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'''Kurdish''' (Kurdî) is the language of the Kurdish people who live in the region known as Kurdistan that is divided between four countries – [[Turkey]], [[Iraq]], [[Iran]] and [[Syria]]. Kurdish is an Indo-European language.  
 
'''Kurdish''' (Kurdî) is the language of the Kurdish people who live in the region known as Kurdistan that is divided between four countries – [[Turkey]], [[Iraq]], [[Iran]] and [[Syria]]. Kurdish 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.  
 
This phrase book is for the Kurmanji dialect which covers most of Bhadinan area of Iraqi Kurdistan and Kurdistan of southern Turkey.  
 
(Sub dialect of Northern Kurdish will be added regarding the Kurdish people living in Central Anatolia. The dialect has been influenced a lot by the Turkish language, thus making it a sub dialect of Kurmanji. These people are located outside the Kurdistan region of Turkey.)
 
  
 
==Pronunciation guide==
 
==Pronunciation guide==
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; Hello! : Merheba! / Silav!
 
; Hello! : Merheba! / Silav!
 
; Hello! (formal) : Rojbaş!
 
; Hello! (formal) : Rojbaş!
; How are you? : Tu çawa yî? / Tu çawa nî? (singular)
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; How are you? : Tu çawa yî? / Tu çawan î? (singular)
; How are you? : Hûn çawa ne? / Hûn çawa nin? (plural)
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; How are you? : Hûn çawa ne? / Hûn çawan in? (plural/singular formal)
 
; Fine, thank you. : Ez baş im, sipas.
 
; Fine, thank you. : Ez baş im, sipas.
 
; What is your name? : Navê te çi ye?
 
; What is your name? : Navê te çi ye?
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; You're welcome. : Fermo. / Serçavan.
 
; You're welcome. : Fermo. / Serçavan.
 
; Yes. :  Belê. / Erê.
 
; Yes. :  Belê. / Erê.
; No. :  Na.
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; No. :  Na.  
 
; Excuse me (''getting attention'') :  Af bike
 
; Excuse me (''getting attention'') :  Af bike
 
; Excuse me (''begging pardon'') : Bê zehmet
 
; Excuse me (''begging pardon'') : Bê zehmet
; I'm sorry : Bibûre  (bim bexşe)
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; I'm sorry : Bibûre  / Bi'm  bexşe
 
; Goodbye :  Be xêr çî / Bi xatirê te / Oxir be
 
; Goodbye :  Be xêr çî / Bi xatirê te / Oxir be
; Do you speak Kurdish? : Tu Kurdî dizanî? (informal)
+
; Do you speak Kurdish? : Tu Kurdî dizanî? (informal) / Kurdî dizanin? (plural/formal)
 
; Who speaks English here? : Kî bi Îngilîzî dizane li vir?
 
; Who speaks English here? : Kî bi Îngilîzî dizane li vir?
 
; Help! : Hawar! / Firyam kewin! / Yarmetî!
 
; Help! : Hawar! / Firyam kewin! / Yarmetî!
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; Where is the toilet? : Hemam li ku ye? / Hemam le kiwê ye?
 
; Where is the toilet? : Hemam li ku ye? / Hemam le kiwê ye?
 
; Right now. : Êsta. / Nuha. / Niha.
 
; Right now. : Êsta. / Nuha. / Niha.
; I Love you. : Ez te hez dikim. (''In Northern Kurdish'') / Min tom xoş dewêt. (''Southern Kurdish'')
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; I Love you. : Ez te hez dikim.
 
; Do you have ... ? : ... te heye? (singular, one) / ... te hene? (singular, more) / ... we heye? (plural, one) / ... we hene? (plural, more)
 
; Do you have ... ? : ... te heye? (singular, one) / ... te hene? (singular, more) / ... we heye? (plural, one) / ... we hene? (plural, more)
 
; I am hungry. : Ez birçî me.
 
