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Everyday Phrases in Armenian

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Learning a new language can be an exhilarating and rewarding journey, and for those embarking on the adventure of learning Armenian, mastering everyday phrases is a crucial first step. Armenian, with its unique alphabet and rich history, is spoken by millions worldwide. Whether you are planning a trip to Armenia, have Armenian heritage, or simply love learning languages, knowing some common Armenian phrases will enhance your communication and cultural understanding.

Բարև (Barev) – Hello
This is perhaps the first word you’ll need in your vocabulary when meeting someone in Armenia.
Բարև, ինչպես ես։ (Barev, inchpes es?) – Hello, how are you?

Շնորհակալ եմ (Shnorhakal em) – Thank you
Express your gratitude with this important phrase.
Շնորհակալ եմ համեստությունդ համար: (Shnorhakal em hamestutyunyd hamar.) – Thank you for your kindness.

Ներում եմ (Nerum em) – I’m sorry
Whether you’ve bumped into someone or need to apologize, this is an essential phrase to know.
Ներում եմ, չէի ուզում քեզ վնասել: (Nerum em, chei uzum kez vnasel.) – I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt you.

Ես չեմ հասկանում (Yes chem haskanum) – I don’t understand
For those moments when you need clarity or simply don’t understand what’s being said.
Ես չեմ հասկանում, կրկին ասեք: (Yes chem haskanum, krkin asek.) – I don’t understand, please say it again.

Որքան է արժենում՞ (Vorkan e arzhenum?) – How much does it cost?
An incredibly useful phrase for shopping and making transactions.
Որքան է արժենում այս գիրքը՞ (Vorkan e arzhenum ays girky?) – How much does this book cost?

Գնալու եմ (Gnalou em) – I’m going
This phrase can be used when you are leaving a place or when you want to indicate that you are about to go somewhere.
Գնալու եմ այսօր առաջնորդյալ դպրոց: (Gnalou em aysor arrajnordyal dproc.) – I’m going to school today.

Ես կարող եմ … (Yes karogh em …) – I can …
Use this structure to express your ability to do something.
Ես կարող եմ կարդալ հայերեն: (Yes karogh em kardal hayeren.) – I can read Armenian.

Որտեղ է վայրսհանդեսը՞ (Vortegh e vays handes?) – Where is the bathroom?
A very practical phrase for those inevitable moments when you need to find a restroom.
Որտեղ է վայրսհանդեսը այս շենքում՞ (Vortegh e vays handes ays shenqum?) – Where is the bathroom in this building?

Կենացդ (Kenatsd) – Cheers
When you’re toasting during a meal or a drink, this phrase embodies goodwill and celebration.
Կենացդ, ուրախ էի հանդիպել քեզ: (Kenatsd, urakh ei handipel kez.) – Cheers, I was happy to meet you.

By incorporating these everyday phrases into your conversations, you’ll not only improve your Armenian language skills but also show respect and appreciation for Armenian culture. Patience and practice are key components in the language learning journey, so keep working on these phrases, and soon you’ll be engaging in more complex and meaningful dialogues.Բարի շնորհակալություն֊Good luck with your Armenian language learning!

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