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28 [twenty-eight]

In the hotel – Complaints

 


‫28 [بیست و هشت]‬

‫در هتل – شکایت‬

 

 
The shower isn’t working.
‫دوش کار نمی کند. (دوش خراب است.)‬
dush kâr nemikonad (dush kharân ast).
There is no warm water.
‫آب گرم نمی آید.‬
âb-e garm nemi-âyad.
Can you get it repaired?
‫می توانید برای تعمیر آن اقدام کنید؟‬
mitavânid barâye tamire ân eghdâm konid?
 
 
 
 
There is no telephone in the room.
‫اتاق فاقد تلفن است.‬
otâgh fâghede telephon ast.
There is no TV in the room.
‫اتاق تلویزیون ندارد.‬
otâgh televizion nadârad.
The room has no balcony.
‫اتاق بدون بالکن است.‬
otâgh bedun-e bâlkon ast.
 
 
 
 
The room is too noisy.
‫اتاق خیلی سروصدا دارد.‬
otâgh khyli saro sedâ dârad.
The room is too small.
‫اتاق خیلی کوچک است.‬
otâgh khyli kuchak ast.
The room is too dark.
‫اتاق خیلی تاریک است.‬
otâgh khyli târik ast.
 
 
 
 
The heater isn’t working.
‫شوفاژ کار نمی کند. (شوفاژخراب است.)‬
shufâj kâr nemikonad. (shufâj kharâb ast)
The air-conditioning isn’t working.
‫دستگاه تهویه کار نمیکند.‬
dastgâhe tahvi-e kâr nemikonad.
The TV isn’t working.
‫تلویزیون خراب است.‬
televizion kharâb ast.
 
 
 
 
I don’t like that.
‫این مورد پسند من نیست.‬
in morede pasande man nist.
That’s too expensive.
‫این برای من خیلی گران است.‬
in barâye man khyli gerân ast.
Do you have anything cheaper?
‫چیز ارزان تری ندارید؟‬
chize arzântari nadârid?
 
 
 
 
Is there a youth hostel nearby?
‫در این نزدیکی خوابگاهی وجود دارد؟‬
dar in nazdiki khâbgâ-he vojud dârad?
Is there a boarding house / a bed and breakfast nearby?
‫در این نزدیکی پانسیونی وجود دارد؟‬
dar in nazdiki pânsiuni vojud dârad?
Is there a restaurant nearby?
‫در این نزدیکی رستورانی وجود دارد؟‬
dar in nazdiki resturâni vojud dârad?
 
 
 
 
 


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