A marketplace in Uzbekistan. Photo by Renee Stillings.

The Talking Uzbek Phrasebook

Published: September 1, 2018

Below, you will find several useful phrases and words. To the left is the English and to the far right is the Uzbek translation. Uzbek is currently transitioning from the Cyrillic script to Latin. While Cyrillic is common in Uzbekistan, Latin is the official script.

In the center of each row is a play button that will play a recorded file of the English and Uzbek words. (Except in “Counting,” whose audio files have been grouped into three sets.)

 

Table of Contents
1. Survival Basics
2. Introductions
3. Directions
4. Shopping
5. Counting

 

Survival Basics for Uzbek back to top

Hello!
Assalomu Aleykum!
Yes
Ha
No
Yo’q
Good morning!
Hayirli tong!
Good evening!
Hayirli kech!
What’s up?
Salom!
How are you?
Yaxshimisiz?
Good, thanks, and you?
Yaxshi, rahmat, o’zingizchi?
Good bye!
Hayr!
See you later!
Ko’rishguncha!
Sorry!
Kechirasiz!
Do you speak English?
Siz Inglizcha gaplashasizmi?
I don’t speak English.
Men Inglizcha gapirmayman.
I only speak a little Uzbek.
Men faqat ozgina Ozbekcha gapiraman.
I understand.
Tushunyapman.
I don’t understand.
Men tushunmayapman.
Thank you!
Rahmat!
Thank you very much!
Katta rahmat!
Very well, thanks!
Juda yaxshi, rahmat!
Good
Yaxshi
Please
Iltimos
Please
Uzr!
You’re welcome!
Arzimaydi!
Excuse me!
Kechirasiz!
A little
Biroz
Could you speak more slowly?
Sekinroq gapiring iltomos.
Could you write that down?
Yozing, iltomos.
I need a doctor!
Menga shifokor kerak!
Call the police!
Mirshabni chaqiring!

 

Introductions in Uzbek back to top

What is your name?
Ismingiz nima?
Pleased to meet you
Tanishganimdan xursandman.
I am __ years old.
I am 20 years old.
Men __ yoshdaman.
Men yigirma yoshdaman.
How old are you?
Yoshing gez nechada?
Where are you from?
Siz qayerdansiz?
I am American.
Men Amerikalikman.
No, I am from Canada.
Yo’q, men Kanadadanman.
She is Australian.
U Avstraliyalik.*
He is Irish.
U Irlandiyalik.*
We are from New Zealand.
Biz Yangi Zelandiyalikmiz.
They are from Wales.
Ular Uelsdan.
How do you like Uzbekistan?
O’zbekiston sizga yoqdimi?
I like Uzbekistan very much.
Menga O’zbekiston juda yoqadi.
Have you ever been to Samarkand?
Samarqanda hech bo’lganmisez?
I have never been to Samarkand before.
Men oldin Samaraqanda hech bo’lmaganman.
This is my second time in Uzbekistan.
Bu safar mening O’zbekistonda ikkinchi marta bo’lishim.
What do you do?
Kim bo’lib ishlaysiz?
I am on vacation.
Men ta’tildaman.

*Note that the same form is used for both sexes.

 

Asking Directions back to top

Where are the toilets?
Hojatxona qayerda?
Men
Erkaklar
Women
Ayyolar
Where is the nearest bank?
Eng yaqin bank qayerda?
Where is the nearest post office?
Eng yaqin pochta qayerda?
Where is the nearest train station?
Eng yaqin vokzal qayerda?
Where is the nearest Internet café?
Eng yaqin Internet kafe qayerda?
Where can I get a taxi?
Qayerdan taksi ushlasam bo’ladi?
Straight ahead!
To’g’ri!
Take a right!
O’ngga!
Take a left!
Chapga!
After the stoplight
Svetofordan keyin
Next
Keyingi
First
Birinchi
Last
Oxirgi

 

Shopping back to top

How much does that cost?
Necha pul turadi?
The menu, please!
Menyuni bering, iltimos!
I’d like a beer, please
Menga pivo, iltimos.
I would like to pay.
To’lashni xohlayman.
Do you accept credit cards?
Kredit kartochkalarini tolash mumkinmi?

 

Counting back to top

0 Nol
1 Bir
2 Ikki
3 Uch
4 To’rt
5 Besh
6 Olti
7 Yetti
8 Sakkiz
9 To’qqiz
10
(count 1-10)
O’n
11 O’n bir
12 O’n ikki
13 O’n uch
14 O’n to’rt
15 O’n besh
16 O’n olti
17 O’n yetti
18 O’n sakkiz
19 O’n to’qqiz
20
(count 11-19)
Yigirma
21 Yigirma bir
22 Yigirma ikki
30 O’ttiz
40 Qirq
50 Ellik
60 Oltmish
70 Yetmish
80 Sakson
90 To’qson
100 Yuz
101 Bir yuz bir
125 Bir yuz yigirma besh
200
(count 21-200)
Ikki yuz

 

About the Author

Rebecca Brown created this piece while in Moscow serving an SRAS-arranged internship with an NGO helping at risk groups. Assisting her in the audio files is Nilufar Sayidova, a native Uzbek speaker.

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