SEH-dyehm)
8
osem (OH-sehm)
9
deväť (JYEH-vetch)
10
desať (JYEH-sahtch)
11
jedenásť (YEH-deh-nahhstch)
12
dvanásť (DVAH-nastch)
13
trinásť (TRIH-nahhstch)
14
štrnásť (SHTR-nahhstch)
15
pätnásť (PEHT-nahhstch)
16
šestnásť (SHEHS-nahhstch)
17
sedemnásť (SEH-dyehm-nahhstch)
18
osemnásť (OH-sehm-nahhstch)
20
dvadsať (JVAHD-sahtch)
30
tridsať (TREED-sahtch)
40
štyridsať (SHTIH-rzhihd-sahtch)
50
päťdesiat (PEH-tch-dyeh-syaht)
60
šesťdesiat (SHEHTCH-deh-syaht)
70
sedemdesiat (SEH-dyem-dyeh-syiat)
80
osemdesiat (OH-sehm-dyeh-syaht)
90
deväťdesiat (JYEH-vetch-dyeh-syaht)
100
sto (stoh)
200
dvesto (DVEHS-toh)
300
tristo (TRIHS-toh)
400
štyristo (SHTIH-rihs-toh)
500
päťsto (pehtch stoh)
600
šesťsto (shehstch stoh)
700
sedemsto (SEH-dehm stoh)
800
osemsto (OH-sehm stoh)
900
deväťsto (DYEH-vehht-stoh)
1000
tisíc (TIH-seetz)
10,000
desaťtisíc (DYEH-satch-tih-seetz)
1,000,000
milión (MIH-lih-ohhn)

Time[edit]

In the morning.
ráno/dopoludnia (RAA-noh/DOH-poh-luhd-nyah)
In the afternoon.
Popoludní. (POH-poh-luhd-nee)
In the evening.
Večer. (VEH-chehr)
now
teraz (TEH-rahs)
later
neskoršie (NEHS-kohr-shee-eh)
before
pred (prehd)
morning
ráno (RAA-noh)
afternoon
popoludní (POH-poh-luhd-nee)
evening
večer (VEH-chehr)
night
noc (nohts)

Clock time[edit]

What date is it today?
Koľkého je dnes? (KOH-ehl-keh-hoh yeh dnehs)
What time is it?
Koľko je hodín? (KOHL-koh yeh HOH-deen)
It's_____o'clock.
Je jedna hodina. (yeh yednah HOH-dee-nah)/ Sú dve/tri/štyri hodiny (sooh duh-vah/trih/shtih-rih HOH-dee-nee)/ Je _____ hodín (for more than 5) (yeh _____ HOH-dee-n)

Duration[edit]

I'm going to stay for...
Zostanem tu... (ZOHS-tah-nehm too)
_____ minute(s)
_____minúta(út) (MEE-nooh-tah(oot))
_____ hour(s)
_____hodina(ín) (HOH-dih-nah(een))
_____ day(s)
_____deň(ní) (dehnyeh(nee))
_____ week(s)
_____týždeň(ňov) (TEEZH-dehnyeh(nyohv))
_____ month(s)
_____mesiac(ov) (MEH-syahts(ohv))
_____ year(s)
_____rok(ov) (rohk(ohv))

Days[edit]

this morning
dnes ráno (dnehs RAHH-noh)
today
dnes (dnehs)
tonight
dnes večer (dnehs VEH-chehr)
yesterday
včera (VCHEH-rah)
week
týždeň (TEEZH-dehñ)
tomorrow
zajtra (ZAI-trah)
Monday
pondelok (POHN-dyeh-lohk)
Tuesday
utorok (OO-toh-rohk)
Wednesday
streda (STREH-dah)
Thursday
štvrtok (SHTVR-tohk)
Friday
piatok (PYAH-tohk)
Saturday
sobota (SOH-boh-tah)
Sunday
nedeľa (NYEH-dyeh-lyah)

Months[edit]

January
január (YAH-nwaahr)
February
február (FEH-brwaahr)
March
marec (MAH-rehts)
April
apríl (AH-preeel)
May
máj (MAAH_ee)
June
jún (yoon)
July
júl (yool)
August
august (OW-goost)
September
september (sehp-TEHM-behr)
October
október (ohk-TOHH-behr)
November
november (noh-VEHM-behr)
December
december (deht-ZEHM-behr)

