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).
|English||Lishana Ashuraya (Eastern Assyrian)|
|Welcome||"B'shena Teeloukh (m), Teelakh (f), Teelokhoun (pl)|
|Hello||Shlamaloukh (m), Shlamalakh (f) Shlamalokhoun (pl)|
|How are you?
Fine thanks, and 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?
My name is ...
|Modeeleh Shimoukh (m), Shimmakh (f)|
|Shimmi ileh ...|
|Where are you from?
I'm from ...
|Ana min ... iwin|
|Pleased to meet you||B'Ghdayen B' Tpaqtan|
|Good morning||Qedamta Brihkta (Blessed Morning)|
|Good afternoon||Yuma Brikha (Good Day)|
|Good evening||Ramsha Brikha|
|Good night||Ramsha Brikha|
|Goodbye||Push B'shena (S), Poushoun B'Shena (pl)|
|Good luck||Risqa Spai|
|Cheers/Good health!||B'Khouboukh (m), B' Khoubakh (f), (B'Khoubokhoun )(pl)|
|Have a nice day||Yoomoukh Brikha (m) Yoomakh Brikha (f) Yoomokhoun Brikha (pl)|
|Bon appetit||Naniloukh (m), "Nanilakh (f), "Nanilokhoun (pl)|
|Bon voyage||Sappar "B'Salamatuta|
|I don't understand||Len parmuyeh|
|I don't know||Le Yaddin, Le Yaddan|
|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, Hamzimat Inglish?|
|Do you speak Assyrian?
Yes, a little
|Ki Hamzimit, Hamzimat Surit/Ashurit?|
|Speak to me in Assyrian||Hamzim Minni B'Ashurit/B'Surit|
|How do you say ... in Assyrian?||Dakhi Amrin, Amran ... B'Ashurit/B'Surit?|
|How much is this?||Awwa B' Kma ileh?|
|Please||In Basmaloukh (m), In Basmalakh (f), In Basmalokhoun (pl)|
|Basima (m), Basimta (f), Basimeh (pl)|
|Le Daqra / B'Shena|
|Where's the toilet?||Keleh Bet Nyakha?|
|This gentleman/lady will pay for everything||Awwa 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 you||Moukhneeyen (m), Moukhneeten (f)|
|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, Qre Polica!|
and Happy New Year
|Ida Brikha U' Rish Shita Khatta Brikha!|
|Happy Easter||Brikhta Qyamta D' Maran|
|Happy Birthday||Brikha Bit Yaldoukh, Yaldakh|
|One language is never enough||Kha Lishana Lele Malyana|
Phrases provided by Alen Barsin
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