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We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for exemple, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day.
It will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
And once your holidays have begun, in Tallinn, in Pärnu or elsewhere in Estonia, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.
17 themes
17 themes

Essentials

Essentials
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Hello
Tere päevast!
Hello
Tere
Good evening
Tere õhtust!
Goodbye
Head aega!
See you later
Kohtumiseni!
Yes
Ja
No
Ei
Excuse me!
Vabandage!
Thanks
Tänan
Thanks a lot
Tänan väga
Thank you for your help
Tänan teid abi eest!
Don't mention it
Pole tänu väärt!
Ok
Nõus
How much is it?
Palju see maksab?
Sorry!
Vabandust!
I don't understand
Ma ei saa aru
I get it
Ma sain aru
I don't know
Ma ei tea
Forbidden
Keelatud!
Excuse me, where are the toilets?
Kus on tualett, palun?
Happy New Year!
Head uut aastat!
Happy birthday!
Palju õnne sünnipäevaks!
Happy holiday!
Häid pühi!
Congratulations!
Palju õnne!
Congratulations!
Õnnitlused!



Conversation

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Hello. How are you?
Tere! Kuidas läheb?
Hello. I'm fine, thank you
Tere! Tänan, hästi
Do you speak Estonian?
Kas sa räägid eesti keelt?
No, I don't speak Estonian
Ei, ma ei räägi eesti keelt
Only a little bit
Ainult natukene
Where do you come from?
Mis maalt sa pärit oled?
What is your nationality?
Mis rahvusest sa oled?
I am Estonian
Ma olen eestlane
And you, do you live here?
Aga sina, kas sa elad siin?
Yes, I live here
Jah, ma elan siin
My name is Sarah, what's your name?
Minu nimi on Saara aga sinu?
Julian
J?ri
What are you doing here?
Mida sa siin teed?
I am on holiday
Ma puhkan
I am on holiday
Olen puhkusel
We are on holiday
Me puhkame
We are on holiday
Me oleme puhkusel
I am on a business trip
Ma olen tööreisil
I work here
Ma töötan siin
We work here
Me töötame siin
Where are the good places to go out and eat?
Kus on siin head söögikohad?
Is there a museum in the neighbourhood?
Kas siin kuskil lähedal on muuseum?
Where could I get an internet connection?
Kus ma saaksin internetti?



Learning

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Do you want to learn a few words?
Kas sa tahaksid natuke sõnavara õppida?
Yes, sure!
Nõus
What's this called?
Kuidas seda kutsutakse?
It's a table
See on laud
A table. Do you understand?
Laud. Saad aru?
I don't understand
Ma ei saa aru
Can you repeat please?
Kas sa võiksid korrata?
Can you talk a bit more slowly, please ?
Kas sa saaksid natuke aeglasemalt rääkida?
Could you write it down, please?
Kas sa saaksid talle kirjutada?
I get it
Ma sain aru



Colours

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I like the colour of this table
Mulle meeldib selle laua värv
It's red
See on punane
Blue
Sinine
Yellow
Kollane
White
Valge
Black
Must
Green
roheline
Orange
Oranž
Purple
Lilla
Grey
Hall



Numbers

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Zero
Null
One
Üks
Two
Kaks
Three
Kolm
Four
Neli
Five
Viis
Six
Kuus
Seven
Seitse
Eight
Kaheksa
Nine
Üheksa
Ten
Kümme
Eleven
Üksteist
Twelve
Kaksteist
Thirteen
Kolmteist
Fourteen
Neliteist
Fifteen
Viisteist
Sixteen
Kuusteist
Seventeen
Seitseteist
Eighteen
Kaheksateist
Nineteen
Üheksateist
Twenty
Kakskümmend
Twenty-one
Kakskümmend üks
Twenty-two
Kakskümmend kaks
Twenty-three
Kakskümmend kolm
Twenty-four
Kakskümmend neli
Twenty-five
Kakskümmend viis
Twenty-six
Kakskümmend kuus
Twenty-seven
Kakskümmend seitse
Twenty-eight
Kakskümmend kaheksa
Twenty-nine
Kakskümmend üheksa
Thirty
Kolmkümmend
Thirty-one
Kolmkümmend üks
Thirty-two
Kolmkümmend kaks
Thirty-three
Kolmkümmend kolm
Thirty-four
Kolmkümmend neli
Thirty-five
Kolmkümmend viis
Thirty-six
Kolmkümmend kuus
Forty
Nelikümmend
Fifty
Viiskümmend
Sixty
Kuuskümmend
Seventy
Kuuskümmend kuus
Eighty
Kaheksakümmend
Ninety
Üheksakümmend
One hundred
Sada
A hundred and five
Viissada
Two hundred
Kakssada
Three hundred
Kolmsada
Four hundred
Nelisada
A thousand
Tuhat
A thousand five hundred
Tuhat viissada
Two thousand
Kaks tuhat
Ten thousand
Kümme tuhat



