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ARTICLES AND INFORMATION  / THE TALKING KYRGYZ PHRASEBOOK
29.06.2006


 
 Study Abroad
in Eurasia!

Central-Asia-Studies

The Talking Kyrgyz Phrasebook
by Dr. Michael Denner, Stetson University
Mirajidin Arynov, Kyrgyz Native Speaker
and The School of Russian and Asian Studies

 

Below, you will find several useful phrases and words. To the left is the English and to the above right is an English transliteration of the Kyrgyz translation. Below the English transliteration is a Russian transliteration. Kyrgyz uses a modified Cyrillic alphabet nearly identical to the Russian.

Clicking on the English transliteration will bring up an mp3 file with the word in English and Kyrgyz spoken by native speakers. (Except in "Counting," whose audio files have been grouped into three sets.)


Table of Contents
1. Survival Basics
2. Introductions
3. Directions
4. Shopping
5. Counting

 

 

Survival Basics for Kyrgyz back to top

Hello!  

Salamatsyzby!
(Саламатсызбы!) 

Yes

 

Ooba
(Ооба)

No

 

jok
(Жок)

Good morning!  

Kutmanduu tangyngyz menen!
(Кутмандуу таныныз менен!)

Good evening!

 

Kutmanduu kechingiz menen!
(Кутмандуу кечиниз менен!)

What's up?

 

Emne jangylyk?
(Эмне жанылык?)

What's up?  

Emne boldu?
(Эмне болду?)

How are you?

 

Kandaysiz?
(Кандайсыз?)

Good, thanks, and you?  

Jakshy, rahmat, ozunguz?
(Жакшы, рахмат, озунуз?)

Good bye!

 

Kosh kalyng!
(Кош калын!)

See you later!  

Korushkoncho!
(Корушкончо!)

Sorry! Kechirip koyunguz!
(Кечирип коюнуз!)

Open/closed

 

Achyk/jabyk
(Ачык/жабык)

Pull/push

 

Tart/turt
(Тарт/турт)

Small/big

 

Kichine/chong
(Кичине/чон)

Do you speak English?

 

Siz Anglische suyloy alasyzby?
(Сиз Англисче суйлой аласызбы?)

I don't speak English.  

Men Anglische suyloy albaym.
(Мен англисче суйлой албайм.)

I only speak a little Kyrgyz.  

Men bir az Kyrgyzscha suyloy alam.
(Мен бир аз Кыргызсча суйлой алам.)

I understand.

 

Men tushunom.
(Мен тушуном.)

I don't understand.

 

Men tushunboym.
(Мен тушунбойм.)

Thank you!

 

Rahmat!
(Рахмат!)

Thank you very much!

 

Chong rahmat!
(Чон рахмат!)

Very well, thanks!

 

Oto jakshy, rahmat!
(Ото жакшы, рахмат!)

Good

 

Jakshy
(Жакшы)

Please

 

Suranych
(Сураныч)

Please

 

Otunuch
(Отунуч)

You're welcome!

 

Echteke emes!
(Эчтеке эмес)

Excuse me!

 

Kechiresiz!
(Кечиресиз!)

A little

 

Bir az
(Бир аз)

Could you speak more slowly?

 

Bir az jayiraak suylonguzchu!
(Бир аз жайыраак суйлонузчу!)

Could you write that down?  

Jazyp beresizbi?
(Жазып бересизби?)

My bag/wallet/passport was stolen

 

Men sumkamdy/kapchigimdi/pasportumdu uurdatip jiberdim
(Мен сумкамды/капчыгымды/паспортумду уурдатып жибердим)

I need a doctor!

 

Maga dogdurdu chakyrgyla!
(Мага догдурду чакыргыла!)

Call the police!

 

Militsiyaga konguro kylyngyzchy!
(Милицияга конгуроо кылынызчы!)

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Introductions in Kyrgyz    back to top

What is your name?

Atyngyz kim?
Атыныз ким?

