Armenian Phrases

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I am using a phonetic transliteration system. The transliteration should be read just like Spanish except the h is not silent, the j is a j (as in Jacob). My additions are the kh which is pronounced like the Jewish ch in chutzpuh or the Scottish ch in Loch, also the jh which is pronounced like the j in the French word dijon (mustard), the gh is pronounced like a German saying an r, and the apostrophe which is pronounced like the uh in uh-huh (meaning yes). Note: in Spanish, all the letters, including the vowels are always pronounced the same. A as in ah, e as in bet, i as in bite, o as in bone, and u as in blue.

Please note the following transliteration is in EASTERN Armenian.

Greetings & Civilities

hello (informal)
hello (formal)
what's up?
how are you? (informal)
how are you? (formal)
very well
not bad
good morning
good evening
goodbye
good night
good night (response)
please
thank you
you're welcome
pardon/excuse me
congratulations

cheers

barev
barev dzez
inch ka chika?
vonts es?
vonts ek?
shat lav
vochinch
bari luis
bari yereko
ts'tesutyun
bari gisher
luis bari (response)
kh'ntrem
sh'norhakal em/merci
charjhe
k' nerek
sh'norhavor lini

kenats't

Getting Around

how many km?
bus station
airport
car
here / there
left
right

straight

kani kilomet'r e?
avtobusi kayaran
otanavakayan
mekena / inknasharjh
estegh / endegh
dzakh
ach

ughigh

Around Town

where is (the) ...
  bank
  hotel
  market
  Manukian Street
  church
  monastery
  museum
  passport and visa office
  pharmacy
  police
  post office

  restaurant

vortegh e ...?
  bank
  hyuranots
  shuka
  Manukian Poghots
  yekeghetsi
  vank
  tangaran
  OVIR
  deghatun
  vostikan
  post

  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
Germany/German
England/English
France/French
Canada/Canadian
California/Californian
Russia/Russian
Lebanon/Lebanese
Greece/Greek
Israel/Jew
Persia/Persian
India/Indian
China/Chinese
Australia/Australian
Georgia/Georgian

Azerbaijan/Azeri

Amerika/Amerikatsi
Germanya/Germanatsi
Anglia/Angliatsi
Fransia/Fransiatsi
Kanada/Kanadatsi
Kalifornia/Kaliforniatsi
Rusastan/Rus
Libanan/Libanantsi
Hunastan/Huin
Israel/H'rea
Parskastan/Parsik
H'ndkastan/H'ndik
Chinastan/Chinatsi
Avstralia/Avstraliatsi
V'rastan/V'ratsi

Aderbejan/Aderbejantsi

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
cat
chicken
cow
dog
lamb
mouse

pig

t'rchun
katu
hav
kov
shun
vochkhar
muk

khoz

Foods

apricot
bbq
bread
cheese
coffee
cucumber
grape
milk
orange
sugar
tea
tomato

watermelon

dziran
khorovadz
hatz
panir
surj
varung
khaghogh
shuka
kat
narinj
shakar
tey
lolik

dz'meruk

Small Talk

what is your name?
my name is ...
where are you from?
do you speak ...?
i speak ...
i understand
i don't understand
what does this mean?
i want an interpreter
i like ...
i don't like ...
yes
no
no problem

i am sick

anun't inch e?
anun's ... e
vorteghits es?
khosum es ...?
khosumem ...
haskanum em
chem haskanum
inch e sa n'shanakum?
tarkmanich em uzum
sirum em
chem sirum
ayo / ha
che / voch
problem chika

hivand em

Accomodation

do you have ... ?
a room
a shower
hot water
a toilet
toilet paper
soap
air-conditioning
electricity

heat

unek ... ?
senyak
logaran
tak jur
zukaran
zukarani tukht
ojar
odapokhich
luis

jerutsich

Shopping

how much?
how many?
how much money?
money
big
small
bad
good
cheap/expensive
cheaper
lowest price
closed
open

to buy

inchkan?
kani?
inch arjhe?
pogh / dram
medz
pok'r
vat
lav
ejhan / tank
aveli ejhan
verchin din
pak
bats

g'nel

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

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1000

zero
mek
yerku
yerek
chors
hing
vets
yot
ut
in'
hazar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90

100

tas
k'san
yeresun
karasun
hisun
vatsun
yotanasun
utanasun
inisun

haryur
million, billion, etc milion, miliard      


Days of the Week

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

weekend

kiraki
yerkushapti
yerekshapti
chorekshapti
hingshapti
urpat
shapat

shapataverch

Months

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

December

hunvar
pet'rvar
mart
april
mayis
hunis
hulis
ogostos
september
hoktember
noyember

dektemper

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