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zongedzinad Getting Acquainted  
     
EHSIZGON MIN U UEME BAZONGE UIN Pleased to meet you  
BAR MIN RATUT, EME UE BAZONGE KENON... Let me introduce you to ...  
ME MBALIME my friend  
ME FSIMERIME (HOIME) my brother (sister)  
AZ DEN (MAH STEM) NJU JORK I am (we are) from NEW YORK  
AZ DEN (MAH STEM) DZEUDJIKEUEJ I am (we are) from Vladikavkaz  
AZ DEN (MAH STEM) FIZAG HATT UE BESTEJI (UE GORETE) I am (we are) in your country (town) for the first time  
EZ ERZIDTEN (MAH ERZIDISTEM) ZNON, ENDEREBON I (we) came here yesterday, the day before yesterday  
AZ ERZIDTEN TURISTEJ I am here as a tourist  
EZ HUIND DEN ARDEM I am here by invitation  
MAH STEM ERTE (FONDZ) EDEJMADJI There are three of us (five of us)  
     
     
SALAM DATIN Greetings. Farewells.  
     
EGAS ZEUT! Hello! How do you do!  
DE RAJSOM HORZ! Good morning!  
DE BON HORZ! Good afternoon!  
DE IZER HORZ! Good evening!  
KUID ZERUT? How are you?  
BUZNIG, HORZ. Very well, thank you  
SIMAH TA? And what about you?  
BUZNIG, MAH DER HORZ So am I, thank you  
NITSI NIN U Not bad  
ARDIGEJ DEUME So-so  
EHSIZGON MIN U DE FEND Glad to see you  
BAHATIR KENUT, MEN ZEUIN HEUI I am sorry, I have to go  
FENINME Good bye!  
HERZBON! HORZEJ BAZZAJ. HORZ BAJRJAJ. FENDARAST! See you soon. Good luck!  
     
     
HATIR KURIN Apologies, regrets  
     
BAHATIR KENUT, UE HORZEHEJ Excuse me, please; Pardon  
BAHATIR KEN... I'm sorry; Excuse me for ...  
BAHIGDARDTON DE disturbing you  
DE DZIRD DIN AJSTON interrupting you  
BAJREDJI KODTON being late  
BAHATIR KENUT, UE KUISTEJ UE KUILIMPI KENIN Please, pardon me for taking you away from your work  
BAHATIR KEN, ENHELME KESIN UE BAHUIDI Sorry, I kept you waiting  
BAHATIR KENUT, NIHAS MEHIME KEJ ISIN, UIJ TIHHEJ Sorry for breaking into your conversation  
BAHATIR KENUT, BAHIGDARTON UE, FELE MEN FENDI UEME ANIHAS KENIN Sorry to disturb you but I would like to talk to you  
BAHATIR KENUT, EZ DEN AHHOSDJIN I'm sorry, that's my fault  
HIG MIN U, FELE UIN BON BAHHUIS KENIN NEU I'm very sorry but I can't help You  
TING HIG MIN U HATIR KURIN It's a pity  
DEU BAFHERIN ME ZERDI NE UID I didn't mean to offend you  
NIZI KENI Never mind  
DI AHHOSDJIN NE DE It wasn't your fault  
UE HORZEHEJ, MA TIHSUT Please, don't worry (bother)  
UE HORZEHAJ, MESTI MAKENUT (MA FETERGAJ UT) Please, don't be angry (offended)  
AZ TING FESMON KENIN UUIL I am very sorry about that (I am very much distressed)  
TING HIG MIN U HATIR KURIN I am very sad to hear that (I sympathize with you)  
EZ TING FESMON KENIN, ZI RZID, UUIL I am very much regret what happened  
     
     
ARFE KANIN Congratulations. Well wishing  
     
ARFE DIN KENIN I wish you many happy returns of the day!  
NE ARFETE UIL ERZEUENT Please, accept my congratulations  
BEREGBONI HORZEH UE UED Happy holiday!  
JUBELEJ UIL HORZEJ ZEUED Happy anniversary!  
NOG AZI HORZEH DE UED Happy New Year!  
ARFE DIN KENIN DE RAJGUEREN BON Happy birthday to you!  
ME ZERDE UIN ZEGI I wish you ...  
AMOND happiness  
ENENIZDZINAD good health  
ENTISTITE every success  
UELAHIZ U! Good luck!  
DE DZEBEHTE MEM HUISENT All the best!  
HORZ RESTEG UIN SKENED Have a good time  
FENDARAST! Have a good trip!  
DZEBEHEJ REH. Have a good flight!  
DE ZERENBONI TIHEJ To your health!  
SIMAH AMONDI TIHHEJ! To you!  
SABIRDZINADE TIHHEJ ! To peace!  
HELARDZINADI TIHHEJ ! To friendship!  
ADEMTI HSEN SABIRDZINADI TIHHEJ ! To peace among nations!  
EMGUISTADI TIHHEJ ! To cooperation!  
     
