Estonian Phrases

The Estonian 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: tere!  Audio
What is your name?: kuidas on teie nimi?  Audio
Nice to meet you: meeldiv tutvuda!  Audio
How are you?: kuidas läheb?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: tänan, hästi  Audio
And you?: kuidas teil endal läheb?  Audio

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Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Estonian)?: kas te räägite (inglise / eesti) keelt?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: kas ta oskab hiina keelt?  Audio
A little bit: natuke  Audio
How old are you?: kui vana te olete?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: ma olen 33 aastat vana  Audio
It was nice talking to you: oli tore vestelda!  Audio

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

What do you mean?: mida te selle all mõtlete?  Audio
I don't understand: ma ei saa aru  Audio
I don't know: ma ei tea  Audio
Sorry: vabandust!  Audio
What is that called in Estonian?: kuidas seda eesti keeles nimetatakse?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: mida see sõna inglise keeles tähendab?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: kust te pärit olete?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: ma olen usa-st  Audio
I'm American: ma olen ameeriklane  Audio
Where do you live?: kus te elate?  Audio
I live in the U.S: ma elan usa-s  Audio
What do you do for a living?: millega te tegelete?  Audio
I'm a student: ma olen üliõpilane  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: kas saan teid aidata?  Audio
Can you help me?: kas saaksite mind aidata?  Audio
Where is the airport?: kus on lennujaam?  Audio
Go straight: minge otse  Audio
Then: siis  Audio
Turn left: pöörake vasakule  Audio
Turn right: pöörake paremale  Audio


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Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Estonian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: palju õnne sünnipäevaks!  Audio
Happy new year: head uut aastat!  Audio
Merry Christmas: häid jõule!  Audio
Good luck: soovin edu!  Audio
Congratulations: õnnitlen!  Audio

Estonian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: mul on tuba reserveeritud  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: kas teil on vabu tube?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: ma soovin mittesuitsetajate tuba   Audio
How much it costs per night?: kui palju maksab üks öö?  Audio
Waiter: kelner  Audio
How much is this?: kui palju see maksab?  Audio
What is this?: mis see on?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: kas teiega on kõik korras?  Audio
I need a doctor: mul on arsti vaja  Audio
Help: appi!  Audio
Call the ambulance: kutsuge kiirabi!  Audio
Call the police: kutsuge politsei!  Audio
I am sick: ma tunnen end halvasti  Audio

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

Estonian Vocabulary

Estonian 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 Estonian phrases.