; I am hungry. : Ez birçî me.
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8 - heşt / heyşt  
 
8 - heşt / heyşt  
  
9 - neh
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9 - neh / noh
  
 
10 - deh
 
10 - deh
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40 - çel / çil
 
40 - çel / çil
  
50 - pênçî
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50 - pêncî
  
 
60 - şêst
 
60 - şêst
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====Duration====
 
====Duration====
 
; _____ minute(s) : _____ deqe/Xulek
 
; _____ minute(s) : _____ deqe/Xulek
; _____ hour(s) : _____ sahat/dem
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; _____ hour(s) : _____ sahat/dem(jimer)
 
; _____ day(s) : _____ roj
 
; _____ day(s) : _____ roj
; _____ week(s) : _____ hafta/Hewtu
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; _____ week(s) : _____ hefte
; _____ month(s) : _____ mang
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; _____ month(s) : _____ mang/meh
 
; _____ year(s) : _____ sal
 
; _____ year(s) : _____ sal
  
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===Colors===
 
===Colors===
; Red : Sor
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Red : Sor
  
; Yellow : Zar
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Yellow : Zer
  
; Green : Kesk  
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Green : Kesk  
  
; Black : Reş  
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Black : Reş  
  
; White : Spî
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White : Spî
  
; Blue : Şîn
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Blue : Şîn
 +
 
 +
Orange : Narencî
 +
 
 +
Brown : Qehweyî
 +
 
 +
Grey : Gewr
  
 
===Transportation===
 
===Transportation===
Neql/guhastin
+
Neql/guhaştin
  
 
====Bus and train====
 
====Bus and train====
Bus : Pass
+
Bus : Otobus
Train : Kitar / Shamenafer
+
Train : Trên / Shamenafer
  
 
====Directions====
 
====Directions====
 
Right: Rast
 
Right: Rast
 
Left: çep
 
Left: çep
Turn: bsurewe
+
Turn: veger
Go Straight: Rast bro
+
Go Straight: Rast biçe
Street: Şeqam
+
Street: Şahrê
Lane: Kolan
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Lane: Kuçe / Kolan
Neighborhood: Gerek
+
Neighborhood: Mehele / Tax
City : Şahar
+
City : Şahr / Bajar
 
Market : Bazar
 
Market : Bazar
  
 
====Taxi====
 
====Taxi====
Taksî
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Taxi ; Taksî
  
 
===Lodging===
 
===Lodging===
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===Eating===
 
===Eating===
Xwarin
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Food : Xwarin
 +
Beverage: Vexwarin
  
 
===Bars===
 
===Bars===
; What do you want to drink? : Tu çi dixwazê vexê?
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; What do you want to drink? : Tu çi dixwazî vexwî?
  
;I want to drink a cup of tea : Ez dixwazim qedehik çay vexim.
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;I want to drink a cup of tea : Ez dixwazim qedehik çay vexwîm.
  
 
===Shopping===
 
===Shopping===
 
Bazar kirîn
 
Bazar kirîn
 +
Danûstandin
  
 
===Driving===
 
===Driving===
Harjortin/le xurin
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ajotin/le xurin
  
 
===Authority===
 
===Authority===
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==Phrase list (Northern Kurdish of Central Anatolia)==
 
 
===Basics===
 
; Hello! : Merheba!
 
; How are you? : Tu çir dikî? (singular, often ends with "Tu rind î(, rihet î)?" meaning "Are you good (and comfortable)?")
 
; How are you? : Ûn çir dikine? (plural, often ends with "'Ûnê rind in(, rihet in)?" meaning "Are you good (and comfortable)?")
 
; Fine, thank you. : Saol, ezê rind im. ("saol" means "thank you" - from the Turkish word "sağol". "Saol!" can also mean "Fine, thank you.", but then it must end with one asking if the other one is fine (and comfortable) as well - "Sa'ol! Tu jî rind î(, rihet î)?")
 
; What is your name? : Navê te çî? (Notice that in Central Anatolian Kurdish, the "çi ye (what is it)" is "çî")
 
; My name is Robert. : Navê min Robert e.
 
; Please. : Xwedêkkî. / Boy xwedê. (For the sake of god.)
 
; Thank you! : Sahol! / Teşekkur (dikim)! / Spas! ("teşekkür" means "thanks" - from Turkish "Teşekkürler!" meaning "Thanks!")
 
