Estonian Phrases

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Estonian Phrases

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English Estonian Phrases
GreetingTervitamine
Hi!Tere!
Good morning!Tere hommikust!
Good afternoon!Tere päevast!
Good evening!Tere õhtust!
Welcome! (to greet someone)Tere tulemast!
Hello my friend!Tere, sõber!
How are you? (friendly)Kuidas käsi käib?
How are you? (polite)Kuidas läheb?
I'm fine, thank you!Tänan, hästi.
And you? (friendly)Kuidas sul endal läheb?
And you? (polite)Kuidas Teil endal läheb?
GoodHästi
Not so goodMitte eriti hästi
Long time no seePole kaua näinud
I missed youMa igatsesin su järele
What's new?Mis uudist?
Nothing newMitte midagi.
Thank you (very much)!Tänan (väga)!
You're welcome! (for "thank you")Võtke / võta heaks! (polite / friendly)
My pleasureMul on hea meel
Come in! (or: enter!)Sisse!
Make yourself at home!Tundke / tunne end nagu kodus! (polite / friendly)
Farewell ExpressionsHüvastijätt
Have a nice day!Kena päeva!
Good night!Head ööd!
Good night and sweet dreams!Head ööd ja ilusaid unenägusid!
See you later!Hiljem näeme!
See you soon!Nägemist!
See you tomorrow!Homme näeme!
Good bye!Head aega!
Have a good trip!Head reisi!
I have to goMa pean minema
I will be right back!Ma tulen kohe tagasi.
Holidays and WishesSoovid
Good luck!Soovin edu!
Happy birthday!Palju õnne sünnipäevaks!
Happy new year!Head uut aastat!
Merry Christmas!Häid Jõule!
Happy Independance Day!Head iseseisvuspäeva!
Happy Midsommer Day!Head jaanipäeva!
Congratulations!Õnnitlen!
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit)Head isu!
Bless you (when sneezing)Tervist!
Best wishes!Kõike head!
Cheers! (or: to your health)Terviseks!
Accept my best wishesVõtke vastu minu siirad soovid
How to Introduce YourselfTutvustamine
What's your name?Mis su nimi on? (friendly) Kuidas on Teie nimi? (polite)
My name is (John Doe)Minu nimi on (John Doe)
Nice to meet you!Meeldiv tutvuda!
Where are you from?Kust Te pärit olete? (polite) Kust sa pärit oled? (friendly)
I'm from (the U.S/ Estonia)Ma olen (USAst / Eestist)
I'm (American/ Estonian)Ma olen (ameeriklane / eestlane)
Where do you live?Kus Te elate? (polite) Kus sa elad? (friendly)
I live in (the U.S/ Estonia)Ma elan (USAs / Eestis)
Do you like it here?Kuidas Teile / sulle siin meeldib? (polite / friendly)
Estonia is a beautiful countryEesti on ilus maa
What do you do for a living?Millega Te tegelete? (polite) Millega sa tegeled? (friendly)
I'm a (teacher/ student/ engineer)Ma olen (õpetaja / (üli)õpilane / insener) /"üliõpilane = university student, "õpilane= student at school/
Do you speak (English/ Estonian)?Kas Te räägite (inglise / eesti) keelt? (polite) Kas sa räägid (inglise/ eesti) keelt?
Just a littleNatuke
I like EstonianMulle meeldib eesti keel
I'm trying to learn EstonianMa üritan õppida eesti keelt
It's a hard languageSee on raske keel
It's an easy languageSee on lihtne keel
Oh! That's good!Siis on hästi!
Can I practice with you?Kas ma tohin Teiega / sinuga koos harjutada?
I will try my best to learnPüüan õppida
How old are you?Kui vana Te olete? (polite) Kui vana sa oled (friendly)
I'm (twenty one, thirty two) years oldMa olen (kakskümmend üks, kolmkümmend kaks)
It was nice talking to you!Oli tore vestelda!
It was nice meeting you!Oli meeldiv kohtuda!
Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss...Hr.../ Pr... /Prl... (=härra... / proua.../ preili...)
This is my wifeSee on minu naine / abikaasa
This is my husbandSee on minu mees / abikaasa
Say hi to Thomas for meTervita minu poolt Thomas't
Romance and Love PhrasesSuhted
Are you free tomorrow evening?Kas Te olete homme õhtul vaba? (polite) Kas sa oled homme õhtul vaba? (friendly)
I would like to invite you to dinnerKas ma tohin kutsuda Teid / sind õhtusöögile?
