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æ

Getting Acquainted

Æ æ (æ) æ Pleased to meet you
, ææ æ æ æ...
  • Me 'æ
  • Me 'ææ (æ)
  • Let me introduce you to ...
  • my friend
  • my brother (sister)
  • Æ æ ( æ) ææ I am (we are) from Moscow
    Æ æ ( æ) æææ I am (we are) from Vladikavkaz
    Æ æ ( æ) æ ææ (æ æ) I am (we are) in your country (town) for the first time
    Æ ææ ( ææ) , æææ I (we) came here yesterday, the day before yesterday
    Æ ææ æ I am here as a tourist
    Æ æ æ I am here by invitation
    æ ææ () æ There are three of us (five of us)

    æ

    Greetings. Farewells.

    Æ æ! Hello! How do you do!
    æ (æ) ! Good morning!
    æ (æ) ! Good afternoon!
    æ (æ) æ ! Good evening!
    æ? How are you?
    , . Very well, thank you
    ? And what about you?
    , æ So am I, thank you
    Not bad
    æ ææ So-so
    Æ æ (æ) Glad to see you
    æ, æ æ æ I am sorry, I have to go
    æ Good bye!
    æ! æ . . æ See you soon. Good luck!

    Apologies, regrets

    æ, æ ææ Excuse me, please; Pardon
    æ (-)...
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • I'm sorry; Excuse me for ...
  • disturbing you
  • interrupting you
  • being late
  • æ, æ æ æ æ Please, pardon me for taking you away from your work
    æ(-), æææ æ æ Sorry, I kept you waiting
    æ, ææ æ , æ Sorry for breaking into your conversation
    æ, æ, ææ æ æ æ æ Sorry to disturb you but I would like to talk to you
    æ, æ æ ( æ ) I'm sorry, that's my fault
    , ææ æ æ æ I'm very sorry but I can't help You
    . It's a pity
    æ æ æ æ æ (æ æ) I didn't mean to offend you
    æ Never mind
    æ æ It wasn't your fault
    æ ææ, Please, don't worry (bother)
    æ ææ, æ æ ( ææ ) Please, don't be angry (offended)
    Æ æ æ I am very sorry about that (I am very much distressed)
    I am very sad to hear that (I sympathize with you)
    Æ æ æ, ', I am very much regret what happened

    æ æ

    Congratulations. Well wishing

    æ æ I wish you many happy returns of the day!
    æ ææ æææ (æ ææ, æ ææ ) Please, accept my congratulations
    ææ æ æ æ Happy holiday!
    æ ææ Happy anniversary!
    æ æ (æ) æ Happy New Year!
    æ æ æ æ Happy birthday to you!
    æ æ ææ æ...
  • æ æ
  • æ æææ (æææ)
  • Give my best regards to...
  • your family
  • your friends
  • æ ææ æ
  • ææ
  • ææ
  • I wish you ...
  • happiness
  • good health
  • every success
  • æ ! (æ . æ ) Good luck!
    æ æææ æ æ All the best!
    ææ ææ (ææ ææ ææ). (ææ ææ æ) Have a good time
    æ (, )! Have a good trip!
    æææ æ. Have a good flight!
    æ (æ) ææ æ To your health!
    æ! To you!
    æ! To peace!
    æ æ! To friendship!
    æ 'æ æ! To peace among nations!
    Æ æ! To cooperation!

    ( æ)

    Thanks

    Thank you
    æ () Thank you very much
    () Thanks so much
    ææ æ æ I am very grateful to you
    Æ æ æ æ I am very much obliged to you
    () æ (æææ) æ () You are very kind
    æ...
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ æ
  • Thank you for ...
  • the invitation
  • your help
  • congratulating me (the good wishes)
  • the advice
  • your attention
  • ...
  • æ æ æ
  • æ æ æ æ
  • æ ææ
  • Thank your for ...
  • your hospitality
  • the warm reception, your kindness
  • the help
  • æ, æ æ Don't mention it