; Thank you very much! : Çok sahol! / Çok teşekkur (dikim)! ("çok" means "very / much" - from the Turkish word "çok")
 
; Yes. : Erê. / Belê. / Er'erê. / Ê. ("belê" is uncommonly used, mostly the old ones know it)
 
; No. : Na. / Nana. / (also by making a quick clicking sound once or twice by sucking the upper front teeth using the tongue)
 
; Goodbye! : Bi xatirê te! (When leaving) / Oldi! (<- both ->) / Oxir be! (when staying) (singular, mostly used with "de", can be used without. "Oldi!" is a very common way to say "Goodbye!" - Not sure of the word's origin, perhaps the Turkish word "Oldu!" meaning "Okay!" or something - like agreeing on something)
 
; Goodbye! : Bi xatirê we! (when leaving) / Oldi! (<- both ->) / Oxir bin! (when staying) (plural)
 
; Do you speak Kurdish? : Tu Kurmancî dizanî? / Tu Kurmancî deng dikî?
 
; Who speaks English here? : Kî li vê derê Îngîlîzce dizane? ("-ce" ending from Turkish "İngilizce" (same pronunciation))
 
; Good evening! : Êvarbaş! / Îvarbaş! (informal) / Şevbaş!
 
; Good night! : Şevxaş! / Şevbaş! / Şewbaş! / Şewxaş! (Reply "Ê te jî xuş we!" literally means "Yours will also be nice!")
 
; I don't understand you. : Ez te axinemîş/anlemîş nakim. / Ez te fam nakim. ("axinemîş/anlemîş" means "understanding" - from the Turkish verb "anlamak", which means "to understand")
 
; Where is the toilet? : Tiwalet le/lü kü? (Notice that in Central Anatolian Kurdish, the "li ku ye (where is it)" is "le/lü kü")
 
; Right now. : Niha.
 
; I love you. : Ez ji te hez dikim. / Ez yara te me. / Ez qurbana te me. ("Ez qurbana te me" literally means "I am your sacrifice." (if said to a much older person (mostly old ones), the reply would mostly be "Xwedê neke!", which means "God forbid!", and they would tell you that they are your sacrifice)
 
; Do you have ... ? : ... te heye/hê? (singular, one) / ... te hene? (singular, more) / ... we heye/hê? (plural, one) / ... we hene? (plural, more)
 
; I am hungry. : Ez birçî me. / Ez birçî bûm(e).
 
; I am a foreigner. : Ez yabanci me. ("Yabanci me." means "I am a foreigner / stranger." - from Turkish "Yabancıyım.")
 
