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On the train

On the train

34 [kolmkümmend neli]


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Is that the train to Berlin? Kas -e-----ro-- Be--i-ni? K__ s__ o_ r___ B________ K-s s-e o- r-n- B-r-i-n-? ------------------------- Kas see on rong Berliini? 0
When does the train leave? M---a- r--g----ju-? M_____ r___ v______ M-l-a- r-n- v-l-u-? ------------------- Millal rong väljub? 0
When does the train arrive in Berlin? M----l jõ--b ---- B-r-----? M_____ j____ r___ B________ M-l-a- j-u-b r-n- B-r-i-n-? --------------------------- Millal jõuab rong Berliini? 0
Excuse me, may I pass? Va--n-us-, -a- -- ---k--- -ö-da? V_________ k__ m_ s______ m_____ V-b-n-u-t- k-s m- s-a-s-n m-ö-a- -------------------------------- Vabandust, kas ma saaksin mööda? 0
I think this is my seat. Ma-a--an--et s-e--- -in------. M_ a_____ e_ s__ o_ m___ k____ M- a-v-n- e- s-e o- m-n- k-h-. ------------------------------ Ma arvan, et see on minu koht. 0
I think you’re sitting in my seat. M---rvan,-et -e-ist-t- m--u-ko--l. M_ a_____ e_ t_ i_____ m___ k_____ M- a-v-n- e- t- i-t-t- m-n- k-h-l- ---------------------------------- Ma arvan, et te istute minu kohal. 0
Where is the sleeper? K-s-o----ga-is-----? K__ o_ m____________ K-s o- m-g-m-s-a-u-? -------------------- Kus on magamisvagun? 0
The sleeper is at the end of the train. Maga-isv---n-o--r-ng----gu-i-es-ot--s. M___________ o_ r____ t________ o_____ M-g-m-s-a-u- o- r-n-i t-g-m-s-s o-s-s- -------------------------------------- Magamisvagun on rongi tagumises otsas. 0
And where is the dining car? – At the front. Ja -us--n--e-toran----un?----esot-as. J_ k__ o_ r______________ – E________ J- k-s o- r-s-o-a-i-a-u-? – E-s-t-a-. ------------------------------------- Ja kus on restoranivagun? – Eesotsas. 0
Can I sleep below? Kas ma võ---a-l---g-d-? K__ m_ v___ a__ m______ K-s m- v-i- a-l m-g-d-? ----------------------- Kas ma võin all magada? 0
Can I sleep in the middle? Ka- -a ---- ----el -a--da? K__ m_ v___ k_____ m______ K-s m- v-i- k-s-e- m-g-d-? -------------------------- Kas ma võin keskel magada? 0
Can I sleep at the top? Kas -a-v--n -lev-l ma-ada? K__ m_ v___ ü_____ m______ K-s m- v-i- ü-e-a- m-g-d-? -------------------------- Kas ma võin üleval magada? 0
When will we get to the border? Mi-l----e ---r----j--a-e? M_____ m_ p______ j______ M-l-a- m- p-i-i-e j-u-m-? ------------------------- Millal me piirile jõuame? 0
How long does the journey to Berlin take? K-i--a-- --st-b-sõ-t -e-lii-i? K__ k___ k_____ s___ B________ K-i k-u- k-s-a- s-i- B-r-i-n-? ------------------------------ Kui kaua kestab sõit Berliini? 0
Is the train delayed? K----o-g-hilineb? K__ r___ h_______ K-s r-n- h-l-n-b- ----------------- Kas rong hilineb? 0
Do you have something to read? K-s-t----on --da-i--uge-a? K__ t___ o_ m_____ l______ K-s t-i- o- m-d-g- l-g-d-? -------------------------- Kas teil on midagi lugeda? 0
Can one get something to eat and to drink here? Kas-s-in-sa--s-mi-ag- -üüa-----u--? K__ s___ s____ m_____ s___ j_ j____ K-s s-i- s-a-s m-d-g- s-ü- j- j-u-? ----------------------------------- Kas siin saaks midagi süüa ja juua? 0
Could you please wake me up at 7 o’clock? Ka--te är-taksit- -----p--------l-----? K__ t_ ä_________ m___ p____ k___ 7____ K-s t- ä-a-a-s-t- m-n- p-l-n k-l- 7-0-? --------------------------------------- Kas te ärataksite mind palun kell 7.00? 0

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