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Can you cut my hair? Mů---- m- o------- v----? Můžete mi ostříhat vlasy?
Můžete mi ostříhat vlasy?
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Not too short, please. Ne m-- n-------- p-----. Ne moc nakrátko, prosím.
Ne moc nakrátko, prosím.
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A bit shorter, please. O n--- k------ p-----. O něco kratší, prosím.
O něco kratší, prosím.
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Can you develop the pictures? Mů---- m- v------ f----? Můžete mi vyvolat fotky?
Můžete mi vyvolat fotky?
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The pictures are on the CD. Fo--- j--- n- c------. Fotky jsou na cédéčku.
Fotky jsou na cédéčku.
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The pictures are in the camera. Fo--- j--- v- f-----. Fotky jsou ve foťáku.
Fotky jsou ve foťáku.
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Can you fix the clock? Mů---- o------ t- h------? Můžete opravit ty hodinky?
Můžete opravit ty hodinky?
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The glass is broken. Sk----- j- r------. Sklíčko je rozbité.
Sklíčko je rozbité.
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The battery is dead / empty. Ba----- j- p------. Baterie je prázdná.
Baterie je prázdná.
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Can you iron the shirt? Mů---- v------- t- k-----? Můžete vyžehlit tu košili?
Můžete vyžehlit tu košili?
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Can you clean the pants / trousers? Mů---- v------- t- k------? Můžete vyčistit ty kalhoty?
Můžete vyčistit ty kalhoty?
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Can you fix the shoes? Mů---- o------ t- b---? Můžete opravit ty boty?
Můžete opravit ty boty?
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Do you have a light? Mů---- m- p-------? Můžete mi připálit?
Můžete mi připálit?
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Do you have a match or a lighter? Má-- z------ n--- z--------? Máte zápalky nebo zapalovač?
Máte zápalky nebo zapalovač?
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Do you have an ashtray? Mů---- m- p------ p-------? Můžete mi přinést popelník?
Můžete mi přinést popelník?
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Do you smoke cigars? Ko----- d-------? Kouříte doutníky?
Kouříte doutníky?
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Do you smoke cigarettes? Ko----- c-------? Kouříte cigarety?
Kouříte cigarety?
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Do you smoke a pipe? Ko----- d----? Kouříte dýmku?
Kouříte dýmku?
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