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Useful phrases in Turkmen

A collection of useful phrases in Turkmen, a Turkic language spoken in Turkmenistan and a number of other Central Asian countries.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, m = male (said by men), f = female (said by women), sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase Türkmen dili (Turkmen)
Welcome Koş geldiniz
Hello (General greeting) Salam
Salawmaleýkim (frm/m)
Waleýkim essalam (frm/m - reply)
Waleýkim (frm/f - reply)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Nähilisiň?
Reply to 'How are you?' Gowy, özüň nähili?
Long time no see
What's your name? Adyň näme?
My name is ... Meniň adym ...
Where are you from? Sen nireden?
I'm from ... Men ...dan
Pleased to meet you Tanşanymyza şat
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Ertiriňiz haýyrly bolsun
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Gündiziňiz haýyrly bolsun
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Agşamyňyz haýyrly bolsun
Good night Gijäňiz rahat bolsun
(Parting phrases)
Hoş sag boluň
Soňrak duşuşarys (See you later)
Tiz wagtdan duşuşarys (See you soon)
Ertir duşuşarys (See you tomorrow)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Hawa
No Ýok
I don't know
I understand
I don't understand Men düşünemok
Men düşümedim
Please speak more slowly Haýal aýdyň
Please say that again Gaýtalaň
Please write it down Şuny ýazyň
Do you speak English? Siz iňlisçe gepleýärsiňizmi?
Do you speak Turkmen? Türkmençe bilýärmiň?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Türkmençe bilýän
Speak to me in Turkmen
How do you say ... in Turkmen?
Excuse me Bagyşlaň
How much is this? Näçeden?
Please Baş
Baş üstüne
Thank you Sag boluň
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet? Hajathana nirede?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Kömek et! (sg)
Kömek ediň! (pl)
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings Täze ýylyňyz gutly bolsun
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Doglan günüň gutly bolsun
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

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