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Zaza or Zazaki (this is also the language's main endonym) is an Indo-European language spoken in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, related to Kurdish and other Iranian languages.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Hello. 
Selam. / Ma be xér. /Merheba
How are you? (informal) 
Se kenê? / Tı senén ay / Se kenay rınd ay ?
How are you? (formal) 
Şıma senén é / Se kené rınd é ?
Fine, thank you. 
Hewlo, weş bê / Ez hol a, / Ez rınd a, berxudar be.
What is your name? 
Namey to bı xeyr. / Namey to çık o ?
My name is ...
Namey mı ... o/a.
Nice to meet you. 
Serey u çıma ser / Ez memnun biya.
Please. 
Reca kena / Xéré xo.
Thank you. 
Weş u war be. / Berxudar be.
You're welcome. 
Çiyê niyo.
Yes. 
Ya /E
No. 
Excuse me. 
Pardon.
I'm sorry. 
qıaur mewnirê / Qusır me seyr meke.
Goodbye (informal)
Xatır be to.
Goodbye (formal
Xatır be şıma.
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Ez "name of language nêşen qısey bıkera. / Ez né şena " ...." [weş] qesey bıki.
Do you speak English? 
Şıma İngılızki qısey kenê? / To Englezki zanena ?
(Is there someone here) who speaks English? 
(Tiya de) kam Englezki zaneno ?
Help! 
imdad !
Good morning. 
Sodır be xér.
Good evening. 
Şanê şıma weş bo. / Şan be xér.
Good night. 
Şewa şıma weş bo. /Şewe be xér.
Good night (to sleep
Şewe be xér bo.
I don't understand. 
'Ez fam né kena.
Where is the toilet? 
Tuvalet koti o?

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

0 - sıfır

1 - yew (ju)

2 - dı

3 - hiré

4 - çar

5 - panc

6 - ses (şeş)

7 - hewt (howt)

8 - heşt

9 - new

10 - des

11- des u yew

12- des u dı

13- des u hiré

14- des çar

15-des u panc

16-des u ses

17- des u hewt

18- des u heşt

19- des u new

20 - vist

25 - vist u panc

30 - hirıs

40 - çewres

50 - pancas

60 - seşti

70 - hewtay

80 - heştay

90 - neway

100 - se

200 - dı sey

500 - panc sey

1000 - hazar

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Saete çend a ? (What time is it ?)

Saete heşt a. (It is eight o'clock)

Seate heşti rê çewres vêrena (It is eight past forty o'clock)

Duration[edit]

Seser - Century Ser - year Mewsim - season Meng - Month Hefte - week


Days[edit]

Dışeme: Monday

Séşeme: Thursday

Çarşeme: Wednesday

Panşeme: Thursday

Yene: Friday

Şeme: Saturday

Bazar: Sunday

Months[edit]

Çele: January

Gucige: February

Adare/Marte: March

Nisane: April

Gulane: May

Hezirane: June

Temmuze: July

Tebaxe: August

Elule: September

Oktobre: October

Teşrine: November

Kanune: December

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors: "Rengi"[edit]

sıpé: white

siya: black

sur: red

kewe: blue

kesk: green

çeqer / zerd: yellow

gewr: grey

penbe: pink

mor: purple

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Pere/Perey/Pangunot

Eating[edit]

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Rose Guretene

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

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