 
===Numbers===
 
0 : sifir
 
 
1 : yek
 
 
2 : du / didu
 
 
3 : sê / sisê
 
 
4 : çar
 
 
5 : pênc
 
 
6 : şeş
 
 
7 : heft
 
 
8 : heyşt
 
 
9 : nehe
 
 
10 : dehe
 
 
11 : yazde / dehûyek
 
 
12 : dazde / dehûdu / dehûdidu
 
 
13 : sêzde / dehûsê / dehûsisê
 
 
14 : çarde / dehûçar
 
 
15 : pazde / dehûpênc
 
 
16 : şazde / dehûşeş
 
 
17 : hevde / dehûheft
 
 
18 : hejde / dehûheyşt
 
 
19 : nozde / dehûnehe
 
 
20 : bîst
 
 
21 : bîst(û)yek
 
 
22 : bîst(û)du / bîst(û)didu
 
 
23 : bîst(û)sê / bîst(û)sisê
 
 
24 : bîst(û)çar
 
 
25 : bîst(û)pênc
 
 
26 : bîst(û)şeş
 
 
27 : bîst(û)heft
 
 
28 : bîst(û)heyşt
 
 
29 : bîst(û)nehe
 
 
30 : sihi / sî
 
 
31 : sîûyek
 
 
32 : sîûdu /sîûdidu
 
 
33 : sîûsê / sîûsisê
 
 
34 : sîûçar
 
 
35 : sîûpênc
 
 
36 : sîûşeş
 
 
37 : sîûheft
 
 
38 : sîûheyşt
 
 
39 : sîûnehe
 
 
40 : çel
 
 
41 : çel(û)yek
 
 
42 : çel(û)du /çel(û)didu
 
 
43 : çel(û)sê / çel(û)sisê
 
 
44 : çel(û)çar
 
 
45 : çel(û)pênc
 
 
46 : çel(û)şeş
 
 
47 : çel(û)heft
 
 
48 : çel(û)heyşt
 
 
49 : çel(û)nehe
 
 
50 : pênce
 
 
51 : pênceyek
 
 
52 : pêncedu / pêncedidu
 
 
53 : pêncesê / pêncesisê
 
 
54 : pênceçar
 
 
55 : pêncepênc
 
 
56 : pênceşeş
 
 
57 : pênceheft
 
 
58 : pênceheyşt
 
 
59 : pêncenehe
 
 
60 : şêst
 
 
61 : şêst(û)yek
 
 
62 : şêst(û)du / şêst(û)didu
 
 
63 : şêst(û)sê / şêst(û)sisê
 
 
64 : şêst(û)çar
 
 
65 : şêst(û)pênc
 
 
66 : şêst(û)şeş
 
 
67 : şêst(û)heft
 
 
68 : şêst(û)heyşt
 
 
69 : şêst(û)nehe
 
 
70 : heftê
 
 
71 : heftêyek
 
 
72 : heftêdu / heftêdidu
 
 
73 : heftêsê / heftêsisê
 
 
74 : heftêçar
 
 
75 : heftêpênc
 
 
76 : heftêşeş
 
 
77 : heftêheft
 
 
78 : heftêheyşt
 
 
79 : heftênehe
 
 
80 : heyştê
 
 
81 : heyştêyek
 
 
82 : heyştêdu / heyştêdidu
 
 
83 : heyştêsê / heyştêsisê
 
 
84 : heyştêçar
 
 
85 : heyştepênc
 
 
86 : heyştêşeş
 
 
87 : heyştêheft
 
 
88 : heyştêheyşt
 
 
89 : heyştênehe
 
 
90 : not
 
 
91 : not(û)yek
 
 
92 : not(û)du / not(û)didu
 
 
93 : not(û)sê / not(û)sisê
 
 
94 : not(û)çar
 
 
95 : not(û)pênc
 
 
96 : not(û)şeş
 
 
97 : not(û)heft
 
 
98 : not(û)heyşt
 
 
99 : not(û)nehe
 
 
100 : sed
 
 
101 : sedyek
 
 
102 : seddu / seddidu
 
 
103 : sedsê / sedsisê
 
 
104 : sedçar
 
 
105 : sedpênc
 
 
106 : sedşeş
 
 
107 : sedheft
 
 
108 : sedheyşt
 
 
109 : sednehe
 
 
110 : seddehe
 
 
111 : sedyazde / seddehûyek
 
 
112 : seddazde / seddehûdu / seddehûdidu
 
 
113 : sedsêzde / seddehûsê / seddehûsisê
 
 
114 : sedçarde / seddehûçar
 
 
115 : sedpazde / seddehûpênc
 
 
116 : sedşazde / seddehûşeş
 
 
117 : sedhevde / seddehûheft
 
 
118 : sedhejde / seddehûheyşt
 
 
119 : sednozde / seddehûnehe
 
 
120 : sedbîst
 
 
200 : dusud
 
 
300 : sêsid
 
 
400 : çarsid
 
 
500 : pênsid
 
 
600 : şesid
 
 
700 : hevsid
 
 
800 : heysid
 
 
900 : nesid
 
 
1000 : hezar
 
 
1500 : hezarpênsid / hezarnîv
 
 
2000 : duhezar
 
 
2500 : duhezarpênsid / duhezarnîv
 
 
3000 : sêhezar
 
 
3500 : sêhezarpênsid / sêhezarnîv
 
 
4000 : çarhezar
 
 
4500 : çarhezarpênsid / çarhezarnîv
 
 
5000 : pênchezar
 
 
5500 : pênchezarpênsid / pênchezarnîv
 
 
6000 : şeşhezar
 
 
6500 : şeşhezarpênsid / şeşhezarnîv
 
 
7000 : hefthezar
 
 
7500 : hefthezarpênsid / hefthezarnîv
 
 
8000 : heyşthezar
 
 
8500 : heyşthezarpênsid / heyşthezarnîv
 
 
