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|Are you already allowed to drive?||Va- t- j-- d------ b----- a- m-----?|
|Are you already allowed to drink alcohol?||Va- t- j-- d------ l----- a-------?|
|Are you already allowed to travel abroad alone?||Va- t- j-- d------ v---- p--- b----- u- ā------?|
|may / to be allowed||dr-----t|
|May we smoke here?||Va- m-- š--- d------- s-----?|
|Is smoking allowed here?||Va- š--- d----- s-----?|
|May one pay by credit card?||Va- d----- m----- a- k----------?|
|May one pay by cheque / check (am.)?||Va- d----- m----- a- č---?|
|May one only pay in cash?||Va- d----- m----- t---- s------ n----?|
|May I just make a call?||Va- e- d------ p--------?|
|May I just ask something?||Va- e- d------ k- j-----?|
|May I just say something?||Va- e- d------ k- t----?|
|He is not allowed to sleep in the park.||Vi-- n------- g---- p----.|
|He is not allowed to sleep in the car.||Vi-- n------- g---- m-----.|
|He is not allowed to sleep at the train station.||Vi-- n------- g---- s------.|
|May we take a seat?||Va- m-- d------- a--------?|
|May we have the menu?||Va- m-- d------- d---- ē---------?|
|May we pay separately?||Va- m-- d------- s------- a--------?|
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