Introduction

A few useful phrases and folk sayings in Kazakh, the state language of Kazakhstan. It is in the group of Turkic languages together with Azeri, Kyrgyz, Turkish, Turkmen, and Uzbek.

 

Good morning! --- Qayirly Tan [Ka-ihr-ly Tan]!

Good Afternoon (formal) --- Salamatsyz ba [Sala-maht-syz bah]

Good evening (formal) --- Qayirly Kesh [Ka-ihr-ly Kesh]!

Good night (informal)! --- Qayirli tyn!

How are you? --- Qalynyz Kalai [Ka-ly-nyz Ka-lai]?

What's new? --- Qandai zhanalyk bar? [Qan-dai zhah-nah-lyk bahr]

My name is... --- Menym atym... [Meh-nym ah-tym]

It is nice to meet you. --- Sizben tanyskanyma ote kuyanyshtymyn. [Syz-behn tah-nys-kah-nyh-ma au-teh kuh-ah-nysh-tyh-myn]

How old are you? --- Sizdin zhasynyz kanshada? [Syz-DIN ZHA-sy-nyz kan-SHA-da]

What do you do for a living?---Kim bolyp zhumys isteisiz?

Are you married or single? ---Siz yilengen siz be alde boidak syz ba?

Where are you from? --- Siz qai elden keldiniz?

I am an American. --- Men Amerikandykpyn.

I am a Canadian. --- Men Kanadalykpyn.

I am from the United States of America. --- Men Amerika Qorama Shtattarynanmyn.

I love you! --- Men seni suiemin!

Thank you! --- Rakhmet! [Rah-k-met]

Excuse me --- Keshiriniz

I don't understand --- Tusinbedim

The weather is nice today --- Bugun aua-rayi sondai zhaksy.

   [Buh-ghun ah-uh-wa-rye-yh son-dai zhahk-sy]

It is a beautiful day. --- Bugun aurayie tamasha.

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