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Coastal and Beach Terms in Armenian

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Exploring the coast and beaches is one of life’s greatest pleasures. When you find yourself visiting Armenia or any Armenian-speaking region, knowing the related terms can greatly enhance your experience. Let’s take a closer look at some coastal and beach terms in Armenian and their definitions along with example sentences for each.

Ծով (tsov) – Sea
In Armenian, “sea” is referred to as Ծով. Armenia is a landlocked country, but this word is still useful, especially if you are describing seas from other regions.
Մենք այս ամառ ուզում ենք այցելել Սևանա լիճը ու լուսաբացին խաղալ ծովում։
We want to visit Lake Sevan this summer and play in the sea at dawn.

Ափ (ap) – Shore or Beach
The Armenian word for shore or beach is Ափ. Even though Armenia has no sea, it has beautiful lake shores, especially famous is the shore of Lake Sevan.
Սևանի ափը այսօր շատ հարթ է։
The shore of Sevan is very calm today.

Ալիք (alik) – Wave
While speaking about the motion of the water, wave is translated as Ալիք in Armenian.
Քամին այսօր մեծ ալիքներ է ստեղծում լիճում։
The wind is creating big waves in the lake today.

Արևածագ (arevatsag) – Sunrise
Watching a sunrise on the coast is an experience to behold, and Արևածագ is the Armenian term for it.
Արևածագը Լճափին անհավատալի էր։
The sunrise on the lakeshore was incredible.

Արևամուտ (arevamut) – Sunset
Արևամուտ is the term used to describe a sunset, another picturesque moment at the shore.
Արևամուտի ժամանակ ափին կարմիր գույներ են ցուցադրվում։
During sunset, red colors display on the shore.

Մարդատախտակ (mardataxtak) – Lifeguard
Safety is important at any body of water, and Մարդատախտակ is the Armenian word for lifeguard.
Մարդատախտակը միշտ զգույշ է լիճի ափին։
The lifeguard is always attentive on the lakeside.

Սահիլ (sahil) – Coast
Սահիլ refers to the coast, which could be around a lake, river, or sea.
Սևանա լիճի սահիլը հիանալի վայր է հանգստյան։
Sevan Lake’s coast is a wonderful place for a rest.

Ավազան (avazan) – Sand
On a beach, one would enjoy the feeling of Ավազան, which is the sand beneath their feet.
Ավազանը Լճափին մաքուր է եւ մեղմ։
The sand on the lakeside is clean and soft.

Ափամերձ (apamerj) – Beachfront
The term for beachfront in Armenian is Ափամերձ, describing the immediate area adjacent to a shore or coast.
Հյուրանոցը գտնվում է լճի ափամերձ։
The hotel is located on the lake’s beachfront.

Կորք (kork) – Shell
Collecting Կորք or shells on the beach is a favorite pastime for many beachgoers.
Տղամարդը լճի ափին գտավ մի հատ վառ կորք։
The man found a bright shell on the lakeshore.

Memorizing these Armenian coastal and beach terms will not only improve your vocabulary but also help you enjoy the scenic beauty of Armenia’s shorelines more deeply. Whether it’s sunrise or sunset, the waves, or the sandy beaches, being able to articulate these experiences in Armenian will undoubtedly enrich your travels and cultural engagements.

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