Useful Belarusian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Belarusian, an Eastern Slavic language spoken mainly in Belarus.

You can see these phrases in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal.

English Беларуская мова (Belarusian)
Welcome Вiтаем (Bitaem) - We greet you
Прывiтанне (Pryvitańne - Greetings)
Hello
(General greeting)
Вітаю (Vitayu)
Дзень добры (Dzien' dobry)
Дабрыдзень (Dabrydzien)
Прывітанне (Pryvitanne) - inf
How are you? Як справы? (Jak spravy?) - inf
Як маесься (Jak mayes'sia?) - inf
Як маецеся (Jak mayeciesia?) - frm
Reply to 'How are you?' Добра, дзякуй (Dobra, dziakuj)
What's your name? Як цябе клічуць?(Jak cyabye klichuts'?) - inf
Як вас завуць? (Jak vas zavuts'?) - frm
My name is ... Мяне клічуць ... (Myanye klichuts' ...)
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you Прыемна пазнаёміцца (Pryiemna paznajomicca)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Добрай раніцы (Dobray ranitsy)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Добры вечар (Dobry vechar)
Good night Дабранач (Dabranach)
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Да пабачэньня (Da pabachen'nya)
Убачымся (Ubachymsia)
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
За здароў'е (Za zdarou'e)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Смачна есьці! (Smachna yesci!)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Добрай дарогi! (Dobraj darohi)
I understand Разумею (Razumeyu)
I don't understand Не разумею (Ne razumeyu)
I don't know Я не ведаю (Ja nie viedaju)
Please speak more slowly Калi ласка, размаўляйце павольней!
(Kali laska, razmauljajc'e pavol'nej!)
Do you speak Belarusian? Ці размаўляеце па-беларуску?
(Ci razmaulyajetsie pa-belarusku?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Так (Tak)
Excuse me Даруйце (Daruytsye)
Перапрашаю (Pyeraprashayu)
How much is this? Колькі? (Kolki?)
Sorry Прабачце (Prabachtsye)
Выбачайце (Vybachaytsye)
Please Калі ласка (Kali laska)
Thank you Дзякуй (Dziakuy)
Дзякую вам (Dziakuyu vam)
Шчыры дзякуй (Ščyry dzjakuj)
Reply to thank you Няма за што (Nyama za shto)
Where's the toilet? Дзе туалет? (Dze tualet?)
Падкажыце, калі ласка, дзе тут прыбіральня?
(Padkazhyce, kali laska, dze tut prybiralnia?)
I love you Я цябе кахаю (Ja ciabe kakhaju)
Help! Дапамога (Dapamoha!)
Christmas and New Year greetings З Божым нараджэннем (Z Bozym naradzenniem)
Шчаслівых Калядау (Szczaslivych Kaliadau)
З Новым годам i Калядамi (Z Novym godam i Kaliadami)
Easter greetings Са Святам Вялікадня
(Sa Sviatam Bialikadnia)
Хрыстос уваскрос
(Chrystos uvaskros)
'Christ is risen'
Сапраўды ўваскрос
(Sapraŭdy ŭvaskros)
'Truly he is risen'
Birthday greetings З днём нараджэння (Z dniom naradžennia)
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Маё судна на паветранай падушцы поўна вуграмі
(Majo sudna na pavetranai paduštsy powna vuhrami)

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Links

Collections of Belarusian phrases (some with audio)
http://www.pravapis.org/art_phrases1.asp
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/quickfix/belarusian.shtml
http://www.belarusguide.com/dictionaries/engblr/special.html

Belarusian learning software
http://www.linguashop.com/belarusian-courses

Learn Belarusian with Glossika Mass Sentences

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