9000 : nehhezar
 
 
9500 : nehhezarpênsid / nehhezarnîv
 
 
10.000 : dehhezar
 
 
100.000 : sedhezar
 
 
500.000 : pênsidhezar
 
 
1.000.000 : yek mîlyon
 
 
5.000.000 : pênc mîlyon
 
 
===Colors===
 
; red : sur
 
 
; yellow : zer
 
 
; green : kesk / hêşîn
 
 
; black : reş / riş
 
 
; white : spî / gewr
 
 
; blue : heşîn / mavî
 
 
; orange : porteqal
 
 
; pink : pembe
 
 
; brown : qaherengî
 
 
===Bars===
 
; What do you want to drink? : Tu ê çi vexî?
 
 
; I want to drink a cup of tea. : Ez ê qedaxekî çayê vexim.
 
 
===Eating===
 
; food : xarin / nan
 
 
===Basics 2===
 
; What's your name? : Navê te çi yê? / Navê te bixêr?
 
 
; My name is .... : Navê min ... e/yê.
 
 
; Where do you come from? : Tu ji ku têyî?
 
 
; I'm from .... : Ez ji ...(ê/yê) me.
 
 
; I'm from Omera. : Ez ji (gundî) Omera me.
 
 
; How old are you? : Tu çend salî yî? / Umrê te çend e? / Salên te çend in?
 
 
; I am ... years old. : Ez ... salî me.
 
 
; What do you do for a living? : Tu çi îş dikî?
 
 
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[[de:Sprachführer Kurdisch]]
 

Latest revision as of 09:45, 30 October 2017

Kurdish (Kurdî) is the language of the Kurdish people who live in the region known as Kurdistan that is divided between four countries – Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. Kurdish 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.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

a , e , ê , i , î , o , u , û , w , y

Consonants[edit]

b , c , ç , d , f , g , h , j , k , l , m , n , p , q , r , s , ş , t , v , x , z

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list (Northern Kurdish)[edit]

Basics[edit]

Hello! 
Merheba! / Silav!
Hello! (formal) 
Rojbaş!
How are you? 
Tu çawa yî? / Tu çawan î? (singular)
How are you? 
Hûn çawa ne? / Hûn çawan in? (plural/singular formal)
Fine, thank you. 
Ez baş im, sipas.
What is your name? 
Navê te çi ye?
My name is Robert. 
Navê min Robert e.
Nice to meet you. 
Serçavan. / Bi nasîna te kêfxweş im. (singular) / Bi nasîna we kêfxweş im. (plural)
Please. 
Bê zehmet / Zehmet ne bê / Bi xêra te bê
Thank you! 
Sipas! / Spas!
Thank you very much 
Gelek sipas! / Zor sipas!
You're welcome. 
Fermo. / Serçavan.
Yes. 
Belê. / Erê.
No. 
Na.
Excuse me (getting attention
Af bike
Excuse me (begging pardon
Bê zehmet
I'm sorry 
Bibûre / Bi'm bexşe
Goodbye 
Be xêr çî / Bi xatirê te / Oxir be
Do you speak Kurdish? 
Tu Kurdî dizanî? (informal) / Kurdî dizanin? (plural/formal)
Who speaks English here? 
Kî bi Îngilîzî dizane li vir?
Help! 
Hawar! / Firyam kewin! / Yarmetî!
Look out! 
Agahdar be!
Good morning! 
Beyanîbaş! / Rojbaş!
Good evening! 
Êvarbaş!
Good night! 
Şevxweş! / Şev şad / Şevbaş!
I don't understand you. 
Ez te fehm nakim.
Did you understand? 
Te fehm kir? / Tu têgihiştî?
I didn't understand. 
Min fehm nekir. / Ez tênegihiştim.
Where is the toilet? 
Hemam li ku ye? / Hemam le kiwê ye?
Right now. 
Êsta. / Nuha. / Niha.
I Love you. 
Ez te hez dikim.
Do you have ... ? 
... te heye? (singular, one) / ... te hene? (singular, more) / ... we heye? (plural, one) / ... we hene? (plural, more)
I am hungry. 
Ez birçî me.
I am a foreigner. 
Ez xerîb 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[edit]

