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Useful phrases in Ulch (Нани)

A collection of useful phrases in Ulch, a Manchu-Tungus language spoken mainly in Siberia.

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

English Нани (Ulch)
Welcome
Hello
(General greeting)
Сородэ
How are you? Хони бису?
Хон-ка балдису?
Reply to 'How are you?' Кэси банха. Улэ бипу.
Кэси банха. Улэ, ая бити.
Long time no see
What's your name?
My name is ...
Си(э) гэлбуси нгуй?
Син гэлбуси хон бини?
Мин гэлбуи ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Пэдэм дэрэдюксу
Good luck
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand
I don't understand
I don't know Сарасимбэ
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Ulch?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Си(э) нан’идами урчулундиси? Нан’и хэсэвэни сарисе?
И, би хэрэ сарии нан’и хэсэвэни.
Speak to me in Ulch
How do you say ... in Ulch? Хон нан’идам вэмбуву?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Sorry
Please
Thank you
Response
Кэси банха
Where's the toilet?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!


Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

Sources:
- Луча-Нани Урчулумбуку. Русско-Ульчскйи Разговорник. с. Богородское. Хабаровск – 1993.
- Т.И. Петрова: Ульчскйи Диалект Нанайсково Языка. Москва – 1936.
- Г.Г. Вальдю: Словарь Ульчско-Русскйи и Русско-Ульчскйи. с. Богородское. Хабаровск - 2005.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Links

Other collections of Ulch phrases
http://lingweb.eva.mpg.de/numeral/Ulcha.htm
http://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ульцька_мова

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