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.

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

Azerbaijan/Azeri

Note:
Hayastan means Armenia
Hay mean Armenian (Person)
Haykakan mean 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
dziran
           

khorovadz
hatz
panir
surj
varung

khaghogh
  market

milk
orange
sugar
tea
tomato

watermelon
shuka

kat
narinj
shakar
tey
lolik

dz'meruk

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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 gin
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
utanausn
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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See also