This '''[[Eastern Europe]] phrasebook''' for hitchhikers is a work in progress.
Russian is probably the most important language to learn. Many older people speak or at least understand Russian, especially when their mother tongue is a Slavic language. The second most important language is probably Polish, since it is widely understood in [[Czech Republic]], [[Slovakia]], [[Lithuania]] and [[Ukraine]].
Czech is an incredibly difficult language to learn, but learn these few phrases and you will get around the country a lot more easily, especially outside cities.
Even names of towns can be pronounced incorrectly very easily. Consider the name of the town [[Olomouc]], which is pronounced ''ollo-moats''.
I don’t understand – Nerozumím [nay-roz-oo-meem]
It’s also worth remembering that in Czech the emphasis is nearly always on the first syllable of a word, and hardly ever on its second or third syllable.
Romanian is one of the few non- Slavic East- European languages. It is related with French, Italian, Spanish etc. Speakers of one of these languages will find it easier to pronounce and understand Romanian. <br>
Turkish is a bit hard in grammar and pronounciation but if you know some tips it's very easy.Make sure,speaking a few words Turkish makes you more sympathic.
Merhaba - Hello( formal)
Selam - Hello(informal)
Afedersiniz - Excuse me
Evet - Yes Hayır - No Biraz - A little bit
Teşekkürler - Thanks Tamam - Okay
İngilizce konuşabilir misiniz? - Can you speak English?
Anlamıyorum - I don't understand
Bilmiyorum - I don' t know
.........'a gidiyorum - I'm going to ........
Bu harika - That's great Çok iyi - Very good
Sorun yok - No problem Çok kötü - Very bad Benim ismim ....,sizin isminiz ne? - My name is ....,what's your name? .... yaşındayım - I'm ... years old Nerelisiniz? - Where are you from? ........'dan geliyorum - I'm coming from ..... Bekarım - I'm single Evliyim - I'm married Erkek(M)/kız(F) arkadaşım var - I have a boyfriend/girlfriend Bana dokunma! - Don't touch me! İmdat! - Help! Lütfen bana yardım edin! - Help me please! Dur - Stop! İstemiyorum - I don't want İnmek istiyorum - I want to get off Burada inebilir miyim? - Can i drop off here? Günaydın - Good morning İyi günler - Have a good day İyi akşamlar - Good evening İyi geceler - Good night Hoşçakal - Good bye Görüşürüz - See you Water - Su Beer - Bira Wine - Şarap Meyve suyu - Fruit juice Ekmek - Bread Yemek - Meal Açım / susadım / üşüdüm - I'm hungry / thirsty / cold ....... nerede? / Where is ......? Uzak mı? - Is it far? Yakın mı? - Is it close? Doğu - East West - Batı Kuzey - North Güney - South Uyumak için bir yer arıyorum - I'm looking for a place to sleep Ucuz - Cheap Pahalı - Expensive Nasıl? - How? Why? - Neden? Who? - Kim? Saat kaç? - What time is it? Kaç para? - How much does it cost? Numbers in Turkish 1-bir 2-iki 3-üç 4-dört 5-beş 6-altı 7-yedi 8-sekiz 9-dokuz 10-on