    æ

    Suggestions

    Invitations

    Ææ æ? May I?..
    æ ? May I come in?
    ...
  • ææ
  • æææ (-)
  • ææ (-)
  • ææ, æ ææ
  • ææ æ
  • Please...
  • sit down (take your seat)
  • come in
  • speak louder
  • speak more slowly
  • help yourself (to)
  • make yourself at home
  • æ (æ) æ ..?
  • ææ ææ æ
  • æ
  • ææ
  • ææ æ
  • Could you ..., please?
  • wait for me
  • open the window
  • shut the door
  • help me
  • , æ () ... Please give me ...
    ææ ææ ? May I come in?
    æ ? May I take this seat?
    æ..?
  • æææ (æææ)
  • ææ?
  • ææ
  • May I ..?
  • have a look (at)?
  • give the book back?
  • go out
  • ææ æ æ, æ ææ Please, show me on my way
    æ æ ..?
  • æ
  • Would you like to ..?
  • have a walk?
  • have a cup of tea?
  • ...
  • æ æ
  • ææ æ ()
  • It would be great to ... tomorrow.
  • go to the theatre
  • visit the exhibition
  • ææ? Can I help you?
    æ, æ ææ Please, write to me
    æ æ May I invite you to dinner?
    æ æ ææ æ? æ æ æææ? Are you free this evening?
    æ æ ? What are you going to do today?
    æ æ ææææ æ I want to invite you to dinner
    æ - ææ æ æææ (æ ææ) Come to our country (town) next year
    æ (æ) æææ ? Where (when) can we meet?

    Ææ

    Agreement.

    Disagreement. Refusal

    . (æ æ, ææ) Good. Fine.
    , æ æ æ æ ææ, - Of course (Certainly)
    , æ Yes, that's true
    Æ æ æ I have no objection
    Æ æ æ I agree with you
    Æ æ æææ æ æ I fully agree with you
    . (Æææ) That's right
    Quite correct
    () (æ) You are right
    , ææ, () (æ) Yes, of course, you are right
    You are absolutely right
    Æ ææ æ, ææ æ I think Kazbek is quite right
    Ææ With pleasure
    æ ææ With great pleasure
    ææ æ ( ) That suits me
    Ææ æ It's not a bad idea!
    Good idea!
    That would be fine!
    æ, No, thank you
    æ, æ æ æ No, I can't, I am sorry
    Æ æ æ I don't agree ...
    Æ æ (æ) æ æ I don't agree with you
    Æ æ ææ æ æ I don't agree with you completely
    Æ æ æ æ æ I don't agree with your opinion
    æ æ Nothing of the kind!
    ææ On the contrary!
    æ, æ , æ I'm afraid you are not right
    ææ æ. (æ) You are mistaken
    æ æææ æ æ I don't like it
    Æ æ I didn't say that
    æ æ æ I don't want that
    æ æ I don't believe that
    æ That's wrong (not right)
    æ ææ æ That's impossible
    æ, æ æ No, that isn't so
    æ æ æ æ, æ Of course not!
    Æ ææ ææ ææ I came to a different conclusion

    Æ

    Language

    (, , , ) ()? Do you speak Russian (English, German, French, Ossetian, Spanish?)
    Æ (æ) I don't speak English
    Æ æ I understand English
    Æ ææ I speak French badly
    æ æ? (Æ æ?) Do you understand me?
    Æ æ æ (He ') I (don't) understand you
    æ ææ, ææ Speak more slowly, please
    ()? What is this called in Ossetian (in English)?
    - æ æ, æ ææ Repeat it, please
    æ æ ? What's the spelling of your surname?
    , æ ææ Write it down, please
    ææ ? How do you say that in English?
    æ æ æ? How can that be translated?
    Æ æ (, ) æ I study Russian (English, French)
    (æ) æ æææ We (don't) need an interpreter

