Useful phrases in Upper Sorbian

A collection of useful phrases in Upper Sorbian, a Slavic language spoken in parts of eastern Germany.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Phrase hornjoserbsce (Upper Sorbian)
Welcome Witaj
Witaj k nam
Witajće k nam
Hello (General greeting) Dobry dźeń
Ja će strowju (inf)
Budź strowjeny (inf)
Hello (on phone) Hallo
How are you? Kak so Wam dźe? (frm)
Kak so Wam wjedźe? (frm)
Kak so tebi dźe? (frm)
Kak so tebi wjedźe? (frm)
Kak so ći wjedźe? (inf)
Kak so ći dźe? (inf)
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see
What's your name? Kak Wy rĕkaće? (frm)
Kak ty rěkaš? (inf)
My name is ... Moje mjeno je ...
Ja sym ...
Rěkam ... (inf)
Ja rěkam ... (inf)
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you Wjeselu so, Was zeznać
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Dobre ranje
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Dobry wječor
Good night Dobru nóc
(Parting phrases)
Na zasowidźenje
Hač do jutřišeho (see you tomorrow)
Hač do bórze (see you soon)
Good luck! Wjele wuspěcha!
Wjele zboža!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
K strowosći!
Have a nice day Rjany dźeń
Mějće so rjenje
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Dajće sej słodźeć! (frm)
Daj sej słodźeć! (inf)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand Rozumju
I don't understand Njerozumju
Yes Haj
I don't know
Please speak more slowly Rěčće prošu pomałšo (frm)
Prošu njerěč tak spěšnje (inf)
Please say that again
Please write it down Napisaj mi to prošu
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Upper Sorbian? Rěčiće Wy serbsce?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Haj, tróšku
Speak to me in Upper Sorbian
How do you say ... in Upper Sorbian? Kak rěka ... serbsce?
Excuse me Wodajće prošu
How much is this? Što to płaći!
Sorry Wodajće prošu (frm)
Prošu wodajće (frm)
Wodaj (inf)
Please Prošu
Thank you Dźakuju so (frm)
Ja so Wam dźakuju (frm)
Wutrobny dźak (frm)
Reply to thank you Rady
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 Wjesole Hody
Žohnowane hody
New Year greetings Strowe Nowe Lěto
Zbožowne nowe lěto
Easter greetings Rjane jutry
Birthday greetings Wjele zboža k narodninam
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

Phrases mainly from Sorbian Easy, an Android app for learning Upper Sorbian, and also from Drew Landrowski

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

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