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Asking for directions


೪೦ [ನಲವತ್ತು]

ದಾರಿಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ವಿಚಾರಿಸುವುದು


Excuse me!
Can you help me?
ನನಗೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡುವಿರಾ?
Nanage svalpa sahāya māḍuvirā?
Is there a good restaurant around here?
ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಫಲಾಹಾರ ಮಂದಿರ ಎಲ್ಲಿದೆ?
Illi oḷḷeya phalāhāra mandira ellide?
Take a left at the corner.
ರಸ್ತೆ ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಎಡಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗಿರಿ.
Raste koneyalli eḍakke hōgiri.
Then go straight for a while.
ಆ ಮೇಲೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ದೂರ ನೇರವಾಗಿ ನಡೆದು ಹೋಗಿರಿ.
Ā mēle svalpa dūra nēravāgi naḍedu hōgiri.
Then go right for a hundred metres / meters (am.).
ನಂತರ ಸುಮಾರು ನೂರು ಮೀಟರ್ ನಷ್ಟು ದೂರ ಬಲಗಡೆಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ.
Nantara sumāru nūru mīṭar naṣṭu dūra balagaḍege hōgi.
You can also take the bus.
ನೀವು ಬಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೂಡ ಹೋಗಬಹುದು.
Nīvu bas nalli kūḍa hōgabahudu.
You can also take the tram.
ನೀವು ಟ್ರಾಮ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೂಡ ಹೋಗಬಹುದು.
Nīvu ṭrām nalli kūḍa hōgabahudu.
You can also follow me with your car.
ನೀವು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕಾರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನ ಹಿಂದೆ ಬರಬಹುದು
Nīvu nim'ma kārinalli nanna hinde barabahudu
How do I get to the football / soccer (am.) stadium?
ನಾನು ಫುಟ್ಬಾಲ್ ಕ್ರೀಡಾಂಗಣವನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ತಲುಪಬಹುದು?
nānu phuṭbāl krīḍāṅgaṇavannu hēge talupabahudu?
Cross the bridge!
ಸೇತುವೆಯನ್ನು ಹಾದು ಹೋಗಿ.
Sētuveyannu hādu hōgi.
Go through the tunnel!
ಸುರಂಗದ ಮೂಲಕ ಹೋಗಿ.
Suraṅgada mūlaka hōgi.
Drive until you reach the third traffic light.
ಮೂರನೆಯ ಟ್ರಾಫಿಕ್ ಲೈಟ್ ಸಿಗುವವರೆಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ.
Mūraneya ṭrāphik laiṭ siguvavarege hōgi.
Then turn into the first street on your right.
ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊದಲನೆಯ ರಸ್ತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಲಕ್ಕೆ ತಿರುಗಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.
Alli modalaneya rasteyalli balakke tirugikoḷḷi.
Then drive straight through the next intersection.
ನಂತರ ಮುಂದಿನ ಅಡ್ಡರಸ್ತೆಯನ್ನು ದಾಟಿ ಮುಂದುವರೆಯಿರಿ.
Nantara mundina aḍḍarasteyannu dāṭi munduvareyiri.
Excuse me, how do I get to the airport?
ಕ್ಷಮಿಸಿ, ನಾನು ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ ತಲುಪಲು ಹೇಗೆ ಹೋಗಬೇಕು?
Kṣamisi, nānu vimāna nildāṇa talupalu hēge hōgabēku?
It is best if you take the underground / subway (am.).
ಸುರಂಗ ರೈಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ತುಂಬ ಸುಲಭವಾಗಿ ತಲುಪಬಹುದು.
Suraṅga railinalli tumba sulabhavāgi talupabahudu.
Simply get out at the last stop.
ಕೊನೆಯ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣದವರೆಗೆ ಪ್ರಯಾಣ ಮಾಡಿ.
Koneya nildāṇadavarege prayāṇa māḍi.

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