How to say can I see…? in Russian: mogy li ia posmotret?

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How to say can I see…? in Russian: mogy li ia posmotret?

Learning Russian for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say can I see…? in Russian: mogy li ia posmotret?
Say it out loud: “mogy li iah pas ma tret?

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Some more helpful words in our Russian More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – neskol'ko  (nye skahl kah)
...this/that – etot / tot  (eh taht / toht)
all done – vsyo sdelano  (fsyo sdye lah noh)
another – drugoy  (droo goy)
Bon appétit! – Priyatnogo appetita!  (Pree yat nah vah ah pye tee tah!)
can I have…? – mogy li ia…?  (mogy li iah…?)
can I see…? – mogy li ia posmotret?  (mogy li iah pas ma tret?)
can we have...? – mozhem li my…?  (mozhem li my…?)
can we see ...? – mozhem li my posmotret …?  (mojem li my pas ma tret ?)
Cheers! – Na zdorovye  (Nah zdah roh vye)
Eat! Eat! – Yesh'te ! Yesh'te !  (Ye shtee ! Ye shtee !)
I am hungry – Ya goloden/na  (Ya goh lah dyen/nah)
I am thirsty – Ya hochu pit'  (Ya hah choo peet)
I ate – Ya poyel/a  (Ya pah yel/a)
I would like… – Ya by hotel(a)…  (Ya by hah tyel(a)…)
we ate – My poyeli  (My pah ye lee)
we ate well! – My horosho poyeli!  (My hah rah shoh pah ye lee!)
we would like… – My by hoteli…  (My by hah tye lee…)

And here’s how to say can I see…? in other languages!

Arabic–Hal yomkenoni Moshahadat…?  (hal yom ke no ni mo sha ha dat)
Chinese–Gěi Wǒ Kàn…  (Gay Wo Kan…)
Croatian–mogu li vidjeti…?  (moe goo lee vid yeh tee…?)
Czech–mohu se podívat na ...?  (moe hoo say poe DEE vaht na…?)
Finnish–saisinko katsoa…?  (sai sin koh cut soh ah…?)
French–puis-je voir…?  (peej vwah…?)
German–kann ich ein sehn?  (kahn iHk iyn zayn?)
Italian–posso ...vedere  (...veh dehr eh)
Japanese–… Wo Misete Kudasai.  (…Woh Mee Seh Teh Koo Dah Sai.)
Korean–…Reul Bol Su Isseulkkayo?  (…Reul Bol Soo Ee Ssul Ka Yo?)
Polish–czy mogę zobaczyć?  (tchy mo' ge zo ba' cheech?)
Portuguese–Poderia Olhar...?  (poh dehr ee-aa ol yaahr…?)
Russian–mogy li ia posmotret?  (mogy li iah pas ma tret?)
Spanish–puedo ver…?  (pway doe vair…?)
Swahili–naweza ona  (nah weh zah o’nah)
Thai–Du … Dai Mai?  (doo … dai mai?)
Turkish–ben … görebilirim?  (ben gore uh bill yuh rim)
Vietnamese–Tôi Có Thể Xem?  (Toy Caw Te Sem?)

The phrase ""can I see…?" (mogy li ia posmotret?)" is a polite asking phrase that can be used at any instance to politely ask to see something. Courtesy is key when on travel and this phrase will come in handy. You may ask ""can I see…?" (mogy li ia posmotret?) my credit card balance?" Get instant access to the Russian Language Set.

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