Seasons[edit]

summer
leto (LEH-toh)
autumn
jeseň (YEH-seh-nyuh)
winter
zima (ZEE-mah)
spring
jar (yahr)

Colors[edit]

black
čierna (CHYEHR-nah)
blue
modrá (MOH-draa)
brown
hnedá (HNEH-daa)
green
zelená (ZEH-leh-naa)
orange
oranžová (OHRAHN-zhoh-vaa)
pink
ružová (ROO-zhoh-vaa)
purple
fialová (FYAH-loh-vaa)
red
červená (CHEHR-veh-naa)
white
biela (BYEH-lah)
yellow
žltá (ZHUL-taa)
gray
šedá (SHEH-daa)

Transportation[edit]

car
auto (OW-toh)
van
dodávka (DO-daav-ka)
truck
kamión (KAH-myohhn)
bus
autobus (ow-TOH-boos)
taxi
taxi (TAHK-see)
airplane
lietadlo (LYEH-tah-dloh)
helicopter
helikoptéra (HEH-lih-kohp-tehh-rah)
train
vlak (vlahk)
trolley
vozík (VOH-zeek)
ship
loď (lohdew) - "-dew" brief and without "oo" sound
boat
čln (chln)
tram
električka (EH-lehk-trich-kah)
bicycle
bicykel (BIH-tsih-kehl)
motorcycle
motocykel (MOH-toh-tsee-kehl)/ motorka (MOH-toh-rka)

Bus, tram and train[edit]

Where is the bus stop?
Kde je (tu) zastávka autobusu? (kdeh yeh too zahs-TAAV-kah OW-toh-boo-soo)
Where is the tram stop
Kde je (tu) zastávka električky? (kdeh yeh too zahs-TAAV-kah eh-lehk-TREECH-kee)
Which line takes me to...?
Ktorou linkou sa dostanem do...? (ktoh-ROW leen-KOW sah dohs-TAH-nehm doh...?)
Which bus go to...?
Ktorým autobusom sa dostanem do...? (KTOH-reem ow-TOO-boo-soom sah dohs-TAH-nehm doh...?)

Directions[edit]

Where's...?
Kde je...? (kdeh yeh)
Is it far? / near?
Je to odtiaľto ďaleko? / blízko? (yeh toh ohd-TEE-ah-ehl-toh dew-AH-leh-koh / BLEEZ-koh)
Can I walk there?
Dá sa tam ísť peši? (daa sah tahm eestoo PEH-shee)
How do I get to _____ ?
Ako sa dostanem ______? (AH-koh sah DOHS-tah-nehm ...?)
...the train station?
...na vlakovú stanicu? (nah VLAH-koh-voo STAH-nee-tsuh?)
...the bus station?
...na autobusovú stanicu? (nah OW-toh-boo-soo-voo STAH-nee-tsuh?)
...the airport?
...na letisko? (nah LEH-tihs-koh?)
...downtown?
...do centra mesta? (doh TSEHN-trah MEHS-tah?)
...the youth hostel?
...do ubytovne pre mládež? (doh OO-byh-toh-vneh pre MLAH-dezh?)
...the _____ hotel?
...k hotelu____? (k HOH-tehloo?)
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?
...k americkému/kanadskému/austrálskemu/britskému konzuláte? (k AH-meh-rihts-kehh-moo/KAH-nahds-kehh-moo/OWS-trahhls-keh-moo/BRIHTS-kehh-moo KOHN-zoo-lahh-teh?)
Where are there a lot of...
Kde je tam veľa... (kdyeh yeh tahm VEH-lyah)
...hotels?
...hotelov? (HOH-teh-lov)
...restaurants?
...reštaurácií? (REHSH-tow-rahh-tsee-yee?)
...bars?
...barov? (BAH-rohw?)
...sites to see?
...atrakcií/zaujímavostí? (ATH-rak-tsee-yee/SA-oo-yee-mah-vos-tee?)
Can you show me on the map?
Môžete mi ukázať na mape? (MWOH-zheh-tyeh mih OO-kahh-zahtch nah MAH-peh?)
street
ulica (OO-lih-tsah)
Turn left.
Odbočte vľavo. (OHD-bohch-tyeh VLYAH-voh)
Turn right.
Zabočte vpravo. (ZAH-bohch-tyeh FPRAH-voh)
left
vľavo (VLYAH-voh)
right
vpravo (FPRAH-voh)
straight ahead
rovno (ROHF-noh)
towards the _____
smerom k _____ (SMEH-rohm kuh)
past the _____
okolo _____ (OH-koh-loh)
before the _____
pred _____ (pryehd)
Watch for the _____.
Hľadajte _____. (HLYAH-dai-teh....)
intersection
priesečník (PRYEH-sehch-neek)
north
sever (SEH-vehr)
south
juh (yookh)
east
východ (VEE-khohd)
west
západ (ZAHH-pahd)
uphill
do kopca (doh KOHP-tsah)
downhill
z kopca (zuh KOHP-tsah)

