How do I get to downtown? --- Kalanyn ortalygyna kalai zhete alamyn?
Is there a park there? --- Ol zherde sayazhai bar ma?
Is there a taxi stand? --- Ol zherde taxi turagy bar ma?
Open --- Ashyk
Closed --- Zhabyk
IN A RESTAURANT:
Can I have an English language menu? --- Sizde dastarkhan mazere aglshyn tilinde barma?
What would you recommend? --- Ne aludy usynasyz?
Do you have bottled water? --- Sizde kuttydagy su barma?
Can I have the bill please? --- Bizben eseptesinizshi.
Water, please. --- Magan su akelenyz. [Mah-ghan soo ah-kay-lay-NYZ].
Do you have ...? --- Syzde ... barma? [Sehz-DEH BAR-mah] (Noun goes in the middle. See below) beef --- siyr eti [seh-ir eh-ti]
lamb --- koi eti
chicken --- tauyk
vegetables --- kok-unyz
dessert --- tatti tagham
Beshbarmak --- the most traditional Kazakh dish, a boiled meat and pastry combination
Manty --- steamed meat dumplings
Plov --- a rice pilaf dish
Samsa --- a baked meat pastry
Chak-chak – a sweet pastry dessert with honey and dried fruits
I would like an ice cream. --- Balmuzdak zhegim kelip tur.
… an ice cream --- Balmuzdak
… a cold drink --- Salkyn susyn
… a light supper --- Zhenil kieshke as
AT A PARTY:
Let’s have a party tonight! --- Bugun kesh yumdastraiek!
Who should we invite? --- Kimderdi shakyramyz?
Did you have a good time at the party? – Siz uaqyttynyzdy zhaksy otkizdiniz be?
The party was wonderful. --- Kesh ote tamasha otti.
We had a great time. --- Biz ote zhaksy demaldyk.
I need a…--- Magan kerek…
a shirt --- zheide; pair of pants --- shalbar; pair of shoes --- ayak kiym;
a dress --- koeilek; a hat --- kalpak; a tie --- galstuk; a belt --- taspa
Where can I buy a cell phone? --- Qai zherden uyaly telefon aluga bolady?
Where can I buy a telephone card? --- Qai zherden telefon kartasy aluga bolady?
Can I have your phone number? --- Magan telefon nomerenizde berenizshe?
AT THE FOOD BAZAAR:
Where can I find meat? --- Kaizherde yet satady?
Where are the vegetables? --- Kaizherde zhemister satady?
Where do I find milk and eggs? --- Kaizherde sut zhene zhumyrtka satady?
Bread --- nan
meat --- et [yet]
beef --- siyr eti
lamb --- koi eti
chicken --- tauyk eti
pork --- shoshka eti
apple --- alma
pear --- almurt
peach --- shabdaly
watermelon --- karbyz
melon --- kauyn
How much is this? --- Bul kansha turady?
That’s too expensive! --- Bul ote kymbat!
Thank you very much! --- Ulken rakhmet!
AT A CAMERA STORE:
A picture - fotosuret
How much is this in U.S. dollars? --- Bunun bagasy kansha dollar turady?
Do you print pictures? --- Siz fotosuret zhasaisyzba?
What sizes? --- Kandai kolemdy suretter zhasaisyzdar?
AT THE BANK:
I would like to open an account. --- Men zhanadan bank shoty ashkim keledi.
Would you like checking or savings? --- Syz agymdagy nemese saktauly shot ashqyniz keledi ma?
What is the exchange rate today? --- Bugunge aiyrbastau bagasy neshe?
AT THE POST OFFICE:
Where is the nearest post office? --- Zhaqyn mangda pochta bar ma?
I’d like to send this letter by special delivery. --- Myna khatty zakazben zhibergim keledi.
I want to insure this letter. --- Bagaly khat zhibereiyn dep edim.
I want to send some money. --- Aqsha salaiyn dep edim.
AT THE PHARMACY/HOSPITAL:
A doctor – Daryger; medicine --- dary
I would like to see a doctor. --- Darygerge kurengym kelip yede.
I have a headache. Can you give me some aspirin? --- Basym auyryptur. Aspirin bere alasyzba?
Do I need a prescription for this medicine? --- Bul darine alu ushin retsept kerekpe?