Time tracking

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When did you get here?
Millal sa jõudsid?
Today
Täna
Yesterday
Eile
Two days ago
Kaks päeva tagasi
How long are you staying for?
Kui kauaks sa jääd?
I'm leaving tomorrow
Ma sõidan homme ära
I'll be leaving the day after tomorrow
Ma sõidan ülehomme ära
I'll be leaving in three days
Ma sõidan ära kolme päeva pärast
I'll be leaving in three days
Ma lahkun kolme päeva pärast
Monday
Esmaspäev
Tuesday
Teisipäev
Wednesday
Kolmapäev
Thursday
Neljapäev
Friday
Reede
Saturday
Laupäev
Sunday
Pühapäev
January
Jaanuar
February
Veebruar
March
Märts
April
Aprill
May
Mai
June
Juuni
July
Juuli
August
August
September
September
October
Oktoober
November
November
December
Detsember
What time are you leaving at?
Mis kell sa sõidad?
Morning, at eight o'clock
Hommikul kell kaheksa
Morning, at a quarter past 8
Hommikul kell kaheksa viisteist
Morning, at half past 8
Hommikul kell pool üheksa
Morning, at a quarter to nine
Hommikul kolmveerand üheksa
Evening, at 6pm
Õhtul kell kuus
I am late
Ma olen hiljaks jäänud
I am late
Ma jään hiljaks



Taxi

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Taxi! 
Takso!
Where would you like to go?
Kuhu te soovite sôita?
I'm going to the train station
Ma lähen raudteejaama
I'm going to the Day and Night Hotel
Ma lähen hotelli Päev ja Öö
Can you take me to the airport, please?
Kas te saaksite mind lennujaama viia?
Can you take my luggage?
Kas te saaksite mu kohvrid vôtta?
Is it far from here?
Kas see on siit kaugel?
No it's close
Ei, see on siin lähedal
Yes it's a little bit further away
See on kaugemal
How much will it be?
Kui palju see maksma läheb?
Take me there, please
Palun viige mind siia!
You go right
Paremal
You go left
Vasakul
It's straight on
Otse
It's right here
See on siin
It's that way
See jääb sinnapoole
Stop!
Peatus!
Stop!
Stopp!
Take your time
Tehke rahulikult
Take your time
Aega on
Can I have a receipt, please?
Kas te võiksite palun mulle arve teha?



Feelings

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I really like your country
Mulle väga meeldib sinu maa
I love you
Ma armastan sind
I am happy
Ma olen õnnelik
I am sad
Ma olen kurb
I feel great here
Ma tunnen siin ennast hästi
I am cold
Mul on külm
I am hot
Mul on soe
It's too big
See on liiga suur
It's too small
See on liiga väike
It's perfect
See sobib hästi
Do you want to go out tonight?
Kas sa tahad täna õhtul välja minna?
I would like to go out tonight
Ma tahaksin täna õhtul välja minna
It is a good idea
See on hea mõte
I want to have fun
Mul on peotuju
It is not a good idea
See ei ole hea mõte
I don't want to go out tonight
Ma ei taha täna õhtul välja minna
I want to rest
Ma tahan puhata
Would you like to do some sport?
Kas sa tahaksid sporti teha?
Yes, I need to relax
Jaa, mul on vaja ennast välja elada
I play tennis
Ma mängin tennist
No thanks. I am tired already
Ei tänan. Ma olen päris väsinud



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Do you have family here?
Kas sul on siin sugulasi?
My father
Minu isa
My mother
Minu ema
My son
Minu poeg
My daughter
Minu tütar
A brother
Üks vend
a sister
Üks õde
a friend
Üks sõber
a friend
Üks sõbranna
My boyfriend
Minu sõber
My boyfriend
Minu poisssõber
My girlfriend
Minu sõbranna
My girlfriend
Minu tüdrukssõber
My husband
Minu abikaasa
My husband
Minu mees
My wife
Minu abikaasa
My wife
Minu naine