Taxi[edit]

Can you take me to...?
Môžete ma zaviesť do...? (mwoh-ZHEH-teh mah zah-VEE-ehs-t doh...?)
Please take me to...
Zavezte ma, prosím do... (zah-VEHS-teh mah PROH-seeem doh...)
How much does it cost to go to...?
Koľko to bude stáť do...? (KOH-helh-koh toh BOO-deh staa-t doh)
The next corner, please.
Pri najbližšom rohu, prosím. (pri nayh-BLEEZH-shom rohu, PROH-seeem)
Stop here, please.
Zastavte tu, prosím. (zahs-TAHV-teh too, PROH-seeem)

Lodging[edit]

Where's a....hotel?
Kde je....hotel? (kdyeh yeh HOH-tehl?)
cheap
lacný (LAHTS-nee)
clean
čistý (CHEES-tee)
good
dobrý (DOH-bree)
nearby
nablízku (NAH-bleez-koo)
Do you have any rooms available?
Máte voľné izby? (MAA-teh voh-EHL-nehh eez-bee?)
How much is a room for one person/two people?
Koľko stojí izba pre jednu osobu/dve osoby? (KOH-ly-koh STOH-yee IHZ-bah preh YEHD-noo OH-soh-boo/dveh OH-soh-bih?)
Does the room come with...
Je v tej izbe ... (yeh vuh tay IHZ-byeh ...)
...bedsheets?
...povlečenie? (POH-vleh-cheh-nyeh?)
...a bathroom?
...kúpeľňa? (KOO-peh-lee-nyah?)
...a telephone?
...telefón? (TEH-leh-fohhn?)
...a TV?
...televízor? (TEH-leh-vee-zohr?)
...internet?
...internet? (EEN-tehr-neht?)
May I see the room first?
Mohol by som najprv vidieť tú izbu? (MOH-hohl bih sohm NAI-prih VIH-dyehtch too IHZ-bah?)
Do you have anything quieter?
Máte niečo tichšie? (MAA-teh NYEH-choh TIHKH-shyeh?)
...bigger?
...väčšie? (VEHCH-shyeh??)
...cleaner?
...čistejšie? (CHIHS-tay-shyeh?)
...cheaper?
...lacnejšie? (LAHTS-nay-shyeh?)
OK, I'll take it.
OK, vezmem si to. (OH-KAY,VYEHZ-myehn sih toh)
I will stay for _____ night(s).
Zostanem tu _____ noc(y). (ZOHS-tah-nehm tuh____nohts(ih))
Can you suggest another hotel?
Môžete mi odporučiť iný hotel? (MWOH-zheh-tyeh mih OHD-poh-roo-chitch EE-nee HOH-tehl?)
Do you have a safe?
Máte trezor? (MAA-teh TREH-zohr?)
...lockers?
...skrinky? (SKRIHN-kih?)
Is breakfast/supper included?
Je to vrátane raňajok/večere? (yeh toh VRAHH-tah-neh RAH-nyah-ohk/VEH-cheh-reh?)
When is the breakfast?
Kedy sú raňajky? (KEH-dyh sooh REH-nai-kih?)
When is the supper?
Kedy je večera? (KEH-dyh yeh VEH-cheh-rah?)
Please clean my room.
Upracte mi prosím izbu. (OO-prahts-teh mih PROH-seem IHZ-boo)
Can you wake me at _____?
Môžete ma prebudiť o_____? (MWOH-zheh-tyeh mah PREH-boo-ditch oh___?)
I want to check out.
Chcem sa odhlásiť. (khtsehm sah OHD-khlahh-sihtch)

