Useful Kurdish (Soranî) phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Kurdish. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

English Soranî (Kurdish)
Welcome Bi xêr bî, Bi xêr hatî
Hello Silaw
How are you? Çonî
Long time no see Demêke tum nebînîwe
What's your name? Nawî tu çiye?
Where are you from? Xelkî kam deverî?
Pleased to meet you Xoşhalim bi nasînit
Good morning Beyanî baş
Good afternoon Roj baş
Good evening Êware baş
Good night Shaw Khosh / Shaw bash
Goodbye Xuda li gel
Good luck Xoşbext bî
Cheers/Good health! Noş
Have a nice day Rojêkî xoş
Bon appetit Noşigyan
Bon voyage Xuda li gel
I don't understand Tênagim
Please speak more slowly Tikaye, tozê hêwaş tir qise bike
Please say that again Tikaye, dîsan bîllêrewe
Please write it down Tikaye, ewe binûse
Do you speak Kurdish? Kurdî qise dekeyt?
Excuse me Lêm bibûre
How much is this? Eme bi çende?
Sorry Bibûre
Thank you Sipas dekem
Where's the toilet? Awdestxaneke li kwê ye?
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Em pîyawe/afrete hemû parekey dedat
Would you like to
dance with me?
Hez dekeyt legel ma bireqsî?
I love you Xoştim dewê
Get well soon Hîway selametît bo dexwazim
How do you say ... in Kurdish? Çon delley ... bi Kurdí?
Leave me alone! Wazim lê bêne!
Help! Yarmetîm berê!
Call the police! Polîs bang lê ke!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
ﺟﻪﮊﻧﻰ ﻛﺮﻳﺴﻤﻪﺳﺘﺎﻥ ﭘﻴﺮﯙﺯ بێت ﻭ ساڵی ﺗﺎﺯﻩﺗﺎﻥ ﭘﻴﺮﯙﺯ بێت
(jachny krismastan piroz bet u saly tazetan piroz bet)
Happy Easter Cejnî Hêkesûr pîroz bê
Happy Birthday Cejnî li daykbûnit pîroz bê / Rojbûnit pîroz bê
Rozhi la daikbunt piroz bet
(Jachny le daik bunt piroz bet) ﺟﻪﮊﻧﻰ ﻟﻪ ﺩﺍﻳﮏ ﺑﻮﻭﻧﺖ ﭘﻴﺮﯙﺯ بێت
One language
is never enough
Yek ziman her bes niye
My hovercraft
is full of eels

What!? Why this phrase?
Seyarey balindîyekem pirr ye li marmasî

All translations on this page were all provided by Goran Sadjadi.

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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Links

Collections of Kurdish phrases
http://www.wikihow.com/Learn-Key-Phrases-in-Kurdish
http://polyglotclub.com/language/kurdish/post/5071
http://wikitravel.org/en/Kurdish_phrasebook
http://learn101.org/kurdish_phrases.php

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