Useful Estonian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Estonian, a Finno-Ugric language spoken mainly in Estonia

To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions.

English eesti keel (Estonian)
Welcome Tere tulemast
Hello
(General greeting)
Tere
Tervist
How are you? Kuidas läheb?
Reply to 'How are you?' Tänan, hästi. Ja teil?
Long time no see Pole ammu näinud (see)
Pole ammu kohtunud (meet)
Pole ammu (sinu) häält kuulnud (hear your voice)
What's your name? Mis teie nimi on? (frm)
Mis su nimi on? (inf)
My name is ... Minu nimi on ...
Where are you from? Kust te pärit olete?
I'm from ... Ma olen pärit ...st
Ma tulen ...st
Pleased to meet you Meeldiv tutvuda
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Tere hommikust
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Tere päevast
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Tere õhtust
Good night Head ööd
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Head aega
Nägemist
Good luck Edu!
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Terviseks!
Have a nice day Ilusat päeva!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Jätku leiba!
Head isu!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Head reisi
I understand Ma saan aru
I don't understand Ma ei saa aru
Yes Jah
No Ei
Maybe Võib-olla
I don't know Ma ei tea
Please speak more slowly Palun rääkige aeglasemalt
Please say that again Kas Sa saaksid seda korrata? (inf)
Kas Te saaksite seda korrata? (frm)
Please write it down Palun kirjuta see üles (inf)
Palun kirjutage see üles (frm)
Do you speak English? Kas sa räägid inglise keelt? (inf)
Kas te räägite inglise keelt? (frm)
Do you speak Estonian? Kas sa räägid eesti keelt? (inf)
Kas te räägite eesti keelt? (frm)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Jah, natuke räägin
How do you say ... in Estonian? Kuidas Sa ütled ... eesti keeles?
Excuse me Vabandage!
How much is this? Kui palju see maksab?
Sorry Vabandust
Please Palun
Thank you Tänan
Tänan teid
Tänan teid väga
Aitäh
Suur aitäh
Reply to thank you Pole tänu väärt
Võta heaks
Where's the toilet? Kus asub tualettruum? Kus on tualett?
Kus on wc?
This gentleman will pay for everything See härra maksab kõige eest
This lady will pay for everything See daam maksab kõige eest
Would you like to dance with me? Kas te soovite tantsida?
I miss you Ma igatsen sind
I love you Ma armastan sind
Get well soon Saa ruttu terveks!
Parane kiiresti!
Leave me alone! Jätke mind rahule!
Help! Appi!
Fire! Tulekahju!
Põleb!
Stop! Pidage kinni!
Peatuge! Stopp!
Call the police! Kutsuge politsei!
Christmas and New Year greetings Rõõmsaid jõule ja head uut aastat!
Häid jõule ja head uut aastat!
Easter greetings Häid lihavõttepühi
Birthday greetings Palju õnne sünnipäevaks
One language is never enough Ühest keelest ei piisa kunagi
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Mu hõljuk on angerjaid täis

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Other collections of Estonian phrases (some with audio)
http://www.speaklanguages.com/estonian/phrases/
http://www.downloadalanguage.com/downloadalanguage/Estonian_phrases.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/quickfix/estonian.shtml

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