Berber Phrases

Berber Phrases

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Berber Phrases

Learning the Berber Phrases 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 Berber language. But first we need to know what the role of Phrases is in the structure of the grammar in Berber.

Berber phrases are a group of words functioning as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence. Here are some examples:

English PhrasesBerber Phrases
Phrases
hellosalam - مرحبا
byelayhannike - وداعا
congratulationsashnime issafrahe rabby - تهاني
sorrysamhite - آسف
reallynassahe - حقا

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Phrases in Berber has a logical pattern. Locate the Phrases above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Tamazight.

List of Phrases in Berber

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

English PhrasesBerber Phrases
a green treeshajrate tadalte - شجرة خضراء
a tall buildingalimarate ialane - مبنى طويل القامة
a very old manargaze awassare - رجل كبير جدا
the old red housetittarte tazaguagte takdimte - البيت القديم أحمر
a very nice friendamattukale ousbihe - صديق لطيف جدا
I read a book sometimeskarakhe laktabe marra marra - أقرأ كتابا احيانا
I will never smokeouly ade sadakmikhe - أنا لن ادخن ابدا
are you alone?talide ikmannashe - هل أنت وحدك؟
my cartomobilty - سيارتي
green cartomobil tadalte - سيارة خضراء
three carstlata tomobilate - ثلاث سيارات
car garagelgarage natoumoubilate - مرآب السيارات
outside the carbarra n tomobila - خارج السيارة
my booklaktabe inoukhe - كتابي
my bookslaktouba inoukhe - كتبي
our daughteryallitnakhe - ابنتنا
our daughtersidyallitnakhe - بناتنا
I'm coldlikhe thoussikhe agde oujrisse - انى اشعر بالبرودة
we're coldlanathassa agdoujrisse - نحن نشعر بالبرودة
his chickenstyasite - دجاجه
their chickentiyazidine nsanne - دجاجهم
he is happyilla yafrahe - انه سعيد
she is happytalla tafrahe - انها سعيدة
he is Americandamirikanye - انه امريكى الجنسية
she is Americantamirikanayte - انها امريكية الجنسية
I can accept thatakhammake sadkablakhe ouyou - يمكن أن أقبل هذا
she added itizaydasse - وأضافته
we admit itnassane zisse - نحن نعترف بذلك
they advised himshnantide - وأشاروا عليه
I can agree with thatakhammake adassifatakhe ouyou - يمكنني أن أتفق مع هذا
she allows ittalla tkhasse ammane - انها تسمح بذلك
we announce itnalla nakkarre ammane - نحن نعلن ذلك
I can apologizeadkattakhe atlbakhe ammane adite tsamhade - يمكنني أن أعتذر
she appears todayakhammake assou - يبدو انها اليوم
they arranged thatlane chnane ayane - لقد رتبوا ذلك
I can arrive tomorrowadkattakhe atawdakhe ayatsha - يمكنني أن اصل غدا
she can ask himankatte asse nassane - تستطيع أن تسأله
she attaches thattalla tassawale disse - انها تعلق عليه
we attack themnalla nahjame khafssane - نحن نهاجمهم
they avoid herlane tjane anakhe - انهم يتجنبونها
I can bake itadkattakhe adasse mlakhe - يمكنني أن اخبزه
she is like himnattata ame natta - هي مثله
nalla niffisse - نحن نفوز عليه
they became happydhante dousbihane - أصبحوا سعداء
I can begin thatadkattakhe adabdikhe ayane - يمكنني ان ابدا ذلك
we borrowed moneynalla nardalte riyalate - نحن اقترضنا المال
they breathe airlanne tnaffsane lhawa - هم يتنفسون الهواء
I can bring itidakattakhe atide awyakhe - أستطيع ان اجلبه
I can build thatadkattakhe asse skakhe - استطيع ان ابنيه
she buys foodtalla tassaghte lamaashe - انها تشتري الغذاء
we calculate itnalla nhasbisse - نحن نحسبه
they carry itlane issinse - انهم يحملونه
they don't cheatkaae oultkdane - انهم لا يغشوا
she chooses himnatta takhtrasse - هى تختاره
we close itnalla ntakny - نحن نغلقه
he comes hereittaste lghalda - يأتي هنا
I can compare thatadkattakhe ankarane ayou - يمكنني مقارنة هذا
she competes with metalla tkattite - انها تتنافس معى
we complain about itnalla natbarra khfasse - نحن نشكو منه
they continued readinglanne kammlane tighry nssane - لقد واصلوا القراءة
he cried about thattoughe yille souynane - لقد بكى بسبب ذلك
I can decide nowadkattakhe - يمكنني أن تقرر الآن
she described it to metalla tamlite - لقد وصفت لى
we disagree about itounsfahame shaye oukkou - نختلف حول هذا الموضوع
they disappeared quicklyzwane fissae - لقد اختفوا بسرعة
I discovered thatabinanite ayane - اكتشفت أن
she dislikes thatoutallitghisse shaye - انها لا تحب أن
we do itnalla ntakke ammane - نحن نفعل ذلك
they dream about itlanne tirjitane souyane - يحلمون بذلك
I earnedاستحقيت
he eats a lotittate khire allah - انه يأكل الكثير
we enjoyed thatiajabakhte ayane - استمتعنا بذلك
they entered hereoutfante da - دخلوا هنا
he escaped thatirwale natta - هرب هو