AT A NEWSPAPER KIOSK:
Where can I buy current newspapers and magazines? --- Zhana gazette (zhurnaldi) qaidan satyp akuga bolady?
Please give me this newspaper. --- Magan myna gazet berinizshi.
How much is this magazine? --- Myna zhurnal qansha turady?
Do you have foreign language newspapers? --- Suzder shetel tilindegi gazetterdi alyp turasyzdar ma?
AT A BOOKSHOP:
Where is the bookshop? --- Qitap dukeni kai zherde?
Do you have an English-Kazakh phrasebook? ---Sizde aglshyn-qazaksha tilashar bar ma?
Who is the best known Kazakh writer (poet) now? --- Kazyr qazak tilinde en attakty zhazushi (akyn) kim bolady?
AT AN INTERNET CAFE:
How much is a minute? --- Bir minut qansha turady?
How much to print? ---Basylym bagasy qansha?
Can you help me? --- Magan komek korsete alasyz ba?
SENDING A KID TO SCHOOL:
Where do I enroll my child? --- Balandy okuga bereuushin kai zherde terkeleum kerek?
Will the language be Kazakh, Russian or English? --- Oku kai tilde zhirguzeledi: qazak, orys nemese aglshyn?
Where can I buy school books? --- Okulyktardy kai zherde aluga bolady?
What grade will he be in? --- Kai synyk ta okuityn bolady?
GOING TO WORSHIP ON THE WEEKEND:
Where is…? --- … qai zherde?
… a mosque --- Meshit
…a church?--- Shirkeu
…a synagogue?--- Sinagoga
…a Buddhist temple?--- Buddisterdin gibadatkhana
GOING ON A PICNIC:
Where is the park? --- Sayabaq kai zherde?
Do they have benches? --- Sayabaqta oryndyktar bar ma?
Are there barbecue grills? --- Sayabaqta shashlyk zhasaityn zher bar ma?
I will bring drinks and alcohol. --- Men susyn zhane arak sharap alyp kelemin.
Will you bring food? --- Sen tagam alyp kelesin be?
GOING ON VACATION:
Where are you going for vacation? --- Demaluga qaida barasyz?
We like… . --- Biz … onatamyz.
mountains --- taugha shykkandy
fishing --- balyk aulugandy
hunting --- an auluagandy
beaches --- suga sholylgandy
historical sites --- tarikhi zherlerge bargan
CHECKING IN INTO A HOTEL:
At which hotel shall we stay? --- Biz qai qonaq uiine tusemiz?
I want a hotel not far from the city center. --- Magan kala ortalygyna zhakyn qonaq ui kerek.
I want a single room (a double room). --- Magan bir oryndyk (eki oryndyk) bolme kerek.
I have a reservation. --- Magan bulme dayindalyp koilgan.
Do you need my passport? --- Sizge menin pasportym kerekpe?
Show me my room please. --- Bolmemdi korsetip zhiberinizshi.
Can someone take my bags to the room? --- Menin zattarymda bulmege aparuga komektese sizbe?
I don’t like my room, can I have another? --- Magan bul bulme unamaidy, magan baska bulme beresizbe?
I need more pillows and blankets. --- Magan zhastyk pen korpe kerek.
Is there an Internet connection in the room? --- Bulmeden internetke bailanysa alamynba?
When is check out time? --- Kai uakytta konak-uiden shigu kerek?
Do you take credit cards? --- Kredit kartamen yeseptese alamynba?
GOING TO THE MOVIES:
Let’s go to the movies tonight! --- Bugun kinoga barayek!
Is it an adventure movie? --- Bul kyzyk okigaly film be?
Does the movie theater have parking? --- Kinoteatrdyn mashina koyatyn dzhere bar ma?
How much for the ticket? --- Billettin kuni kansha?
AT A THEATER:
Who wrote the play? --- Bul piesany kim zhazgan?
Who is the director? --- Rezhisseri kim?
Will I be able to follow the story? --- Men piesanyn mazmonin tsune alamyn ba?
That was exciting (sad). --- Bul piesa ote keremet eken (kaiygyly eken).
GOING TO A MUSEUM:
Where is the museum? --- Murazhai qai zherde ornalaskan?
How many museums are here? --- Bul zherde qansha murazhai bar?
When does the Kazakh exhibition open? --- Qazak kormesi qashan ashylady?