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Useful phrases in Altay

A collection of useful phrases in Altay, a Turkic language spoken mainly in the Altai republic and Altai Krai in the Russian Federation.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

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Phrase Алтай тили (Altay)
Welcome Эзендер (Ezender)
Hello (General greeting) Эзендер (Ezender) - frm
Эзен (Ezen) - inf
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Кандый јӱреер? (Kandıj ĵyreer?)
Reply to 'How are you?' Јакшы, быйан болзын (Ĵakšı, bıjan bolzın)
Long time no see
What's your name? Слердиҥ адар кем? (Slerdiñ adar kem?)
My name is ... Мениҥ адым ... (Meniñ adım...)
Where are you from? Слер кажы јердиҥ? (Sler kažı ĵerdiñ)
I'm from ... Мен ... (Men ...)
Pleased to meet you Танышканыс јакшы (Tanıškanıs ĵakšı)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Јакшылыкту таҥла (Ĵakšılıktu tañla)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Јакшылар (Ĵakšılar)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Јакшылыкту еҥирле (Ĵakšılıktu eñirle)
Good night Јакшы коныгар (Ĵakšı konıgar)
Јакшы уйуктагар (Ĵakšı ujuktagar)
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Јакшы болзын (Ĵakšı bolzın)
Good luck! Јакшы болзын (Ĵakšı bolzın)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Кӱндер jакшы öтсин! (Kynder ĵakšı ötsin!)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Јолыгар ырысту болзын (Ĵolıgar ırıstu bolzın)
Yes Эйе (Eje)
No Јок (Ĵok)
Maybe
I don't know Мен билбезим (Men bilbezim)
I understand Мен оҥдоп jадым (Men oñdop ĵadım)
Мен аайлап турум (Men aajlap turum)
I don't understand Мен оҥдободым (Men oñdobodım)
Мен аайлабай турум (Men aajlabaj turum)
Please speak more slowly Меҥдебей айтсаар (Meñdebej ajtsaar)
Please say that again Ойто катап айдып ийзегер (Ojto katap ajdıp ijzeger)
Please write it down Мыны бичип берзеер (Mını bičip berzeer)
Do you speak English? Слер английслийлеп куучындап турганар ба?
(Sler anglijskijlep kuučındap turganar ba?)
Do you speak Altay? Слер алтайлап куучындап турганар ба?
(Sler altajlap kuučındap turganar ba?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Ейе, бир эмеш (Eje, bir emeš)
Speak to me in Altay
How do you say ... in Altay? Алтайлап ... кандый болор? (Altajlap ... kandıj bolor?)
Excuse me Јаманымды таштагар (Ĵamanımdı taštagar)
How much is this? Бу мыныҥ баазы канча? (Bu mınıñ baazı kanča?)
Sorry Јаманымды таштагар (Ĵamanımdı taštagar)
Please
Thank you Быйан болзын (Bıjan bolzın)
Reply to thank you Јаантайын баштаныгар (Ĵaantajın baštanıgar)
Where's the toilet? Унитаз кажы тушта? (Unitaz kažı tušta?)
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 Мен сени сӱӱп jадым (Men seni syyp ĵadım)
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Болуш! (Boluš!)
Fire! Ӧрт! (Ört!)
Stop! Токто! (Tokto!)
Call the police! Милиция кычыр! (Milicija kıčır!)
Christmas and New Year greetings Jаҥы jылла! (Ĵañı ĵılla!) - New Year Greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Чыккан кӱнигерле! (Čıkkan kynigerle!)
One language is never enough Бир болчок тил билер - јакшы эмес
(Bir bolčok til biler ĵakšı emes)
– lit. to know only one language is not good
My hovercraft is full of eels
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Altay phrases provided by Darcy Lynch

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