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Useful phrases in Kalmyk

A collection of useful phrases in Kalmyk, a Mongolic spoken in Mongolia, Russia and China.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal.

Phrase Хальмг келн (Kalmyk)
Welcome Ирхитн эрҗәнәвидн (Irxitn erjänävidn)
Hello (General greeting) Мендвт (Mendvt)
Менд (Mend) inf
Hello (on phone) Алло (Allo)
How are you? Ямаран бәәнт? (Yamaran bäänt?)
Reply to 'How are you?' Гем уга (Gem uga) - Not bad
Йир сән (Yir sän) - Very good
Long time no see Би кезәнәс нааран Таниг үзәд угав
(Bi kezänäs naaran tanig üzäd ugav)
What's your name? Тана нерн кемб? (Tana nern kemb?)
Чини нерн кемб? (Čini nern kemb?)
My name is ... Мини нерн ... (Mini nern ...)
Where are you from? Альдасвт? (Al’dasvt?)
I'm from ... Би ... ас/әс (Bi ... as/auml;s)
(e.g. I’m from Moscow/Elista - Би Москвас/ Элстәс)
Pleased to meet you Харһснд байрлҗанав (Xarhsnd bayrljanav)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Сән хонвт! (Sän xonvt)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Сән бәәцхәнт! (Sän bäätsxänt!)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Сән хонтн! (Sän xontn)
Good night Сән хонтн (Sän xontn)
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Байртаhар харhтл (Bayrtahar Xarhtl)
Cән бәәтн! (Sän bäätn) - inf
Good luck! Уралан (Uralan)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Сән менд бә! (Sän mend bä!)
Have a nice day Өдртн сән болтха (Ödrtn sän boltxa)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Аршан болтха (Aršan boltxa)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Хаалһтн цаһан болтха (Xaalhtn tsagaan boltxa)
I understand Медҗәнәв (Medjänjäv)
I don't understand Би медҗәхшв (Bi medjädxšv)
Yes Ээ (Ee)
Тиим (Tiim)
No Уга (Uga)
Maybe Маhд (Mahd)
I don't know Би медхшв (Bi medxšv)
Би медҗәхшв (Bi medjäxšv)
Please speak more slowly Танас сурҗанав, невчк уданар татад келит
(Tanas surjanav, nevčk udanar tatad kelit)
Please say that again Буйн болтха, келсән бас нег давтхнт
(Buyn boltxa, kelsän bas neg davtxnt)
Please write it down Бичҗ өгхитн, сурҗанав (Bichj ögxitn, surjanav)
Do you speak English? Та aнгль келәр келдвтә?
(Ta angl' kelär keldvtä?)
Do you speak Kalmyk? Та хальмгаһар келдвтә?
(Ta xal'mgahar keldvtä?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Ээ, баһар меддүв (Ee, bahar meddüv.)
Speak to me in Kalmyk Нанта хальмгаhар күүндит
(Nanta xal’mgahar küündit)
How do you say ... in Kalmyk? Энүг хальмгаhар яhҗ келхмб?
(Enüg xal’mgahar yahj kelxmb)
Excuse me Бичә му сантн (Bichä mu santn)
How much is this? Кедүнә? (Kedünä?)
Sorry Би гемән сурҗанав (Bi gemän surjanav)
Бичә му сантн (Bichä mu santn)
Please Буйн болтха (Buyn boltxa)
Thank you Ханҗанав (Xanjanav)
Reply to thank you Учр уга (Učr uga) - No problem
Буйн болтха (Buyn boltxa) - You're welcome
Where's the toilet? Һарч ирдг хора альд? (Harč irdg xora al’d?)
This gentleman will pay for everything Эн эр юмн болһнд хәрүлнә
(En er yumn bolhnd xärülnä)
This lady will pay for everything Эн эм юмн болһнд хәрүлнә
(En em yumn bolhnd xärülnä)
Would you like to dance with me? Нанла биилхәр седнч? (Nanla biilxär sednč?)
I miss you Би чамаг икәр санад онцардв
(Bi čamag ikär sanad ontsardv)
I love you Би чамд дуртав (Bi čamd durtav)
I hate you Би чамд дурго болв (Bi čamd durgo bolv)
Get well soon Удлго эдгтн (Udlgo edgtn)
Go away! Әрл цааран (Ärl tsaaran)
Leave me alone! Амр өгтн! (Amr ögtn!)
Help! Нөкд болтн! (Nökd boltn!)
Fire! Ха! (Xa!)
Stop! Зогс! (Zogs!)
Call the police! Цагдад дуудтн! (Tsagdad duudtn!)
Christmas and New Year greetings Цаһан Сар өлзәтә болтха
(Tsagaan Sar ölzätä boltxa) - White Month
Шин җил өлзәтә болтха
(Šin jil ölzätä boltxa) - Happy new year
Easter greetings Kalmyks don't celebrate Easter
Birthday greetings Төрсн өдртн байрта болтха
(Törsn ödrtn bayrta boltxa)
One language is never enough Негн келн кезә чигн тату
(Negn keln kezä čign tatu)
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Мини ки девскр көлгн моһа заһсар дүүрң
(Mini ki devskr kölgn moha zahsar düürñ)

Phrases and corrections provided by 渡辺 尚輝 (Naoki Watanabe), Арслан Оргаев (Arslan Orgaev) and Лиджи Азыдов (Lidzhi Azydov)

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

Information about Kalmyk | Kalmyk phrases | Tower of Babel in Kalmyk

Links

Other collections of Kalmyk phrases
https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Kalmyk_phrasebook
http://www.kalmykia.eu/2013/the-kalmyk-language-conversational-phrases/#more-2641

Phrases in Mongolic languages

Kalmyk, Mongolian

Phrases in other languages


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