Bar

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The bar
Baar
Would you like to have a drink?
Soovid sa midagi juua?
To drink
Jooma
Glass
Klaas
With pleasure
Meelsasti
With pleasure
Hea meelega!
What would you like?
Mida sina jood?
What would you like?
Mida sina võtad?
What's on offer?
Mis siin juua on?
There is water or fruit juices
Vett vôi mahla
Water
Vett
Can you add some ice cubes, please?
Kas te saaksite jääd ka sisse panna?
Ice cubes
Jääd
Chocolate
Kakaod
Milk
Piima
Tea
Teed
Coffee
Kohvi
With sugar
Suhkruga
With cream
Koorega
Wine
Veini
Beer
Õlut
A tea please
Üks tee, palun
A beer please
Üks õlu, palun!
What would you like to drink?
Mida te soovite juua?
Two teas please!
Kaks teed, palun!
Two beers please!
Kaks õlut, palun!
Nothing, thanks
Ei midagi, tänan
Cheers!
Sinu terviseks!
Cheers!
Terviseks!
Can we have the bill please?
Arve, palun!
Excuse me, how much do I owe?
Palju ma teile võlgnen?
Twenty euros
Kakskümmend eurot
It's on me
Mina maksan



Restaurant

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The restaurant
Restoran
Would you like to eat?
Kas sa süüa tahad ?
Yes, with pleasure
Jah, tahan küll
To eat
Sööma
Where can we eat?
Kus me saaksime süüa?
Where can we have lunch?
Kus me saaksime lõunat süüa?
Dinner
Õhtusöök
Breakfast
Hommikusöök
Excuse me!
Palun!
The menu, please
Menüü palun!
Here is the menu
Siin on menüü!
What do you prefer to eat? Meat or fish?
Mida sa eelistad süüa? Liha võî kala?
With rice
Riisiga
With pasta
Makaronidega
Potatoes
Kartuleid
Vegetables
Juurvilju
Scrambled eggs - fried eggs - or a boiled egg
Munaputru - praetud muna - keedetud muna
Bread
Leiba
Butter
Võid
Salad
Roheline salat
Dessert
Magustoit
Fruit
Puuvilju
Can I have a knife, please?
Kas teil nuga on?
Yes, I'll bring it to you right away
Jaa, kohe toon!
a knife
Nuga
a fork
Kahvel
a spoon
Lusikas
Is it a warm dish?
Kas see on soe toit?
Yes, very hot also!
Jaa, ja väga vürtsikas
Warm
Soe
Cold
Külm
Hot
Vürtsikas
I'll have fish
Ma võtan kala!
Me too
Mina ka



Parting

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It's late, I have to go!
On juba hilja! Ma pean minema!
Shall we meet again?
Kas me võiksime uuesti kokku saada?
Yes with pleasure
Jaa, hea meelega!
This is my address
Ma elan sellel aadressil
Do you have a phone number?
Kas sul on telefoninumber?
Yes here you go
Jaa, siin see on
I had a lovely time
Mul oli sinuga tore
Me too, it was a pleasure to meet you
Minul samuti. Mul oli hea meel sinuga tutvuda
We will see each other soon
Me näeme varsti jälle
I hope so too
Ma loodan samuti
Goodbye
Head-aega!
Goodbye
Nägemiseni!
See you tomorrow
Homseni!
Bye!
Tšau!



Transportation

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Excuse me! I'm looking for the bus stop
Vabandage, kus on bussipeatus?
How much is a ticket to Sun City? 
Milline rong läheb Päikeselinna?
Where does this train go, please? 
Kuhu see rong läheb?
Does this train stop at Sun City? 
Kas see rong peatub Päikeselinnas?
When does the train for Sun City leave? 
Millal läheb rong Päikeselinna?
When will this train arrive in Sun City? 
Mis kell rong jõuab Päikeselinna?
A ticket for Sun City, please
Pilet Päikeselinna, palun!
Do you have the train's time table?
Kas teil on rongiajad?
Bus schedule
Bussiajad
Excuse me, which train goes to Sun City?
Milline rong läheb Päikeselinna?
This one
See siin
Thanks
Tänan
Don't mention it, have a good trip!
Pole tänu väärt. Head reisi!
The garage
Autoremonditöökoda
The petrol station
Bensiinijaam
A full tank, please
Üks paak bensiini, palun!
Bike
Jalgratas
Bike
Ratas
Town centre
Kesklinn
Town centre
Keskus
Suburb
Äärelinn
It is a city
See on suur linn
It is a village
See on küla
A mountain
Mägi
a lake
Järv
The countryside
Maa



Looking for someone

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Excuse me, is Sarah here?
Kas Sarah on siin?
Yes, she's here
Jaa, ta on siin
She's out
Ta läks välja
You can call her on her mobile phone
Te võite talle mobiilile helistada
Do you know where I could find her?
Oskate te öelda, kust ma teda leida võin?
She is at work
Ta on tööl
She is at home
Ta on kodus
Excuse me, is Julien here?
Kas Julien on siin?
Yes, he's here
Jaa, ta on siin
He's out
Ta läks välja
Do you know where I could find him?
Oskate te öelda, kust ma teda leida võin?
You can call him on his mobile phone
Te võite talle mobiilile helistada
He is at work
Ta on tööl
He is at home
Ta on kodus