Bank[edit]

money
peniaze (peh-NYAH-zeh)
coins
mince (MEEN-tseh)
credit card
kreditná karta (kreh-DEET-naa KAHR-tah)
bankdraft
banková zmenka (bahn-KOH-vaa ZMEHN-kah)
banknotes
bankovky (bahn-KOH-vih)
I want to exchange some money/ travelers checks.
Chcem zameniť peniaze / cestovné šeky. (KEHT-sehm zah-MEH-nee-tee peh-NYAH-zeh / tsehs-TOHV-nehh SHEH-kih)
What's the exchange rate?
Aký je výmenný kurz? (AH-kee yeh vee-MEHN-nee koorz?)

Eating[edit]

A table for one person/two people, please.
Stôl pre jednu osobu / dve osoby, prosím. (STOO-OHL preh YEHD-noo OH-soh-boo/ dveh OH-soh-bih, PROH-seem)
Can I look at the menu, please?
Môžem sa pozrieť na jedálny lístok, prosím? (MWOH-zhehm sah POH-zryehtch nah YEH-dahhl-nih LEES-tohk, PROH-seem)
Can I look in the kitchen?
Môžem sa pozrieť do kuchyne? (MWOH-zhehm sah POH-zryehtch doh KOO-kynyeh?)
Is there a house specialty?
Je tunajšia špecialita? (yah TOO-nai-shyah SHPEH-tsyah-lih-tah?)
Is there a local specialty?
Je tu miestna špecialita? (yah too MYEHS-tnah SHPEH-tsyah-lih-tah?)
I'm a vegetarian.
Ja som vegetarián. (yah sohm VEH-geh-tah-ryahhn)
I don't eat pork.
Nejem bravčové. (NYEH-yehm BRAHF-choh-vehh)
I don't eat beef.
Nejem hovädzie mäso. (NYEH-yehm HOH-veh-dsyeh MEH-soh)
I only eat kosher food.
Jem len kóšer jedlo. (yehm lehn KOHH-shehr YEHD-loh)
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)
Mohli by ste to urobiť "lite", prosím? (MOH-lih bih styeh toh OO-roh-bihtch "lait", PROH-seem?)
fixed-price meal
Pevná cena za jedlo (PEHV-nahh TSEH-nah zah YEHD-loh)
a la carte
à la carte (lah kahrt)
breakfast
raňajky (RAH-nyaih-kih)
lunch
obed (OH-dehd)
tea (meal)
čaj (chai)
supper/dinner
večera (VEH-cheh-rah)
I want _____.
Chcem _____. (khtsehm_____)
I want a dish containing _____.
Chcem jedlo, obsahujúce _____. (khtsehm yehd-loh, OHB-sah-hoo-yoo-tseh____)
chicken
kur(č)a (KUH-(ch)ah)
beef
hovädzie mäso (HOH-vad-zyeh MA-soh)
fish
ryba (RIH-bah)
ham
šunka (SHOON-kuh)
sausage
klobása (KLOH-bahh-sah)
cheese
syr (sihr)
eggs
vajcia (VAI-tsyah)
salad
šalát (SHAH-lahht)
(fresh) vegetables
(čerstvú) zeleninu ((CHEHRS-tvoo) ZEH-leh-nee-noo)
(fresh) fruit
(Čerstvé) ovocie ((CHEHRS-tvehh) OH-voh-tsyeh)
bread
chlieb (khlyehb)
toast
opekaný chlieb (OH-peh-kah-noo khlyehb)
noodles
rezance/slíže (REH-zahn-tseh/SLEEH-zheh)
rice
ryža (RIH-zhah)
beans
fazuľa (FAH-zoo-lyah)
May I have a glass of _____?
Môžem mať pohár _____? (MWAH-zhehm mahtch POH-haar______?)
May I have a cup of _____?
Môžem mať šálku _____? (MWAH-zhehm mahtch SHAAL-kooh____?)
May I have a bottle of _____?
Môžem mať fľašu _____? (MWAH-zhehm mahtch FLYAH-shoo___?)
coffee
káva (KAHH-vah)
tea (drink)
čaj (chai)
juice
džús (joos)
(bubbly) water
sódovka ((SOH-dohv-kah) )
water
voda (VOH-dah)
beer
pivo (PEE-voh)
red/white wine
červené/biele víno (CHEHR-veh-neh/BYEH-leh VEE-noh)
May I have some _____?
Môžete mi dať _____? (MWAH-zhe -teh mee dahtch ___?)
salt
soľ (sohl)
black pepper
čierne korenie (TCHYEHR-neh KOH-reh-nyieh)
butter
maslo (MAHS-loh)
Excuse me, waiter/waitress? (getting attention of server)
Prepáčte, čašník/čašníčka? (PREH-paach-tyeh, CHAHSH-neek/CHAHSH-neech-kah?)
I'm finished.
Ja som skončil. (yah sohm SKOHN-chihl)
It was delicious.
Bolo to vynikajúce. (BOH-loh toh VIH-nih-kai-oo-tseh)
Please, clear the plates.
Prosím, odneste taniere. (PROH-seem, OHD-nyehstch TAH-nyeh-reh)
The check, please.
Šek, prosím. (shehk, PROH-seem)

Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol?
Máte alkohol? (MAA-teh ahl-koh-HOHL?)
Is there table service?
Je tu obsluha? (yah too ohb-sloo-HAH?)
A beer/two beers, please.
Pivo/dve pivá, prosím. (PIH-voh/dveh PIH-vaah, PROH-seem)
A glass of red/white wine, please.
Pohár červeného/bieleho vína, prosím. (sklah CHEHR-veh-nehh-hoh /BYEH-leh-hoh VEE-noh, PROH-seem)
A pint, please.
Polliter, prosím. (POHL-lih-tehr, PROH-seem)
A bottle, please.
Fľašu, prosím. (FLYAH-shoo, PROH-seem)
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please.
_____a_____,prosím. (___ah____PROH-seem)
whiskey
whiskey (VEES-kee)
vodka
vodka (VOHD-kah)
rum
rum (room)
water
voda (VOH-dah)
club soda
klub soda (kloob SOH-dah)
tonic water
tonik (TOH-nih-kh)
orange juice
pomarančový džús (POH-mah-rahn-choh-vee jzhoos)
Coke (soda)
(Coca-/Pepsi-)Cola ((KOH-kah-/Pespi-)KOH-lah)
Do you have any bar snacks?
Máte niečo pre chuť? (MAA-teh NYEH-choh preh khootch?)
One more, please.
Ešte jednu, prosím. (EHSH-teh YEHD-noo, PROH-seem)
Another round, please.
Ešte raz, prosím. (ESH-teh rahz, PROH-seem)
When is closing time?
Aká je zatváracia doba? (ah-kah yeh ZAHT-vahh-rah-tsyah doh-BAH?)
Cheers!
Na zdravie! (nahz DRA-vyeh!)