Numbers[edit]

-1 - di bin sifirin de yek

0 - sifir

½ - nîv

1 - yek

2 - du (formal) / didu (informal)

2½ - du û nîv (formal) / didu û nîv (informal)

3 - sê (formal) / sisê (informal)

4 - çar

5 - pênc

6 - şeş

7 - heft

8 - heşt / heyşt

9 - neh / noh

10 - deh

11 - yanzdeh (formal) / deh û yek (informal)

12 - dûwanzdeh (formal) / deh û du (informal) / deh û didu (informal)

13 - sêzdeh (formal) / deh û sê (informal) / deh û sisê (informal)

14 - çardeh (formal) / deh û çar (informal)

15 - panzdeh (formal) / deh û pênc (informal)

16 - şanzdeh (formal) / deh û şeş (informal)

17 - hevdeh (formal) / deh û heft (informal)

18 - hejdeh (formal) / heyjdeh (formal) / deh û heşt (informal) / deh û heyşt (informal)

19 - nozdeh (formal) / deh û neh (informal)

20 - bîst

21 - bîst û yek

30 - sîh / sih / sihi

40 - çel / çil

50 - pêncî

60 - şêst

70 - heftê

80 - heştê / heyştê

90 - nod

100 - sed

126 - sed û bîst û şeş

200 - du sed (formal) / du sud (informal)

274 - du sed û heftê û çar (formal) / du sud û heftê û çar (informal)

300 - sê sed

395 - sê sed û nod û pênc

400 - çar sed

500 - pênc sed

600 - şeş sed

700 - heft sed

748 - heft sed û çil û heşt (çel, heyşt)

800 - heşt sed / heyşt sed

900 - neh sed

999 - neh sed û nod û neh

1000 - hezar

1500 - hezar û pênc sed

2000 - du hezar

20000 - bîst hezar

500000 - pênc sed hezar

1000000 - yek mîlyon

1923842 (just for fun) - yek mîlyon û neh sed û bîst û sê hezar û heyşt sed û çel û du

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s) 
_____ deqe/Xulek
_____ hour(s) 
_____ sahat/dem(jimer)
_____ day(s) 
_____ roj
_____ week(s) 
_____ hefte
_____ month(s) 
_____ mang/meh
_____ year(s) 
_____ sal

Days[edit]

Monday - Duşembi

Tuesday - Sêşembi

Wednesday - Çarşembi

Thursday - Pêncşembi

Friday - Eyînî

Saturday - Şembi

Sunday - Yekşembi

Months[edit]

January - Rêbendan

February - Reşemî

March - Adar

April - Avrêl

May - Gulan

June - Pûşper

July - Tîrmeh

August - Gelawêj

September - Rezber

October - Kewçêr

Novembre - Sermawez

December - Berfanbar

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

Red : Sor

Yellow : Zer

Green : Kesk

Black : Reş

White : Spî

Blue : Şîn

Orange : Narencî

Brown : Qehweyî

Grey : Gewr

Transportation[edit]

Neql/guhaştin

Bus and train[edit]

Bus : Otobus Train : Trên / Shamenafer

Directions[edit]

Right: Rast Left: çep Turn: veger Go Straight: Rast biçe Street: Şahrê Lane: Kuçe / Kolan Neighborhood: Mehele / Tax City : Şahr / Bajar Market : Bazar

Taxi[edit]

Taxi ; Taksî

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Para / Dinar / Diraf

Eating[edit]

Food : Xwarin Beverage: Vexwarin

Bars[edit]

What do you want to drink? 
Tu çi dixwazî vexwî?
I want to drink a cup of tea 
Ez dixwazim qedehik çay vexwîm.

