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Asking for directions

Asking for directions

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Excuse me! Pr------! Promiňte!
Can you help me? Mů---- m- p-----? Můžete mi pomoci?
Můžete mi pomoci?
Is there a good restaurant around here? Kd- j- t--- n----- d---- r---------? Kde je tady nějaká dobrá restaurace?
Kde je tady nějaká dobrá restaurace?
Take a left at the corner. Na r--- z------ d-----. Na rohu zahněte doleva.
Na rohu zahněte doleva.
Then go straight for a while. Pa- b---- k----- r----. Pak běžte kousek rovně.
Pak běžte kousek rovně.
Then go right for a hundred metres / meters (am.). A p---- b---- s-- m---- d------. A potom běžte sto metrů doprava.
A potom běžte sto metrů doprava.
You can also take the bus. Mů---- j-- i a--------. Můžete jet i autobusem.
Můžete jet i autobusem.
You can also take the tram. Mů---- j-- i t-------. Můžete jet i tramvají.
Můžete jet i tramvají.
You can also follow me with your car. Mů---- j-- z- m---. Můžete jet za mnou.
Můžete jet za mnou.
How do I get to the football / soccer (am.) stadium? Ja- s- d------ k f---------- s-------? Jak se dostanu k fotbalovému stadiónu?
Jak se dostanu k fotbalovému stadiónu?
Cross the bridge! Př------ p--- m---! Přejeďte přes most!
Přejeďte přes most!
Go through the tunnel! Pr------ t------! Projeďte tunelem!
Projeďte tunelem!
Drive until you reach the third traffic light. Je--- k- t------ s-------. Jeďte ke třetímu semaforu.
Jeďte ke třetímu semaforu.
Then turn into the first street on your right. Po--- o------ n- p---- d------. Potom odbočte na první doprava.
Potom odbočte na první doprava.
Then drive straight through the next intersection. Pa- p------- r---- n-------- k---------. Pak projeďte rovně nejbližší křižovatku.
Pak projeďte rovně nejbližší křižovatku.
Excuse me, how do I get to the airport? Pr------- j-- s- d------ n- l------? Promiňte, jak se dostanu na letiště?
Promiňte, jak se dostanu na letiště?
It is best if you take the underground / subway (am.). Ne------ b---- k--- p------- m-----. Nejlepší bude, když pojedete metrem.
Nejlepší bude, když pojedete metrem.
Simply get out at the last stop. Je--- n- k-------. Jeďte na konečnou.
Jeďte na konečnou.

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