• Slovak language course for beginners
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  • 1 Slovak alphabet and letters
  • 2 Slovak pronunciation [0/2]
  • 3 Slovak keyboard and how to type Slovak letters [0/3]
  • 4 Greetings and how to say Hello in Slovak [0/3]
  • 5 Introduce yourself in Slovak [0/2]
  • 6 Colours in Slovak [0/3]
  • 7 Numbers and counting in Slovak [0/4]
  • 8 Telling the time in Slovak [0/3]
  • 9 Talk about the weather in Slovak [0/3]
  • 10 Days of the week, months and seasons in Slovak [0/3]
  • 11 Body parts and head parts in Slovak [0/3]
  • 12 Food and drinks in Slovak [0/3]
  • 13 Order food in Slovak [0/3]
  • 14 Express opinions in Slovak [0/3]
  • 15 Feelings and emotions in Slovak [0/2]
  • 16 I love you in Slovak [0/3]
  • 17 Party and how to say Happy Birthday in Slovak [0/2]
  • 18 Asking directions in Slovak [0/2]
  • 19 Travel and transportation related words in Slovak [0/4]
  • 20 At the doctors vocabulary in Slovak [0/4]
  • 21 At the post office in Slovak [0/3]
  • 22 Describe the family in Slovak [0/3]
  • 23 Talking about hobbies in Slovak [0/3]
  • 24 Clothes in Slovak [0/4]
  • 25 House, room, furniture vocabulary in Slovak [0/3]
  • 26 Nature and animals names in Slovak [0/3]
  • 27 School and Classroom vocabulary in Slovak [0/3]
  • 28 Work related vocabulary in Slovak [0/3]
  • 29 Slovak names for countries and languages [0/2]
  • Asking directions in Slovak

    Exercises

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    1. Exercise about asking directions Score -/-
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    This lesson will prepare you for exploring Slovakia! We will provide you with the most useful phrases and vocabulary so you will not get lost on your journey through Slovakia.

    Useful expressions about direction

    These are the most common phrases to ask, when you get lost or when you search for a place:

    English Slovak
    Excuse me,... Prepáčte,..
    Where is...? Kde je...?
    How do I get to...? Ako sa dostanem...?
    How far is...? Ako ďaleko je...?
    Go left... Choďte doľava...
    Where is ... situated? Kde sa nachádza...?
    Can you please give me the directions? Môžete mi, prosím, ukázať smer?
    May I ask you something? Môžem sa vás niećo opýtať?
    a question otázka
    Turn..

    Odbočte...

    Turn right, left.

    Odbočte vpravo, vľavo.

    Its is 500 meter far. Je to 500 metrov ďaleko.
    It is 500 meters from here. Je to 500 metrov odtiaľto.
    Get off on the third stop. Vystúpte na tretej zastávke.
    Get on the bus. Nastúpte na autobus.


    Here is some useful vocabulary when showing the directions:

    English Slovak
    left side ľavá strana
    right side pravá strana
    on the left vľavo, naľavo
    on the right vpravo, napravo
    straight rovno
    behind za
    in front of pred
    next to vedľa
    far ďaleko
    close blízko
    traffic lights semafor
    a zebra crossing prechod pre chodcov
    Cross the street. Prejdite cez ulicu.
    a roundabout kruhový objazd
    Walk 200 meters. Choďte dvesto metrov:

     

    Places of interest

    There are various places we think you might want to see or search for. In Slovakia, there are a lot of museums, castles and churches to see. We prepared another list with vocabulary how to say important places.

    English Slovak
    a museum múzeum
    a police station policajná stanica
    a hotel hotel
    a restaurant reštaurácia
    a city hall radnica
    a church kostol
    a castle hrad
    a park park
    a river rieka
    a hospital nemocnina
    an old town staré mesto
    a bridge most
    a bus stop autobusová stanica
    a monument pamiatka
    a train station vlaková stanica
    a bar bar
    an airport letisko
    a town hall radnica
    a city centre centrum
    a shopping centre nákupné centrum
    a fire brigade hasičská stanica
    a square námestie
    a market trh
    a street ulica
    an intersection križovatka
    a harbour prístav
    a border hranica
    a village dedina
    a city map mapa
    a tram električka
    a train vlak
    a bus autobus

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    Cardinal points

    You also need to know how to say the cardinal points. You can see them in the compass or in the table below.

    kompas

    English Slovak
    the north sever
    the south juh
    the east východ
    the west západ
    the northwest severozápad
    the northeast severovýchod
    the southwest juhozápad
    the southeast juhovýchod
    the compass kompas

     

    Examples:

    • Múzeum je na severe/ na východe/ na západe/ na juhu. = The museum is in the north/ east/ west/ south.
    • Reštaurácia je na severozápade/ na severovýchode/ na juhozápade/ na juhovýchode = The restaurant is in the northwest/ northeast/ southwest/ southeast.

    Example dialog

    John: Prepáčte, kde nájdem nákupné centrum? (Excuse me, where can I find the shopping centre?)

    Fero: Je to blízko centra, približne jeden kilometer od múzea(It is close to the city centre, approximately 1 km from the museum.)

    John: Ako sa dostanem do centra, prosím? (How do I get to the city centre, please?)

    Fero: Choďte rovno a pri semafore odbočte vľavo. Potom prejdite cez prechod pre chodcov. Vezmite autobus číslo päťdesiatjeden a vystúpte na zastávke Trnavské mýto. (Go straight and turn left at the traffic lights. Then cross the zebra crossing. Take the bus number 51 and get off ath the bus stop Trnavské mýto.)

    John: Kde sa nachádza autobusová zastávka? (Where is the bus stop situated?)

    Fero:  Je to blízko, za kostolom vedľa policajnej stanice. (It is close, behind the church and next to the police station.)

    John: Ďakujem. Môžete mi povedať, ktorá reštaurácia je dobrá? (Thank you. Can you tell me which restaurant is good?)

    Fero: Samozrejme, Môžte vyskúšať The Slovak Pub, servírujú dobré jedlo. (Sure. You can try The Slovak Pub, they serve good food.)

    John: Ďakujem veľmi pekne. Majte pekný deň. (Thank you very much. Have a nice day.)

     

     

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