Appendix:Basic Belarusian glossary

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Here are basic words and common phrases in Belarusian, a Slavic language:

Translation Phrase Transliteration Pronunciation (IPA) Pronunciation (approximate)
Belarusian Беларускі Bielarúski /bʲeɫaˈruskʲi/ (bye-lah-ROOH-skee)
hello прывітанне pryvitánnie /prɨvʲiˈtanʲnʲe/ (pree-vee-TAHN-nye)
goodbye да пабачэння da pabačénnia /da pabaˈt͡ʃenʲnʲa/ (duh puh-buh-CHEN-nyuh)
please калі ласка kalí láska /kaˈlʲi ˈɫaska/ (kuh-LEE LUS-kuh)
thank you дзякуй dziákuj /ˈd͡zʲakuj/ (DZYUH-kooy)
sorry выбачайце vybačájcie /vɨbaˈt͡ʃajt͡sʲe/ (vee-buh-CHUY-tsye)
that one той, тая, тое tój, tája, tóje /toj/, /ˈtaja/, /ˈtoje/ (TOY, TUY-uh, TOY-eh)
how much? колькі? kóĺki? /ˈkolʲkʲi/ (KOL-kee)
yes так tak /tak/ (tuhk)
no не nie /nʲe/ (nye)
I don't understand Не разумею nie razumiéju /nʲe razuˈmʲeju/ (nye ruh-zoo-MEY-ooh)
where's the bathroom? дзе туалет? dzie tualiét? /d͡zʲe tuaˈlʲet/ (dzye too-uh-LET)
generic toast за здароў'е za zdaróŭje /za zdaˈrou̯je/ (zuh zduh-ROW-yeh)
Do you speak English? Ci razmaŭliájecie pa-anhlíjsku? Ці размаўляеце па-англійску? /t͡sʲi razmau̯ˈlʲajet͡sʲe pa anˈɣlʲijsku/ (tsee ruz-muw-LYUY-et-eh puh un-GLEE-skoo)