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Useful phrases in Eastern Assyrian

A collection of useful phrases in Eastern Assyrian, a member of the Aramaic branch of Afro-Asiatic languages 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).

EnglishLishana Ashuraya (Eastern Assyrian)
Welcome"B'shena Teeloukh (m), Teelakh (f), Teelokhoun (pl)
HelloShlamaloukh (m), Shlamalakh (f) Shlamalokhoun (pl)
How are you?


Fine thanks, and you?
Dakheet?
Ana spy een, atin?
Basima Spy, U' Atin? (m)
Basimta Spy, U' Atin? (f)
Long time no seeMin kma Dana lekh Khizyeh Oudaleh
What's your name?
My name is ...
Modeeleh Shimoukh (m), Shimmakh (f)
Shimmi ileh ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Min Eket?
Ana min ... iwin
Pleased to meet youB'Ghdayen B' Tpaqtan
Good morning Qedamta Brihkta (Blessed Morning)
Good afternoon Yuma Brikha (Good Day)
Good eveningRamsha Brikha
Good nightRamsha Brikha
GoodbyePush B'shena (S), Poushoun B'Shena (pl)
Good luckRisqa Spai
Cheers/Good health!B'Khouboukh (m), B' Khoubakh (f), (B'Khoubokhoun )(pl)
Have a nice dayYoomoukh Brikha (m) Yoomakh Brikha (f) Yoomokhoun Brikha (pl)
Bon appetitNaniloukh (m), "Nanilakh (f), "Nanilokhoun (pl)
Bon voyageSappar "B'Salamatuta
I understandParmuyen
I don't understandLen parmuyeh
I don't knowLe Yaddin, Le Yaddan
Please speak more slowlyIn Basmaloukh, Basmalakh, Hamzim Nikha
Please say that againIn Basmaloukh, Basmalakh, Mourra Kha Gai Khita
Please write it downIn Basmaloukh, Basmalakh, Ktoula
Do you speak English?Ki Hamzimit, Hamzimat Inglish?
Do you speak Assyrian?
Yes, a little
Ki Hamzimit, Hamzimat Surit/Ashurit?
Heh, Khacha
Speak to me in Assyrian Hamzim Minni B'Ashurit/B'Surit
How do you say ... in Assyrian? Dakhi Amrin, Amran ... B'Ashurit/B'Surit?
Excuse mePaqditli
How much is this?Awwa B' Kma ileh?
SorryPakhalta
PleaseIn Basmaloukh (m), In Basmalakh (f), In Basmalokhoun (pl)
Thank you
Response
Basima (m), Basimta (f), Basimeh (pl)
Le Daqra / B'Shena
Where's the toilet?Keleh Bet Nyakha?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everythingAwwa Myouqra B'Parrila koulla (gentleman)
Ayya Myouqurta B'Parriyala Koulla (lady)
Would you like to dance with me?Maghbat Raqdat? (f), Maghbit Raqdit? (m)
I miss youMoukhneeyen (m), Moukhneeten (f)
I love youKi Bayyinakh (m>f), Ki Bayyanoukh (f>m)
Get well soonPeshit Bsima (m), Peshat Bsimta Qourba Dana (f)
Go away!Khoush Makha!
Leave me alone!Shoukli B'Noshi!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Hayyarta!
Nura!
Kli/Basa!
Call the police!Qri, Qre Polica!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Ida Brikha U' Rish Shita Khatta Brikha!
Happy EasterBrikhta Qyamta D' Maran
Happy BirthdayBrikha Bit Yaldoukh, Yaldakh
One language is never enoughKha Lishana Lele Malyana

Phrases provided by Alen Barsin

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