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Useful phrases in Zazaki

A collection of useful phrases in Zazaki, an Iranian language spoken in parts of eastern Turkey.

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

English Zazaki
Welcome  
Hello
(General greeting)
Selam / Ma be xér / Demê şıma be xeyr
How are you? Tı senén ay? (inf)
Se kenay rınd ay? (inf)
Şıma senén é? (frm)
Se kené rınd é? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' Ez hol a, berxudar be
Ez rind a, berxudar be
Long time no see  
What's your name?
My name is ...
Namey to çık o?
Namey mı ... o/a
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Şıma koti raê?
 
Pleased to meet you Ez memnun biya
Ez şa biyan ke ma yewbini şınsana
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Sodır be xér
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Perocê şıma xeyr bo
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Şan be xér
Good night Şewe be xér / Şewe be xér bo
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Xatır be to (inf) Xatır be şıma (frm)
Good luck Fêl u emelê şıma raşt şoro!
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 'Ez fam né kena
I don't know  
Please speak more slowly  
Please say that again  
Please write it down  
Do you speak English? To Englezki zanena?
Do you speak Zazaki?
Yes, a little
Şıma Zazaki zanenê?
 
How do you say ... in Zazaki?  
Excuse me Qaytê qısuri mebên
How much is this?  
Sorry Qusır de seyr meke
Please Xéré xo
Thank you
Response
Weş u war be / Berxudar be
Şıma xér amey
Where's the toilet? Tuvalet koti o?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything  
Would you like to dance with me?  
I miss you  
I love you Ez to has kenan
Get well soon  
Go away!  
Leave me alone!  
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Imdad!
 
 
Call the police!  
Christmas and New Year greetings  
Easter greetings  
Birthday greetings Roca toya d?nya-amaene bımbareke bo!
One language is never enough  
My hovercraft is full of eels
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Information about Zazaki

Links

Other collections of Zazaki phrases
http://www.digitaldialects.com/Zazaki.htm
http://wikitravel.org/en/Zazaisch_phrasebook

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