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Useful phrases in Carpatho-Rusyn

A collection of useful phrases in Carpatho-Rusyn, an Eastern Slavic language spoken mainly in Ukraine.

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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).

Phrase русиньский язык (Rusyn)
Welcome Приємаєме (Pryjemajeme)
Hello (General greeting) Слава Исусу Христу (Slava Ysusu Chrystu)
Слава на вікы (Slava na viky) - reply
Hello (on phone) Вітай (Vitaj)
Агой (Ahoj)
How are you? Як ся маєте? (Jak sja majête?) - frm
Як ся маєш? (Jak sja maêš?) - inf
Reply to 'How are you?' Дякуву, добрі (Djakuvu, dobri)
Long time no see
What's your name? &#Як ся звете?
(Ja sja zbete?) - frm
My name is ... Я ся зву ... (Ja cja zvu ...)
Where are you from? Одкы сьте? (Odky c’te?) - frm
Одкы єсь? (Odky êc’?) - inf
I'm from ... Я єм зо ... (Ja êm zo ...)
Pleased to meet you Тїшить ня (Tjišit’ nja)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Доброй рано (Dobroj rano)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Добрый динь (Dobryj dyn’)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Добрый вечӱр (Dobryj večür)
Good night Добра ніч (Dobra nič)
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Из Богом (Yz Bohom)
Будьте здорві (Bud’te zdorovi)
Будьте и вы (Bud’te y vy) - reply
Good luck! Май ся добрї! (Maj sja dobrji!)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
На здравя! (Na zdravja!)
Have a nice day Вшытко найлїпше (Všytko hajljipše)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Няй вам смакує (Hjaj vam smakuê)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Щастливу путь (Ščastlivu put’)
I understand Розумлю (Rozumlju)
I don't understand Не розумлю (He rozumlju)
Yes Айно (Ajino)
No Ньит (N’yt)
Maybe Може быти (Može byty)
I don't know Не знаю (Ne znaju)
Я не знаю (Ja ne znaju)
Please speak more slowly Прóшу вас, бісїдýйте помáлы
(Prošu vas, bisjidujte pomaly)
Прóшу, бісїдýйте помáлы
(Prošu, bisjidujte pomaly)
Please say that again Прóшу вас, повíджте то іщí раз
(Promu vas, povidžte to išči raz)
Прóшу, повíджте то іщí раз
(Promu, povidžte to išči raz)
Please write it down Прóшу вас, укáжте мі, як ся то пише
(Prošu vas, ukažte mi, jak sja to piše)
Прóшу, укáжте мі, як ся пише
(Prošu, ukažte mi, jak sja piše)
Do you speak English? Говорите по анґліцькы?
(Hovoryte po anglic'ky?) - frm
Говориш по анґліцькы
(Hovoryš po anglic'ky?) - inf
Do you speak Rusyn? Бісїдуєте по русиньскы?
(Bisjiduête po rusin’cky?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Айно, мало (Ajno, malo)
Speak to me in Rusyn Говоріть мені по руськы
(Hovoriť meni po rus'ky) - frm
Говори мені по руськы
(Hovory meni po rus'ky) - inf
How do you say ... in Rusyn? Як вы исе кажете по-руськы?
(Jak vy yse kažete po-rus’ky)
Excuse me Перебачте (Perebačte)
How much is this? Кӱлько є тото? (Küľko je toto?)
Sorry Прошу (Prošu) - request
Будьте добрі (Bud'te dobri) - frm
inviting someone to do something
Будь добрі (Bud' dobri) - inf
inviting someone to do something
Please
Thank you Дякуву (Djakuvu)
Дякуву дуже красно (Djakuvu duže krasno)
Reply to thank you Немаєте за што (Nemajete za što)
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Де є захӱд? (De je zachüd?)
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 Люблю тя (Ljublju tja)
Я тя люблю (Ja tja ljublju)
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone! Негризь ня! (Nehryz' nja!)
Help! Поміч!
(Pomič!)
Fire! Вогонь! (Voron'!)
Stop! Стайте! (Stajte!) - frm
Стай! (Staj!) - inf
Call the police! Закликте шандаря (Zaklykte šandarja)
Christmas greetings Христос рождаєся (Chrystos roždajesja)
Славіте Його (Slavite Joho) - reply
New Year greetings Веселый новый рӱк (Veselyj novyj rük)
Easter greetings Христос воскрес (Chrystos voskres)
Воистину воскрес (Voystynu voskres) - reply
Birthday greetings Щастливоє народиня (Ščacstlyvoje narodynja)
One language is never enough Єден язык неє ниґда достатньо
(Jeden jazyk neje nigda dostatn'o)
My hovercraft is full of eels

Source: Let's Speak Rusyn / Говорім По-Руськы / Hovorim Po-Rus'kȳ, Paul R. Magosci, Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center, Fairview, New Jersey, 1979.

Corrections and additions by Nathan Marzonie and Максим Кебкало.

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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