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Kazakhstan Music


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Say it in Kazakh


TIME & SEASONS:


2006 --- eki myn altynshy zhyl

January – kantar
February – akpan
March – nauryz
April – sauir
May – mamyr
June – mausym
July – shilde
August – tamyz
September – kyrkuyiek
October – kazan
November – karasha
December - zheltoksan

Spring --- Koktem [Kawk-TEM]

Summer ---Zhas

Autumn --- Kuz

Winter --- Kys [Kyhs]

Happy New Year! --- Zhana zhylynyzben! [Zhah-NAH Zhy-lee-nez-BEN]

It's snowing --- Kar zhauyptyr [Kar zha-oo-uptir]

Careful, don't slip. --- Abailanyz, kulap kalmanyz [Abai-la-nyz koo-lap kahl-man-iz]

It must be spring, the flowers are coming. --- Koktem kelip, gulder zhaikaldy.

Tulips first came from the Kazakh steppes. --- Baisheshektin otany Kazakh dalasy.


HOLIDAYS:


Happy Birthday! --- Tuylgan Kuninisben! [Too-yhl-ghan Koo-nyh-nyz-ben]

Happy New Year --- Zana Zhylynyzben

Let the New Year bring peace and prosperity to you! --- Zhana zhyl syzge beibitshilik zhane baq-daulet akelsyn!

Congratulations on your national day! --- Tauylsizdik Kunimen Kuttyktaimyn! [Tah-uyl-siz-dik Ku-ni-myen Kut-tyk-tai-myn].

Festival --- Meiram

Congratulations --- Kuttyktal!

Happy Holiday! --- Meiramynyzben! [May-rah-me-nyz-ban]

Happy Nauryz! --- Nauryz qutti bolsyn!

The holiest religious holiday --- En auliye din merekesi

How was your holiday? --- Meiramdy kalai karsy aldynyz?


SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS:


Equality --- Tendik [ten-dik]

Freedom  --- Bostandyk

Self-respect --- Ozyn-ozy syi-lau [Oh-ZZYN oh-ZZY See-LAU]

Dialogue --- Soilesu [Soi-leh-su]

Friend --- Dos

Friendship --- Dostyk

Bridge of friendship --- Dostyk kuperi [Dos-TYK Koo-peh-REI]

Chairman --- Toragasy [Toh-rah-GAH-sy]

Visit --- Sapar [Sah-PAR]

Strategic partnership ---Strategiyalyk seriktestik

Growing friendship --- Dostyk nyghaiuda

Citizen --- Azamat [Ah-zah-MAHT]

ELECTIONS
Election --- Sailau [Sah-i-lah-u]
Election monitors ---Sailaudy baikaushi[Sai-lau-DY bye-kauo-SHI]
Ballot --- Bulleten
To vote --- Dauys beru
Are you going to vote? --- Syz dauys beresiz-ba?
Free vote ---  Ashyq dauys beru [Ah-shyq dah-u-ys beh-ruh]
Electronic Voting --- Electrondyk dauys beru
Where is the closest polling station? --- En zhakykyn sailau bolemshesi kai zherde ornalskan?
Can foreigners watch the voting? --- Shekel azamattary sailau barasyn bakylau zhasay alady ma?
Yes/No – Ye/Zhok
Are you excited about the election? --- Sailau barasyna rizasyz ba?
Did you vote? --- Siz dauis berdinizbe?

Did you watch television news last night? --- Siz kesche keschte teledidardan zhanalyktar karadyngyz ba?

Congress --- Kuryltai

Central Asia --- Ortalyk Aziya [Ohr-ta-LIHK AH-ziya]

President --- Prezident

People --- Khalyk

Government --- Ukimet

Joint session --- Birikken otyrys

Supreme Court --- Zhogarghy Sot [Zhoh-ghar-GHY Sot]

Judge --- Tureshe [Too-reh-SHAY]

Legal system ---Zandyk zhuiye [Zan-DYK Zhui-YEAH]

Reform ---Reforma [Re-FOR-mah]

Foreign Minister --- Syrtky Ister Ministri

Trade and Industry Minister --- Sauda zhane Industria Ministri

Trade pact --- Sauda Kelesim

Border treaty --- Shekaranyn shart

Free trade zone ---Erkin sauda aimagy [Yer-KIN Sau-DAH Ai-ma-GHY]

Special Economic Zone --- Anaye ekonomikalyk aimak

Ratification --- Bekittiru

Cooperation --- Yntymak [Yn-tyh-MAK]

Neighbor ---Korshe [Kohr-SHAY]

Repatriants --- Oralmandar

Welcome home! --- Kosh keldinizder atameken zherge!