     
BUZNIGAD Thanks  
     
BUZNIG Thank you  
ARFEGOND U Thank you very much  
STIR BUZNIG DIN Thanks so much  
ZERDIAGEJ UIN ARFE KENIN I am very grateful to you  
EZ UE ITTEG BUZNIG DEN I am very much obliged to you  
DI ZESTUARZON DE You are very kind  
BUZNIG UIN UE... Thank you for ...  
HUINDI the invitation  
EHHUISI your help  
ARFEJI congratulating me (the good wishes)  
UINAFFEIJI the advice  
UZELDI TIHHEJ your attention  
BUZNIG UIN Thank you for ...  
HORZ NE KEJ SUAZEG KODTAT your hospitality  
KEJ ME ERHUIDI KODTAT UIJ TIHHEJ the warm reception, your kindness  
UE LEGADEJ the help  
NIZI KENI ARFEJI AKKAG NEU Don't mention it  
     
     
FENDON (HUIND) Suggestions (Invetations)  
     
EMBELI UEM? May I?..  
BAZEUINI BAR IS? May I come in?  
TABUAFSI... Please...  
SBADUT sit down (take your seat)  
MIDEME come in  
HERDEREJ DZUR speak louder  
SINDEGDER DZUR speak more slowly  
EREVNALUT, UE HORZEHEJ help yourself (to)  
EFSERMI MA KENUT make yourself at home  
DE BON NEU ..., ? Could you ..., please?  
MENME BANHELME KESIN wait for me  
RUDZING BAKENIN open the window  
DUAR SEHGENIN shut the door  
MENEN BAHHUIS KENIN help me  
TABUAFSI, AVERUT MIN... Please give me ...  
MIDEME BAZEUEN IS? May I come in?  
AZI RAN SBADEN IS? May I take this seat?  
BAR DETUT..? May I ..?  
ERKESEN IS (ERKESINEN) have a look (at)?  
CHINIG RATTIN EMBELI? give the book back?  
AZEUINEN go out  
BAHEZE ME KENUT, UE HORZEHEJ Please, show me on my way  
SIMAH NE FENDI ..? Would you like to ..?  
ATEZGO KENIN have a walk?  
ZAJ AZIMIN have a cup of tea?  
HORZ UAID RAJSOM ... It would be great to ... tomorrow.  
TEATRME KUI AZEUIKAM go to the theatre  
RAVDIST KUI BABEREG KENIKAM visit the exhibition  
AHUIS UIN KENEM? Can I help you?  
NIFFISUT MEM, UE HORZEHEJ Please, write to me  
SIHORME UE HONIN May I invite you to dinner?  
IZERI UIN UEGD RESTEG UIDZEN? IZERI UE EVDELDZEN? Are you free this evening?  
ZI KUSIN FEND KENUT ABON? What are you going to do today?  
MEN FENDI SIMAH EHSEVERDME ERBAHONIN I want to invite you to dinner  
INNE AZ IU ERZEUT NE BESTEME (NE GORETME) Come to our country (town) next year  
KED (KEM) SEMBELDZISTEM MAH? Where (when) can we meet?  
     
     
RAZIDZINAD. ENERAZIDZINAD Agreement. Disagreement. Refusal  
     
HORZ. (AFTE UED, FEUED) Good. Fine.  
O, KEJ ZEGIN EJ HEUI BEGUIDER, AJ GAJ Of course (Certainly)  
O, UIJ AFTE U Yes, that's true  
EZ UIJ NIHME NITSI ZEGIN I have no objection  
EZ RAZI DEN UEME I agree with you  
EZ DEME EPPETEJ DER RAZI DEN I fully agree with you  
RAST. (ENEMENG) That's right  
TING RAST Quite correct  
SIMAH RAST STUT You are right  
O, BEGUIDER, SIMAH RAST STUT Yes, of course, you are right  
SIMAH BINTON RAST STUT You are absolutely right  
EZ ANHEL DEN, EME HAZIBEG ITTEG RAST U I think Kazbek is quite right  
EHSIZGONEJ With pleasure  
ITTEG EHSIZGONEJ With great pleasure  
UIJ MENEN BAZZI (HORZ U) That suits me  
EVZER HUIDI It's not a bad idea!  
HOZR HUIDI U Good idea!  
UIJ UAID TING HORZ That would be fine!  
NE, BUZNIG No, thank you  
NE, HIGAGEN ME BON NEU No, I can't, I am sorry  
EZ RAZI NE DEN I don't agree ...  
EZ DEMERAZI NE DEN I don't agree with you  
EZ SIMAHIME EPPIDER RAZI NE DEN I don't agree with you completely  
EZ RAZI NE DEN UE HUIDIME I don't agree with your opinion  
UIJ AFTE NEU Nothing of the kind!  
HUIDDAG ENDERHUIZON U On the contrary!  
TERSIN, RAST KUI NE UAJ, UEME I'm afraid you are not right  
DI REDIJGE KENIS. (REDIJIS) You are mistaken  
UIJ ME ZERDEME NE TSEUI I don't like it  
EZ UIJ NE DZIRDTON I didn't say that  
MEN UIJ NE FENDI I don't want that  
MEN UIJ NE UIRNI I don't believe that  
UIJ RAST NEU That's wrong (not right)  
UIMEN GENEN NEJ That's impossible  
NE, UI AFTE NEU No, that isn't so  
KEJ ZEGIN EJ HEUI, NE Of course not!  
EZ ERTSIDTEN ENDER HATZEGME I came to a different conclusion  
     
