Belarusian Vocabulary

The Belarusian vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: адзін  [adzіn] Audio Two: два  [dva] Audio
Three: тры  [tri] Audio Four: чатыры  [chatiri] Audio
Five: пяць  [pyatzʲ] Audio Six: шэсць  [shestzʲ] Audio
Seven: сем  [syem] Audio Eight: восем  [vosyem] Audio
Nine: дзевяць  [dzyevyatzʲ] Audio Ten: дзесяць  [dzyesyatzʲ] Audio
First: першы  [pyershi] Audio Second: другі  [drooguі] Audio

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: панядзелак  [panyadzyelak] Audio Tuesday: аўторак  [awtorak] Audio
Wednesday: серада  [syerada] Audio Thursday: чацвер  [chatzvyer] Audio
Friday: пятніца  [pyatnіtza] Audio Saturday: субота  [soobota] Audio
Sunday: нядзеля  [nyadzyelya] Audio Now: зараз, цяпер  [zaraz, tzyapyer] Audio
Yesterday: учора  [oochora] Audio Today: сёння  [syonnya] Audio
Tonight: сёння ўвечары  [syonnya wvyechari] Audio Tomorrow: заўтра  [zawtra] Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: садавіна/фрукты/плады  [sadavіna/frookti/pladi] Audio Apples: яблыкі  [yablikі] Audio
Bananas: бананы  [banani] Audio Tomatoes: памідоры/таматы  [pamіdori/tamati] Audio
Potatoes: бульба  [boolʲba] Audio Onions: цыбуля  [tziboolya] Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: чырвоны  [chirvoni] Audio Green: зялёны  [zyalyoni] Audio
Blue: сіні  [sіnі] Audio White: белы  [byeli] Audio
Black: чорны  [chorni] Audio Grey: шэры  [sheri] Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: снеданне/сняданне/сняданак  [snyedannye/snyadannye/snyadanak] Audio Lunch: ленч/полудзень/абед  [lyench/poloodzyenʲ/abyed] Audio
Dinner: абед  [abyed] Audio Milk: малако  [malako] Audio
Coffee: кава  [kava] Audio Bread: хлеб  [khlyeb] Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: сонечнае  [sonyechnaye] Audio Windy: ветранае  [vyetranaye] Audio
Rainy: даждлівае  [daʐdlіvaye] Audio Snowy: снежнае  [snyeʐnaye] Audio
Cold: халоднае  [khalodnaye] Audio Hot: спякотнае  [spyakotnaye] Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: хлопчык  [khlopchik] Audio Girl: дзяўчынка  [dzyawchinka] Audio
Son: сын  [sin] Audio Daughter: дачка  [dachka] Audio
Brother: брат  [brat] Audio Sister: сястра  [syastra] Audio
Man: чалавек  [chalavyek] Audio Woman: жанчына  [ʐanchina] Audio
Father: бацька  [batzʲka] Audio Mother: маці  [matzі] Audio
Grandfather: дзед  [dzyed] Audio Grandmother: бабуля  [baboolya] Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: дом  [dom] Audio Toilet: туалет  [tooalyet] Audio
Room: пакой  [pakoy] Audio Bedroom: спальня  [spalʲnya] Audio
Kitchen: кухня  [kookhnya] Audio Table: стол  [stol] Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: кот  [kot] Audio Dog: сабака  [sabaka] Audio
Mouse: мыш  [mish] Audio Bird: птушка  [ptooshka] Audio
Cow: карова  [karova] Audio Horse: конь  [konʲ] Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: шкарпэткі  [shkarpetkі] Audio Shoes: чаравікі  [charavіkі] Audio
Trousers: нагавіцы  [naguavіtzi] Audio Shirt: кашуля  [kashoolya] Audio
Sweater: світэр  [svіter] Audio Coat: паліто  [palіto] Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: англійская  [angulіyskaya] Audio French: французская  [frantzoozskaya] Audio
German: нямецкая  [nyamyetzkaya] Audio Spanish: іспанская  [іspanskaya] Audio
Italian: італьянская  [іtalʲyanskaya] Audio Portuguese: партугальская  [partoogualʲskaya] Audio
Greek: грэчаская  [gurechaskaya] Audio Russian: руская  [rooskaya] Audio
Arabic: арабская  [arabskaya] Audio Hindi: хіндзі  [khіndzі] Audio
Chinese: кітайская  [kіtayskaya] Audio Japanese: японская  [yaponskaya] Audio


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Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: таксі  [taksі] Audio Bus: аўтобус  [awtoboos] Audio
Hotel: гатэль  [guatelʲ] Audio Reservation: папярэдняя замова  [papyarednyaya zamova] Audio
Airport: лётнішча  [lyotnіshcha] Audio Passport: пашпарт  [pashpart] Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: студэнт  [stoodent] Audio Teacher: настаўнік  [nastawnіk] Audio
Pen: асадка  [asadka] Audio Books: кнігі  [knіguі] Audio
Page: старонка  [staronka] Audio Dictionary: слоўнік  [slownіk] Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: рука  [rooka] Audio Feet: ступні; ногі  [stoopnі; noguі] Audio
Hair: волас/валасы  [volas/valasi] Audio Eye: вока  [voka] Audio
Mouth: рот/вусны  [rot/voosni] Audio Nose: нос  [nos] Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: хуткая дапамога  [khootkaya dapamogua] Audio Doctor: лекар  [lyekar] Audio
Hospital: бальніца  [balʲnіtza] Audio Pharmacy: аптэка  [apteka] Audio
Police: паліцыя  [palіtziya] Audio Stomach Ache: боль у жываце  [bolʲ oo ʐivatzye] Audio

As you can see, this Belarusian vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.