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size?
Máte toto aj v mojej veľkosti? (MAA-teh TOH-toh ayeh v MOY-ay VEH-lee-kohs-tih?)
How much is this?
Koľko to stojí? (KOH-lee-koh toh STO-yeeh?)
That's too expensive.
To je príliš drahé. (toh yeh PREE-lish DRAH-hehh)
Would you take _____?
Chceli by ste _____? (KHTSEH-lih bih steh ____?)
expensive
drahý (DRAH-hee)
cheap
lacný (LAHTS-nee)
I can't afford it.
Ja si to nemôžem dovoliť. (yah sih toh NEH-mwah-zhehm DOH-voh-lihtch)
I don't want it.
Nechcem to. (NEHK-tsehm toh)
You're cheating me!
Podvádzaš ma! (POHD-vaa-dsash mah!)
I'm not interested.
To ma nezaujíma. (toh mah NEH-zow-yee-mah)
OK, I'll take it.
OK, vezmem si ho. (OH-kay, VEHZ-mehm sih khoh)
Can I have a bag?
Môžem mať tašku? (MWAH-zhehm mahtch TAHSH-koo?)
Do you ship (overseas)?
Posielate (do zahraničia)? (POH-syeh-lah-teh (do ZAH-rah-nih-chyah)?)
I need...
Potrebujem... (POH-treh-boo-yehm...)
...toothpaste.
...zubnú pastu. (ZOOB-noo PAHS-toh)
...a toothbrush.
...zubnú kefku. (ZOOB-noo KEHF-koh)
...tampons.
...tampóny. (TAHM-pohh-nih)
...feminine napkins.
...ženský obrúsky. (ZHEHNS-kee OH-brooos-kih)
...soap.
...mydlo. (MIHD-loh)
...shampoo.
...šampón (SHAHM-pohh)
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen)
...liek proti bolesti. (lyehk PROH-tih BOH-lehs-tih)
...cold medicine.
...liek na nádchu. (LYEHK na NAHD-khuh)
...stomach medicine.
...liek na žalúdok. (LYEHK na ZHAH-loo-dohk)
...deodorant.
...dezodorant. (DEH-zoh-doh-rahnt)
...perfume.
...parfém. (PAHR-fehhm)
...a razor.
...žiletku (ZHIH-leht-koh)
...shaving cream.
...krém na holenie. (KREHM na HOL-eh-nyeh)
...an umbrella.
...dáždnik. (DAAZHD-nihk)
...suntan lotion.
...opaľovací krém. (OH-pah-lyoh-vah-tsee krehhm)
...a postcard/postcards.
...pohľadnicu/-e. (POH-lyahd-nih-tsoh/-tseh)
...postage stamps.
...poštové známky. (POHSH-toh-veh ZNAA-mkyh)
...batteries.
...baterky. (BAH-teh-rky)
...writing paper.
...listový papier. (LIHS-toh-vee PAH-pyehr)
...a pen.
...pero. (PEH-roh)
...a pencil.
...ceruzku. (TSEH-rooz-koh)
...English-language books.
...knihy v angličtine. (KNIH-hih v AHN-glihch-tih-neh)
...English-language magazines.
...časopisy v angličtine. (CHAH-soh-pih-seeh v AHN-glihch-tih-neh)
...an English-language newspaper.
...noviny v angličtine. (NOH-vih-nih v AHN-glihch-tih-neh)
...an English-Slovak dictionary.
...anglicko-slovenský slovník. (AHN-glihts-koh-SLOH-vehns-kee SLOHF-neek)

Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car.
Chcem si požičať auto. (khtsehm sih POH-zhih-chatch OW-toh)
Can I get insurance?
Môžem si dojednať poistenie? (MWAH-zhehm sih DOY-ehd-nahtch POYS-teh-nyeh?)
stop (on a street sign)
stop (stohp)
one way
jednosmerna (YEHD-no smer-nah )
yield
výnos (VEE-nohs)
no parking
Neparkovať (NEH-pahr-koh-vatch)
speed limit
rýchlostné obmedzenia (REEKH-lohst-nehh OHB-meh-dseh-nyah)
exit
východ (VEE-khohd)
entrance
vchod (vkhohd)
gas (petrol) station
benzínová pumpa (BEHN-zee-noh-vahh POOM-pah)
petrol/gas
benzín (BEHN-zeen)
diesel
(motorová) nafta ((MOH-toh-roh-vaa) NAHF-tah)

Authority[edit]

I haven't done anything wrong.
Neurobil som nič zlého. (NEH-oo-roh-bihl sohm nich ZLEHH-hoh)
It was a misunderstanding.
Bolo to nedorozumenie. (BOH-loh toh NEH-doh-roh-zoo-meh-nyeh)
Where are you taking me?
Kam ma berieš ? (kahm mah BEH-ryehsh?)
Am I under arrest?
Som zatknutý? (sohm ZAHTK-noo-tee?)
Why are you arresting me?
Prečo ste ma zatkli? (PREH-choh steh mah ZAHTK-lih?)
I'm so sorry!
Je mi to ľúto! (yeh mih toh LEE-oo-toh!)
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.
Som americký/austrálsky/britský/kanadský občan. (sohm AMEH-rih-tskee/OWS-trahh-lskee/BRIHTS-kee/KAH-nads-kee OHB-chahn)
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.
Musím hovoriť s americkým/austrálskym/britským/kanadským veľvyslanecom/konzulom. (MOO-seem HOH-voh-rith suh AMEH-rits-keem/OWS-trahhl-skeem/BRIHTS-keem/KAH-nahds-keem VEH-lee-vihs-lah-ntsom/KOHN-zoo-lom)
I want to talk to a lawyer.
Chcem hovoriť s právnikom. (KHEHT-sehm HOH-voh-rihtch suh PRAHHF-nih-kohm)
Can I pay a fine now?
Môžem teraz zaplatiť pokutu? (MWAH-zhehm TEH-rahz ZAH-plah-titch POH-koo-too?)


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