You look beautiful! (to a woman)Te näete kaunis välja! (polite) Sa näed kaunis välja! (friendly)
You have a beautiful nameTeil / Sul on ilus nimi
Can you tell me more about you?Rääkige / Räägi mulle endast!
Are you married?Kas Te olete abielus? (polite) Kas sa oled abielus? (friendly)
I'm singleMa olen vallaline
I'm marriedMa olen abielus
Can I have your phone number?Kas Te annaksite mulle oma telefoninumbri? (polite) Anna mulle oma telefoninumber. (friendly)
Can I have your email?Kas ma saaksin Teie / sinu e-posti aadressi?
Do you have any pictures of you?Kas Teil / sul on endast pilte?
Do you have children?Kas Teil /sul on lapsi?
Would you like to go for a walk?Kas teeksime ühe jalutuskäigu?
I like youTe meeldite mulle. (polite). Sa meeldid mulle. (friendly)
I love youMa armastan sind.
You're very special!Sa oled väga eriline! (friendly) Te olete väga eriline! (polite)
You're very kind!Sa oled väga lahke! (friendly) Te olete väga lahke! (polite)
I'm very happyMul on väga hea meel
Would you marry me?Abiellu minuga!
I'm just kiddingMa teen nalja
I'm seriousTõsiselt
My heart speaks the language of loveMu süda laulab armastusest
Solving a MisunderstandingArusaamatuse lahendamine
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!)Vabandust!
Sorry (for a mistake)Vabandust!
No problem!Sellest pole midagi!
Can you repeat please?Palun korrake!
Can you speak slowly?Palun rääkige aeglasemalt! (polite) Palun räägi aeglasemalt! (friendly)
Can you write it down?Palun pange / pane see kirja!
Did you understand what I said?Kas Te saite aru, mida ma ütlesin? (polite) Kas sa said aru, mida ma ütlesin? (friendly)
I don't understand!Ma ei saa aru.
I don't know!Ma ei tea.
What's that called in Estonian?Kuidas seda eesti keeles nimetatakse?
What does that word mean in English?Mida see sõna inglise keeles tähendab?
How do you say "thanks" in Estonian?Kuidas öelda eesti keeles "thank you"?
What is this?Mis see on?
My Estonian is badMa räägin eesti keelt halvesti
Don't worry!Ärge muretsege! (polite) Ära muretse! (friendly)
I agree with youOlen Teiega / sinuga nõus
Is that right?Kas tõesti?
Is that wrong?Kas see on vale?
What should I say?Mida ma peaksin ütlema?
I just need to practiceMa pean veel harjutama
Your Estonian is goodTe räägite head eesti keelt. (polite) Sa räägid head eesti keelt (friendly)
I have an accentMa räägin aktsendiga
You don't have an accentTe räägite ilma aktsendita. (polite) Sa räägid ilma aktsendita (friendly)
Asking for DirectionsAbi ja tee küsimine
Excuse me! (before asking someone)Vabandage!
I'm lostMa olen eksinud
Can you help me?Kas Te aitaksite mind?
Can I help you?Kas ma saan Teid /sind aidata?
I'm not from hereMa ei ole kohalik
How can I get to (this place, this city)? Kuidas minna (sinna, sellesse linna)?
Go straightMinge otse
ThenSiis
Turn leftPöörake vasakule
Turn rightPöörake paremale
Can you show me?Kas Te näitaksite mulle?
I can show you!Ma võin näidata.
Come with me!Tulge / tule minuga kaasa!
How long does it take to get there?Kui kaua võtab kohalejõudmine aega?
Downtown (city center)Keskus
Historic center (old city)Ajalooline keskus
It's near hereSee on lähedal
It's far from hereSee on kaugel
Can I walk there?Kas sinna saab jala?
I'm looking for Mr. SmithMa otsin hr Smith'i
One moment please!Üks hetk, palun!
Hold on please! (when on the phone)Oodake palun!
Here is not hereTa ei ole siin
AirportLennujaam
Bus stationBussijaam
Train stationRongijaam
TaxiTakso
NearLähedal
FarKaugel
Emergency Survival PhrasesHädaabi ja hädaolukorrad
Help!Appi!
Stop!Stopp!
Fire!Tulekahju!
Thief!Varas!
Run!Jookse!
Watch out! (or: be alert!)Ettevaatust!
Call the police!Kutsuge politsei!
Call a doctor!Kutsuge arst!