     
EVZAG Language  
     
SIMAH ( ANLUSAGAU, NEMITSAGAU, ISPAJNAGAU) DZURUT (ZONUT)? Do you speak (English, German, Spanish?)  
EZ (NE) DZURIN ANGLISAGAU I don't speak English  
EZ AMBARIN ANGLISAGAU I understand English  
EZ EVZER DZURIN FRANTSUSAGAU I speak French badly  
SIMAH ME EMBARUT? (EMBARUT ME?) Do you understand me?  
EZ UE EMBARIN (NE MBARIN) I (don't) understand you  
UE HORZEHEJ, SINDEGDER DZURUT Speak more slowly, please  
KUID HUIJNI UIJ IRONAU (ANGLISAGAU)? What is this called in Ossetian (in English)?  
IU HATT MA JE ZEGUT, UE HORZEHEJ Repeat it, please  
KUID FISGE U UE MIGGAG? What's the spelling of your surname?  
NIFISSUT, UE HORZEHEJ Write it down, please  
KUID ZEGGE U UIJ ANGLISAGAU? How do you say that in English?  
UIJ KUID HAUI TELMATS KENIN? How can that be translated?  
EZ AHUIR KENIN UIRISAG (ANGLISAG, FRANZUSAG) EVZAG I study Russian (English, French)  
MAH (NE) HEUI TELMATSGENEG We (don't) need an interpreter  
     
     
KAR. BINONTE Age. Family  
     
KETSI AZRAJGUIRDTE (RAJGUIRDISTUT)? When were you born?  
TSAL AZI DIL (UIL) TSEUI? How old are you?  
MENIL TSEUI TSIPERDES EZI I am fourteen years old  
IS UIN ...? Do you have ...?  
EFSIMERTE brothers  
HOTE sisters  
SIVELETTE children  
MENEN NEJ ... I do not have (I have no) ...  
EFSIMERTE brothers  
HOTE sisters  
SIVELETE children  
TSAL AZI TSEUI UE FSIMERIL? (UE HOJIL, FIRTIL, CHIZGIL)? How old is your brother (sister, son, daughter)?  
UUIL TSEUI AVD AZI (DIUUE EME SSEDZ AZI) He (she) is seven (twenty two)  
     
     
GORETI In the city  
     
KEULTI ATSEUEN IS ...? (KUID TSEUGE U)? How can I get to the ...?  
TEATRME theatre  
MUZEJME museum  
UINGME street  
FEZME square  
RAVDISTME exhibition  
TAGDER KUID IS BATSEUEN What's the quickest way to...  
ATSI AVTOBUS TSEUI ...? Does this bus go to ...?  
KEM IS AVTOBUSI, TRAMVAIJI HESTEGDERERLEUUEN? Where is the nearest bus (tram) stop?  
EZ RAST TSEUIN TEATR ME? Is this the right way to get to the theatre?  
KETSIRDEM HUAME ATSEUON? What direction should I go in?  
ATSIRDEM? This way?  
EZ ZONIN FENDAG I (don't) know the way (to)  
EZ DEN ENDERBESTAG I'm a foreigner  
EZ FEDZEGEL DEN I have lost my way  
KEM SBADON AVTOBUSI .... ONG? Where can I get the bus to...?  
NIFFISSUT, UE HORZEHEJ, UE ADRIS Write down the address, please  
UIJ DARD U (HESTEG U) This is a long way of (nearby)  
UIJ DARD U FISTEGEJ TSEUGEJE? Is it too far to go on foot?  
AVTOBUSEJ (TRAMVAEJE) JEM TSEUEN IS? Can I get there by bus (by tram)?  
ATSI UING ASTEUKAG PARKME TSEUI? Does this street go as far as the central park?  
UE HORZEHEJ, ZEGUT MA, KUID HUIJNI ATSI FEZ? Could you tell me (what is) the name of this square (street)?  
ZEGUT MA, UE HORZEHEJ, KUID BATSEUEN IS GORETI TSENTERME? Can you tell me how to get downtown?  
KEM IS BALHENEN BILETTE AVTOBUSME (TRAMVAJME)? Where can I buy some tickets for the bus (street car)?  
TSEJ ARG U AVTOBUSI (TRAMVAIJI) BILET? (TSAS U FENDAGAG)? What's the bus fare?  
TSAL ERLEUENI IS ARDIGEJ? How many stops until ...?  
INNE STANTSE (ERLEUEN) KETSI U? What is the next station (stop)?  
KEM ME HEUDZEN HIZIN? Where should I get off?  
DI HUAME SBADAJ ENDER AVTOBUSIL You should change at ...  
ZEGUT IU MIN, KEM ME HIZIN, UIJ Please, tell me when my stop is coming up  
INNEJI HIZIS (HIZUT)? Are you getting off at the next stop?  
SIMAH NIRTEKE HIZUT? Are you getting off now?  
BAHATIR KENUT, AUADZUT ME Please let me pass  
EZ ME BILET FESEFTON I've lost my ticket  
KUID AREH TSEUINTS AVTOBUSTE? How often do the buses run?  
KED ETSEUDZEN INNE (FESTAG) AVTOBUS? When does the next (last) bus leave?  
     
     
DUKANIJI In the shop  
     
EZ AGURIN ... I am looking for ...  
CHINGUITI DUKANI a book shop  
UELEDARESI DUKANI a clothing store  
UNIVERMAG a department store  
AFTEK a drugstore  
BAZAR a market  
GAZETTI KIOSK a news-stall  
UNIVERSAM a supermarket  
ELEKTRON DZAUMETTI DUKANI an electrical appliances store  
KEM IS HESTEGDER UNIVERSALON (CHINGUATI, HELTSADON, KONDITERON) DUKANI? Where is the nearest department (book, grocery, candy) store?  
TSAL SAHATIL BAJGOM VAIJI (SEHGENINTS) DUKANI? When does the shop open (close)?  
NELGOJMEGTI (SILGOJMEGTI, SIVELETI) DZAUMETI HAJ Mens's (women's, children's) clothing department  
HAZENTI (SPORTTOVARTI) HAJ Toy (sporting goods) department  
KEM IS BALHENEN ...? Where can I buy ...?  
MEN FENDI BALHENIN (EZ BALHENIN) I would like to buy ...  
MEN HEUI ... I need ...  
MEN HEUI ABONTSIDERTE BALHENIN I must do some shopping today  
MEN FENDI UNIVERMADJI BALHENIN I would like to make some purchases in the department store  
UE HORZEHEJ ... Would you be so kind as to ...  
KEM IS ESKALATOR (LIFT)? Where is the escalator (lift)?  
EZ EM ERMEST DER KESGE KENIN I'm just looking around  
... UEM IS? Do you have any ...?  
TSAS U UIJ ARG? How much does this cost?  
MEN NITSI HEUI ZINARGEJ I don't "want anything too expensive  
NE, UIJ ME ZERDEME NE TSEUI No, I don't like it  
EZ UIJ RAJSDZINEN I'll take it  
MEN FENDI UIJ FESTEME RATTIN I want to give it back  
EZ ME HTSA FESTEME RAJSIN I'd like to get the money back  
SIMAHME IS CHINGUITE ANGLISAG EVZAGIL? Do you have any books in English?  
MEN HEUI FENDAGAMONEG CHINIG I need a guidebook  
EZ AGURIN DZIPIDAREN (ANGLISAG) DZIRDUAT I'm looking for a pocket (Russian-English) dictionary  
EZ AGURIN ... I am looking for ...  
BATAREJKE a battery  
ELEKTRON SERDASEN an electric shaver (razor)  
FEN a hair dryer  
GIZZIL HUIZDJIN TELEVIZOR a portable colour TV  
ARKAU pincers  
ZEGELTE some nails  
LAMPETE electric bulbs  
ITU an iron  
UE HORZEHEJ, RAVDISUT MEM Please, show me ...  
KABA a dress  
BLUZKE a blouse  
KOSTJUM a costume, a suit  
JIKET a jacket  
KURTKE a jacket  
JUBKE a skirt  
SVITER (DJEMPER) a sweater  
RON a belt  
PALTO a coat  
ERMKUHTE a pair of gloves  
SHLJAPE a hat  
HUIRBETEN a scarf  
EHSEVHUISENHEDON a night dress  
KALGOTKETE panty hose  
TSINDATA stockings  
NOSKITE socks  
GALSTUK a tie  
HEDON a shirt  
HELAF pants  
HALAT a dressing-gown  
FIBDZI KELMERZEN a handkerchief  
DJINSITE a pair of jeans  
KELMERZEN a kerchief  
AMEN ABAREN IS? May I try it on?  
KEM IS ABAREN? Where can I try it on?  
UIJ ... It ...  
IE RAZMERME GESTE MENEN NE BAZI doesn't fit  
AGER TSIBIR U is too short  
AGER DARG U is too long  
AGER DINDJIR U is too big  
AGER TSIPIL U is too small  
AJ NE NILPINDZEN? Will it shrink?  
NE AIVDZEN IE HUIZ? Is this colourfast?  
UIJ KUHEJ (KUISTGOND) KOND U? Is it handmade?  
UIK ZELDAG (BEMBEG, KUIMBIL) DZAUMA U? Is it silk (cotton, wool)?  
SIMAHME BAFIDON EVI KASEME? Do I pay you or at the cash desk?  
KEM IS KASSE? Where is the cash desk?  
ATUHUT MIN EJ, UE HORZEHEJ Please, wrap that up for me  
UIILDER MIN SE IUME BATUHUT, EU HORZEHEJ Wrap everything together, please  
UE HORZEHEJ, UIJ MIN PAKETISEVERUT Please, put this in the package  
BIZNIG Thank you  
KEM IS ETTEME TSEUEN? Where is the exit?  
     
