Now let’s learn some basic Estonian conversations. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Estonian.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Estonian“.

Basic Estonian words & phrases: conversations

Video: How to say your name in Estonian

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Vocabulary

Basic conversation

EnglishEstonian
yesjah
noei
please / you’re welcomepalun
you’re very welcomeole lahke
thank youaitäh
thank you very muchsuur aitäh
thanksaitäh
Excuse me!Vabandust!

Communication

EnglishEstonian
I understand.Saan aru.
I don’t understandMa ei saa aru
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?Hallo
What does that mean?Mida see tähendab?
I don’t know.Ma ei tea.
I don’t speak Polish.Ma ei räägi poola keelt.
I speak a little Polish.Ma räägin natuke poola keelt.
Do you speak english? (informal)Kas sa räägid inglise keelt?
Do you speak english? (formal)Kas te räägite inglise keelt?
Yes, I do speak english.Jah, ma räägin inglise keelt.
No, I don’t speak english.Ei, ma ei räägi inglise keelt.

Making acquaintances

EnglishEstonian
Please talk more slowly!Palun räägi aeglasemalt!
Nice to meet you!Meeldiv tutvuda!
How are you?Kuidas sul läheb?
Good, thank youHästi, aitäh
I’m well, thanks!Mul läheb hästi, aitäh!
Not bad, thanks!Pole paha, aitäh!
very badväga halb
What’s your name?Mis su nimi on?
My name is [...].Mu nimi on [...]
What’s your first name?Mis su eesnimi on?
My first name is [...]Minu eesnimi on [...]
How old are you?Kui vana sa oled?
I’m [...] years old.Olen [...]-aastane.
What are your hobbies?Mis su hobid on?
What do you like doing?Mida sulle teha meeldib?
What are you doing (at the moment)?Mida sa (praegu) teed?
Where do you live?Kus sa elad?
I live in [...]Ma elan [...]s
I’m from EnglandOlen pärit Inglismaalt
I’m EnglishOlen inglane.
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