A collection of useful phrases in Tsez, a North East Caucasian language spoken mainly in Dagestan in the Russian Federation.
See these phrases in any combination of two languages in the Phrase Finder. If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person), > = said to
|Phrase||Цез мец (Tsez)|
|Hello (General greeting)||АсаламугIалейкум! (Asalamuʔaleykum!)
СаламгIапейкум! (Biziyä!) (>f)
Изийаь! (Iziyä!) (>m)
Ризийаь! (Riziyä!) (>pl)
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Довкьо ци шов?
(Dowƛʼo ci šow?)
|My name is ...||Дāькьо ци ... йолъ
(Daǟƛʼo ci ... yoł?)
|Where are you from?||Назай ми неххо?
(Nazay mi nexxo?)
|I'm from ...||Ди ... āзай неххо
(Di ... āzay nexxo)
|Pleased to meet you|
|Good luck!||Бах бохъолI дебес! (Bax boqoƛ debes!)|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|Гьуни региролI! (Huni regiroƛ!)|
|I don't understand||Баркала (Barkala)|
|I don't know||Дāьр рийхāну (Dǟr riyxānu)|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Tsez?||Ми цез мецраь бакьхā?
(Mi cez mecrä baƛʼxā?)
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Tsez|
|How do you say ... in Tsez?||Шов ... цез мецрехор йолъ? (Šow ... cez mecrexor yoł?)|
|How much is this?|
|Thank you||Баркала (Barkala)|
|Reply to thank you|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Нā хIажатхан ричIих (Nā ħažatxan ričʼix?)|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Даьр ми йетих (Där mi yetix) >f
Даьр ми этих (Där mi etix) >m
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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