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29 [twenty-nine]

At the restaurant 1


‫29 [بیست و نه]‬

‫دررستوران 1‬


Is this table taken?
‫آیا این میز آزاد است؟‬
âyâ in miz âzâd ast?
I would like the menu, please.
‫لطفاً لیست غذا را به من بدهید.‬
lotfan list-e ghazâ râ be man bedahid.
What would you recommend?
‫توصیه شما چیست؟‬
tosie-ye shomâ chist?
I’d like a beer.
‫لطفاً یک آبجو به من بدهید.‬
lotfan yek âbe-jo be man bedahid.
I’d like a mineral water.
‫لطفاً یک آب معدنی به من بدهید.‬
lotfan yek âbe ma-adani be man bedahid.
I’d like an orange juice.
‫لطفاً یک آب پرتقال به من بدهید.‬
lotfan yek âbe porteghâl be man bedahid.
I’d like a coffee.
‫لطفاً یک قهوه به من بدهید.‬
lotfan yek ghahve be man bedahid.
I’d like a coffee with milk.
‫لطفاً یک قهوه با شیر به من بدهید.‬
lotfan yek ghahve bâ shir be man bedahid.
With sugar, please.
‫با شکر، لطفآ ‬
bâ shekar, lotfan
I’d like a tea.
‫من یک چای می خواهم.‬
man yek châye mikhâham.
I’d like a tea with lemon.
‫من یک چای با لیمو می خواهم.‬
man yek châye bâ limu mikhâham.
I’d like a tea with milk.
‫من یک چای با شیر می خواهم.‬
man yek châye bâ shir mikhâham.
Do you have cigarettes?
‫سیگار دارید؟‬
sigâr dârid?
Do you have an ashtray?
‫زیرسیگاری دارید؟‬
zir sigâri dârid?
Do you have a light?
‫کبریت دارید؟‬
kebrit dârid?
I’m missing a fork.
‫من چنگال ندارم.‬
man changâl nadâram.
I’m missing a knife.
‫من کارد ندارم.‬
man kârd nadâram.
I’m missing a spoon.
‫من قاشق ندارم.‬
man ghâshogh nadâram.

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