I can explain thatadkaddakhe adasse shnakhe - أستطيع شرح ذلك
she feels that toonalla nhasse wala dnattata - تشعر أنها أيضا
we fled from therenarwalte soukouyane - هربنا من هناك
they will fly tomorrowsady farfarre ayatsha - سوف يطير غدا
I can follow yousadkattakhe ashnime tabakhe - يمكنني أن اتبعكم
she forgot meنستنى
we forgive himnalla nsamhasste - نحنن نغفر له
I can give her thatadkaddakhe adasse oushake ayane - يمكن أن أعطيها ذك
she goes theretkourre lghaldine - تذهب هناك
we greeted themnasiwdassante slame - نحن حياناهم
I hate thatoulkissakhe - أكرهه
I can hear itadkaddakhe aghrasse sallakhe - يمكنني أن اسمعه
she imagine thattalla tmatarre ammane - هى تتصور ذلك
we invited themnaardine - نحن دعوناهم
I know himsnakhsse - أنا أعرفه
she learned itsnakhsse zisse - تعلمت أنه
we leave nowsanazwa youdo - نرحل الآن
they lied about himkattbane khfasse - كذبوا عنه
I can listen to thatadkattakhe adsallakhe oukouyane - أستطيع الاستماع إلي ذلك
she lost thattakhssare - انها خسرت
we made it yesterdaynayyoute innate - لقد فعلناها بالامس
they met himzransse - لقد قابلوه
I misspell thatأنا أخطأت في تهجئة ذلك
I always praydzallikhe chra dasse - أصلي دائما
she prefers thattkhasse ayane - انها تفضل ذلك
we protected themnahdassansse - لقد حميناهم
they will punish hersastoutane - سوف يعاقبوها
I can put it thereadkattakhe as sarsakhe da - أستطيع وضعه هناك
she will read itsa stgharre - انها سوف تقرأه
we received thatnoufe ayane - تلقينا ذلك
they refuse to talkoulghissane adassiwlane - رفضوا التحدث
I remember thataaklakhe zisse - أتذكرها
she repeats thattalla taawade ayane - انها تكرر ذلك
we see itnatmatarsse - نراه
they sell itlane znoussansse - هم يبيعوه
I sent that yesterdayouznakhe ayane innate - أرسلت ذلك بالأمس
he shaved his beardihassane tmarte annasse - انه حلق لحيته
it shrunk quicklyانها تقلصت بسرعة
we will sing itسنقوم غبنائها
they sat therekimmane dine - جلسوا هناك
I can speak itadkattakhe azzisse siwlakhe - أستطيع التحدث بها
she spends moneytalla tassaghte - إنها تنفق المال
we suffered from thatnammoutarre - عانينا منه
they suggest thattabnite ame - فهي توحي أنها
I surprised himtsankhalaai - فاجئته
she took thatatane tissi ayane - لقد اخذت هذا
we teach itnalla nakkaisse - نحن ندرسه
they told usannayanakhte - قالوا لنا
she thanked himانها شكرته
I can think about itlikhe tfakkrakhe oukkouynane - أستطيع التفكير في الامر
she threw ittayrisse - إنها رمته
we understand thatnassane zisse - نحن نفهم ذلك
they want thatkhssane ammane - هم يريدون ذلك
I can wear itadkattakhe asse irdakhe - استطيع ان ارتديه
she writes thattalla tary ayane - انها تكتب ذلك
we talk about itnassawale sounouyane - نتحدث عن ذلك
they have itilla gharssane - انه لديهم
I watched ittammoutarre ayane - شاهدت ذلك
I will talk about itsadassiwlakhe souyane - ساتكلم عن هذا
he bought that yesterdaysghikhte ayane innate - اشترى هذا بالامس
we finished itnkammale ayane - انتهينا ذلك
inside the houseitittarte - داخل المنزل
outside the carbarra natomobil - خارج السيارة
with meaghtnatshe - معي
without himbla natta - بدونه
under the tableswattaye nattablate - تحت الطاولة
after tomorrowayatsha - بعد غد
before sunsetقبل الغروب
but I'm busyولكن أنا مشغول
he is not hereoudayally shaye - انه ليس هنا
that is not my bookayou nktabe oully shaye inoukhe - هذا ليس كتابي
do not enteroulattatafe - لا تدخل
where is he?many illa - أين هو؟
what is this?manayane wou - ما هذا ؟
why are you sad?magharre dashe la tarre - لماذا أنت حزين؟
how do you want to pay?manashe takhssade atkhallssade - كيف تريد الدفع؟
can I come?adkaddakhe attassakhe?? - هل يمكن ان آتى؟
is he sleeping?illa ittasse?? - هل هو نائم؟
do you know me?washe tasnade iyi?? - هل تعرفني؟
do you have my book?illaghrashe laktabe inoukhe?? - هل لديك كتابي؟
how big is it?mane illa da makrane ?? - ما مدى كبر هذا؟
can I help you?washe adkaddakhe ashe aawnakhe ?? - هل يمكننى مساعدتك؟
can you help me?washe atkattade idyi taawnade?? - هل يمكنك مساعدتي؟
do you speak English?washe tassawalade tanaglizayte?? - هل تتكلم الانجليزية؟
how far is this?ما مدى بعد هذا؟
what time is it?milmy - ما هو الوقت؟
how much is this?shhale ikkouyou - كم ثمن هذا؟
what is your name?maydashe kkarane - ما هو اسمك؟
where do you live?manidage tzadghade - أين تعيش؟

Phrases and daily expressions have a very important role in Berber, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Tamazight Phrases, you might want to check the rest of our Berber lessons here: Learn Berber. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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