I am curious about the word "доступ", can it be used for any kind of access like mobile phone, internet, physical access to an entrance or parking space?

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  • On many occasions it sounds like an English calque. So it's right to use "доступ" when talking about cells/internet, yet in other contexts you may find some better synonyms.
    – Matt
    Oct 30, 2015 at 20:10
  • And what are those contexts? Oct 30, 2015 at 20:30
  • Pretty much all the stuff about "physical access" sounds too heavy and formal, when you actually say "доступ".
    – Matt
    Oct 30, 2015 at 20:36
  • According to your recommendation/doctrine it would be better to use something like: "у меня есть интернет"? and skip the доступ Oct 30, 2015 at 20:49
  • Almost. As virually any person has some kind of internet access, this question may seem a bit strange. Yet questioning, for example, "У тебя есть дома интернет?" (i.e. "do you have a personal internet access point at home?") is perfectly OK.
    – Matt
    Oct 31, 2015 at 8:08

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Yes, you can use that word to indicate any kind of access:

У тебя есть доступ в интернет?

"Do you have access to Internet?"

Мы были заперты в комнате без доступа к телефону.

"We were locked in the room without access to a telephone."

Конфеты лежали на верхней полке, вне доступа малышей.

"Sweets lay on the top shelf, inaccessible to toddlers.

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