languagesoftware.net - which is the best language course or software - compare

Learn French with Frantastique

Useful Sorani Kurdish phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Sorani Kurdish, which is spoken in western Iran and much of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Click on any of the phrases that are links (blue) to hear them spoken. If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me.

To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions. If you'd like to see these phrases in any combination of two languages, try the Phrase Finder.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

English Soranî (Sorani / Central Kurdish)
Welcome Bi xêr bî
Hello (General greeting) Sillaw
Ew kata bash
Em kata bash
(Çonî?) چۆنی
Hello (on phone) Elu
How are you? (Çonî?) چۆنی
(le chyay?) لە چییای؟
Reply to 'How are you?' من باشم، سوپاست دەکەم، ئەی تۆ؟
(mn bashim, swpast dakam, ay to?)
Long time no see Demêke tum nebînîwe
What's your name? Nawî tu çiye?
(Nawt chya?) ناوت چییە؟
My name is ...  
Where are you from? Xelkî kam deverî?
(To khelky kwey?) تۆ خەڵکی کوێیت؟
I'm from ...  
Pleased to meet you (Xoşhalim bi nasînit) خۆشحاڵم بە ناسینت
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Beyanî baş
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Roj baş
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Êware baş
Good night Shaw Khosh; Shaw bash
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Xuda li gel
Good luck! Xoşbext bî!
(Bekhtewer beet) بەختەوەر بیت
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Noş
Have a nice day (Rojêkî xoş) ێك ڕۆژ باشى هەيە!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Noşigyan
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Xuda li gel
I don't know (Mn nazanm) من نازانم
I don't understand (Tênagim) تێ ناگه م
(Mn te nagem) من تێ ناگەم
Please speak more slowly Tikaye, tozê hêwaş tir qise bike
Please say that again Tikaye, dîsan bîllêrewe
Please write it down Tikaye, ewe binûse
Do you speak English? ئایا زمانی کوردی قسە دەکەیت؟
(Aya zmany englizy qse dekety?)
Do you speak Kurdish? Kurdî qise dekeyt?
ئایا زمانی کوردی قسە دەکەیت؟
(Aya zmany kurdy qse dekety?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
(tenha kemekek) تەنها کەمەکێک
How do you say ... in Kurdish? Çon delley ... bi Kurdí?
Excuse me Lêm bibûre
How much is this? (Eme bi çende?) ئەمە بە چەندە؟
Sorry (Bibûre) ببوورە
Please  
Thank you Sipas dekem
(supas) سوپاس
Reply to thank you شایانی نیه‌
Where's the toilet? Awdestxaneke li kwê ye?
This gentleman will pay for everything Em pîyawe hemû parekey dedat
This lady will pay for everything Em afrete hemû parekey dedat
Would you like to dance with me? Hez dekeyt legel ma bireqsî?
I miss you  
I love you Xoştim dewê; Min tom xoş dewêt; Ji te hez dikîm
Get well soon Hîway selametît bo dexwazim
Leave me alone! Wazim lê bêne!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Yarmetîm berê!
 
 
Call the police! Polîs bang lê ke!
(telefon bke bo polees) تەلەفۆن بکە بۆ پۆلیس
Christmas and New Year greetings ﺟﻪﮊﻧﻰ ﻛﺮﻳﺴﻤﻪﺳﺘﺎﻥ ﭘﻴﺮﯙﺯ بێت ﻭ ساڵی ﺗﺎﺯﻩﺗﺎﻥ ﭘﻴﺮﯙﺯ بێت
(jachny krismastan piroz bet u saly tazetan piroz bet)
ﺟﻪﮊﻧﻰ ﻛﺮﻳﺴﻤﻴﺴﺖ ﺑﻪ خۆشى بێت
(jachny krismiset be khoshy bet)
ساڵی ﻧﻮێت ﭘﻴرۆز بێت
(saly nwet piroz bet)
Easter greetings Cejnî Hêkesûr pîroz bê
Birthday greetings Cejnî li daykbûnit pîroz bê
Rojbûnit pîroz bê
Rozhi la daikbunt piroz bet
ﺟﻪﮊﻧﻰ ﻟﻪ ﺩﺍﻳﮏ ﺑﻮﻭﻧﺖ ﭘﻴﺮﯙﺯ بێت
(Jachny le daik bunt piroz bet)
One language is never enough Yek ziman her bes niye
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Seyarey balindîyekem pirr ye li marmasî

Cheap Web Hosting