Pleased to meet you Siz menen tanyshkanyma kubanychtumun!
Сиз менен таанышканыма кубатычтуумун!
I am 25 years old. Menin jashym zhyiyrma beshte.
Менин жашым жыйырма беште.
How old are you? Jashyngyz kanchada?
Жашыныз канчада?
Where are you from? Kaysil jerden bolosuz?
Кайсыл жерден болосуз?
I am American. Men Amerikadan bolom.
Мен Аменрикадан болом.
No, I am from Canada. Jok, men Kanadalikmin.
Жок, мен Канадалыкмын.
She is Australian. Al Avstralialyk.
Ал Австралиялык.
He is Irish. Al Irlandialyk.
Ал Ирландиялык.
We are from New Zealand. Biz Jangy Zelandiyalik bolobuz.
Биз Жаны Зеландиялык болобуз.
They are from Wales. Alar Uelsten bolushat.
Алар Уельстен болушат.
How do you like Kyrgyzstan? Kyrgyzstan sizge jaktyby?
Кыргызстан сизге жактыбы?
I like Kyrgyzstan very much. Maga Kyrgyzstan ayabay jakty.
Мага Кыргызстан аябай жакты.
Have you ever been to Osh? Oshto murda bolgonsuzbu?
Ошто мурда болгонсузбу?
I have never been to Osh before. Men Oshto murda bir da bolgon emesmin.
Мен ошто мурда бир да болгон емесмин.
This is my second time in Kyrgyzstan. Men Kyrgyzstanda ushunu menen ekinichi jolu.
Мен Кыргызстанда ушуну менен экинчи жолу.
What do you do? Emne jumush kylasyz?
Эмне жумуш кыласыз?
I am a student/businessman/teacher/doctor. Men studentmin/biznesmen/mugalimin/dogdurmun.
Мен студентмин/бизнесмен/мугалимин/догдурмун.
I am on vacation. Men dem alyshtamyn.
Мен дем алыштамын.
I am here on business. Men bul jerde jumushtar menen.
Мен бул жерде жумуштар менен.

 

Asking Directions    back to top

Where are the toilets? Tualet kayda?
Туалет кайда?

Men

Erkek
Эркек

Women Ayal
Аял

Where is the nearest bank?

Eng jakyn bank kayda?
Эн жакын банк кайда?

Where is the nearest post office?

Eng jakyn pochta kayda?
Эн жакын почта кайда?

Where is the nearest train station?

Eng jakyn vokzal kayda?
Эн жакын вокзал кайда?

Where is the nearest Internet café?

Eng jakyn Internet kafe kayda?
Эн жакын Интернет кафе кайда?

Where can I get a taxi?

Kaydan taxi jaldasam bolot?
Кайдан такси жалдасам болот?

Straight ahead!

Tuptuz barasyz!
Туптуз барасыз!

Take a right!

Ongo burulasyz!
Онго буруласыз!

Take a left!

Solgo burulasyz!
Солго буруласыз!

After the stoplight

Stop belgisinen kiyin
Стоп белгисинен кийин

Next

Kiyin
Кийин

First

Birinchi
Биринчи

Last Akyrky
Акыркы

 

Shopping back to top

 

How much does that cost? Tetigi kancha turat?
Тээтиги канча турат?

The menu, please!

Menunu berip koyunguzchu!
Менюну берип коюнузчу?

I'd like a beer, please

Maga syra alyp kelingizchi!
Мага сыра алып келинизчи? no file

I would like to pay.

Men tologonu jatam.
Мен тологону жатам.

Do you accept credit cards?

Kredit kartochka menen tolosom bolobu?
Кредит карточка менен толосом болобу?

 

Counting back to top

0 nol'
ноль
1 bir
бир
2 eki
еки
3 uch
уч
4 tort
торт
5 besh
беш
6 alty
алтй
7 jeti
жети
8 segiz
сегиз
9 toguz
тогуз
10 on
он (count 1-10)
11 on bir
он бир
12 on eki
он еки
13 on uch
он уч
14 on tort
он торт
15 on besh
он беш
16 on alty
он алтй
17 on jeti
он жети
18 on segiz
он сергиз
19 on toguz
он тогуз (count 11-19)
20 jiyirma
жийирма
21 zhyiyrma bir
жыйырма бир
22 zhyiyrma eki
жыйырма эки
30 otuz
отуз
40 kyrk
кырк
50 elu
елу
60 altymysh
алтымыш
70 jetimish
жетимиш
80 seksen
сексен
90 tokson
токсон
100 juz
жуз
111 juz on bir
жуз он бир
125 juz zhyiyrma besh
жуз жыйырма беш
200 eki juz (count 20-200)
эки жуз

 


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