Getting around

Are you going to take a vacation this summer? --- Siz osy zhazda demalys alasyz ba?

Where will you go? --- Qai zhakka barasiz?

I am looking for an apartment to rent. --- Men arendagha pater izdedym.

How many bedrooms does it have? --- Paterde nesche bolme bar?

Is it a good neighborhood? ---Aimaghy zhaksyma?

Where is the grocery store? --- Azyk-tylik dukeni kai zherde?

Where do I park my car? --- Qaida mashineni kaldyruga bolady?

Is there a garage? --- Bul zherde garazh barma?

Is there a good school for my children? --- Menim balalaryma ungailya mektep barma?

What time is it? --- Sagat kansha boldy? or: Sagat nishe?

What day is it? --- Bugun aptanyn kai kuni?

Monday --- Duisenbi; Tuesday --- Seisenbi; Wednesday --- Sarsenbi; Thursday --- Beisenbi; Friday --- Zhuma; Saturday --- Senbi; Sunday --- Zeksenbi

When do we leave? --- Biz kashan zhol zhuremyz?

When should we be ready? --- Biz kashan daiyn boluymyz kerek?

When do we come back? ---Biz kashan kaitamyz?

How do we travel? --- Nemen baramyz?

By bus, by airplane, or by train? --- Avtobus pen be, ushak pen be, alde otarbamen baramyz ba?

On vacation --- Demalys.

Weather:

Will it rain? --- Zhanbyr zhalady ma?

Will it snow? --- Qar zhalady ma?

Do I need an umbrella? --- Magan qol shatyr  kerek bolady ma?

Should I dress warmly? --- Zhyly kiinein ba?

Climate --- Aua raiy

Summer --- zhaz, fall --- kuz, winter --- kys, spring --- koktem

What is the climate in Kazakhstan? --- Kazakstannyn aua raiy qandai?

What is the best time for a trip to Astana? --- Astanaga zhyldyn kai nezgelende bargan zhakzy?

The climate in Kazakhstan varies greatly from place to place. --- Kazakstannyn aua raiy er turly.

What is this? --- Mynau ne? [Myh-nau neh?]

Where is...? -  ... qaida? (The sentence structure puts interrogatives at the end)

... a hotel? --- Konak yui qaida? [Koh-nak oui qai-dah?]

... a restaurant? --- Meiramkhana qaida? [May-ram-khana qai-dah?]

… a library --- Kitapkhana

… a hospital ---Aurukhana

… a pharmacy --- Darikhana

... a movie theater --- Kinoteatr

... a museum --- Murazhai

... a grocery store --- Azyk tylik dukeni

... a post office --- Pochta bolymshesi

… a restroom --- Daretkhana

... the nearest bus stop --- Zhakyn zherdegi avtobus ayaldamasy

... the taxi stand --- Taksi toragy

... the train station --- Temir zhol vokzaly

... the airport --- Auezhai

... a barber shop --- Shashtaraz

... a dry cleaners --- Kiim tazalau

... a public swimming pool --- Kogamdyk bassein

... a parking lot --- Avto turak

AROUND TOWN

How do I get to downtown? --- Kalanyn ortalygyna kalai zhete alamyn?

Is there a park there? --- Ol zherde sayazhai bar ma?

Is there a taxi stand? --- Ol zherde taxi turagy bar ma?

Open --- Ashyk

Closed --- Zhabyk

IN A RESTAURANT:

Can I have an English language menu? --- Sizde dastarkhan mazere aglshyn tilinde barma?

What would you recommend? --- Ne aludy usynasyz?

Do you have bottled water? --- Sizde kuttydagy su barma?

Can I have the bill please? --- Bizben eseptesinizshi.

Water, please. --- Magan su akelenyz. [Mah-ghan soo ah-kay-lay-NYZ].

Do you have ...? --- Syzde ... barma? [Sehz-DEH BAR-mah] (Noun goes in the middle. See below) beef --- siyr eti [seh-ir eh-ti]

lamb --- koi eti

chicken --- tauyk

vegetables --- kok-unyz

dessert --- tatti tagham

Beshbarmak --- the most traditional Kazakh dish, a boiled meat and pastry combination

Manty ---  steamed meat dumplings

Plov ---  a rice pilaf dish

Samsa --- a baked meat pastry

Chak-chak – a sweet pastry dessert with honey and dried fruits

I would like an ice cream. --- Balmuzdak zhegim kelip tur.

