Belarusian Questions

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Belarusian Questions

Learning the Belarusian Questions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Belarusian language. But first we need to know what the role of Questions is in the structure of the grammar in Belarusian.

Belarusian questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ...

Grammar Tips:

It is very easy to ask the question in Belarusian to get a yes or no answer: it is to pronounce the confirmative sentence with a rising intonation.

 

Гэта твая машына. – Гэта твая машына?

This is your car. – Is this your car?

 

To ask a special question you put the question word before the sentence:

Чыя гэта машына?

Whose car is this?


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsBelarusian Questions
QuestionsPitannі - Пытанні
how?yak/yakіm chinam? - як/якім чынам?
what?shto? - што?
who?khto? - хто?
why?chamoo? - чаму?
where?dzye? - дзе?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Belarusian.

List of Questions in Belarusian

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Belarusian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Belarusian vocabulary.

English QuestionsBelarusian Questions
where is he?dzye yon (yostzʲ)? - дзе ён (ёсць)?
what is this?shto geta takoye? - што гэта такое?
why are you sad?chamoo ti soomni? chamoo vi (Vi) soomniya? - чаму ты сумны? чаму вы (Вы) сумныя?
how do you want to pay?yak vi khochatzye platzіtzʲ? - як вы хочаце плаціць?
can I come?magoo ya priyekhatzʲ/priystzі? - магу я прыехаць/прыйсці?
is he sleeping?yon spіtzʲ? - ён спіць?
do you know me?(tzі) ti myanye vyedayesh? - (ці) ты мяне ведаеш?
do you have my book?(tzі) yostzʲ oo tzyabye (Vas) maya knіga? - (ці) ёсць у цябе (Вас) мая кніга?
how big is it?nakolʲkі vyalіkaye geta yostzʲ? - наколькі вялікае гэта ёсць?
can I help you?(tzі) magoo ya Vam (vam/tabye) dapamagchi? - (ці) магу я Вам (вам/табе) дапамагчы?
can you help me?Vi moʐatzye mnye dapamagchi? - Вы можаце мне дапамагчы?
do you speak English?(tzі) Vi razmawlyayetzye/gavoritzye pa-anglіyskoo(pa-angyelʲskoo)? - (ці) Вы размаўляеце/гаворыце па-англійску(па-ангельску)?
how far is this?yak dalyoka geta? - як далёка гэта?
what time is it?katoraya gadzіna? - каторая гадзіна?
how much is this?kolʲkі geta kashtooye? - колькі гэта каштуе?
what is your name?yak Vas (tzyabye) zavootzʲ? yak Vasha (tvayo) іmya? - як Вас (цябе) завуць? як Ваша (тваё) імя?
where do you live?dzye Vi (ti) ʐivyatzyo (ʐivyesh)? - дзе Вы (ты) жывяцё (жывеш)?

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