Macedonian/Common phrases

The following phrases should help even a person totally unfamiliar with Macedonian to manage his way around Macedonia. They are grouped by categories.

GreetingsEdit

Translation Phrase Romanization IPA Approximation
hello здраво zdravo /ˈzdravɔ/ ZDRA-voh
how are you? (inf.) како си? kako si? /ˈkakɔ si/ KAHK-oh-see
how are you? (pol.) како сте? kako ste? /ˈkakɔ stɛ/ KAHK-oh-steh
good day добар ден dobar den /ˈdɔbardɛn/ DOUGH-bar-den
good morning добро утро dobro utro /dɔˈbrɔutrɔ/ dough-BRO-oo-troh
goodbye догледање dogledanje /dɔˈglɛdaɲɛ/ dough-GLAD-anye
generic toast на здравје! na zdravje! /naˈzdravjɛ/ nah-ZDRAV-yeah


ExamplesEdit

  • Good morning, how are you?
    • Добро утро, како си?
dough-BRO-oo-troh, KAHK-oh-see?
  • Good, thanks. And you?
    • Добро, благодарам. А ти?
DOUGH-bro, blaag-OH-daar-ahm. Ah tea?


LanguagesEdit

Translation Phrase Romanization IPA Approximation
I don’t understand не разбирам ne razbiram /nɛˈrazbiram/ neh-RAZ-beer-ahm
do you speak ...? зборувате ли ...? zboruvate li ...? /zbɔˈruvate ɫi/ zbor-OO-va-teh lee ...
Macedonian македонски makedonski /maˈkɛdɔnski/ mach-ADDON-ski
English англиски angliski /ˈangɫiski/ AHNG-lee-ski
French француски francuski /ˈfrancuski/ FRAHNCE-oo-ski
Japanese јапонски japonski /ˈjapɔnski/ YUP-own-ski
Dutch холандски holandski /ˈxɔlandski/ HOLE-ahnd-ski
German германски germanski /ˈgɛrmanski/ GHER-mahn-ski


ExamplesEdit

  • I don't speak Macedonian.
    • Не разбирам македонски.
neh-RAZ-beer-ahm mach-ADDON-ski
  • Do you speak English?
    • Зборувате ли англиски?.
zbor-OO-va-teh lee AHNG-lee-ski


When in needEdit

Translation Phrase Romanization IPA Approximation
where is ...? каде е ...? kade e ...? /ˈkadɛ/ KAH-de eh ...?
I need ... ми треба ... mi treba ... /miˈtrɛba/ me TREH-bah
the toilet тоалетот toaletot /tɔaˈlɛtɔt/ tow-ah-LET-oat
the hospital болницата bolnicata /bɔlˈnit͡sata bowl-NIECE-aatah
the bank банката bankata /ˈbankata/ BAHNK-aatah
the ATM банкоматот bankomatot /bankɔˈmatɔt/ bahnk-o-MAAT-oat
the pharmacy аптеката aptekata /apˈtɛkata/ up-TECH-aatah
a doctor доктор doktor /ˈdɔktɔr/ DOCK-tor
help помош pomosh /ˈpɔmɔʃ/ POE-mosh
urgently итно itno /ˈitnɔ/ EAT-no


ExamplesEdit

  • Where is the pharmacy?
    • Каде е аптеката?
KAH-de eh up-TECH-aatah?
  • I need a doctor! Urgently!
    • Mи треба доктор! Итно!
me TREH-bah DOCK-tor! EAT-no!



ShoppingEdit

Translation Phrase Romanization IPA Approximation
which one? кое? koe? /ˈkɔɛ/ CO-a
this one ова ova /ˈɔva/ OH-va
that one тоа toa /ˈtɔa/ TOW-ah
how much? колку? kolku? /ˈkɔlku/ COLE-coo
it's expensive скапо е skapo e /ˈskapɔ ɛ/ SCUP-oh-eh
it's too much премногу е premnogu e /ˈprɛmnɔgu ɛ/ PREYM-know-goo eh
lower (me) the price намали ми ја цената namali mi ja cenata /namaˈɫimija ˈt͡sɛnata/ nahm-al-EE me ya TSE-nah-tah


ExamplesEdit

  • How much is this one?
    • Колку е ова?
COLE-coo eh OH-va?
  • It's expensive! Lower me the price!
    • Скапо е! Намали ми ја цената!
SCUP-oh-eh! nahm-al-EE-me-ya TSE-nah-tah!


General wordsEdit

Translation Phrase Romanization IPA Approximation
yes да da /da/ DUH
no не ne /ne/ NEH
please молам molam /ˈmɔlam/ MOW-lahm
thank you благодарам blagodaram /blaˈgɔdaram/ blaag-OH-daar-ahm
sorry извини izvini /ˈizvini/ EASE-veen-ee
where? каде? kade? /ˈkadɛ/ KAH-deh
here тука tuka /ˈtuka/ TOOK-ah
there таму tamu /ˈtamu/ TAHM-oo


ExamplesEdit

  • Please, that one!
    • Ве молам, тоа!
veh MOW-lahm, TOW-ah!
  • Sorry, this one? No? Which one? Where is it?
    • Извини, ова? Не? Кое? Каде е?
EASE-veen-ee, OH-va? NEH? CO-a? KAH-deh eh?



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