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Tajik (забо́ни тоҷикӣ́ / zaboni tojikī) is the main language of Tajikistan, and is closely related to Farsi, Dari and Kurdish. Since the late 1930s, it is written using a variant of the Cyrillic script (also used by many languages spoken in the former Soviet Union, including Russian).

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

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BasicsEdit

Common signs


OPEN 
кушода
CLOSED 
махкам
ENTRANCE 
дохл
EXIT 
харч
PUSH 
PULL 
TOILET 
ҳочатхона
MEN 
мардон
WOMEN 
занон/заъифон
FORBIDDEN
манъ аcт

Some of the basics of everyday Tajik vocabulary are below. For words with two or more translations, the most common is listed first. When two translations vary due to having formal and informal variants, the markers formal and informal will be added.

Hello.
ассалому алейкум (asah-lomu ah-lay-koom)
Hello. (informal)
салом (sah-lohm), ассалом (a-sah-lohm)
How are you?
Шумо чи xeл? (shoo-moh-chee-khel), чи xeл Шумо? (chee-khel-shoo-moh)
Fine, Well.
Нағз (naghz), Coz (sohz),
Fine, thank you.
Нағз, рахмат (naghz, rah-mat )
What is your name?
Hоматон чист? (No-ma-ton chist?), Hоми Шумо чист? (No-mi shoo-mo chist?)
My name is ______ .
Номи ман ______. (No-mi man _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
Aз вохуриамон шод ҳастам. (Az vo-khu-ri-amon shod has-tam )
Please.
Лутфан, Илтимос (Loot-fan/Il-ti-mos )
Thank you. 
. Рахмат(rah-mat)
You're welcome. 
. Саломат бошед(Salomat boshed)
Yes. 
. Ҳa (Ha) (informal) , Бале(bah-le) (formal)
No. 
. Не (Ne)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Meбaxшeд . (Mebakhshed)
Excuse me. (begging pardon
:Meбaxшeд . (Mebakhshed)
I'm sorry.
Мебахшед . (mebakhshed)
Goodbye
khair. (khair) pronounced like the English word 'hire' but with a KH sound at the beginning
Goodbye (informal)
Сихату саломат боши . ()
I can't speak Russian [well].
русӣ намедонам (Rus-si na-me-do-nam)
Do you speak English?
Шумо англиси гап мезанед? (Shumo ang-li-si gap me-za-nad)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Оё кace дар инчо англиси гап мезанад ? (Oyo kase dar injo anglisi gap mezanad?)
Help!
Ёри диҳед! (Yori dihed!)
Look out!
Эҳтиёт шавед ! (Eh-ti-yot shaved!)
Good morning.
Cyбҳ ба xaйр. (Soobh-ba-khair )
Good evening.
шаб ба хайр (Shab-ba-khair)
Good night.
шаб ба хайр (Shab-ba-khair)
Good night (to sleep)
Хоби ширин/Шаби хуш . (Khobi shirin/Shabi khoosh )
I don't understand. 
. Ман немефаҳмам (Man na-me-fah-mam), ман нафаҳмидocтaм (Man na-fah-mi-dos-tam )
Where is the toilet?
Ҳочатхона кани? (Ho-jat-kho-na kani?)

ProblemsEdit

TimeEdit

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DaysEdit

MonthsEdit

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

black 
сиёҳ (see-yoh)
white 
сафед (sah-fed)
gray 
хокистарранг (kho-kee-star-rang)
red 
сурх (soorkh)
blue 
кабуд (ka-bood)
yellow 
зард (zard)
green 
сабз (sah-bz)
orange 
норанҷӣ (no-ran-jee)
purple 
бунафш (boo-nafsh)
pink
гулобӣ (goo-loh-bee)
brown 
қаҳваранг (qah-vah-rang)

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

money 
pul
Tajik somoni 
somoni

EatingEdit

Water
об (ob)
Milk 
молоко (mo-lo-ko), шир (shir) (rarely spoken in cities)
Yoghurt 
йогурт (yo-gurt)
Honey 
асал (a-sal)
Fruit 
мева (me-va)
Apple 
себ (seb)
Grapes 
ангур (ang-oor)
Watermelon 
тарбуз (tar-booz)
Bread 
нон (non)
Sliced Bread 
хлеб (klep)
Fish 
моҳӣ (mo-hi)
Meat 
гӯшт (gusht)
Beef 
гӯшти гов (gusht-i-gov)
Vegetables 
сабзавот (sabz-a-vot)

BarsEdit

ShoppingEdit

I need 
ba-man darkor / losim doram
How much does it cost? 
In chand pul ast?

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

Learning moreEdit

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