Useful phrases in Laz

A collection of useful phrases in Laz (ლაზური ნენა / Lazuri nena), a South Caucasian language spoken in parts of Turkey and Georgia.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Phrase ლაზური ნენა / Lazuri nena (Laz)
Welcome კაი მოხთით (Ǩai moxtit)
Hello (General greeting) გეგაჯგინას (Gegacginas) [inf]
ხელა დო კაობათე (Xela do ǩaobate) [frm]
Hello (on phone)
How are you? მუჭორე?
Reply to 'How are you?' კაი ვორე
(Ǩai vore)
ვროსი ვორე
(Vrosi vore)
Long time no see
What's your name? მუ გჯოხონს?
(Mu gcoxons?)
My name is ... ჩქიმი ჯოხო ...
(Çkimi coxo ...)
Where are you from? სონური რე?
(Sonuri re?)
I'm from ... მა დიხაიშე ...
(Ma dixaişe ...) [lit: I'm from the place ...]
Pleased to meet you სქანი კალა ნა-ბიჩინაფი შენი, ბიხელი
Skani k’ala na-biçinapi şeni, bixeli
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
კაი ოუმანი (Ǩai oumani)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
კაი ლიმჯი (Ǩai limci)
Good night კაი სერეფე (Ǩai serepe)
(Parting phrases)
მშვიდობა (Mşvidoba)
Good luck! კაი ოშანა (Ǩai oşana)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
კაი საღ–სალამათობა!
(Ǩai sağ-salamatoba!)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes ჰო (Ho)
No ვა (Va) [inf]
ვარ (Var) [frm]
I don't know მა ვარ ჩქონი (Ma var çkoni)
I understand მა ოგანაფს (Ma ognaps)
I don't understand მა ვარ ოგნაფს (Ma var ognaps)
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? ინგლისური გიჩქინი?
(Inglisuri giçkini?)
Do you speak Laz? ლაზური გიჩქინი?
(Lazuri giçkini?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
ჰო, ჭიტა
(Ho, ç̌it̆a)
Speak to me in Laz
How do you say ... in Laz?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you დიდი მარდი
(Didi mardi)
Reply to thank you სი მოხთით
(Si moxtit)
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 მა სი ქყოროფ (Ma si kqorop)
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough ართ ნენა ვარ კაი (art’ nena var kai)
My hovercraft is full of eels ჩქიმი გემი ჲოფშა წიწილეფიშ
(Çç̌imi gemi jopşa cicilepiş)

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