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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 the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

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 Sillaw, Ew kata bash, Em kata bash
Elu (on phone)
How are you? Çonî?
Long time no see Demêke tum nebînîwe
What's your name?
My name is ...
Nawî tu çiye?
 
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Xelkî kam deverî?
 
Pleased to meet you Xoşhalim bi nasînit
Good morning Beyanî baş
Good afternoon Roj baş
Good evening Êware baş
Good night Shaw Khosh; Shaw bash
Goodbye Xuda li gel
Good luck Xoşbext bî
Cheers/Good health! Noş
Have a nice day Rojêkî xoş
Bon appetit Noşigyan
Bon voyage Xuda li gel
I don't understand Tênagim / تێ ناگه م
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 Kurdish? Kurdî qise dekeyt?
How do you say ... in Kurdish? Çon delley ... bi Kurdí?
Excuse me Lêm bibûre
How much is this? Eme bi çende?
Sorry Bibûre
Please  
Thank you


Response
Sipas dekem
(supas) سوپاس
شایانی نیه‌
Where's the toilet? Awdestxaneke li kwê ye?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Em pîyawe hemû parekey dedat
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!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ﺟﻪﮊﻧﻰ ﻛﺮﻳﺴﻤﻪﺳﺘﺎﻥ ﭘﻴﺮﯙﺯ بێت ﻭ ساڵی ﺗﺎﺯﻩﺗﺎﻥ ﭘﻴﺮﯙﺯ بێت
(jachny krismastan piroz bet u saly tazetan piroz bet)
(jachny krismiset be khoshy bet) ﺟﻪﮊﻧﻰ ﻛﺮﻳﺴﻤﻴﺴﺖ ﺑﻪ خۆشى بێت
(saly nwet piroz bet) ساڵی ﻧﻮێت ﭘﻴرۆز بێت
Happy Easter Cejnî Hêkesûr pîroz bê
Happy Birthday Cejnî li daykbûnit pîroz bê / Rojbûnit pîroz bê
Rozhi la daikbunt piroz bet
(Jachny le daik bunt piroz bet) ﺟﻪﮊﻧﻰ ﻟﻪ ﺩﺍﻳﮏ ﺑﻮﻭﻧﺖ ﭘﻴﺮﯙﺯ بێت
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

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