… an ice cream --- Balmuzdak

… a cold drink --- Salkyn susyn

… a light supper --- Zhenil kieshke as

AT A PARTY:

Let’s have a party tonight! --- Bugun kesh yumdastraiek!

Who should we invite? --- Kimderdi shakyramyz?

Did you have a good time at the party? – Siz uaqyttynyzdy zhaksy otkizdiniz be?

The party was wonderful. --- Kesh ote tamasha otti.

We had a great time. --- Biz ote zhaksy demaldyk.

SHOPPING:

I need a…--- Magan kerek…

a shirt --- zheide; pair of pants --- shalbar; pair of shoes --- ayak kiym;

a dress --- koeilek; a hat --- kalpak; a tie --- galstuk; a belt --- taspa

Where can I buy a cell phone? --- Qai zherden uyaly telefon aluga bolady?

Where can I buy a telephone card? --- Qai zherden telefon kartasy aluga bolady?

Can I have your phone number? --- Magan telefon nomerenizde berenizshe?

AT THE FOOD BAZAAR:

Where can I find meat? --- Kaizherde yet satady?

Where are the vegetables? --- Kaizherde zhemister satady?

Where do I find milk and eggs? --- Kaizherde sut zhene zhumyrtka satady?

Bread --- nan

meat --- et [yet]

beef --- siyr eti

lamb --- koi eti

chicken --- tauyk eti

pork --- shoshka eti

apple --- alma

pear --- almurt

peach --- shabdaly

watermelon --- karbyz

melon --- kauyn

How much is this? --- Bul kansha turady?

That’s too expensive! --- Bul ote kymbat!

Thank you very much! --- Ulken rakhmet!

AT A CAMERA STORE:

A picture - fotosuret

How much is this in U.S. dollars? --- Bunun bagasy kansha dollar turady?

Do you print pictures? --- Siz fotosuret zhasaisyzba?

What sizes? --- Kandai kolemdy suretter zhasaisyzdar?

AT THE BANK:

I would like to open an account. --- Men zhanadan bank shoty ashkim keledi.

Would you like checking or savings? --- Syz agymdagy nemese saktauly shot ashqyniz keledi ma?

What is the exchange rate today? --- Bugunge aiyrbastau bagasy neshe?

AT THE POST OFFICE:

Where is the nearest post office? --- Zhaqyn mangda pochta bar ma?

I’d like to send this letter by special delivery. --- Myna khatty zakazben zhibergim keledi.

I want to insure this letter. --- Bagaly khat zhibereiyn dep edim.

I want to send some money. --- Aqsha salaiyn dep edim.

AT THE PHARMACY/HOSPITAL:

A doctor – Daryger; medicine --- dary

I would like to see a doctor. --- Darygerge kurengym kelip yede.

I have a headache. Can you give me some aspirin? --- Basym auyryptur. Aspirin bere alasyzba?

Do I need a prescription for this medicine? --- Bul darine alu ushin retsept kerekpe?

AT A NEWSPAPER KIOSK:

Where can I buy current newspapers and magazines? --- Zhana gazette (zhurnaldi) qaidan satyp akuga bolady?

Please give me this newspaper. --- Magan myna gazet berinizshi.

How much is this magazine? --- Myna zhurnal qansha turady?

Do you have foreign language newspapers? --- Suzder shetel tilindegi gazetterdi alyp turasyzdar ma?

AT A BOOKSHOP:

Where is the bookshop? --- Qitap dukeni kai zherde?

Do you have an English-Kazakh phrasebook? ---Sizde aglshyn-qazaksha tilashar bar ma?

Who is the best known Kazakh writer (poet) now? --- Kazyr qazak tilinde en attakty zhazushi (akyn) kim bolady?

AT AN INTERNET CAFE:

How much is a minute? --- Bir minut qansha turady?

How much to print? ---Basylym bagasy qansha?

Can you help me? --- Magan komek korsete alasyz ba?

SENDING A KID TO SCHOOL:

Where do I enroll my child? --- Balandy okuga bereuushin kai zherde terkeleum kerek?

Will the language be Kazakh, Russian or English? --- Oku kai tilde zhirguzeledi: qazak, orys nemese aglshyn?

Where can I buy school books? --- Okulyktardy kai zherde aluga bolady?

What grade will he be in? --- Kai synyk ta okuityn bolady?

GOING TO WORSHIP ON THE WEEKEND:

Where is…? --- … qai zherde?