Call the ambulance!Kutsuge kiirabi!
Are you okay?Kas Teiega / sinuga on kõik korras?
I feel sickTunnen end halvasti
I need a doctorMul on arsti vaja
AccidentÕnnetus
Food poisoningToidumürgitus
Where is the closest pharmacy?Kus on lähim apteek?
It hurts hereSiit valutab
It's urgent!Sellega on kiire!
Calm down!Rahune(ge)!
You will be okay!Te saate terveks! (polite) Sa saad terveks! (friendly)
Can you help me?Palun aidake!
Can I help you?Kas ma saan aidata?
Hotel Restaurant Travel PhrasesHotell, restoran ja reisimine
I have a reservation (for a room)Mul on tuba reserveeritud
Do you have rooms available?Kas teil on vabu tube?
With shower / With bathroomDušiga / Vannitoaga
I would like a non-smoking roomMa soovin mittesuitsetajate tuba
What is the charge per night?Kui palju maksab üks öö?
I'm here on business /on vacationMa olen siin äriasjus / puhkusel
DirtyMust
CleanPuhas
Do you accept credit cards?Kas teil saab maksta krediitkaardiga?
I'd like to rent a carMa soovin autot rentida
How much will it cost?Kui palju see maksab?
A table for (one / two) please!Palun laud ühele / kahele!
Is this seat taken?Kas see koht on vaba?
I'm vegetarianMa olen taimetoitlane
I don't eat porkMa ei söö sealiha
I don't drink alcoholMa ei joo alkoholi
What's the name of this dish?Mis on selle toidu nimi?
Waiter / waitress!Kelner / Ettekandja!
Can we have the check please?Palun arve!
It is very delicious!See on väga maitsev!
I don't like itMulle see ei maitse
Shopping ExpressionsPoes
How much is this?Kui palju see maksab?
I'm just lookingMa ainult vaatan
I don't have changeMul ei ole vahetusraha
This is too expensiveSee on liiga kallis
ExpensiveKallis
CheapOdav
Daily ExpressionsMitmesugused väljendid
What time is it?Mis kell on?
It's 3 o'clockKell on 3
Give me this!Anna see mulle!
Are you sure?Oled kindel?
Take this! (when giving something)Palun võtke! (polite) Palun võta! (friendly)
It's freezing (weather)Ilm on väga külm
It's cold (weather)Ilm on külm
It's hot (weather)Ilm on palav
Do you like it?Kas see meeldib Teile / sulle?
I really like it!See tõesti meeldib mulle!
I'm hungryMa tahan süüa
I'm thirstyMa tahan juua
He is funnyTa teeb nalja
In The MorningHommikul
In the eveningÕhtul
At NightÖösel
Hurry up!Tehke ruttu! ((1) polite; (2) in the plural) Tee ruttu! ((1) friendly; (2) in the singular)
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness)See on jama!
My God! (to show amazement)Vau!
Oh gosh! (when making a mistake)Oh, pagan!
It sucks! (or: this is not good)Nõme!
What's wrong with you?Mis Teil / sul viga on?
Are you crazy?Segi olete / oled või?
Get lost! (or: go away!)Tõmba uttu!
Leave me alone!Jäta mind rahule!
I'm not interested!Ei huvita!
Writing a Letter
Dear JohnKallis John
My trip was very niceMinu reis läks väga hästi
The culture and people were very interestingSealne kultuur ja inimesed on väga huvitavad
I had a good time with youMul oli sinuga tore olla
I would love to visit your country againMa tahaksin sinu kodumaad veel kunagi külastada
Don't forget to write me back from time to timeKirjuta mulle vahel
Short Expressions and wordsLühikesed väljendid ja sõnad
GoodHea
BadHalb
So-so (or: not bad not good)Keskmiselt
BigSuur
SmallVäike
TodayTäna
NowPraegu
TomorrowHomme
YesterdayEile
YesJah
NoEi
FastKiire
SlowAeglane
HotKuum
ColdKülm
ThisSee
ThatToo
HereSiin
ThereSeal
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me)Mina
YouSina
HimTema
HerTema
UsMeie
ThemNemad
Really?Kas tõesti?
Look!Vaata!
What?Mis?
Where?Kus?
Who?Kes?
How?Kuidas?
When?Millal?
Why?Miks?
ZeroNull
OneÜks
TwoKaks
ThreeKolm
FourNeli
FiveViis
SixKuus
SevenSeitse
EightKaheksa
NineÜheksa
TenKümme

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