Now, as we are heading to the New Year holidays we prepared some most important and useful phrases that will save you abroad.

Asking for directions:

  • Could you help me, please?
  • Excuse me, how can I get/how do I get to …?
  • Could you tell me how to get to …?
  • Could you tell me the way to …?
  • Excuse me, is there a bank/restaurant/hotel/metro station near here?
  • Could you tell me where …… is?
  • Excuse me, where is the nearest bank/cafe/restaurant/metro station?
  • What is the nearest metro station to the parl. please?

In a restaurant:

  • Could we have a table for two, please?
  • Can we have a menu, please?
  • Excuse me, can I/we smoke in here?
  • We would like a table for two in a non-smoking area, please.
  • Can I have a cup of coffee, please?
  • I’ll have a chicken broth, please.
  • Can I pay by a credit card/in cash?
  • Can I/we have the bill, please?
  • Thank you very much!

In an airport: 


  • Excuse me, could you tell me where Gate 7 is?
  • Where is the registration desk, please?
  • Here is my passport and ticket.
  • I’d like a seat near the window/aisle, please.
  • Fasten your seat-belts — пристегните ремни!
  • Switch off your mobile phones — выключите сотовые.
  • Have a nice flight!

Some more generally useful phrases: 

  • How much is the taxi/bus tickets/metro ticket?
  • Where can I buy …?
  • Is there a good restaurant/cafe/shop near here?
  • Do you have a guide book?
  • Is there a doctor here?
  • How far is it from the hotel/airport?
  • How long will it take?
  • Can I get there on foot?


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