An Armenian-English Conversation Book

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Greetings & Civilities

hello (informal) - barev
hello (formal) - barev dzez
what's up? - inch ka chika?
how are you? (informal) - vonts es?/inchpes es?
how are you? (formal) - vonts ek?
very well - shat lav
not bad - vochinch
good morning - bari luis
good evening - bari yereko
goodbye - ts'tesutyun
good night - bari gisher good night (response) - luis bari (response)
please - kh'ntrem
thank you - sh'norhakal em/merci
you're welcome - charjhe
pardon/excuse me - k'nerek
congratulations - sh'norhavor lini
cheers - kenats't


Getting Around

how many km? - kani kilomet'r e?
bus station - avtobusi kayaran
airport - otanavakayan
car - mekena / inknasharjh
here / there - estegh / endegh
left - dzakh
right - ach
straight - ughigh


Around Town

where is (the) ... vortegh e ...?

 bank - bank
 hotel - hyuranots
 market - shuka
 Manukian Street - Manukian Poghots
 church - yekeghetsi
 monastery - vank
 museum - tangaran
 passport and visa office - OVIR
 pharmacy - deghatun
 police - vostikan
 post office - post
 restaurant - restaurant / jasharan 


Countries Below, American would mean a person from America. If you wanted to say a product or idea is American, just add a "akan" at the end of the name of the country. It usually works right.

 America/American  -  Amerika/Amerikatsi
 Germany/German  -  Germanya/Germanatsi
 England/English  -  Anglia/Angliatsi
 France/French  -  Fransia/Fransiatsi
 Canada/Canadian  -  Kanada/Kanadatsi
 California/Californian  -  Kalifornia/Kaliforniatsi
 Russia/Russian  -  Rusastan/Rus
 Lebanon/Lebanese  -  Libanan/Libanantsi
 Greece/Greek  -  Hunastan/Huin
 Israel/Jew  -  Israel/H'rea
 Persia/Persian  -  Parskastan/Parsik
 India/Indian  -  H'ndkastan/H'ndik
 China/Chinese  -  Chinastan/Chinatsi
 Australia/Australian  -  Avstralia/Avstraliatsi
 Georgia/Georgian  -  V'rastan/V'ratsi
 Azerbaijan/Azeri   -  Azerbaijan/Azeri 

Note: Hayastan means Armenia
Hay means Armenian (Person)
Haykakan means Armenian (Non-Person)
Hayastantsi means Armenian from Armenia
Spiurka-Hay means Diasporan Armenian
Odar means non-Armenian


Animals

bird - t'rchun
cat - katu
chicken - hav
cow - kov
dog - shun
lamb - vochkhar
mouse - muk
pig - khoz


Foods

apricot - dziran
bbq - khorovadz
bread - hatz
cheese - panir
coffee - surj
cucumber - varung
grape - khaghogh
milk - kat
orange - narinj
sugar - shukar / shakar
tea - tey
tomato - lolik
watermelon - dz'meruk


Small Talk

 what is your name?  -  anun't inch e?
 my name is ...   -  anun's ... e
 where are you from?  -  vorteghits es?
 do you speak ...?  -  khosum es ...?
 i speak ...  -  khosumem ...
 i understand  -  haskanum em
 i don't understand  -  chem haskanum
 what does this mean?  -  inch e sa n'shanakum?
 i want an interpreter  -  tarkmanich em uzum
 i like ...  -  sirum em
 i don't like ...  -  chem sirum
 yes  -  ayo / ha
 no  -  che / voch
 no problem  -  problem chika
 i am sick   -  hivand em 


Accomodation

do you have ... ? - unek ... ?
a room - senyak
a shower - logaran
hot water - tak jur
a toilet - zukaran
toilet paper - zukarani tukht
soap - ojar
air-conditioning - odapokhich
electricity - luis
heat - jerutsich


Shopping

how much? - inchkan?
how many? - kani?
how much money? - inch arjhe?
money - pogh / dram
big - medz
small - pok'r
bad - vat
good - lav
cheap/expensive - ejhan / tank
cheaper - aveli ejhan
lowest price - verchin din
closed - pak
open - bats
to buy - g'nel


Numbers

 0 - zero
 1 - mek
 2 - yerku
 3 - yerek
 4 - chors
 5 - hing
 6 - vets
 7 - yot
 8 - ut
 9 - in'
 10 - tas
 20 - k'san
 30 - yeresun
 40 - karasun
 50 - hisun
 60 - vatsun
 70 - yotanasun
 80 - utanasun
 90 - inisun
 100  - haryur
 1000 - hazar
 million - milion
 billion - miliard       

Just string the words for a bigger number. 122 = haryur k'san yerku


Days of the Week

sunday - kiraki
monday - yerkushapti
tuesday - yerekshapti
wednesday - chorekshapti
thursday - hingshapti
friday - urpat
saturday - shapat
weekend - shapataverch


Months

january - hunvar
february - pet'rvar
march - mart
april - april
may - mayis
june - hunis
july - hulis
august - ogostos
september - september
october - hoktember
november - noyember
december - dektemper




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