    . æ

    Age. Family

    æ æ ()? When were you born?
    () æ? How old are you?
    æ æ ææ I am fourteen years old
    ...?
  • æææ
  • æ
  • æææ
  • Do you have ...?
  • brothers
  • sisters
  • children
  • ææ æ ...
  • æææ
  • æ
  • æææ
  • I do not have (I have no) ...
  • brothers
  • sisters
  • children
  • æ æ () æ? (æ , , )? How old is your brother (sister, son, daughter)?
    æ (æ ææ æ ) He (she) is seven (twenty two)

    æ

    In the city

    æ ææ ...? ( ææ )?
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • ææ
  • æ
  • How can I get to the ...?
  • theatre
  • museum
  • street
  • square
  • exhibition
  • æ ææ ... What's the quickest way to...
    æ ...? Does this bus go to ...?
    æ , æææ æææ? Where is the nearest bus (tram) stop?
    Æ æ æ? Is this the right way to get to the theatre?
    ææ æ æ? What direction should I go in?
    æ? This way?
    Æ (æ) æ I (don't) know the way (to)
    Æ æ æææ I'm a foreigner
    Æ æææ æ I have lost my way
    æ .... ? Where can I get the bus to...?
    , yæ ææ, æ Write down the address, please
    (ææ ) This is a long way of (nearby)
    ææ æææ? Is it too far to go on foot?
    æ (æ) æ ææ ? Can I get there by bus (by tram)?
    æ æ æ? Does this street go as far as the central park?
    æ ææ, æ-, æ ()? Could you tell me (what is) the name of this square (street)?
    æ-, æ ææ, ææ æ æ? Can you tell me how to get downtown?
    æ ææ æ æ (æ)? Where can I buy some tickets for the bus (street car)?
    æ () ? ( æ)? What's the bus fare?
    æææ æ? How many stops until ...?
    æ æ (æææ) æ ? What is the next station (stop)?
    æ æ ææ ? Where should I get off?
    æ ææ You should change at ...
    æ- , æ æ æ, Please, tell me when my stop is coming up
    æ ()? Are you getting off at the next stop?
    ææ ? Are you getting off now?
    æ, æ Please let me pass
    Æ æ æ I've lost my ticket
    æ æ æ? How often do the buses run?
    æ ææ æ (æ) ? When does the next (last) bus leave?

    In the shop

    Æ ...
  • æææ
  • æ
  • I am looking for ...
  • a book shop
  • a clothing store
  • a department store
  • a drugstore
  • a market
  • a news-stall
  • a supermarket
  • an electrical appliances store
  • æ æææ (, æ, ) ? Where is the nearest department (book, grocery, candy) store?
    æ (ææ) ? When does the shop open (close)?
    ææ (æ, ææ) æ Mens's (women's, children's) clothing department
    æ () Toy (sporting goods) department
    æ ææ ...? Where can I buy ...?
    æ æ æ (æ æ) I would like to buy ...
    æ æ ... I need ...
    æ æ ææ æ I must do some shopping today
    æ æ æ... (Æ æ ...) I would like to make some purchases in the department store
    æ ææ ... Would you be so kind as to ...
    æ ()? Where is the escalator (lift)?
    Æ æ (æ) ææ æ ææ æ I'm just looking around
    ... æ ? Do you have any ...?
    ? How much does this cost?
    æ æ æ I don't "want anything too expensive
    Hæ, æ æææ æ æ No, I don't like it
    Æ æ I'll take it
    æ æ æææ I want to give it back
    Æ ' æææ I'd like to get the money back
    æ æ æ? Do you have any books in English?
    æ æ ææ I need a guidebook
    Æ æ (-) I'm looking for a pocket (Russian-English) dictionary
    Æ ...
  • æ
  • ææ
  • æææ
  • ææ
  • I am looking for ...
  • a battery
  • an electric shaver (razor)
  • a hair dryer
  • a portable colour TV
  • pincers
  • some nails
  • electric bulbs
  • an iron
  • æ ææ, æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • ()
  • ææ
  • æ
  • ææ
  • æææ æ
  • ææ
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • æææ
  • æ
  • æææ
  • Please, show me ...
  • a dress
  • a blouse
  • a costume, a suit
  • a jacket
  • a jacket
  • a skirt
  • a sweater
  • a belt
  • a coat
  • a pair of gloves
  • a hat
  • a scarf
  • a night dress
  • panty hose
  • stockings
  • socks
  • a tie
  • a shirt
  • pants
  • a dressing-gown
  • a handkerchief
  • a pair of jeans
  • a kerchief
  • æ æ ? May I try it on?
    æ æ? Where can I try it on?
    ...
  • æ æ ææ ææ æ æ
  • ææ
  • ææ
  • ææ
  • ææ
  • It ...
  • doesn't fit
  • is too short
  • is too long
  • is too big
  • is too small
  • æ æ? Will it shrink?
    æ æ æ ? Is this colourfast?
    æ () ? Is it handmade?
    æ (ææ, ) ? Is it silk (cotton, wool)?
    æ æ ææ? Do I pay you or at the cash desk?
    æ æ? Where is the cash desk?
    æ, æ ææ Please, wrap that up for me
    æ æ æ , æ ææ Wrap everything together, please
    æ ææ, ææ Please, put this in the package
    Thank you
    æ æææ ææ? Where is the exit?

