Greetings and Farewells

This lesson starts with some basically vocabulary and sentences. Some have breakdowns of the word(s) to help you understand them better. If you joined Uzbek 101, you'll find quiz questions and flashcards at the end to help you study! This is a long lesson but the course will include a shortened Quizlet with the most important vocab. 

Hello!

Good morning, Good afternoon, and Good evening are all said with one phrase: 

  • Assalomu alaykum! - Initial hello and response to a person of any age

    • Translates to "Peace be with you!"​

The response: 

  • Vaalaykum assalom - response from an older person

Informal (for peers and those younger than you):​

  • Salom! - Hi!

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How Are you?

  • Yaxshimisiz? / Qandaysiz? - How are you?

    • Yaxshi - good

    • mi - suffix attached to form a question

    • siz - pronoun for you (formal or plural)

  • Yaxshi yuribsizmi? - How is it going?

    • yurib - walk

  • Ahvollaringiz yaxshimi? - How is your health?

    • Ahvollaringiz - your situation

  • Tuzukmisiz? - Are you feeling well?

    • Tuzuk - presentable

  • Sog'salomatmisiz? - Are you healthy?

    • Sog' - healthy

    • Salomat - healthy

    • Sog' Salomat - unhurt

  • O'qishlaringiz yaxshimi? - How are your studies?

    • O'qish - reading

    • laringiz - your

  • Uyichilar yaxshimi? - How is your family?

    • Uyi - house

  • Bolalar yaxshimi? - How are the kids?

    • Bolalar - kids

  • Onangiz, otangiz yaxshi yurishibdimi? - How are your parents?

    • Onangiz - your mother

    • Otangiz - your father

  • Siz-chi/Sen-chi - And you?

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Sample Greeting: younger & older​

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- Assalomu Alaykum!

- Vaalaykum assalom! 

- Yaxhimisiz? 

- Yaxshi, tashakkur, o'zingiz-chi?

- Yaxshi, rahmat.

Responses

  • Yaxshi, rahmat. - Good, thank you.

  • Yomon emas, rahmat. - Not bad, thanks.

    • Yomon - bad

    • emas - not

  • Juda yaxshi! - Very well.

  • Band - busy

  • Xo'p - Okay/Well

  • Charchagan - tired

  • Xafa - Sad/upset

  • O'zingiz yaxshi yuribsizmi? - Are you doing well yourself?

    • O'zingiz - yourself

  • Tashakkur, o'zingiz-chi? - Thank you, how about you?

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Farewells

  • Xayr! - Goodbye!

  • Salomat, bo'ling! - Goodbye!

    • salomat - healthy

    • bo'ling - be

  • Mayli, yaxshi boring! - Ok, go well.

    • boring - go

  • Kelib turing! / Telefon qilib turing! - Keep in touch!

    • Kelib - come

    • Turing - keep

    • telephone qilib - by phone

  • Salom ayting! - Say hello!

    • ayting - say

  • Oq yo'l! - Good luck!

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Sample Farewell:

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-Salomat, bo'ling!

- Mayli, yaxshi boring! 

Response

  • Mayli - Okay/Fine

  • Mayli, yaxshi qoling! - Ok, stay well!

  • Xo'p, xayr! - Ok, goodbye!

  • Ko'rishguncha. - See you later.

    • Ko'rish - see

  • Sog' bo'ling. - Be well. (goodbye)

    • sog' - healthy

    • bo'ling - be

  • Mayli, bo'pti - Ok, good (signifies end of conversation)

    • bo'pti - that's it

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Test Your Knowledge!

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