Pipeline --- Kubyr

Security Council --- Kauypsizdik Kenesi [Kau-yp-siz-DIK Ke-ne-SYH]

Peace ---Beibitshilik

Calm --- Baisal

[City, regional, district] council --- Maslikhat

Mayor --- Akim

Religion --- Din [Dhyn]

History --- Tarikh [Tah-rikh]

Short story --- Angime [Ang-ghee-mye]

Soldier --- Asker [As-keer]

Military exercises --- Askeri zhattygu [Ahs-ke-RI Zhat-tyh-GHU]

War --- Sogys

Disaster --- Apat, Kuireu

Assistance --- Zhardem

Emergency situation --- Totenshe zhagdai

Humanitarian assistance --- Gumanitarlyk zhardem

Innovation --- Innovatsia

Contest --- Baikau


GEOGRAPHY AND COUNTRIES:

Mountains --- Taular

Steppes --- Dalalar

Deserts --- Schulder

Caspian Sea --- Kaspii Tenizi

Aral Sea --- Aral Tenizi

China --- Kytai

Russia --- Resei [Reah-SAY]

USA --- Amerika Kurama Shtattary [Ah-MEE-ri-kah Ku-ra-MAH –Shtat-tah-RYH]


BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY:


Railway --- Temir Zholy

Oil  --- Munai [Muh-nay]

Pipeline --- Kubyr [Kho-BYRR]

Streamline --- Kyskartu

Plant --- Zauyt

Sales --- Satu

Mynkuduk ---Thousand of Wells

Workplace --- Zhumys [zhoo-mis]

Environment --- Korshaghan orta [Kohr-sha-HAHN or-TA]

Drug --- Apyim [Ah-pyh-IM]

Space --- Alem [Ah-LEM]

Space ship --- Alem kemesi

Copyright --- Avtorlyk kookyk [Av-tor-LIK Koo-KYK]

International Arbitration Court --- Khalykaralyk Arbitrage Soty

Economic growth --- Economikalyk damu

Trade surplus --- Sauda kaldyk

Intellectual property rights --- Intelektualdyk menshiktik kukyktary

Cell phone --- Utkyr telefon



NUMBERS:

Cardinal numbers:

One --- Bir, Two --- Yeki, Three --- Ush, Four --- Tort, Five --- Bes

Six --- Alty, Seven --- Zheti, Eight  --- Segiz, Nine --- Togyz, Ten --- On

Ordinal numbers:

First --- birinshi [byh-ryhn-SHEY], second --- yekinshi, third --- ushinshi, fourth ---tortinshi,

fifth --- besinshi, sixth --- altynshi, seventh --- zhetinshi, eighth  --- segizinshi, ninth --- togyzinshi,

tenth --- onynshi


SPORT


Do you like sports? --- Siz sporty unatasyz ba?

or

Do you like sport? --- Sporttyn shugyldangandy zhaksy koresizbe?
(substitute sporttyn for name of the sport)

…boxing? --- Boks...; …wrestling?--- qures; … cycling? --- velosiped; …fishing? --- balyk aulau?

Do you play …? --- Siz …  oinaisyzba?
chess --- shakhmat
checkers --- doiby
backgammon --- nardy
Skiing ---shangy
ice skating --- konki
ice hockey - khokkei

I like to play chess. – Men shahmat oynagandy zhaksy quoremen.

How long have you been doing it? --- Sizdin sportpen shugyldanganynysza neshe zhyl boldy?

Where can we go fishing?--- Balyk aulauga qaida baruga bolady?

Where can we go hunting? --- An aulauga qaida baruga bolady?

Where can we go hiking? --- Tabigatka qai zhakka bargam durus?

Sport --- Sport

Soccer --- Futbol

Have you been following the World Cup? --- Alem kubogy ushin dzharysty qarap zhursiz be?

Who do you think will win? --- Siz kalai oilaisiz, kim zhenedi?

Track and field --- Zhenyl Atletika [ZHE-nyhl Aht-LET- ika] [жеңіл атлетика]

Swimmer --- Zhusgysh

Boxer --- Boks-shy [боксшы]

Wrestler --- Baluan [балуан]

Gold --- Altyn [Ahl-TYN]
Silver --- Kumis [Koo-MYS]
Bronze --- Qola [Qoh-LA]


FOLK MUSIC, INSTRUMENTS AND TRADITIONS:


Akyn --- A folk poet who uses improvisation while performing

Aytys --- A music and poetry competition among akyns

Dabyl and dauylpaz --- Kazakh traditional percussion instruments

Dombra --- A two stringed instrument, the most commonly played Kazakh folk instrument

Halyk an --- A folk song

Kobyz --- An ancient string instrument played with a bow, has two strings made with hair

Kuy (pl. kuyis) --- An instrumental play

Kyl-kobyz --- Another ancient string instrument played with a bow with two strings made with hair

Sals, syera and anshi --- Original folk singers

Saz syrnai and uskirik --- Small hollow clay instruments with 1, 2 or 3 oval holes made in the forms of birds or animals

Sherter --- A stringed instrument played by plucking, smaller than a dombra and with a stronger and more sonorous sound

Shankobyz --- A metallic instrument known in the West as a mouth harp

Sybyzgy --- A flute-like wind instrument

Tartys--- A competition of instrumentalists

Terme--- A talkative improvisational genre

Zhetygen --- A stringed instrument played by plucking, resembling a harp

Zhyrau --- A creator of epic poems

Zhyrshi --- A performer of epic poems

 

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