     
TEATR. CONTSERT Theatre. Concert  
     
KEM IS FENEN TEATRI (KINOIJI) REPERTUAREN? Where can I see the theatre (cinema) repertoire?  
KUID ZEGIS, TSI FENON? What would you advice me to see?  
ABON UEDZEN SPEKTAKLI PREMIERE Is the premiere of the play today?  
CHI DZI HUAZI SEJRAG ROLI? Who plays the leading role?  
CHI NIFISTA AZI PIESE? Who wrote the play?  
KED RAJDAJDZEN ...? When does the ... begin?  
KONTSERT concert  
IZERIGON SPEKTAKL evening performance  
RATUT MA MIN, UE HORZEHEJ, BILETTE ABONME (RAJSOMME) DUIUADES SAHATME Please give me the tickets for the twelve o'clock showing today (tomorrow)  
BATSEUENME HESTEG en the aisle  
ASTEUE somewhere in the middle  
KUID IS BATSEUEN ...? How can I get ...?  
PARTERME to the pit  
LOJEME to the box  
BALKONME to the balcony  
BUFETME to the buffet  
BATSAMONUT NIN, UE HORZEHEJ, NE BINETTE Please, show us to our seats  
KUID DEM KETSI TEATRME ATSEUON? What theatre would you recommend to go to?  
MEN FENDID ATSEUIN ... I would like to go to ...  
MUZIKALON TEATRME a musical theatre  
DRAMON TEATRME a drama theatre  
MEN FENDI FENIN ... I would like to see a ...  
DRAME drama  
KOMEDI comedy  
BALET ballet  
TSEVER SPEKTAKLE (KONZERTE) UIDZEN ABON IZEREJ? What performances (concerts) are on this evening?  
MEN FENDI BAJHUISIN MUZIKALON KONZERTME I would like to hear a ... concert  
SIMFONION symphony  
KAMERON chamber music  
ADEMON folk music  
ORGANON organ  
REUEG light music  
DJAZI jazz  
TSAS RESTEG TSEUI RAVDIST? How long does the performance last?  
IS MA ABONME BILETTE? (ABONME MA DZI BILETTE IS?) Are there any tickets for tonight?  
TSEJ ARG U PROGRAMME? How much does a program cost?  
TSAL MINUTI UIDZENIS ANTRAKT? How many minutes does the interval last?  
TABUAFSI, PROGRAMME (AJS, MIN RATT) I would like a program, please  
TSAL ARHAKDI IS AZI SPEKTAKLI? How many acts are there?  
CHI ZARID ... PARTI? Who plays the part of ...?  
CHI U SOLIST? Who is the soloist?  
CHI U UE UARZON ...? Who is your favourite ...?  
AKTJOR (AKTRISE) actor (actress)  
KOMPOZITOR composer  
DRAMATURG playwright  
PIANIST pianist  
ZAREGENEG singer  
CHI U? Who is ...?  
DIRIJOR conductor  
REJISJOR the director  
... SPEKTAKL U This is ... play  
TING HORZ a very good  
TSIMIDISAG an interesting  
HELDZEG a joy  
ENKARD a dull  
MEN FENDI IZERI KINOME ATSEUIN I would like to go to the movies tonight  
TSAVER KINO TSEUI ABON? What film is on today?  
MEN FENDI FENIN ... I would like to see ...  
KINOKOMEDI a comedy film  
DETEKTIV a detective film  
MULTFILM some cartoons  
KATSI KINOTEATRI TSEUI KINONIV? At what cinema is that film on?  
AZI KINONIV HUIZDJIN U? Is the film in colour?  
AZI KINONIV RAJSTA ZHINVALLI FESTIVALI PREMI This film won a prize at the TSINVAL festival  
BILETE IS AZI KINONIVME? Are there any tickets available for this film?  
CHI HAZI AZI KINONIVI? What is the cast of this film'?  
CHI U KOMPOZITOR? Who wrote the music?  
CHI SEVERDTA KINONIV? Who produced the film?  
KEJ STSENARIJ U? Who wrote the script?  
UE ZERDEME FETSEDIS AZI KINONIV? Did you like the film?  
     
     
TELEVIZOR TV  
     
IZERI TELEVIZORI ISTI TSIMINDISAG IS? Is there anything interesting on (the) television tonight?  
TSEJ, TELEVISOR BAKENEN Let's switch the television on  
TSI TSEUI? What's on?  
INNE PROGRAMME BAKENUT Switch over to another program  
     
MUZEJTE. Museums.  
AIVADON RAVDISTITE Art Exhibitions  
     
MEN (MAH) FENDE GORETE MUZEJTEM BATSEUEN I (we) would like to go to the city's museums  
UE GORETE ... IS? Is there a ... in your city?  
ISTORION MUZEJ history museum  
BESTEZONEN MUZEJ museum of local lore  
NEVTE GALEREJ picture gallery  
MEN FENDE ... BATSAUEN I would like to visit ...  
NEREKON AIVADE MUZEJME the museum of modern art  
LITERATURON MUZEJME the museum of literature  
PROMISHLENON RAVDESTME the industrial exhibition  
NERTEKE UEM TSEVER RAVDITETE TSEUE? What open exhibitions have you now?  
TSAL SAHATEL BAJGOM VEJJE MUZEJ (RAVDEST)? What time does the museum (exhibition) open?  
MUZEJ ALE BON DER KUSE? Is the museum open every day?  
TSASE ARG U BATSAUEN BILET? How much does the admission cost.  
HUEZTE ISEN EMBELE? Are we permitted to take photographs?  
IS UEM ... NEVTE ...? Do you have paintings by ...?  
NERE AIVADE DESNETE modern painters  
ANGLISAG (IRON) NEVGENDGETE English (Ossetian) artists.  
ME ZERDEME TSEUE ZTSE ... I like this ...  
NEV picture  
SKULPTURE sculpture  
KOMPOZOTSI composition  
SJUGET subject  
EKSPONAT exhibit  
AZE KUISTE AVTOR CHI U? Who is the author of this work?  
KED TSARDE UEJ? When did he live?  
TSAVER AIVADON SKOLEJE U? What school does he belong to?  
AJ ORIGINAL U EVI KOPI? Is this an original or a copy?  
KEM IS BALHONEN ...? Where can I buy ...?  
MUZEJI AMONENTEN a guide-book to the museum  
MUZEJI KATALOGEN a catalogue  
NEVTE REPRODUZTSITEN reproductions of the paintings  
     
