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to be allowed to

to be allowed to

73 [sedmdesát tři]
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Are you already allowed to drive? Sm-- u- ř---- a---? Smíš už řídit auto?
Smíš už řídit auto?
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Are you already allowed to drink alcohol? Sm-- u- p-- a------? Smíš už pít alkohol?
Smíš už pít alkohol?
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Are you already allowed to travel abroad alone? Sm-- u- s-- / s--- c------- d- z--------? Smíš už sám / sama cestovat do zahraničí?
Smíš už sám / sama cestovat do zahraničí?
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may / to be allowed sm-t smět
smět
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May we smoke here? Sm--- t--- k-----? Smíme tady kouřit?
Smíme tady kouřit?
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Is smoking allowed here? Sm- s- t- k-----? Smí se tu kouřit?
Smí se tu kouřit?
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May one pay by credit card? Lz- p----- k------- k-----? Lze platit kreditní kartou?
Lze platit kreditní kartou?
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May one pay by cheque / check (am.)? Lz- p----- š----? Lze platit šekem?
Lze platit šekem?
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May one only pay in cash? Lz- p----- h-----? Lze platit hotově?
Lze platit hotově?
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May I just make a call? Mo-- s- z------------? Mohu si zatelefonovat?
Mohu si zatelefonovat?
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May I just ask something? Mo-- s- n- n--- z-----? Mohu se na něco zeptat?
Mohu se na něco zeptat?
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May I just say something? Mo-- n--- ř---? Mohu něco říci?
Mohu něco říci?
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He is not allowed to sleep in the park. On n---- s--- v p----. On nesmí spát v parku.
On nesmí spát v parku.
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He is not allowed to sleep in the car. On n---- s--- v a---. On nesmí spát v autě.
On nesmí spát v autě.
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He is not allowed to sleep at the train station. On n---- s--- n- n------. On nesmí spát na nádraží.
On nesmí spát na nádraží.
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May we take a seat? Mů---- s- p------? Můžeme se posadit?
Můžeme se posadit?
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May we have the menu? Mů---- d----- j------ l-----? Můžeme dostat jídelní lístek?
Můžeme dostat jídelní lístek?
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May we pay separately? Mů---- z------- z-----? Můžeme zaplatit zvlášť?
Můžeme zaplatit zvlášť?
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