Useful phrases in Carpatho-Rusyn

A collection of useful phrases in Carpatho-Rusyn, an Eastern Slavic language spoken mainly in Ukraine.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase русиньский язык (Rusyn)
Welcome Приємаєме (Pryjemajeme)
Hello
(General greeting)
Слава Исусу Христу (Slava Ysusu Chrystu)
Слава на вікы (Slava na viky) - reply
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Як ся маєте? (Jak sja majete?)
Reply to 'How are you?' Дякуву, добрі (Djakuvu, dobri)
Long time no see
What's your name? Якоє вашоє імня? (Jakoje vašoje imnja?)
Як вашоє імня? (Jak vašoje imnja?)
Як ся кличете? (Jak sja klyčete?)
My name is ... Моє імня є ... (Moje imnja je ...)
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Доброй рано (Dobroj rano)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Добрый динь (Dobryj dyn’)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Добрый вечӱр (Dobryj večür)
Good night
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Из Богом (Yz Bohom)
Будьте здорві (Bud’te zdorovi)
Будьте и вы (Bud’te y vy) - reply
Good luck
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
На здаровля! (Na zdorovlja!)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Посмакуйте собі! (Posmakujte sobi!)
Смачнє! (Smačnoje!)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Щастливый путь (Ščacstlyvyj put’)
Щастливу дорогу (Ščacstlyvyj dorohu)
I understand
I don't understand
Yes Айно (Ajino)
No Ньит (N’yt)
Maybe Може быти (Može byty)
I don't know
Please speak more slowly Не говоріть так швыдко
(Ne hovorit tak švydko)
Please say that again Будьте добрі, повісте иши раз
(Bud’te dobri, poviste yšy raz)
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Rusyn?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Rusyn
How do you say ... in Rusyn? Як вы исе кажете по-руськы?
(Jak vy yse kažete po-rus’ky)
Excuse me Перебачте (Perebačte)
How much is this?
Sorry Я жалуву (Ja žaluvu)
Я дуже жалуву (Ja duže žaluvu)
Please
Thank you Дякуву (Djakuvu)
Дякуву дуже красно (Djakuvu duže krasno)
Reply to thank you Немаєте за што (Nemajete za što)
Where's the toilet? Де є захӱд? (De je zachüd?)
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Христос рождаєся (Chrystos roždajesja)
Славіте Його (Slavite Joho) - reply
New Year greetings Веселый новый рӱк (Veselyj novyj rük)
Easter greetings Христос воскрес (Chrystos voskres)
Воистину воскрес (Voystynu voskres) - reply
Birthday greetings Щастливоє народиня (Ščacstlyvoje narodynja)
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

Source: Let's Speak Rusyn / Говорім По-Руськы / Hovorim Po-Rus'kȳ, Paul R. Magosci, Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center, Fairview, New Jersey, 1979.

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