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Monday - Dushem
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Monday - Duşem
  
Tuesday - Seshem
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Tuesday - Sêşem
  
Wednesday - Charsem
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Wednesday - Çarşem
  
Thursday - Pencsem
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Thursday - Pêncşem
  
Friday - Ini
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Friday - Înî
  
Saturday - Semi
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Saturday - Şemî
  
Sunday - Yeksem
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Sunday - Yekşem
  
 
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Revision as of 21:16, 28 January 2013

Kurdish is the language of the kurdish people who live in the region known as Kurdistan that comprises of four countries Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. The language is an Indo-European language. This phrase book is for the Kurmanji dialect which covers most of Bhadinan area of Iraqi Kurdistan and Kurdistan of southern Turkey.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Slaw / Silav [si-lav] in Kurmanci
Hello. (informal
Roj bash. ( rozh bash )
How are you? 
To chon ye? (singular)
How are you? 
Tu cawa yi? (singular) [tu chawa yi]
How are you? 
Hun chawa nen? (plural)
Fine, thank you. 
Spas, ez ji bashem!
What is your name? 
Nawe to che ye ( Nowe te cheya? )
My name is ______ . 
Nawe min ______ ye . ( Nowe min _____ye. )
Nice to meet you. 
Khosh hallim benasinit. ( Khosh hallim benaseenit. )
Please. 
Zahmatnebe. ( Zahmatnebee )
Thank you. 
Spas. ( Spas )
Thank you very much 
Gelek spas
You're welcome. 
Keremke ( )
Yes. 
Ere & Bale. ( Aa )
No. 
Na. ( Na )
Excuse me. (getting attention
Af bike. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Be Zahmad . ( )
I'm sorry. 
Afu ( )
Goodbye 
Be xatere te ( )
Goodbye (informal
Charra ( )
I can't speak name of language
Ez ne karim .... xeber debim.
Do you speak Kurdish? 
Tu Kurdi zane ?
Who speaks English here? 
Ku di zaney Ingilizi wira? ( ?)
Help! 
Hawar! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Roj Bash. ( Rozh Bash )
Good evening. 
Ewar Bash ( )
Good night. 
Shev Xwesh. ( Shev Hesh )
Good night (to sleep
. ( Shaw bas )
I don't understand you. 
Ez te fahm na kim/ Ez te na gehem( Ez fahm na kim )
Where is the toilet? 
Hemam li ku ye? ( Hemam li ku ye? )
Right now. 
esta/nucer
I Love you 
Ez te hezdikhem (North Kurdish) & Men hoshem dewey (South Kurdish)
Do you have .... ? 
.... te heye ?
I am hungry. 
Ez berche me.
I am a foreigner. 
Ez xerib im.
Please notice
In kurdish language, pronouncation of "x" is not like in english. It sounds like "r" in german. Simply a thick "h" which comes from deep throat.

Problems

Numbers

½ - nims

0 - sifir

-1 - dibin sifirin de yek

1 - yek

2 - du

2½ - dula nims

3 - se

4 - char

5 - penc

6 - shesh

7 - haft

8 - hesht

9 - nuh

10 - deh

11 - yazdeh

12 - duazdeh

13 - sezdeh

14 - chardeh

15 - pencdeh

16 - shesdeh

17 - hafdeh

18 - hesdeh

19 - nuzdeh

20 - bisd

50 - pencih

60 - sheshdi

90 - noavad

100 - sad

200 - dusad

300 - sesad

400 - charsad

500 - pencsad

600 - sheshsad

700 - haftsad

800 - heshtsad

900 - nuhsad

1000 - hezar

2000 - du hezar

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Monday - Duşem

Tuesday - Sêşem

Wednesday - Çarşem

Thursday - Pêncşem

Friday - Înî

Saturday - Şemî

Sunday - Yekşem

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Red:Sor

, Yellow:Zard

, Green:Saoz

, Black:Resh

, White:sepid

, Blue:kaow

Transportation

Bus and train

Bus : Pass Train : Kitar / Shamenafer

Directions

right: rast Left: cep Turn:bsurewe Go Straight: rast bro Street: sheqam Lane:kolan neighborhood: gerek city: shar Market : bazar

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Para or dinar

Eating

Xwardan


Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages