Mongolian Phrases

The Mongolian 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: сайн уу?  [saĭn uu?] Audio
What is your name?: чамайг хэн гэдэг вэ?  [chamaĭg kheen gedeg ve?] Audio
Nice to meet you: танилцахад таатай байна  [taniltsakhad taataĭ baĭna] Audio
How are you?: сонин юу байна?  [sonin yuu baĭna?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: би сайн, баярлалаа.  [bi saĭn, bayarlalaa.] Audio
And you?: харин чи?  [kharin chi?] Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Mongolian)?: та англи хэлээр/ монгол хэлээр ярьдаг уу?  [ta angli kheekhekheer / mongol kheekhekheer yarʹdag uu?] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: тэр эмэгтэй хятад хэлээр ярьдаг уу?  [kheer ekheegkheeĭ khyatad kheekhekheer yarʹdag uu?] Audio
A little bit: бага зэрэг   [baga zekheeg] Audio
How old are you?: та хэдэн настай вэ?  [ta kheeden nastaĭ ve?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: би гучин настай.  [bi guchin nastaĭ.] Audio
It was nice talking to you: таньтай ярилцахад таатай байлаа.  [tanʹtaĭ yariltsakhad taataĭ baĭlaa.] Audio

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

What do you mean?: та юу гэсэн бэ?  [ta yuu gekheen be?] Audio
I don't understand: би ойлгохгүй байна  [bi oĭlgokhgүĭ baĭna] Audio
I don't know: би мэдэхгүй  [bi kheedekhgүĭ] Audio
Sorry: уучлаарай   [uuchlaaraĭ] Audio
What is that called in Mongolian?: үүнийг монгол хэлээр юу гэдэг вэ?  [үүniĭg mongol kheekhekheer yuu gedeg ve?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: энэ үг англи хэлээр ямар утгатай вэ?  [ekhee үg angli kheekhekheer yamar utgataĭ ve?] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: та хаанаас ирсэн бэ?  [ta khaanaas irkheen be?] Audio
I'm from the U.S: би америкаас ирсэн  [bi amerikaas irkheen] Audio
I'm American: би америк хүн  [bi amerik khүn] Audio
Where do you live?: та хаана амьдардаг вэ?  [ta khaana amʹdardag ve?] Audio
I live in the U.S: би америкт амьдардаг  [bi amerikt amʹdardag] Audio
What do you do for a living?: та юу хийдэг вэ?  [ta yuu khiĭdeg ve?] Audio
I'm a student: би бол оюутан  [bi bol oyuutan] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: би танд туслах уу?  [bi tand tuslakh uu?] Audio
Can you help me?: та надад тусалж чадах уу?  [ta nadad tusalzh chadakh uu?] Audio
Where is the airport?: онгоцны буудал хаана байгаа вэ?  [ongotsny buudal khaana baĭgaa ve?] Audio
Go straight: чигээрээ яв  [chigkheekhekhee yav] Audio
Then: дараа нь  [daraa nʹ] Audio
Turn left: зүүн эргэ  [zүүn erge] Audio
Turn right: баруун эргэ  [baruun erge] Audio


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Good wishes in Mongolian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: төрсөн өдрийн мэнд хүргэе  [tөrsөn өdriĭn kheend khүrgee] Audio
Happy new year: шинэ жилийн мэнд хүргэе  [shikhee zhiliĭn kheend khүrgee] Audio
Merry Christmas: зул сарын мэнд хүргэе  [zul saryn kheend khүrgee] Audio
Good luck: амжилт хүсье  [amzhilt khүsʹe] Audio
Congratulations: баяр хүргэе  [bayar khүrgee] Audio

Mongolian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: би захиалга хийсэн  [bi zakhialga khiĭkheen] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: танайд сул өрөө бий юу?  [tanaĭd sul өrөө biĭ yuu?] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: би тамхи татах хориотой өрөөнд ормоор байна  [bi tamkhi tatakh khoriotoĭ өrөөnd ormoor baĭna] Audio
How much it costs per night?: нэг хоноход хэд вэ?  [kheeg khonokhod kheed ve?] Audio
Waiter: үйлчлэгч  [үĭlchkheegch] Audio
How much is this?: энэ ямар үнэтэй вэ?  [ekhee yamar үkheekheeĭ ve?] Audio
What is this?: энэ юу вэ?  [ekhee yuu ve?] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: та зугээр үү?  [ta zugkheer үү?] Audio
I need a doctor: надад эмч хэрэгтэй байна  [nadad emch kheekheegkheeĭ baĭna] Audio
Help: тусламж  [tuslamzh] Audio
Call the ambulance: түргэн дуудна уу  [tүrgen duudna uu] Audio
Call the police: цагдаа дуудна уу  [tsagdaa duudna uu] Audio
I am sick: би өвдсөн  [bi өvdsөn] Audio

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

Mongolian Vocabulary

Mongolian 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 Mongolian phrases.