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In the taxi

In the taxi

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V taxíku
[V taxíku]

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Please call a taxi. Za------- m- t---- p-----. Zavolejte mi taxi, prosím.
Zavolejte mi taxi, prosím.
What does it cost to go to the station? Ko--- t- s---- n- n------? Kolik to stojí na nádraží?
Kolik to stojí na nádraží?
What does it cost to go to the airport? Ko--- t- s---- n- l------? Kolik to stojí na letiště?
Kolik to stojí na letiště?
Please go straight ahead. Po--- r----- p-----. Pořád rovně, prosím.
Pořád rovně, prosím.
Please turn right here. Zd- d------- p-----. Zde doprava, prosím.
Zde doprava, prosím.
Please turn left at the corner. Na r--- d------ p-----. Na rohu doleva, prosím.
Na rohu doleva, prosím.
I’m in a hurry. Má- n------. Mám naspěch.
Mám naspěch.
I have time. Má- č--. Mám čas.
Mám čas.
Please drive slowly. Je---- p------ p-------. Jeďte, prosím, pomaleji.
Jeďte, prosím, pomaleji.
Please stop here. Za------ z--- p-----. Zastavte zde, prosím.
Zastavte zde, prosím.
Please wait a moment. Po------ c------- p-----. Počkejte chvilku, prosím.
Počkejte chvilku, prosím.
I’ll be back immediately. Js-- h--- z-----. Jsem hned zpátky.
Jsem hned zpátky.
Please give me a receipt. Pr----- d---- m- ú---. Prosím, dejte mi účet.
Prosím, dejte mi účet.
I have no change. Ne--- d-----. Nemám drobné.
Nemám drobné.
That is okay, please keep the change. To j- v p------- z----- j- p-- V--. To je v pořádku, zbytek je pro Vás.
To je v pořádku, zbytek je pro Vás.
Drive me to this address. Za----- m- n- t--- a-----. Zavezte mě na tuto adresu.
Zavezte mě na tuto adresu.
Drive me to my hotel. Od----- m- d- m--- h-----. Odvezte mě do mého hotelu.
Odvezte mě do mého hotelu.
Drive me to the beach. Od----- m- n- p---. Odvezte mě na pláž.
Odvezte mě na pláž.

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