    Teap.

    Theatre. Concert

    æ æ () æ? Where can I see the theatre (cinema) repertoire?
    æ, ? What would you advice me to see?
    æ æ Is the premiere of the play today?
    æ ? Who plays the leading role?
    æ? Who wrote the play?
    æ æ ...?
  • æ
  • When does the ... begin?
  • concert
  • evening performance
  • æ æ (ææ) ? When does the film start (end)?
    æææ æ æ This theatre shows films continuously
    , æ ææ, æ æ (æ) æ æ
  • æææ ææ
  • ææ
  • Please give me the tickets for the twelve o'clock showing today (tomorrow)
  • en the aisle
  • somewhere in the middle
  • ææ ...?
  • æ
  • ææ
  • æ
  • æ
  • How can I get ...?
  • to the pit
  • to the box
  • to the balcony
  • to the buffet
  • , æ ææ, æ ææ Please, show us to our seats
    æ (æ) æ, æ æ æ? What theatre would you recommend to go to?
    æ æ æ ...
  • æ
  • æ
  • I would like to go to ...
  • a musical theatre
  • a drama theatre
  • æ æ ...
  • æ
  • I would like to see a ...
  • drama
  • comedy
  • ballet
  • æ æ (æ) æ ææ? What performances (concerts) are on this evening?
    æ æ ... æ
  • æ
  • ææ
  • I would like to hear a ... concert
  • symphony
  • chamber music
  • folk music
  • organ
  • light music
  • jazz
  • ææ æ ? How long does the performance last?
    æ æ? (æ æ ?) Are there any tickets for tonight?
    æ æ? How much does a program cost?
    æ ? How many minutes does the interval last?
    , æ (, ) I would like a program, please
    ? How many acts are there?
    ... ? Who plays the part of ...?
    ? Who is the soloist?
    æ ...?
  • (æ)
  • æææ
  • Who is your favourite ...?
  • actor (actress)
  • composer
  • playwright
  • pianist
  • singer
  • ?
  • Who is ...?
  • conductor
  • the director
  • ...
  • ææ
  • æ
  • This is ... play
  • a very good
  • an interesting
  • a joy
  • a dull
  • æ æ æ æ æ I would like to go to the movies tonight
    æ æ ? What film is on today?
    æ æ ...
  • I would like to see ...
  • a comedy film
  • a detective film
  • some cartoons
  • æ æ ? At what cinema is that film on?
    ? Is the film in colour?
    æ This film won a prize at the Moscow festival
    æ æ? Are there any tickets available for this film?
    ? What is the cast of this film'?
    ? Who wrote the music?
    ææ ? Who produced the film?
    æ ? Who wrote the script?
    æ æææ æ ? Did you like the film?