… a mosque --- Meshit

…a church?--- Shirkeu

…a synagogue?--- Sinagoga

…a Buddhist temple?--- Buddisterdin gibadatkhana

GOING ON A PICNIC:

Where is the park? --- Sayabaq kai zherde?

Do they have benches? --- Sayabaqta oryndyktar bar ma?

Are there barbecue grills? --- Sayabaqta shashlyk zhasaityn zher bar ma?

I will bring drinks and alcohol. --- Men susyn zhane arak sharap alyp kelemin.

Will you bring food? --- Sen tagam alyp kelesin be?

GOING ON VACATION:

Where are you going for vacation? --- Demaluga qaida barasyz?

We like… . --- Biz … onatamyz.

mountains --- taugha shykkandy

fishing --- balyk aulugandy

hunting --- an auluagandy

beaches --- suga sholylgandy

historical sites --- tarikhi zherlerge bargan

CHECKING IN INTO A HOTEL:

At which hotel shall we stay? --- Biz qai qonaq uiine tusemiz?

I want a hotel not far from the city center. --- Magan kala ortalygyna zhakyn qonaq ui kerek.

I want a single room (a double room). --- Magan bir oryndyk (eki oryndyk) bolme kerek.

I have a reservation. --- Magan bulme dayindalyp koilgan.

Do you need my passport? --- Sizge menin pasportym kerekpe?

Show me my room please. --- Bolmemdi korsetip zhiberinizshi.

Can someone take my bags to the room? --- Menin zattarymda bulmege aparuga komektese sizbe?

I don’t like my room, can I have another? --- Magan bul bulme unamaidy, magan baska bulme beresizbe?

I need more pillows and blankets. --- Magan zhastyk pen korpe kerek.

Is there an Internet connection in the room? --- Bulmeden internetke bailanysa alamynba?

When is check out time? --- Kai uakytta konak-uiden shigu kerek?

Do you take credit cards? --- Kredit kartamen yeseptese alamynba?

GOING TO THE MOVIES:

Let’s go to the movies tonight! --- Bugun kinoga barayek!

Is it an adventure movie? --- Bul kyzyk okigaly film be?

Does the movie theater have parking? --- Kinoteatrdyn mashina koyatyn dzhere bar ma?

How much for the ticket? --- Billettin kuni kansha?

AT A THEATER:

Who wrote the play? --- Bul piesany kim zhazgan?

Who is the director? --- Rezhisseri kim?

Will I be able to follow the story? --- Men piesanyn mazmonin tsune alamyn ba?

That was exciting (sad). --- Bul piesa ote keremet eken (kaiygyly eken).

GOING TO A MUSEUM:

Where is the museum? --- Murazhai qai zherde ornalaskan?

How many museums are here? --- Bul zherde qansha murazhai bar?

When does the Kazakh exhibition open? --- Qazak kormesi qashan ashylady?

Credit Card --- Kredit karta

Cash --- Aksha

Are you paying with cash or a credit card? --- Siz akshalai toleisizbe nemese kartamen toleisizbe?

A bountiful holiday table ---Dastarkhan [Das-tar-khan]

Breakfast --- Tanghy as [Tan-GYH Ahs]

Lunch --- Tuske as [Tus-KEH Ahs]

Dinner --- Keshke as [Khesh-KEH Ahs]

Food --- Tamak [Ta-MAK]

Shall we meet for dinner? --- Keshki aska kezdessek kalai karaisyz? 

At my hotel? --- Men turgan konak uydeme?

What time shall we meet? --- Kashan kezdeseyik?

What time is it? --- Sagat nesche boldy?

It is 9.30. --- Sagat togyz zharym

It is 5.15 pm --- Sagat bes on bes minut.

It is quarter to eight --- Segizde on bes minut qaldy.

Let’s eat! --- Tamak esheikh! [Ta-MAK E-SHEIKH]

Would you like tea? --- Shay ischesyz-ba? [SHY Ische-syz-BAH]

Cream? --- Kaimak?

Sugar? --- Kant?

Another cup? --- Yekenshe shyny?

Colors:

blue --- kok; yellow --- sary; white --- aq; black --- qara; red ---qyzyl; green --- zhasyl

Together --- Asar

Young talent --- Zhas daryn

Princess of the world --- Alemdyk khan kyzy

Textbook --- Okulyk

North --- Soltustik; South --- Ontustik; East --- Shygys; West --- Batys

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