Estonian Phrases

This page contains a table including the following: Estonian phrases, expressions and words in Estonian, conversation and idioms, Estonian greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in Estonian!

Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.

Estonian Phrases


    

English Phrases Estonian Phrases
 
English Greetings Estonian Greetings:
Hi! Tere! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good morning! Tere hommikust! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good evening! Tere õhtust! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night! Head ööd Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Welcome! (to greet someone) Tere tulemast! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How are you? Kuidas Sinul läheb? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm fine, thanks! Minul läheb hästi, Aitäh! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
And you? Aga Sinul? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good/ So-So. Hea, hästi/Nii-nii. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Thank you (very much)! Tänan Sind (väga)! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're welcome! (for "thank you") Võta heaks! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hey! Friend! Hei! Sõber! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I missed you so much! Ma igatsesin Sind väga! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's new? Mis uudist? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nothing much Ei midagi erilist Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night! Head õhtut! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
See you later! Näeme hiljem! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good bye! Head aega! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Ma olen eksinud Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can I help you? Kas ma saaksin Sind aidata? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can you help me? Kas Sa saaksid mind aidata? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Kus on (tualett/apteek)? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Mine otse! Seejärel keera vasakule/paremale! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm looking for john. Ma otsin John´i. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One moment please! Üks hetk palun! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hold on please! (phone) Oota palun üks hetk! (telefon) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How much is this? Kui palju see maksab? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Excuse me (to ask for something or to pass by) Vabandage / Vabandust Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Come with me! Tule minuga kaasa! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example


    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ Estonian)? Kas Sa räägid (inglise keelt/eesti keelt)? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Just a little. Veidi/natuke. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's your name? Mis Sinu nimi on?
My name is ... Minu nimi on... Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Hr.. /Pr../Prl.. (also Mr../Mrs../Miss...) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nice to meet you! Tore Sinuga tutvuda! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're very kind! Sa oled väga lahke! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where are you from? Kust Sa pärit oled? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm from (the U.S/ Estonia) Ma olen (USA-st/eestist) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (American) Ma olen (ameeriklane/eestlane) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where do you live? Kus Sa elad? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I live in (the U.S/ Estonia) Ma elan (USA-s/Eestis) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Did you like it here? Kas Sulle meeldis siin? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Estonia is a wonderful country Eesti on imeline maa Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What do you do for a living? Millega Sa elatist teenid? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I work as a (translator/ businessman) Ma töötan (tõlkijana/ärimehena) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I like Estonian Mulle meeldib eesti keel Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I've been learning Estonian for 1 month Ma olen õppinud eesti keelt ühe kuu Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Oh! That's good! Oo! See on tore! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How old are you? Kui vana Sa oled? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. Ma olen (kakskümmend, kolmkümmend aastat vana. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I have to go Ma pean minema Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I will be right back! Olen kohe tagasi! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Edu! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy birthday! Palju õnne sünnipäevaks! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy new year! Head uut aastat! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Merry Christmas! Häid jõule! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Congratulations! Õnnitlen! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Enjoy! (for meals...) Naudi! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'd like to visit Estonia one day Ma sooviksin külastada Eestit ühel päeval Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Say hi to John for me Ütle Johnile minu poolt tere. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Bless you (when sneezing) Terviseks Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night and sweet dreams! Head ööd & Magusaid unenägusid! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Solving a Misunderstanding
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) Kuidas palun! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Sorry (for a mistake) Anna andeks Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
No Problem! Pole probleemi! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Say It Again? Kas Sa saaksid seda korrata? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Speak Slowly? Kas Sa saaksid aeglasemalt rääkida? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Write It Down Please! Kirjuta see üles palun! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Understand! Ma ei saa aru! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Know! Ma ei tea! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Have No Idea. Mul ei ole aimugi. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's That Called In Estonian? Kuidas seda eesti keeles nimetatakse? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Does "gato" Mean In English? Mida tähendab "lingua" inglise keeles? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How Do You Say "Please" In Estonian? Kuidas Sa ütled "palun" eesti keeles? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Is This? Mis see on? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
My Estonian is bad. Minu eesti keel on halb. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need to practice my Estonian Ma pean oma eesti keelt harjutama. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Don't worry! Ära muretse! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Estonian Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Hea/halb/Nii-nii. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Big/ Small Suur/Väike Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Today/ Now Täna/Praegu Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Homme/Eile Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Yes/ No Jah/Ei Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Here you go! (when giving something) Palun! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Do you like it? Kas see meeldib Sulle? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I really like it! Mulle meeldib see väga! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm hungry / thirsty. Ma olen näljane/mul on kõht tühi / janu. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Hommikul/Õhtul/Öösel. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
This/ That. Here/There See(/Too). Siin/Seal Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Me/ You. Him/ Her. Mina/Sina. Tema Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Really! Kas tõesti! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Look! Vaata! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hurry up! Kiirusta! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What? Where? Mida?/Kus? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What time is it? Mis kell on? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Kell on 10. 19.30 Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Give me this! Anna see mulle! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I love you! Ma armastan Sind! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I feel sick. Mul on paha olla. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need a doctor Mul on arsti vaja. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One, Two, Three Üks, kaks, kolm Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Four, Five, Six Neli, viis, kuus Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten Seitse, kaheksa, üheksa, kümme Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Estonian phrases, expressions and words. Make sure to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. If you want to practice what you have learnt here, go to Language Test.