Useful phrases in Old Russian (рѹсьскъ ѩзыкъ)

A collection of phrases in Old Russian, or Old East Slavic, an ancestor of Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian that was spoken between the 10th and 15th centuries by East Slavs in Kievan Rus' and states which evolved after the collapse of Kievan Rus'.

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

Key to abbreviations: sg = singular, pl = plural, >m = said to males, >f = said to females.

English рѹсьскъ ѩзыкъ (Old Russian)
Welcome Прошѫ тѧ (Prošjú-tja) (sg)
Прошѫ вы (Prošjú-wy) (pl)
Привѣчаѭ (Priwėčjáju)
Hello
(General greeting)
Поклонъ (Poklónŏ)
Кланıаѭ ти сѧ (Klánjaju-ti-sja) (sg)
Кланıаѭ вы сѧ (Klánjaju-wy-sja) (pl)
Привѣтъ (Priwėtŏ)
How are you? Съдоровъ ли єси? (Sŏdorówŏ-li-jesí) (>m)
Съдорова ли єси? (Sŏdorówa-li-jesí) (>f)
Съдорови ли єстє? (Sŏdorówi-li-jesté) (>pl)
Reply to 'How are you?' Хвала Богоу съдоровъ (Hwalá Bógu sŏdorówŏ)
Хвала Богоу съдорова (Hwalá Bógu sŏdorówa)
Хвала Богоу съдорови (Hwalá Bógu sŏdorówi).
Long time no see Давьно сѧ єсмъ не видѣли (Dawĕnó-sja-jesmŏ ne-wídėli) (>pl)
Давьно тѧ єсмь не видѣлъ (Dawĕnó-tja-jesmĕ ne-wídėlŏ) (>sg)
What's your name? Коѥ ти имѧ? (Kóje-ti jímja?)
Како ти рекѫть? (Káko-ti rekútĕ?)
Чиихъ єси? (Čĕjíhŏ jesí?)
My name is ... Єсмь ... (Jésmĕ...)
Where are you from? Ѿкѫдоу єси? (Otŏkúdu jesí?)
I'm from ... Єсмь ѿ... (Jésmĕ otŏ...)
Pleased to meet you Радъ тѧ єсмь позналъ (Rádŏ-tja-jesmĕ poználŏ)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Добро оутро (Dóbro útro)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Добръ дьнь (Dóbrŏ dĕnĕ)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Добръ вечеръ (Dóbrŏ wéčerŏ)
Good night Добрѫ ночь (Dóbru nočĕ)
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Съвидимъ сѧ (Sŏwídimŏ-sja)
Богъ съ тобоѭ (Bógŏ sŏ-tobóju)
Съ Богъмь (Sŏ-Bógŏmĕ)
Good luck Помози ти Богъ! (Pomozí-ti Bogŏ!)
Ати ти сѧ спѣѥть! (Áti-ti-sja spėjetĕ!)
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Ати сѧ спѣѥть! (Áti--sja spėjetĕ!)
Have a nice day Красьнаго дьне! (Krásĕnago dĕné!)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Добро ѣсти! (Dóbro jėsti!)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Добраго пѫти (Dóbrago putí)
I understand Розоумѣѭ (Rozumėju)
Съвѣдаѭ (Sŏwėdaju)
I don't understand Не розоумѣѭ (Ne-rozumėju)
Не съвѣдаѭ (Ne-sŏwėdaju)
I don't know Не вѣдѣ (Ne-wėdė)
Please speak more slowly Рьци по малоу (Rĕcí po-málu)
Please say that again Рьци пакы (Rĕcí páky)
Повътори (Powŏtorí)
Please write it down Въпиши сє добрѣ сътворѧ (Wŏpiší-se dóbrė sŏtworjá)
Do you speak English? Изоумѣѥши ли ѩглıаньскы? (Izumėješi-li jagljanĕsky?)
Do you speak Old Russian? Изоумѣѥши ли роусьскы? (Izumėješi-li rúsĕsky?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Се же, мало (Sé-že, málo)
Speak to me in Old Russian Мълви ми роусьскы (Mŏlwi-mi rúsĕsky)
How do you say ... in Old Russian? Како речеши роусьскы... ? (Káko rečéši rúsĕsky... ?)
Excuse me Прости ми (Prostí-mi) (sg)
Простите ми (Prostíte-mi) (pl)
How much is this? Въ колико се (есть)? (Wŏ-kóliko se (jéstĕ)?)
Sorry Жаль ми (єсть) (Žjalĕ-mi (jestĕ))
Please Прошѫ тѧ (Prošjú-tja) (sg)
Прошѫ вы (Prošjú-wy) (pl)
Добро сътвори (Dóbro sŏtworí) (sg)
Добрѣ сътворѧ (Dóbro sŏtworjá)
Thank you Хвала ти (Hwalá-ti) (sg)
Кланıаѭ ти сѧ (Klánjaju-ti-sja) (sg)
Reply to thank you Вьсьгъда єсмь радъ (Wĕsĕgdá jesmĕ radŏ)
Where's the toilet? Къдѣ заходъ? (Kŏdė zahódŏ?)
Would you like to dance with me? Хочеши ли плѧсати? (Hóčeši-li pljasáti?)
I miss you Оудължилъ ти сѧ єсмь (Udŏlžílŏ-ti-sja-jesmē)
I love you Люблѭ тѧ (Ljubljú-tja)
Get well soon Ицѣлѣи въ бързѣ! (Icėlėji wŏ-bŏrzė!)
Go away! Ѿиди! (Otidí)
Leave me alone! Ѡстави мѧ въ покои! (Ostáwi-mja wŏ-pokóji)
Help! Помозѣте! (Pomozėte!)
Fire! Горить! (Gorítĕ!)
Stop! Стои! (Stóji!)
Call the police! Позови дроужинѫ! (Pozowí družínu!)
Christmas and New Year greetings Веселаго Рожьства и добраго новаго года!
(Wesélago Rožĕstwá i dóbrago nówago góda!)
Easter greetings Христосъ въскрьсе! (Hristosŏ wŏskrĕse!)
Въ истинѫ въскрьсе! (Wŏ jístinu wŏskrĕse!)
Birthday greetings Веселаго рожьства! (Wesélago rožĕstwá!)
One language is never enough Одинаго ѩзыка николи же не до сыти
(Odinagó jazyká nikolí-že ne-dó-syti)
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Моıa въздоушьнаıа лодиıа испълнь ѫгорь
(Mojá wŏzdúšĕnaja lodĕjá ispŏlnĕ úgorĕ)

Phrases supplied by Andrii Andrusiak

Links

Information about Old Russian
Old East Slavic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_East_Slavic

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