     
SPORT Sport  
     
TSEVER (SERDEGON, ZEMEGON) SPORTE HUEZTE STE AREH UE BESTAJE? What (summer, winter) sports are popular in your country?  
TSAVER HEZTETEJ FEHAZES? What games do you usually play?  
UE SPORTSMENTEJ CHI U ... CHEMPION? Who are the...champions amongst your athletes?  
DUNEJE world  
EVROPEJE European  
OLIMPION HEZTETE Olympic  
SEMAH SPORTSMENTEJ CH IS BESTEJE IUGOND ... KOMANDAEJE? Which of your athletes are the members of the national ... team.  
FUTBOLON football  
HOKKEIJI hockey  
HEBESHESTEJ wrestling  
TSAL STADIONE IS UE GORETE? How many stadiums does your city have?  
KUED HUEJNE TSENTRON STADION? What is the main stadium called?  
TSAL ADEJMAGEN KOND U UEJ? (TSAL BENATE DZE IS?) How many spectators can it hold?  
STADIONME FENDAG KEUELTE U? How can I get to the stadium?  
MAH FENDE BAKESEN ... We would like to see a ...  
HOKEJE HEZTME (FUTBOLME) hockey game (soccer match)  
LENK KENENEN ERESTEM swimming competitions  
KEM (KED) UEDZESTE ERESTE..? Where (when) will the competitions take place?  
BOKSEJ boxing  
HEBESHESTEJ free style wrestling  
SHTANGEJE weight lifting  
CHI HAZE ABON? Who is playing today?  
BILETTE MA IS ABONME? Are there still any tickets available for today?  
KETSE KOMANDEJE FARS DE? Which team are you supporting?  
CHI U TERHONGENEG? Who is the referee (who are the judges)?  
HEGD KUED U? What is the score?  
CHI BAKUERDTA GOL (PURTI)? Who made the goal?  
CHI RAMBELDTA (FEMBELD)? Who won (lost)?  
CHI FEREZEJ DUGGE? Who finished first?  
CHI RAVDESTA ...? Who had the ...?  
HUEZDER RESTEG best time  
HUEZDER ENTEST (BEREGENEN) best result  
SEMAH SPORTEJ ARHAJUT? Do you go in for sports?  
EZ SPORTSMEN NE DEN, FELE SPORT UARZEN I am not an athlete, but I like sports  
SPORTE HUEZDER, FELDER TSE UERZES? What are your favorite sports?  
EZ HAZEN I play ...  
TENNISEJ tennis  
FUTBOLEJ soccer  
VOLEJBOLEJ volley-ball  
SEMAH (DE) ... HAZUT? Do you play ...?  
SHAHMATEJ chess  
SHASHKETEJ checkers  
BADMINTOEJ badminton  
SEMAH STUT SPORTIVON KLUBI UENGTE? Do you belong to a sport club?  
KETSE KLUBE HAZUT SIMAH? What club do you play for?  
     
     
FELLADUADZEN Amusements. Leisure  
     
(HIIRHEFSENE) RESTEG Time  
KUED ERVITUT SEMAH EVDELON RESTEG? How do you spend your free time?  
TSE KUSUT AHUERE (KUESTE) FESTEV? What do you do after classes (work)?  
FELDER TSE KUSEN UARZES? What are your hobbies?  
EZ UARZEN ... My hobby is ...  
LITERATURE (CHINGUETE KESEN) literature  
TEATR theatre  
BALET ballet  
OPERE opera  
MUZEKE (MUZEKME HUSEN) music  
KAMTE ISEN photography  
KESAG AHSEN fishing  
TURIZM (BALZE TSEUEN) traveling  
SEMAH UARZUT ...? Do you like to ...?  
BALTSE TSEUEN travel .:  
KAHDZONEGTEL BEREN skate  
LEGETEL ski  
EZ AMBERD KENEN ... I collect ...  
ZGER AHTSETE coins  
OTKRITKATE postcards  
ZNACHOKTE [lapel] pins  
MARKETTE stamps  
SEMAH NUZEKE UERZUT? Do you like music?  
TSEVER MUZEKE UARZUT SEMAH? What sort of music do you like?  
SEMAH ISTE INSTRUMENTEL TSEGDUT? Do you play any instrument?  
EZ TSEGDEN PIONINEEL (GITAREEL) I play the piano (guitar)  
TSAVER IRON (UERESSAG, ANGLISSAG) ZERDGETE ZONUT SEMAH? What Ossetian (Russian, English) songs do you know?  
KUED HUEJNE AZE HAZT? What is this game called?  
ABON DONE TEMPERATURA KUED U? What is the water temperature today?  
MEN FENDE ETEZGO KENEN ... I would like to take a ...  
FISTEGEJ walk  
LATEREL cruise  
SEMAH AM LEUUT? Are you staying here?  
HEUE in the village  
DENDGEZE BEL at the seashore  
HEHTE in the mountains  
TSOMUT ABON ... Let's go to the ... today  
FUTBOLME to the football match  
HOHME to the hills  
TEZGO KENENME for a walk  
KUED HUEJNE ATSE KAFT? What is this dance called?  
BAR MEN RATTUT AKAFENEN Would you like to dance?  
HATER BAKENUT, EZ NE KAFEN I am sorry, I don't dance  
SAHUER MEKENUT HAZEN ... Teach me to play ...  
VOLEJBOLEJ volley-ball  
TENNISEJ tennis  
GOLFEJ golf  
KRIKETEJ cricket  
AM KEM IS ... ? Where is the ...  
VOLEJBOLE FEZ volley-ball court  
BASEJN swimming-pool  
KEM IS PLJAG? Where is the beach?  
KUED BATSEUEN IS ...? How can I get to the ...?  
DENDGEZME seashore  
TSADME lake  
TSEUDETONME river  
KEM IS RESTEGME DZONEGTE RAJSEN? Where can I rent a sledge?  
 
