Useful phrases in Old Russian (рѹсьскъ ѩзыкъ)

A collection of phrases in Old Russian, or Old East Slavic, an ancestor of Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian that was spoken between the 10th and 15th centuries by East Slavs in Kievan Rus' and states which evolved after the collapse of Kievan Rus'.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: sg = singular, pl = plural, >m = said to males, >f = said to females.

English рѹсьскъ ѩзыкъ (Old Russian)
Welcome Прошѫ тѧ (Prošjú-tja) (sg)
Прошѫ вы (Prošjú-wy) (pl)
Привѣчаѭ (Priwėčjáju)
Hello Поклонъ (Poklónŏ)
Кланıаѭ ти сѧ (Klánjaju-ti-sja) (sg)
Кланıаѭ вы сѧ (Klánjaju-wy-sja) (pl)
Привѣтъ (Priwėtŏ)
How are you?


Fine thanks, and you?
Съдоровъ ли єси? (Sŏdorówŏ-li-jesí) (>m)
Съдорова ли єси? (Sŏdorówa-li-jesí) (>f)
Съдорови ли єстє? (Sŏdorówi-li-jesté) (>pl)
Хвала Богоу съдоровъ (Hwalá Bógu sŏdorówŏ)
Хвала Богоу съдорова (Hwalá Bógu sŏdorówa)
Хвала Богоу съдорови (Hwalá Bógu sŏdorówi).
Long time no see Давьно сѧ єсмъ не видѣли (Dawĕnó-sja-jesmŏ ne-wídėli) (>pl)
Давьно тѧ єсмь не видѣлъ (Dawĕnó-tja-jesmĕ ne-wídėlŏ) (>sg)
What's your name?


My name is ...
Коѥ ти имѧ? (Kóje-ti jímja?)
Како ти рекѫть? (Káko-ti rekútĕ?)
Чиихъ єси? (Čĕjíhŏ jesí?)
Єсмь ... (Jésmĕ...)
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Ѿкѫдоу єси? (Otŏkúdu jesí?)
Єсмь ѿ... (Jésmĕ otŏ...)
Pleased to meet you Радъ тѧ єсмь позналъ (Rádŏ-tja-jesmĕ poználŏ)
Good morning Добро оутро (Dóbro útro)
Good afternoon Добръ дьнь (Dóbrŏ dĕnĕ)
Good evening Добръ вечеръ (Dóbrŏ wéčerŏ)
Good night Добрѫ ночь (Dóbru nočĕ)
Goodbye Съвидимъ сѧ (Sŏwídimŏ-sja)
Богъ съ тобоѭ (Bógŏ sŏ-tobóju)
Съ Богъмь (Sŏ-Bógŏmĕ)
Good luck Помози ти Богъ! (Pomozí-ti Bogŏ!)
Ати ти сѧ спѣѥть! (Áti-ti-sja spėjetĕ!)
Cheers/Good health! Ати сѧ спѣѥть! (Áti--sja spėjetĕ!)
Have a nice day Красьнаго дьне! (Krásĕnago dĕné!)
Bon appetit Добро ѣсти! (Dóbro jėsti!)
Bon voyage Добраго пѫти (Dóbrago putí)
I understand Розоумѣѭ (Rozumėju)
Съвѣдаѭ (Sŏwėdaju)
I don't understand Не розоумѣѭ (Ne-rozumėju)
Не съвѣдаѭ (Ne-sŏwėdaju)
I don't know Не вѣдѣ (Ne-wėdė)
Please speak more slowly Рьци по малоу (Rĕcí po-málu)
Please say that again Рьци пакы (Rĕcí páky)
Повътори (Powŏtorí)
Please write it down Въпиши сє добрѣ сътворѧ (Wŏpiší-se dóbrė sŏtworjá)
Do you speak English? Изоумѣѥши ли ѩглıаньскы? (Izumėješi-li jagljanĕsky?)
Do you speak Old Russian?
Yes, a little
Изоумѣѥши ли роусьскы? (Izumėješi-li rúsĕsky?)
Се же, мало (Sé-že, málo)
Speak to me in Old Russian Мълви ми роусьскы (Mŏlwi-mi rúsĕsky)
How do you say ... in Old Russian? Како речеши роусьскы... ? (Káko rečéši rúsĕsky... ?)
Excuse me Прости ми (Prostí-mi) (sg)
Простите ми (Prostíte-mi) (pl)
How much is this? Въ колико се (есть)? (Wŏ-kóliko se (jéstĕ)?)
Sorry Жаль ми (єсть) (Žjalĕ-mi (jestĕ))
Please Прошѫ тѧ (Prošjú-tja) (sg)
Прошѫ вы (Prošjú-wy) (pl)
Добро сътвори (Dóbro sŏtworí) (sg)
Добрѣ сътворѧ (Dóbro sŏtworjá)
Thank you
Response
Хвала ти (Hwalá-ti) (sg)
Кланıаѭ ти сѧ (Klánjaju-ti-sja) (sg)
Вьсьгъда єсмь радъ (Wĕsĕgdá jesmĕ radŏ)
Where's the toilet? Къдѣ заходъ? (Kŏdė zahódŏ?)
Would you like to dance with me? Хочеши ли плѧсати? (Hóčeši-li pljasáti?)
I miss you Оудължилъ ти сѧ єсмь (Udŏlžílŏ-ti-sja-jesmē)
I love you Люблѭ тѧ (Ljubljú-tja)
Get well soon Ицѣлѣи въ бързѣ! (Icėlėji wŏ-bŏrzė!)
Go away! Ѿиди! (Otidí)
Leave me alone! Ѡстави мѧ въ покои! (Ostáwi-mja wŏ-pokóji)
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Помозѣте! (Pomozėte!)
Горить! (Gorítĕ!)
Стои! (Stóji!)
Call the police! Позови дроужинѫ! (Pozowí družínu!)
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Веселаго Рожьства и добраго новаго года!
(Wesélago Rožĕstwá i dóbrago nówago góda!)
Happy Easter Христосъ въскрьсе! (Hristosŏ wŏskrĕse!)
Въ истинѫ въскрьсе! (Wŏ jístinu wŏskrĕse!)
Happy Birthday Веселаго рожьства! (Wesélago rožĕstwá!)
One language is never enough Одинаго ѩзыка николи же не до сыти
(Odinagó jazyká nikolí-že ne-dó-syti)
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Моıa въздоушьнаıа лодиıа испълнь ѫгорь
(Mojá wŏzdúšĕnaja lodĕjá ispŏlnĕ úgorĕ)

Phrases supplied by Andrii Andrusiak

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Links

Information about Old Russian / Old East Slavic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_East_Slavic

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