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At the bank

At the bank

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Bankā

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I would like to open an account. Es -ē--s-atv--t ko---. Es vēlos atvērt kontu. E- v-l-s a-v-r- k-n-u- ---------------------- Es vēlos atvērt kontu. 0
Here is my passport. Te ir ma----ase. Te ir mana pase. T- i- m-n- p-s-. ---------------- Te ir mana pase. 0
And here is my address. Un-t- -- --na a-re--. Un te ir mana adrese. U- t- i- m-n- a-r-s-. --------------------- Un te ir mana adrese. 0
I want to deposit money in my account. E----l-s i---k-ā- -audu-s--ā k----. Es vēlos iemaksāt naudu savā kontā. E- v-l-s i-m-k-ā- n-u-u s-v- k-n-ā- ----------------------------------- Es vēlos iemaksāt naudu savā kontā. 0
I want to withdraw money from my account. Es--ē-os -zņe-----udu--o sava -o--a. Es vēlos izņemt naudu no sava konta. E- v-l-s i-ņ-m- n-u-u n- s-v- k-n-a- ------------------------------------ Es vēlos izņemt naudu no sava konta. 0
I want to pick up the bank statements. E- -ē--s-saņem--ko-ta -zrak-tu-. Es vēlos saņemt konta izrakstus. E- v-l-s s-ņ-m- k-n-a i-r-k-t-s- -------------------------------- Es vēlos saņemt konta izrakstus. 0
I want to cash a traveller’s cheque / traveler’s check (am.). Es v--os ---ir-t-----j--- ---u. Es vēlos izpirkt ceļojuma čeku. E- v-l-s i-p-r-t c-ļ-j-m- č-k-. ------------------------------- Es vēlos izpirkt ceļojuma čeku. 0
What are the fees? Cik--iela-i- m-ksa --- paka----umu? Cik liela ir maksa par pakalpojumu? C-k l-e-a i- m-k-a p-r p-k-l-o-u-u- ----------------------------------- Cik liela ir maksa par pakalpojumu? 0
Where should I sign? K----a--j--a--kstā-? Kur man jāparakstās? K-r m-n j-p-r-k-t-s- -------------------- Kur man jāparakstās? 0
I’m expecting a transfer from Germany. Es------ ----e--m--n--V----as. Es gaidu pārvedumu no Vācijas. E- g-i-u p-r-e-u-u n- V-c-j-s- ------------------------------ Es gaidu pārvedumu no Vācijas. 0
Here is my account number. Te----ma----ont----murs. Te ir mans konta numurs. T- i- m-n- k-n-a n-m-r-. ------------------------ Te ir mans konta numurs. 0
Has the money arrived? Va- n--d- -r-p-e--kus-? Vai nauda ir pienākusi? V-i n-u-a i- p-e-ā-u-i- ----------------------- Vai nauda ir pienākusi? 0
I want to change money. E- ---o- --ma--ī---o -au-u. Es vēlos samainīt šo naudu. E- v-l-s s-m-i-ī- š- n-u-u- --------------------------- Es vēlos samainīt šo naudu. 0
I need US-Dollars. M-- -aja- AS---o--rus. Man vajag ASV dolārus. M-n v-j-g A-V d-l-r-s- ---------------------- Man vajag ASV dolārus. 0
Could you please give me small notes / bills (am.)? L---u, --do--e- -a--------s--ā--- n-u----ī--s! Lūdzu, iedodiet man naudu sīkākās naudaszīmēs! L-d-u- i-d-d-e- m-n n-u-u s-k-k-s n-u-a-z-m-s- ---------------------------------------------- Lūdzu, iedodiet man naudu sīkākās naudaszīmēs! 0
Is there a cashpoint / an ATM (am.)? V----- ----ank--āts? Vai te ir bankomāts? V-i t- i- b-n-o-ā-s- -------------------- Vai te ir bankomāts? 0
How much money can one withdraw? C-k-da--z -au-as v-r----emt? Cik daudz naudas var izņemt? C-k d-u-z n-u-a- v-r i-ņ-m-? ---------------------------- Cik daudz naudas var izņemt? 0
Which credit cards can one use? Kād-----e-----rt-s -e-? Kādas kredītkartes der? K-d-s k-e-ī-k-r-e- d-r- ----------------------- Kādas kredītkartes der? 0

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