 
PROPERTIES AND QUALITIES PROPERTIES AND QUALITIES  
     
STIR BIG  
MEGUER POOR  
BERZOND TALL  
TEVD HOT  
HELDZEG CHEERFUL  
SUDZAG BITTER  
MAGD FAST  
BEZDGEN DENSE  
GUEREMEHEH RUDE  
ASLAM CHIP  
ZENARG EXPENSIVE  
DARG LONG  
EGAS LIVE  
NARD FAT  
ZONEG KNOWN  
ZENDGOND FAMOUSE  
TENEG LIQUID  
HEBER RIGID  
ZONGE WELL-KNOWN  
DISSAG INTERESTING  
ZEBER SHORT  
TUAG SOUR  
RESUGD BEAUTIFUL  
FIDAR STRONG  
TEMBEL ROUND  
TAVITS, REVDAUGE TENDER  
ROG EASY  
GITSIL SMALL  
SABER SLOW  
LESTEG SMALL, PETTY  
HUELEDZ WET  
EVZONG YOUNG  
TENDER BUTS  
ENEZENDGOND UNKNOWN  
FEDUEND UGLY  
NELLEG SMALL (HEIGHT)  
NOG NEW  
DZAG FULL  
HID SWEATY  
AFTID EMPTY  
SAST BROKEN  
STEM RARE  
DONGOND FRESH (BREAD)  
EDZEH FRESH (WATER)  
SIRHUADUL RUDDY  
BURHIL FAIR-HAIRED  
NOG FRESH (NEW)  
RUHS LIGHT  
TEHDGEN STRONG  
ENKARD BORED  
ADDGEN SWEET  
HUDDEG FUNNY  
ZEROND OLD  
HUS DRY  
HEBATIR courageous  
TALENG,TAR DARK  
UEZZEJ HAVY  
HARM WARM  
STAVD, BEZDGEN FAT  
NARREG NARROW  
HORZ GOOD  
UEREH WILD  
SEGDEG CLEAN  
IRD BRIGHT  
UAZAL COLD  
KUEMEH BLUNT  
LESTEG, TENEG THIK  
UEMEL, HOM CRUDE  
     
     
     
     
HUIZTE Colours  
     
SIRH, SIRH-SIRHID Scarlet  
URS white  
BRONZEHUIZ bronze  
ERVHUIZ blue  
BUR yellow  
KERDEGHUIZ green  
ZERINHUIZ, SIGZERINHUIZ gold  
MORE, IGERHUIZ brown  
SIRH red  
SAU black  
MENERGIHUIZ raspberry  
BURBIN SIRH orange  
RUHS, RAJDZAST, IRD, FELURS light  
IRD-MORE, GEZEME MORE light-brown  
EVZISTHUIZ silver  
TSEH, FENIKHUIZ grey  
TSEH dark-blue  
ROSEHUIZ pink  
TARTSEH navy-blue  
TAR, TARBIN dark  
FIALKEHUIZ violet  
     
     
KUIRIJI BONTE Days of the week  
     
     
KUIRISER Monday  
DITSEG Tuesday  
ERTITSEG Wednesday  
TSIPERAM Thursday  
MAJREMBON Friday  
SABAT Saturday  
HUITSAUBON Sunday  
     
     
MEJTE Months  
     
TENDJI MEJ January  
ERTHIRENI MEJ February  
KOMBETENI MEJ March  
HUIMGENENI MEJ April  
ZERDEVERENI MEJ May  
HURHETENI MEJ June  
SUSENI MEJ July  
MAJREMI MEJ August  
RUHENI MEJ September  
KEFTI MEJ October  
DJEORGUIBAJI MEJ November  
TSIPURSI MEJ December  
ABON TSI BON U? What day is it today?  
ABON U KUIRISER Today it is Monday  
     