Shopping[edit]

Bazar kirîn Danûstandin

Driving[edit]

ajotin/le xurin

Authority[edit]

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Phrase list (Central Kurdish)[edit]

Basics[edit]

Hello 
Sław
Hello (formal) 
How are you? 
Çon'î? / Baş'î? / Xas'î? (singular)
How are you? 
Çon'in? / Baş'in? / Xas'in? (plural)
Fine, thank you. 
Baş'im, sipas
What is your name? 
Naw-î to çî'ye?
My name is Robert 
Naw-î min Robert'e
Nice to meet you. 
Xoş hał'im be nasîn'it
Please. 
Bê zehmet / Zehmet nebê
Thank you. 
Sipas / Spas
Thank you very much 
Zor sipas
You're welcome. 
Fermû
Don't mention it. 
Şayenî nî'ye
Yes 
Erê
Yes (formal)
Bełê
No 
Na / Ne
Excuse me (getting attention
Excuse me (begging pardon
Bê zehmet
I'm sorry 
Bibûre / Bimbexşe / Boxşî
Goodbye 
Xwa hafîz / Xwa't legeł
Do you speak Kurdish? 
To Kurdî dezanî? (informal)
Who speaks English here? 
Kê Îngilîzî dezanêt le êra?
Help! 
Hawar! / Firyam kewin! / Yarmetî!
Look out! 
Agadar be!
Good morning 
Roj baş / Beyanî't baş
Good evening 
Evare baş
Good night 
Şew xoş / Şew şad
I don't understand you 
Min le to tê nageyem
Did you understand? 
Tê geyişt'î? (informal)
I didn't understand 
Tê negeyam
Where is the toilet? 
Hemam le kwê'ye?
Right now. 
Êsta
I Love you 
Min tom xoş dewêt
Do you have .... ? 
....'it heye?
I am hungry. 
Min birsî'me.
I am a foreigner. 
Min ğerîbe'm.

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[edit]

Numbers[edit]

-1 -

0 - sifir

½ - nim

1 - yek

2 - du

2½ - du'w nîm

3 - sê

4 - çwar

5 - penc

6 - şeş

7 - hewt / heft

8 - heşt

9 - no

10 - de

11 - yanze

12 - diwanze

13 - siyanze

14 - çwarde

15 - panze

16 - şanze

17 - hevde

18 - hejde

19 - nozde

20 - bist

50 - penca

60 - şast

90 - newed

100 - sed

200 - dused

300 - sêsed

400 - çwarsed

500 - pencsed

600 - şeşsed

700 - hewtsed / heftsed

800 - heştsed

900 - nosed

1000 - hezar

2000 - du hezar

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s) 
_____ deqe
_____ hour(s) 
_____ seat
_____ day(s) 
_____ roj
_____ week(s) 
_____ hefte
_____ month(s) 
_____ mang
_____ year(s) 
_____ sał

Days[edit]

Monday - Duşeme

Tuesday - Sêşeme

Wednesday - Çwarşeme

Thursday - Pêncşeme

Friday - Heynî

Saturday - Şeme

Sunday - Yekşeme

Months[edit]

January - Rêbendan

February - Reşemî

March - Adar

April - Avrêl

May - Gulan

June - Pûşper

July - Tîrmeh

August - Gelawêj

September - Rezber

October - Kewçêr

Novembre - Sermawez

December - Berfanbar

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

Red 
Sûr
Yellow 
Zerd
Green 
Sewz
Black 
Reş / Siya
White 
Spî / Çermû
Blue 
Şîn / Kewe

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Bus : Pas Train : Qetar / Şemendefer

Directions[edit]

Right: Rast Left: Çep Turn: Pêç bide / La bide Go Straight: Rasa birro Street: Şeqam Lane: Kolan Neighborhood: Gerek City : Şar Market : Bazar

Taxi[edit]

Taksî

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Pare / Dinar

Eating[edit]

Xwardin

Bars[edit]

What do you want to drink? 
I want to drink a cup of tea 

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Lêxurrîn

Authority[edit]

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