Belarusian Phrases

The Belarusian phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: прывітанне!  [privіtannye!] Audio
What is your name?: як цябе (вас) завуць?  [yak tzyabye (vas) zavootzʲ?] Audio
Nice to meet you: прыемна пазнаёміцца  [priyemna paznayomіtztza] Audio
How are you?: як маецеся?  [yak mayetzyesya?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: у мяне ўсё добра, дзякуй  [oo myanye wsyo dobra, dzyakooy] Audio
And you?: а ў вас?  [a w vas?] Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Belarusian)?: (ці) вы размаўляеце (па-ангельску, па-англійску/па-беларуску)?  [(tzі) vi razmawlyayetzye (pa-anguyelʲskoo, pa-angulіyskoo/pa-byelarooskoo)?] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: ці яна гаварыць па-кітайску?  [tzі yana guavaritzʲ pa-kіtayskoo?] Audio
A little bit: толькі крыху/ трохі  [tolʲkі krikhoo/ trokhі] Audio
How old are you?: колькі вам гадоў/год?  [kolʲkі vam guadow/guod?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: мне трыццаць тры гады  [mnye tritztzatzʲ tri guadi] Audio
It was nice talking to you: было вельмі прыемна размаўляць з вамі  [bilo vyelʲmі priyemna razmawlyatzʲ z vamі] Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: што вы маеце на ўвазе?  [shto vi mayetzye na wvazye?] Audio
I don't understand: я не разумею  [ya nye razoomyeyo] Audio
I don't know: я не ведаю  [ya nye vyedayo] Audio
Sorry: прабачце  [prabachtzye] Audio
What is that called in Belarusian?: як гэта называецца на беларускай мове?  [yak gueta nazivayetztza na byelarooskay movye?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: што азначае гэта слова на англійскай мове?  [shto aznachaye gueta slova na angulіyskay movye?] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: адкуль вы?  [adkoolʲ vi?] Audio
I'm from the U.S: я з зша  [ya z zsha] Audio
I'm American: я амерыканец  [ya amyerikanyetz] Audio
Where do you live?: дзе вы жывеце?  [dzye vi ʐivyetzye?] Audio
I live in the U.S: я жыву ў зша  [ya ʐivoo w zsha] Audio
What do you do for a living?: дзе вы працуеце?  [dzye vi pratzooyetzye?] Audio
I'm a student: я студэнт  [ya stoodent] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: ці магу я вам дапамагчы?  [tzі maguoo ya vam dapamaguchi?] Audio
Can you help me?: ці вы можаце мне дапамагчы?  [tzі vi moʐatzye mnye dapamaguchi?] Audio
Where is the airport?: дзе знаходзіцца аэрапорт/лётнішча?  [dzye znakhodzіtztza aeraport/lyotnіshcha?] Audio
Go straight: едзьце проста   [yedzʲtzye prosta ] Audio
Then: тады  [tadi] Audio
Turn left: павярніце налева  [pavyarnіtzye nalyeva] Audio
Turn right: павярніце направа  [pavyarnіtzye naprava] Audio


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Good wishes in Belarusian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: з днём нараджэння!/з днём народзінаў!  [z dnyom naradʐennya!/z dnyom narodzіnaw!] Audio
Happy new year: з новым годам!  [z novim guodam!] Audio
Merry Christmas: з калядамі!/ з нараджэннем хрыстовым!  [z kalyadamі!/ z naradʐennyem khristovim!] Audio
Good luck: жадаю ўдачы!/шчасліва!/памажы божа!  [ʐadayo wdachi!/shchaslіva!/pamaʐi boʐa!] Audio
Congratulations: (i)віншую; (we)віншуем!   [(i)vіnshooyo; (we)vіnshooyem! ] Audio

Belarusian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: я забраніраваў/зарэзерваваў (нумар ці квіток)  [ya zabranіravaw/zarezyervavaw (noomar tzі kvіtok)] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: ці ёсць у вас свабодныя нумары/пакоі?  [tzі yostzʲ oo vas svabodniya noomari/pakoі?] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: я хацеў бы нумар/пакой для некурцоў  [ya khatzyew bi noomar/pakoy dlya nyekoortzow] Audio
How much it costs per night?: які кошт за ноч?  [yakі kosht za noch?] Audio
Waiter: афіцыянт / афіцыянтка!  [afіtziyant / afіtziyantka!] Audio
How much is this?: колькі гэта каштуе?  [kolʲkі gueta kashtooye?] Audio
What is this?: што гэта?  [shto gueta?] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: ты/вы ў парадку?  [ti/vi w paradkoo?] Audio
I need a doctor: мне патрэбны лекар  [mnye patrebni lyekar] Audio
Help: дапамажыце!  [dapamaʐitzye!] Audio
Call the ambulance: выклічце хуткую!  [viklіchtzye khootkooyo!] Audio
Call the police: выклічце міліцыю!  [viklіchtzye mіlіtziyo!] Audio
I am sick: я дрэнна сябе адчуваю  [ya drenna syabye adchoovayo] Audio

These Belarusian phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Belarusian Vocabulary and Belarusian Grammar, you might want to visit our Belarusian Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Belarusian Vocabulary

Belarusian Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Belarusian phrases.