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Useful phrases in Tsez

A collection of useful phrases in Tsez, a North East Caucasian language spoken mainly in Dagestan in the Russian Federation.

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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), > = said to

Phrase Цез мец (Tsez)
Hello (General greeting) АсаламугIалейкум! (Asalamuʔaleykum!)
СаламгIапейкум! (Salamʔaleykum!)
СаламгIапейкум! (Biziyä!) (>f)
Изийаь! (Iziyä!) (>m)
Ризийаь! (Riziyä!) (>pl)
Hello (on phone)
How are you?
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see
What's your name? Довкьо ци шов?
(Dowƛʼo ci šow?)
My name is ... Дāькьо ци ... йолъ
(Daǟƛʼo ci ... yoł?)
Where are you from? Назай ми неххо?
(Nazay mi nexxo?)
I'm from ... Ди ... āзай неххо
(Di ... āzay nexxo)
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Good luck! Бах бохъолI дебес! (Bax boqoƛ debes!)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Гьуни региролI! (Huni regiroƛ!)
I understand
I don't understand Баркала (Barkala)
I don't know Дāьр рийхāну (Dǟr riyxānu)
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Tsez? Ми цез мецраь бакьхā?
(Mi cez mecrä baƛʼxā?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Гьā, тIакIи-тIакIи
(Hā, tʼakʼi-tʼakʼi)
Speak to me in Tsez
How do you say ... in Tsez? Шов ... цез мецрехор йолъ? (Šow ... cez mecrexor yoł?)
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you Баркала (Barkala)
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet? Нā хIажатхан ричIих (Nā ħažatxan ričʼix?)
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 Даьр ми йетих (Där mi yetix) >f
Даьр ми этих (Där mi etix) >m
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
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