    TV

    æ ? Is there anything interesting on (the) television tonight?
    æ, ææ Let's switch the television on
    () æ? What's on?
    æ æ æ Switch over to another program

    æ.

    æ

    Museums.

    Art Exhibitions

    æ () æ æ æ æ I (we) would like to go to the city's museums
    æ æ ... ?
  • æææ
  • Is there a ... in your city?
  • history museum
  • museum of local lore
  • picture gallery
  • æ æ ... æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • I would like to visit ...
  • the museum of modern art
  • the museum of literature
  • the industrial exhibition
  • ææ æ æ æ æ? What open exhibitions have you now?
    æ ()? What time does the museum (exhibition) open?
    æ ? Is the museum open every day?
    ææ ? How much does the admission cost.
    æ (æ) ææ? Are we permitted to take photographs?
    æ ... æ ...?
  • æ
  • () æ
  • Do you have paintings by ...?
  • modern painters
  • Russian (Ossetian) artists.
  • æ æææ æ ...
  • æ
  • I like this ...
  • picture
  • sculpture
  • composition
  • subject
  • exhibit
  • ? Who is the author of this work?
    æ ? When did he live?
    æ æ ? What school does he belong to?
    æ ? Is this an original or a copy?
    æ ææ ...?
  • ææ
  • æ
  • æ
  • Where can I buy ...?
  • a guide-book to the museum
  • a catalogue
  • reproductions of the paintings
  • Sport

    æ (æ, æ) æ æ æ æ? What (summer, winter) sports are popular in your country?
    æ ææ æ? What games do you usually play?
    æ æ ... ?
  • æ
  • æ
  • Who are the...champions amongst your athletes?
  • world
  • European
  • Olympic
  • æ ææ ... æ?
  • æææ
  • Which of your athletes are the members of the national ... team.
  • football
  • hockey
  • wrestling
  • æ æ? How many stadiums does your city have?
    ? What is the main stadium called?
    ææ . ( ) How many spectators can it hold?
    æ æ æ ? How can I get to the stadium?
    æ æ ...
  • æ æ (æ)
  • ææ æ
  • We would like to see a ...
  • hockey game (soccer match)
  • swimming competitions
  • æ (æ) æ..?
  • æ
  • æææ
  • ææ
  • Where (when) will the competitions take place?
  • boxing
  • free style wrestling
  • weight lifting
  • ? Who is playing today?
    æ æ? Are there still any tickets available for today?
    æ æ æ? Which team are you supporting?
    æææ? Who is the referee (who are the judges)?
    ? What is the score?
    ()? Who made the goal?
    ()? Who won (lost)?
    ææ ? Who finished first?
    ...?
  • æ ææ
  • æ æ (ææææ)
  • Who had the ...?
  • best time
  • best result
  • æ ? Do you go in for sports?
    Æ æ æ, ææ I am not an athlete, but I like sports
    æ, æ ? What are your favorite sports?
    Æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • I play ...
  • tennis
  • soccer
  • volley-ball
  • () ... ?
  • ææ
  • ææ
  • æ
  • Do you play ...?
  • chess
  • checkers
  • badminton
  • () ææ? Do you belong to a sport club?
    æ ? What club do you play for?

