Introductions

In this lesson you will learn how to introduce yourself and where you are from. If you joined Uzbek 101, you'll find quiz questions and flashcards at the end to help you study!

​💡Note: Instead of Mr, Ms, Mrs, etc., Uzbek people use honorifics. Honorifics are titles that indicate esteem or courtesy which are added to the ends of first names to show respect.

  • Aka 

    • "older brother"​

    • used for older men

  • Opa / Ona

    • "older sister"​

    • used for older women

  • -jon 

    • a suffix added to younger men​

  • Bi / Xon

    • added to women's names

Comments

שיתוף המחשבות שלךהתגובה הראשונה יכולה להיות שלך.

Introduction Phrases

  • Ismingiz nima? - What is your name?

    • Ism - name

    • Ingiz - your

    • Nima - what

  • Ismim/Otim/Meniki .. - My name is ..

  • Sizniki-chi? - And yours?

  • Tanishganimdan xursandman. - I am glad to meet you.

    • Tanishganim - I met

    • xusandman - I am happy

  • Men ham - Me too

  • Qayerdansiz?/Qayerliksiz? - Where are you from?

    • Qayer - where

  • Tanishing, bu ... - Please meet..

    • Tanishing - meet

  • Bu mening .. - This is my...

    • turmush - husband

    • o'rtog'im - wife

    • do'stim - friend

    • dugonam - my friend (girl)

    • hamkasbim - colleague

    • (find more names in the family lesson)

  • Qanday yaxshi! - How nice!

    • Qanday - how

You can also introduce yourself using the pronouns we learned in the Pronouns lesson. 

Example: 

  • Men Jonman - I am John 

  • Biz Fatima va Jon. - We are Fatima and John. 

Sample Dialogue:

Ruslan: Assalomu alaykum.

Feruza: Vaalaykum assalom. Ismingiz nima?

Ruslan: Ismim Ruslan. Sizniki-chi?

Feruza: Meniki Jill.

Ruslan: Tanishganimdan xursandman

Feruza: Men Ham

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More Helpful Vocabulary

  • Kechirasiz - excuse me

  • Voy! - Exclamation/surprise

  • Katta rahmat. - Thank you very much. (Katta translates to big)

  • shu yerda - here, at this place

  • uchun - for

  • arzimaydi - you're welcome

  • juda - very

  • ko'p - many

  • o'qiyman - I study

Test Your Knowledge!

Uzbek 101 participants can access practice quiz questions and flashcards​. To join the course, click "Self-Paced Course" at the top of the website.