Useful phrases in Ulch (Нани)

A collection of useful phrases in Ulch, a Manchu-Tungus language spoken mainly in Siberia.

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English Нани (Ulch)
Hello (General greeting) Сородэ
How are you? Хони бису?
Хон-ка балдису?
Reply to 'How are you?' Кэси банха. Улэ бипу.
Кэси банха. Улэ, ая бити.
Long time no see
What's your name? Си(э) гэлбуси нгуй?
Син гэлбуси хон бини?
My name is ... Мин гэлбуи ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Пэдэм дэрэдюксу
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
I understand
I don't understand
I don't know Сарасимбэ
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Ulch? Си(э) нан’идами урчулундиси?
Нан’и хэсэвэни сарисе?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
И, би хэрэ сарии нан’и хэсэвэни.
Speak to me in Ulch
How do you say ... in Ulch? Хон нан’идам вэмбуву?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you Кэси банха
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?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

- Луча-Нани Урчулумбуку. Русско-Ульчскйи Разговорник. с. Богородское. Хабаровск – 1993.
- Т.И. Петрова: Ульчскйи Диалект Нанайсково Языка. Москва – 1936.
- Г.Г. Вальдю: Словарь Ульчско-Русскйи и Русско-Ульчскйи. с. Богородское. Хабаровск - 2005.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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