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Useful phrases in Chechen

A collection of useful phrases in Chechen, a North East Caucasian language spoken mainly in Chechnya in the Russian Federation.

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Key to abbreviations: m = said to males, f = said to females, pl = said to more than one person

English Нохчийн мотт (Chechen)
Welcome марша вагIийла хьо (m)
марша йагIийла хьо (f)
марша дагIийла шу (pl)
(General greeting)
How are you? хьо муха ву? (m)
хьо муха ю? (f)
шу муха ду? (pl)
Reply to 'How are you?' Со дика ву, баркалла. хьо муха ву? (m)
Со дика ю, баркалла. хьо муха ю? (f)
тхо дика ду, Баркалла. шу муха ду? (pl)
Long time no see Дукха хан ю хьо ганза
What's your name? хьан цIе хIун ю?
My name is ...
Where are you from? мичара ву хьо ? (m)
мичара ю хьо ? (f)
мичара ду шу? (pl)
I'm from ... Co ... ву/ю / Тхо ... ду
Pleased to meet you Хьо гайна хаза хетта
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Iуьйре дика хуьлда хьан
диканца вахийла / йахийла хьо (response: wish you a happy life)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
суьйре дика йойла хьан
Good night Буьйса дика хуьлда хьан
(Parting phrases)
Iан дика йойла
марша Iайла!
Good luck ирс хилийла хьан
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Де дика хуьлда хьан
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
гIоза яийла ахь!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
марша гIойла!
I understand Со кхета (Soh khaet)
I don't understand Со ца кхита (So ca qiet)
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again Юхаала хьар ахь
Please write it down Яздан хьар ахь
Do you speak Chechen? Ахь нохчийн мотт бийций?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
хIаъ бийц цхьан жимма
How do you say ... in Chechen? ... нохчех муха олу
Excuse me суна бехк ма билла
How much is this? хIара мелнаха ю
Sorry бехк ма билла
Thank you Баркалла (Barkalla)
Reply to thank you Массара (Massara)
Where's the toilet? Ара мичахь ю
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything хIара стага/зуда
Would you like to dance with me?
I love you Суна хьо дукха веза (m)
Суна хьо дукха веза (f)
Суна шу дукха деза (p)
Get well soon
Leave me alone!
Fire! ЦIе ю!
Stop! Саца!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings Керлачу шарца
(Kerlaču şartsa) - Happy new year
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Вина де декъала хуьлда хьан
(Wina de deqil xilda ha) - m
Йина де декъала хуьлда хьан
(Yina de deqil xilda ha) - f
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
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