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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 guideEdit

VowelsEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

BasicsEdit

Hello.
Mavexer
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 Zaza [well].
Ez ?????? 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?

ProblemsEdit

NumbersEdit

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

TimeEdit

Clock timeEdit

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)

DurationEdit

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


DaysEdit

Dışeme: Monday

Séşeme: Tuesday

Çarşeme: Wednesday

Panşeme: Thursday

Yene: Friday

Şeme: Saturday

Bazar: Sunday

MonthsEdit

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 dateEdit

Colors: "Rengi"Edit

sıpé: white

siya: black

sur: red

kewe: blue

kesk: green

çeqer / zerd: yellow

gewr: grey

penbe: pink

mor: purple

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

Pere/Perey/Pangunot

EatingEdit

BarsEdit

ShoppingEdit

Rose Guretene

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

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