Armenian Basic Armenian Phrases Here Are Some Basic Phrases

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Pyros_amante
Wednesday 10th of March 2004 10:38:17 PM
Basic armenian phrases:
Barev! Inch anun's tisha e (hello! my name is tisha). Inchbes ek (how are you [pl.])?

There are two types of languages to learn in armenian Eastern and Western. Western is like Lebanese armenian and Eastern is like armenian armenian ( from armenia). They differ from pronunciation and all that. Sometimes the words are different. Think about american dialects or spanish. I will give some of the basics in Eastern armenian.

Here are the basics:

Hello-Barev (Informal)
Hello-barev dzez (formal)
What's up-inch ka chga
how are you- inchbes es [sing.]
how are you-inchbes ek [pl.]
very well, thank you-shat lav, sh'norhakal em

Good morning-bari luis
good evening-bari yereko
goodbye-ts'tesutyun
good night-bari gisher
good night (response)-luis bari (response)
please-kh'ntrem
thank you-sh'norhakal em
you're welcome-charzhe
pardon/excuse me-k' nerek
congratulations-sh'norhavor lini
cheers-kenats't

what is your name?-anun't inch e?
my name is ...-anun's ... e
where are you from?-vorteghits es?
do you speak ...?-khosum es ...?
i speak ...-khosumem ...
i understand-haskanum em
i don't understand-chem haskanum
what does this mean?-inch e sa n'shanakum?
i want an interpreter-tarkmanich em uzum
i like ...-sirum em
i don't like ...-chem sirum
yes-ayo (informal)/ha (formal)
no-voch
no problem-problem chika
i am sick-hivand em
do you have ... ?-unek ... ?

The verb to have:

i have- unum em/unem
you have-unum es/unes
he/she/it has-unum e/une
we have-unum enk/unenk
you have-unum ek/unek
they have-unum en/unen

iam- yes em
u are-du es
he/she/it is-na e
we are-menk enk
you are-duk ek
they are-nrank,irents en

i love-sirum em
you love-sirum es
he/she loves-sirum e
we love- sirum enk
you love-sirum ek
they love-sirum en

ex. I love you-yes sirum em kez/yes kez sirum em (in eastern armenian)
in western its yes k'sirem kezi















Pyros_amante
Wednesday 10th of March 2004 10:44:28 PM
websites: you can go to:

learnarmenian.com
cilicia.com

These sites helped me learn armenian. So I guess they can help.


hannahkrystelle
Friday 12th of March 2004 11:08:28 AM
wow!: thanks ! i've just printed them. hope to learn more about your language. how do you pronounce the words? (pronounce as spelled)?

salamat! thanks!


Peter_fra_Oz
Tuesday 14th of September 2004 03:27:17 AM
Thank you Pyros_amante: I never had the chance to see armenian words written for the phrases I use with our Armenian community in Hollywood.

I am exposed more to Western Armenian, being that everyone seems to be Lebanese-Armenians in my area.

For hannahkrystelle's message:

I am comming from already having heard the language but it seems to be pronounced very closely to how it is spelled.

But just for an example:

If I were to spell this phrase
What's up-inch ka chga

using an American-English ear I would have guessed based upon how I hear it said that it would been spelled
inch ga chiga

So its rather close. Of course, with Lebanese Armenian's we switch between Arabic, Armenian, and French quite a bit due in part to the history of Lebanon itself as a country.

Enjoy the language, without a direct relation you should find it shares closest similarity with Greek, although it has a lot of borrowed words from Persian.


sad_eyes_rr
Sunday 26th of September 2004 04:08:02 AM
I am more familiar with the eastern armenian, myself.


hyechica
Friday 18th of March 2005 10:50:36 PM
i thought in western you said barev and in eastern you said parev thats how i was tought. but i could be wrong. also when u say i dont know its chem kedem or chem kedes?


yesdakeh
Sunday 03rd of April 2005 09:54:23 AM
i dont know is chem kedem becuase the m on the em means first person



Aimee7
Friday 06th of May 2005 07:35:41 AM
...: chem kedes, I'm guessing means 'you don't know'
but in eastern armenian 'i don't know' is, ' es chgitem'.


SilentxScream
Monday 03rd of April 2006 08:47:42 AM
Sometimes I start to wonder if someone just split up the Armenian language to be annoying.

So, are all Eastern Armenian terms pronounced in American/Spanish dialect?


dh4m13l
Sunday 25th of June 2006 01:50:40 AM
Western Armenian: Where can I learn Western Armenian? Please help me out!!!


Corrector
Friday 01st of September 2006 03:38:00 AM
correction: Originally posted by Pyros_amante

The verb to have:

i have- unum em/unem
you have-unum es/unes
he/she/it has-unum e/une
we have-unum enk/unenk
you have-unum ek/unek
they have-unum en/unen


This is wrong.

No such thing as "unum," and you cannot use "es" or "eq" with the verb "unel"

I have - Yes unem
You have - Du unes
You have (formal) - duq unek
It has - Ayt uni
He/She has - Na uni
They have - Nrank unen

Originally posted by SilentxScream
Sometimes I start to wonder if someone just split up the Armenian language to be annoying.


The split primarily happened after the Armenian Genocide and modern synthesis never took place because of geographic isolation. Minor variations in language did not come together to get standardized, hence you have this noticeable split between Eastern and Western.

So, are all Eastern Armenian terms pronounced in American/Spanish dialect?

It's not a spanish dialect. Armenian language precedes Spanish by centuries and these two never truly interacted or borrowed from one another prior to 19th and 20th centuries, long after modern grammatical conventions were catalyzed.

While both languages belong to Indo-European superfamily, they are distinct branches, with Spanish falling under the Italic and Armenian having a unique branch of its own.


BCS
Sunday 06th of May 2007 03:42:13 AM
What's the difference between Eastern and Western Armenian


BCS
Sunday 06th of May 2007 03:42:17 AM
What's the difference between Eastern and Western Armenian?


BCS
Sunday 06th of May 2007 04:38:38 AM
Never mind, I found out


armeana
Tuesday 22nd of September 2009 04:10:32 AM
Originally posted by sad_eyes_rrI am more familiar with the eastern armenian, myself.

Can you please translate" i am waiting for you"?

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