    ææ

    Amusements. Leisure

    (æ) ææ Time
    æ ææ ææ? How do you spend your free time?
    () ææ? What do you do after classes (work)?
    æ ? What are your hobbies?
    Æ ...
  • æ (æ æ)
  • æ
  • æ (ææ )
  • æ
  • æ
  • ( æ)
  • My hobby is ...
  • literature
  • theatre
  • ballet
  • opera
  • music
  • photography
  • fishing
  • traveling
  • ...?
  • æ
  • æ
  • Do you like to ...?
  • travel .:
  • skate
  • ski
  • Æ æ æ ...
  • æ ææ
  • ææ
  • æ
  • ææ
  • I collect ...
  • coins
  • postcards
  • [lapel] pins
  • stamps
  • () æ ? Do you like music?
    æ æ ? What sort of music do you like?
    æ? Do you play any instrument?
    Æ æ æ (æ) I play the piano (guitar)
    æ (, ) æ ? What Ossetian (Russian, English) songs do you know?
    ? What is this game called?
    ? What is the water temperature today?
    æ æ æ ...
  • ææ
  • ææ
  • I would like to take a ...
  • walk
  • cruise
  • I would like to walk in the mountains
  • æ æ ææ? How can I get to the tourist hostel?
    æ æ ? Where is the road?
    æ? Are you staying here?
    Æ æ æ æ () I am spending my holidays (vacation) here
    æ æ æ æ æ (æ )? Where do you usually spend your holidays (vacation)?
    Æ æ æ () (æ) ...
  • æ
  • æ
  • I spend my holidays (vacation) ...
  • in the village
  • at the seashore
  • in the mountains
  • ...
  • æ
  • æ
  • ææ
  • Let's go to the ... today
  • to the football match
  • to the hills
  • for a walk
  • ? What is this dance called?
    æ æ Would you like to dance?
    æ, æ æ I am sorry, I don't dance
    æ æ ...
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • æ
  • Teach me to play ...
  • volley-ball
  • tennis
  • golf
  • cricket
  • æ ... ?
  • æ
  • Where is the ...
  • stadium
  • volley-ball court
  • swimming-pool
  • (ææ) æææ æ ...?
  • æ
  • ææ
  • Can I rent ...?
  • a pair of skates
  • a boat
  • a bicycle
  • æ ? Where is the beach?
    ææ ...?
  • æ
  • æ
  • æææ
  • How can I get to the ...?
  • seashore
  • lake
  • river
  • æ æææ æ æ? Where can I rent a sledge?

    æ

    Colours

    , - Scarlet
    white
    æ bronze
    æ blue
    yellow
    ææ green
    æ, æ gold
    æ, æ brown
    red
    cay black
    ææ raspberry
    orange
    , , , æ light
    -æ, æææ æ light-brown
    æ silver
    æ, æ grey
    æ dark-blue
    æ pink
    æ navy-blue
    , dark
    æ violet

    æ

    Days of the week

    æ Monday
    æ Tuesday
    Ææ Wednesday
    æ Thursday
    æ Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday

    ææ

    Months

    (æ æ) January
    (ææ æ) February
    (ææ æ) March
    (ææ æ) April
    (ææææ æ) May
    (ææ æ) June
    (æ æ) July
    (æ æ) August
    (æ æ) September
    (æ æ) October
    ( æ) November
    ( æ) December
    ? What day is it today?
    æ Today it is Monday

    . ææ

    Dates. Time

    æ æ ? What date is it today?
    æææ Today it is the eighteenth of August
    æ æ? Is your watch correct?
    æ æ (æ æ) My watch is slow (fast)
    æ-, æ ææ, ææ ? What time is it, please?
    ? What's the time by your watch?
    Act It's eight o'clock
    ææ . æææ Five minutes past eight
    ææ æ . æ æææ A quarter past eight
    ææ ææ Eight thirty (Half past eight)
    Five minutes to nine
    æ A quarter to nine
    Nine o'clock exactly (sharp)
    ææ æ About twelve
    , æ æ ? Is it really this late?
    () æææ æ (ææ) Just a minute, please!
    æ æ, æ ææ! Please hurry up (be quick)!
    æ æ! Don't be late!
    Æ æ I will be on time
    Æ ææ ææ I'll be back in a moment
    ææ ææ æ I have no time
    ææ ææ I have little time
    æ ææ e æ? Could you spare me a minute?
    Early
    Æ (ææ) Late
    On time
    æ In the morning
    æ During the day (in the afternoon)
    ææ In the evening
    ææ This evening
    Ææ In the night time
    Yesterday
    Today
    Tomorrow
    æ The day after tomorrow
    Æææ The day before yesterday

    ææ -- .

    Based on Ossetian-Russian-English phrase-book by Zinaida Tedtoeva and Aina Dzhioeva



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