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A l'estació de trens

33 [thirty-three]

At the train station

At the train station

33 [trenta-tres]

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A l'estació de trens

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When is the next train to Berlin? Qu-- s--- e- p----- t--- c-- a B-----? Quan surt el pròxim tren cap a Berlín? 0 +
When is the next train to Paris? Qu-- s--- e- p----- t--- c-- a P----? Quan surt el pròxim tren cap a París? 0 +
When is the next train to London? Qu-- s--- e- p----- t--- c-- a L------? Quan surt el pròxim tren cap a Londres? 0 +
     
When does the train for Warsaw leave? A q---- h--- s--- e- t--- q-- v- a V-------? A quina hora surt el tren que va a Varsòvia? 0 +
When does the train for Stockholm leave? A q---- h--- s--- e- t--- q-- v- a E-------? A quina hora surt el tren que va a Estocolm? 0 +
When does the train for Budapest leave? A q---- h--- s--- e- t--- q-- v- a B-------? A quina hora surt el tren que va a Budapest? 0 +
     
I’d like a ticket to Madrid. Vo----- u- b------ p-- M-----. Voldria un bitllet per Madrid. 0 +
I’d like a ticket to Prague. Vo----- u- b------ p-- P----. Voldria un bitllet per Praga. 0 +
I’d like a ticket to Bern. Vo----- u- b------ p-- B----. Voldria un bitllet per Berna. 0 +
     
When does the train arrive in Vienna? Qu-- a----- a V---- e- t---? Quan arriba a Viena el tren? 0 +
When does the train arrive in Moscow? Qu-- a----- a M----- e- t---? Quan arriba a Moscou el tren? 0 +
When does the train arrive in Amsterdam? Qu-- a----- a A-------- e- t---? Quan arriba a Amsterdam el tren? 0 +
     
Do I have to change trains? Ha--- d- c------ d- t---? Hauré de canviar de tren? 0 +
From which platform does the train leave? De q---- a----- s--- e- t---? De quina andana surt el tren? 0 +
Does the train have sleepers? Qu- t- c--------- e- t---? Que té cotxe-llit el tren? 0 +
     
I’d like a one-way ticket to Brussels. Vo----- u- b------ d------ a B----------. Voldria un bitllet d’anada a Brussel•les. 0 +
I’d like a return ticket to Copenhagen. Vo----- u- b------ d------ i t------ a C----------. Voldria un bitllet d’anada i tornada a Copenhaguen. 0 +
What does a berth in the sleeper cost? Qu--- c---- u-- p---- a- c---------? Quant costa una plaça al cotxe-llit? 0 +
     

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