Useful phrases in Lezgi

A collection of useful phrases in Lezgi (лезги), a Northeast Caucasian language spoken mainly in the Russian republic of Dagestan, and in Azerbaijan

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase лезги (Lezgi)
Welcome Хвашгелди! (Xwashgeldi!)
Вун хвашгелди! (Vun xwashgeldi!)
Вун атуй, рагъ атуй! (Vun atuj, ragh atuj!) - "you came, sun came"
Hello (General greeting) Салам алейкум (Salam alejkum)
Салам виридаз (salam viridaz)
- "hello to everyone"
Салам (Salam)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Вун гьикI я? (Vun hik' ja?)
Вуч хабар? (Vuch xabar?)
Ви кефер-гьалар гьикI я?
(Vi kefer-halar hik' ja?) - frm
Ви кефер хъсан яни?
(Vi kefer qhsan jani?)
Вучарзава? (Vucharzawa?)
Reply to 'How are you?' Хъсан я (Qhsan ja) - “Things are good”
Пис я (Pis ja) - “Things are bad”
Сагъ хьуй, зи кефер хъсан я, вуна хабар кьурла лап хъсан хьана
(Sagh xhuj, zi kefer qhsan ja, vuna xabar q'urla lap qhsan xhana)
- “Thank you, I am well and felt even better when you asked”
Long time no see
What's your name? Ви тІвар вуч я?
(Vi t'war wuch ya?)
My name is ... Зи тIвар ... я (Zi t’var ... ja)
Зи тIвар ... (Zi t’var ...)
Where are you from? Вун гьинай я?
(Wun hinay ya?)
I'm from ... Зун ... я (Zun ... ja)
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Пакаман либисар хьуй (Pakaman libisar x’uj)
Пакаман либисар хийирар хьуй (Pakaman libisar xijirar x’uj)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Нисин либисар хьуй (Nisin libisar x’uj)
Нисин либисар хийирар хьуй (Nisin libisar xijirar x’uj)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Няни либисар хьуй (Njani libisar x’uj)
Няни либисар хийирар хьуй (Njani libisar xijirar x’uj)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Сагърай (Saghraj) - "be well"
Ви кефер-гьалар хъсан хьурай
(Vi kefer-halar qhsan xhuraj)
"let your mental and physical state be well"
Сагъ-саламат хьухь
(Sagh-salamat xhuxh) - "be well and healthy"
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
Yes Эхь (Ex”)
No Ваъ (Va”)
I don't know
Do you understand? Чун гъавурда кlазвани?
(Čun g’avurda k’azvani?)
I understand Зун гъавурда ава (Zun g’avurda ava)
I don't understand Зун гъавурда авач (Zun g’avurda avač)
Please speak more slowly Чува яваш рахаз жедани?
(Čuva javaš raxaz žedani?)
Please say that again Чува ткирар жедани
(Čuva javaš tkirar žedani?)
Please write it down Минет хьуй кикиз жедани
(Minet x’uj kikiz žedani)
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Lezgi? Вун Лезги чIалал рахазвани?
(Wun Lezgi č’alal raxazvani?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Эхь, рахазва (Ex”, raxazva) - Yes, I do
Ваъ, рахазвач (Va”, raxazač) - No, I don't
Do you speak a language
other than
Speak to me in Lezgi
How do you say ... in Lezgi?
Excuse me
How much is this? Им куьн я? (Im ku’n ja?)
Sorry Багъишламиша (Baghishlamisha)
Гъилкъачу (G”ilk’aču)
Машат авач (Mashat avach) - reply "it's okay"
Please Буюр (Bujur)
Минет хьуй (Minet xhuj)
Thank you Сагърай (Saghraj) - "be well"
Сагъ хьуй (Sagh xhuj)
Гзаф кьван сагърай (Gzaf q'wan saghraj)
Чухсагъул (Chuxsaghul)
Reply to thank you
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 Заз вун гзаф кIанда (Zaz vun gzaf k'anda)
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Заз хиле це (Zaz xile ce)
Fire! ЦIай кьуна! (C’aj k’una!)
Call the police! Милицадиз эвера! (Milicadiz evera!)
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings ЦIийи йис мубаракрай (Ts'iji jis mubarakraj)
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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