     
AFON. RESTEG Dates. Time  
     
ABON KITSI NIMETS U? What date is it today?  
ABON U ESTDESEM AVGUST Today it is the eighteenth of August  
UE SAHAT RAST TSIUI? Is your watch correct?  
ME SAHAT FESTE ZAIJI (RAZDER TSEUI) My watch is slow (fast)  
ZEGUT MA, UE HORZEHEJ, RESTEG TSAS U? What time is it, please?  
TSAL SAHATI U? What's the time by your watch?  
AST SOHATI It's eight o'clock  
FARESTEM ERDEG Eight thirty (Half past eight)  
FONDZ MINUTI HUAG Five minutes to nine  
FINDES MINUTI HUAG FARAST A quarter to nine  
FARAST Nine o'clock exactly (sharp)  
DIUADESME EVAHS About twelve  
UA, AFTE ENAFON U? Is it really this late?  
(CHISIL) FEGEDZE KEN (FELEU) Just a minute, please!  
FETAGD KENUT, UE HORZEHEJ! Please hurry up (be quick)!  
MA BAJREDJI KENUT! Don't be late!  
EZ UIDZINEN AFONIL I will be on time  
EZ NIRTEKE FEZDEHDZINEN I'll be back in a moment  
MENEN RESTEG NEJ I have no time  
MENEE GITSIL RESTEG IS I have little time  
IU CHISIL DE MENME NE VDELI? Could you spare me a minute?  
RADJI Early  
ENAFON (EREDJI) Late  
AFONIL On time  
RAJSOMEJ In the morning  
BONEJ During the day (in the afternoon)  
IZEREJ In the evening  
ABON IZEREJ This evening  
EHSEVI In the night time  
ZNON Yesterday  
ABON Today  
RAJSOM Tomorrow  
INEBON The day after tomorrow  
ENDEREBON The day before yesterday  
     
Basics  
   
Hello.
ARFE
Hello. (informal)
SALAM
How are you?
KUID TSERUT ?
Fine, thank you.
BUZNIG, HORZ.
Please.
TABUAFSI
Thank you.
BUZNIG
Yes.
O
No.
NE
Excuse me. (getting attention)
BAHATIR KENUT
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
BAHATIR KENUT
I'm sorry.
BAHATIR KEN
Goodbye
FENINME
I can't speak name of language [well].
EZ NE DZURIN
Do you speak English?
SIMAH ANGLISAGAU?
Good morning.
DE UE RAJSOM HORZ.
Good evening.
DE UE IZER HORZ.
I don't understand.
EZ UE EMBARIN NE MBARIN.
   
   
   
Numbers  
   
1
IU
2
DUUE
3
ERTE
4
tsippar
5
fondz
6
EkhsEz
7
avd
8
ast
9
farast
10
dEs
11
IUENdEs
12
DIUAdEs
13
ERTINdEs
14
TSIPPERdEs
15
FINDdEs
16
EHSERdEs
17
EVDdEs
18
ESTdEs
19
NUdEs
20
DIUIN
21
DIUIN IU
22
DIUIN DIUE
23
DIUIN ERTE
30
ERTIN
31
ERTIN IU
32
ERTIN DIUE
40
TSIPOR
50
FENDZAJ
60
EHSAJ
70
EVDAJ
80
ESTAJ
90
NEUEDZ
100
SEDE
120
SEDE DIUIN
200
DIUESEDE
201
DIUESEDE IU
1000
MIN
1001
MIN IU
1965
MIN FARASTSEDE EHSAJ FONDZ
2000
DIUE MINI
1,000,000
MILLION
   
   
numerals
 
THE FIRST
FITSAG
THE SECOND
DIKKAG
THE THIRD
ERTIKAG
4-th
tsipparEM
5-th
FEndzEM
6-th
EkhsEzEM
7-th
avdEM
8-th
astEM
9-th
farEstEM
10-th
dEsEM
   
fractions  
1/2
IU DIKEGEM HAJ
1/3
IU ERTIKEGEM HAJ
2/3
DIUE RTIKEGEM HAJI
3/4
ERTE TSIPEREM HAJI
4/5
TSIPPAR FENDZEM HAJI
0,5
FONDZ DESEM HAJI
1,5
UI ENEHEN EME FONDZ DESEM HAJI
3,07
ERTE ENEHENI EME AVD SEDEJMAG HAJI
   
Months
   
   
January  
TOLSHOR  
   
February  
FEVRAL  
   
March  
MART  
   
April  
APREL  
   
May  
MAJ  
   
June  
IJUN  
   
July  
IJUL  
   
August  
AVGUST  
   
September  
SENTJABR  
   
October  
OKTJABR  
   
November  
NOJABR  
   
December  
TOLSUR  
   
   
   
Colors  
which color? Tsi huezen?  
   
black  
SAO  
   
white  
URS  
   
gray  
FENIKHUIZ  
   
red  
SIRH  
   
blue  
ERVHUIZ  
   
yellow  
BUR  
   
green  
KERDEGHUIZ  
   
orange  
BURBINSIRH  
   
purple  
SAO  
   
pink  
ROZEHUIZ  
   
brown  
IGERHUIZ  
   
bright  
IRD  
   
silver  
EVZIST  
 
QUESTIONS  
WHICH? TSELEM? KETSE?
WHEN? KED?
where? kem?
how? Kuid?
OTHERE HERE ERDEM?
OTHERE THERE UERDEM?
FROM THERE KETSEJ?
 
 
 
 
 
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