A collection of useful phrases in Eastern Assyrian, a Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Iraq, Syria, south east Turkey and north west Iran.
You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.
Key to abbreviations: m = said to men; f = said to women; pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|English||Lishana Ashuraya (Eastern Assyrian)|
|Welcome||"B'shena Teeloukh (m)
|How are you?||Dakheet?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Ana spy een, atin?
Basima Spy, U' Atin? (m)
Basimta Spy, U' Atin? (f)
|Long time no see||Min kma Dana lekh Khizyeh Oudaleh|
|What's your name?||Modeeleh Shimoukh (m)
|My name is ...||Shimmi ileh ...|
|Where are you from?||Min Eket?|
|I'm from ...||Ana min ... iwin|
|Pleased to meet you||B'Ghdayen B' Tpaqtan|
|Qedamta Brihkta (Blessed Morning)|
|Yuma Brikha (Good Day)|
|Good night||Ramsha Brikha|
|Push B'shena (sg)
Poushoun B'Shena (pl)
|Good luck||Risqa Spai|
(Toasts used when drinking)
B' Khoubakh (f)
|Have a nice day||Yoomoukh Brikha (m)
Yoomakh Brikha (f)
Yoomokhoun Brikha (pl)
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't understand||Len parmuyeh|
|I don't know||Le Yaddin
|Please speak more slowly||In Basmaloukh, Basmalakh, Hamzim Nikha|
|Please say that again||In Basmaloukh, Basmalakh, Mourra Kha Gai Khita|
|Please write it down||In Basmaloukh, Basmalakh, Ktoula|
|Do you speak English?||Ki Hamzimit Inglish?
Ki Hamzimat Inglish?
|Do you speak Assyrian?||Ki Hamzimit Surit?
Ki Hamzimit Ashurit?
Ki Hamzimat Surit?
Ki Hamzimat Ashurit?
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Assyrian||Hamzim Minni B'Ashurit
Hamzim Minni B'Surit
|How do you say ... in Assyrian?||Dakhi Amrin ... B'Ashurit?
Dakhi Amran ... B'Surit?
Dakhi Amrin ... B'Ashurit?
Dakhi Amran ... B'Surit?
|How much is this?||Awwa B' Kma ileh?|
|Please||In Basmaloukh (m)
In Basmalakh (f)
In Basmalokhoun (pl)
|Thank you||Basima (m)
|Reply to thank you||Le Daqra
|Where's the toilet?||Keleh Bet Nyakha?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything||Awwa Myouqra B'Parrila koulla|
|This lady will pay for everything||Ayya Myouqurta B'Parriyala Koulla|
|Would you like to dance with me?||Maghbat Raqdat? (f)
Maghbit Raqdit? (m)
|I miss you||Moukhneeyen (m)
|I love you||Ki Bayyinakh (m>f)
Ki Bayyanoukh (f>m)
|Get well soon||Peshit Bsima (m)
Peshat Bsimta Qourba Dana (f)
|Go away!||Khoush Makha!|
|Leave me alone!||Shoukli B'Noshi!|
|Call the police!||Qri Polica!
|Christmas and New Year greetings||Ida Brikha U' Rish Shita Khatta Brikha!|
|Easter greetings||Brikhta Qyamta D' Maran|
|Birthday greetings||Brikha Bit Yaldoukh
Brikha Bit Yaldakh
|One language is never enough||Kha Lishana Lele Malyana|
Phrases provided by Alen Barsin
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