Useful phrases in Kumyk

A collection of useful phrases in Kumyk, a Turkic languages spoken mainly in the Dagestan Republic of Russian Federation.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Phrase Къумукъ тил (Kumyk)
Welcome Хош гелдигиз
(Хoş geldigiz)
Hello (General greeting)
Hello (on phone) Алло! (Allo!)
How are you? Ишлер нечикдир?
(Işler neçikdir? - How are you?)
Савлукъ нечикдир?
(Sawluq neçikdir? - How's your health?)
(Esen-amanmısız? - Alive and well?)
Reply to 'How are you?' Яхшы, Баракалла
(Yaхşı, Barakalla)
Long time no see Сизин гёрмегеним кёп бола
(Sizin gyormegenim kyop bola)
What's your name? Атыгъыз кимдир?
(Atığız kimdir?)
My name is ... Мени атым ...
(Meni atım ...)
Where are you from? Сиз къайдансыз?
(Siz qaydansız?)
I'm from ... Мен ... гелгенмен
(Men ... gelgenmen)
Pleased to meet you Биз ёлукъгъаныкъ не яхшыдыр
(Biz yoluqğanıq ne yaхşıdır)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Танг яхшы болсун
(Tang yaхşı bolsun)
Сав бол (Saw bol - reply)
Сав болугъуз (Saw boluğuz - reply)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Геч яхшы болсун
(Geç yaхşı bolsun)
Сав бол (Saw bol - reply)
Сав болугъуз (Saw boluğuz - reply)
Good night Гечегиз яхшы болсун
(Geçegiz yaхşı bolsun)
(Parting phrases)
Прощай (Proşçay)
Сав болугъуз (Saw boluğuz)
Аман къал (Aman qal)
Аман къалыгъыз (Aman qalığız)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Яхшлы ёл
(Yaхşlı yol)
Yes Дюр (Dyur)
No Ёкъ (Yoq)
I don't know Билмеймен (Bilmeymen)
I understand Мен сизин англайман
(Men sizin anglayman)
I don't understand Англамадым
Please speak more slowly Бираз аста айтыгъыз дагъы
(Biraz asta aytığız dağı)
Please say that again Янгыдан айтыгъыз дагъы
(Yangıdan aytığız dağı)
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Kumyk? Сиз къумукъча сёйлеймисиз?
(Siz qumuqça syoyleymisiz?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Kumyk
How do you say ... in Kumyk?
Excuse me Ярай буса, багъышлап къоюгъуз
(Yaray busa, bağışlap qoyuğuz)
How much is this? Багьасы нечакъы?
(Bagьası neçaqı?)
Sorry Ярай буса, гечип къоюгъуз
(Yaray busa, geçip qoyuğuz)
Please Ярай буса
(Yaray busa)
Thank you Баракалла
Кёп баракалла
(Kyop barakalla)
Reply to thank you Кёп иштагьлыкъ булан
(Kyop iştagьlıq bulan)
Where's the toilet / bathroom?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you Мен сизин сюемен
(Men sizin syuemen - frm)
Мен сени сюемен
(Men seni syuemen - inf)
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Ярай буса!
(Yaray busa!)
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Янгы йылыгъыз къутлу болсун
(Yangı yılığız qutlu bolsun - Happy New Year)
New Year greetings Янгы йылыгъыз къутлу болсун
(Yangı yılığız qutlu bolsun)
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Тувгъан гюнюгюз булан къутлайман
(Tuwğan gyunyugyuz bulan qutlayman)
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

Transliteration by Michael Peter Füstumum

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