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Olympics: Settling in

by Natalia Kulikova


Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM.



So you came to Sochi to support your national team; you managed to go through all the hussle at the airport, got yourself a taxi and arrived at the hotel. Now you stand in the hall, suitcase in your hand, and you search in your head for things to say in Russian. It's this episode of Ruspod Shorts that you're trying to remember.


отель [ah-TEHL'] — hotel 
регистрация [ryeh-gee-STRAH-tsyh-yah] — registration 
номер [NOH-myer] — 1. number 2. hotel room 
ключ [klyooch] — key 
карта [KAHR-tah] — 1. card 2. map 
сервис [SYEHR-vees] — service 
завтрак [ZAHF-truk] — breakfast 
кафе [kah-FEH] — cafe 
где [gdyeh] — where


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