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Useful phrases in Zazaki

A collection of useful phrases in Zazaki, an Iranian language spoken in parts of eastern Turkey.

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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), >m = said to males, >f = said to females.

English Zazaki
Welcome Ti be xêr amê (sg/inf)
Şima be xêr amê (pl/sg frm)
Hello (General greeting) Selam
Merheba
Xêr bo
Demweş
How are you? Ti senên a? (>f)
Ti çitur a? (>f)
Ti senên ê? (>m)
Ti çitur ê? (>m)
Şima senên î? (pl/frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' Ez hol a, weş bê.
Ez hol a, weş ba.
Ez weş a, weş bê.
Ez weş a, weş ba.
Long time no see Mi rewne ti nêdî
What's your name? Namey to çi yo?
My name is ... Namey mi ... o/a
Where are you from? Ti kotî ra yena? (>f)
Ti kanca ra yena? (>f)
Ti kotî ra yenê? (>m)
Ti kanca ra yenê? (>m)
Ti kotî ra ya?
Ti kotî ra yê?
Ti kanca ra ya?
Ti kanca ra yê?
Şima kotî ra yî? (pl/sg frm)
Şima kanca ra yî? (pl/sg frm)
I'm from ... Ez ... ra ya
Ez ... ra yena
Ez ... ij a
Pleased to meet you Ez memnun bîya ke ma yewbinî şinasnay
Ez şa bîya ke ma yewbinî şinasnay
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Sodir be xêr bo
Şew be xêr bo
Sibeh be xêr bo
Nimej be xêr bo
Sodirweş
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Peroj be xêr bo
Yere be xêr bo
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Şan be xêr bo
Maxreb be xêr bo
Şanweş
Good night Şew be xêr bo
Şewweş
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Xatir bê to (sg/inf)
Xatir bê şima (pl/sg frm)
Good luck! Bextê to raşt bo
Bextê to weş bo
Felê to raşt şoro
Have a nice day Rojweş
Roja to weş ba
Roja to rind ba
Roja şima weş ba
Roja şima rind ba
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Afiyet bo
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Raya to akerdî ba
Raya to rind ba
I understand Ez fam kena
I don't understand Ez fam nêkena
Please speak more slowly Biney hêdî qise bik
Biney hêdî qal bik
Biney wirde qise bik
Biney wirde qal bik
Please say that again Hewne vac
Please write it down Binûs
Do you speak English? Ti İngilizkî qal kena?
Ti İngilizkî qal kenê?
Ti İngilizkî qise kena?
Ti İngilizkî qise kenê?
Ti İngilizkî zanena?
Ti İngilizkî zanenê?
Do you speak Zazaki? Ti Zazakî qal kena?
Ti Zazakî qal kenê?
Ti Zazakî qise kena?
Ti Zazakî qise kenê?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
E, tîke
How do you say ... in Zazaki? Ti senê vacê ... Zazakî de?
Excuse me Bibexşnenî
Af bike
How much is this? No çiqas o? (m)
No çend o? (m)
Na çiqas a? (f)
Na çend a? (f)
Sorry Qisurê mi mevîne
Qaytê qisurî mebên
Please Se beno
Thank you Weş û war ba
Weş û war bê
Sipas
Sax ba
Sax bê
Berxodar ba (>older people)
Berxodar bê (>older people)
Reply to thank you Zî xêr bî
Be xêr
Ser û çimanê mi ser
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Tuvalet kotî ya?
Tuvalet kanca ya?
This gentleman will pay for everything No mêrdim do pereyê perîne bid
No mêrdim do pereyê hemîne bid
This lady will pay for everything Na cenik do pereyê perîne bid
Na cenik do pereyê hemîne bid
Would you like to dance with me? Ti vaza mi pîya reqs bik?
Ti vaza mi pîya dans bik?
Ti vaza mi pîya veyv bik?
Ti vazê mi pîya reqs bik?
Ti vazê mi pîya dans bik?
Ti vazê mi pîya veyv bik?
I miss you Mi bêrîya to kerd
I love you Ez to ra hes kena
Ez to sînena
Get well soon Nezdî ra weş bê
Lez weş bê
Go away! Şo!
Leave me alone! Mi tenê ver bid!
Mi xo rê ver bid!
Help! Imdad!
Ha ho!
Fire! Adir!
Stop! Vind!
Call the police! Polîsê veyn bid!
Christmas greetings Serra to ya newî pîroz bo!
Serra to ya newî bimbarek bo!
Birthday greetings Rojbîyena to pîroz bo!
Rojbîyena to bimbarek bo!
Rojbîyena to weş bo!
One language is never enough Yew ziwan tew bes nîyo
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Hoverkrafta mi be marmaseyan pîr a

Phrases and corrections provided by Cemre Ömer Ayna

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Links

Other collections of Zazaki phrases
http://www.digitaldialects.com/Zazaki.htm
http://wikitravel.org/en/Zazaisch_phrasebook

Phrases in Iranian languages

Dari, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Mazandarani, Ossetian, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Tajik, Zazaki

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