Hotel

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The hotel
Hotell
Apartment
Korter
Welcome!
Teretulemast!
Do you have a room available?
Kas teil on üks vaba tuba?
Is there a bathroom in the room?
Kas toas on vannituba?
Would you prefer two single beds?
Kas te eelistate kahte ühekohalist voodit?
Do you wish to have a twin room?
Kas te soovite ühte tuba kahele?
A room with bathtub - with balcony - with shower
Tuba vanni - rõdu - duššiga
Bed and breakfast
Tuba hommikusöögiga
How much is it for a night?
Palju üks öö maksab?
I would like to see the room first
Ma sooviksin kõigepealt tuba näha
Yes, of course
Jaa, muidugi
Thank you, the room is very nice
Aitäh! Tuba on väga hea
OK, can I reserve for tonight?
Sobib, kas ma saan täna õhtuks broneerida?
It's a bit too much for me, thank you
See on minu jaoks natuke kallis, aitäh!
Could you take care of my luggage, please?
Kas te saaksite mu kohvrite eest hoolitseda?
Where is my room, please?
Kus mu tuba asub?
Where is my room, please?
Palun öelge kus mu tuba asub?
It is on the first floor
Esimesel korrusel
It is on the first floor
See on esimesel korrusel
Is there a lift?
Kas siin on lift?
The elevator is on your left
Lift on teist vasakul
The elevator is on your right
Lift on teist paremal
Where is the laundry room, please?
Kus asub pesumaja?
It is on the ground floor
See on esimesel korrusel
Ground floor
Esimene korrus
Bedroom
Tuba
Dry cleaner's
Keemiline puhastus
Hair salon
Juuksurisalong
Car parking space
Autoparkla
Let's meet in the meeting room?
Kas saame kokku nõupidamisruumis?
Meeting room
Nõupidamisruum
The swimming pool is heated
Bassein on soe
Swimming pool
Bassein
Please, wake me up at seven a.m.
Palun äratage mind kell 7
The key, please
Võti palun!
The pass, please
Magnetkaart
Are there any messages for me?
Kas mulle on teateid?
Yes, here you are
Jaa, siin need on
No, we didn't receive anything for you
Ei, ei midagi
Where can I get some change?
Kus ma saaksin sularaha vahetada?
Please can you give me some change?
Kas te saaksite mulle raha lahti teha?
We can make some for you, how much would you like?
Saame küll teha. Palju te sularaha tahate?



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The beach
Rand
Do you know where I can buy a ball?
Kas te oskate öelda kust ma saaks osta palli?
There is a store in this direction
Sinnapoole minnes on üks pood
a ball
Pall
Binoculars
Pinokkel
a cap
Nokamüts
a towel
Käterätik
Sandals
Sandaalid
a bucket
Pang
a bucket
Ämber
Suntan lotion
Päikesekreem
Swimming trunks
Ujumispüksid
Sunglasses
Ujumisprillid
Shellfish
Rannakarbid
Sunbathing
Päevitama
Sunny
Päikeseline
Sunset
Päikeseloojang
Parasol
Päikesevari
Sun
Päike
Sunstroke
Päikesepiste
Is it dangerous to swim here?
Kas siin on ohtlik ujuda?
No, it is not dangerous
Ei, ei ole ohtlik
Yes, it is forbidden to swim here
Jaa, siin on ohtlik ujuda
Swim
Ujuma
Swimming
Ujumine
Wave
Laine
Sea
Meri
Dune
Liivaluide
Sand
Liiv
What is the weather forecast for tomorrow?
Millist ilma homme lubatakse?
The weather is going to change
Ilm muutub
It is going to rain
Hakkab sadama
It will be sunny
Tuleb päiksepaisteline ilm
It will be very windy
Tuleb väga tuuline ilm
Swimming suit
Ujumistrikoo
Sunshade
Vari



In case of trouble

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Can you help me, please?
Kas te saaksite mind aidata?
I'm lost
Ma olen ära eksinud
What would you like?
Mida te soovite?
What happened?
Mis juhtus?
Where could I find an interpreter?
Kust ma võiksin leida tõlki?
Where is the nearest chemist's shop?
Kus on lähim apteek?
Can you call a doctor, please
Kutsuge arst, palun!
Which kind of treatment are you undergoing at the moment?
Milliseid rohtusid te praegu võtate?
a hospital
Haigla
a chemist's
Apteek
a doctor
Arst
Medical department
Arstiteenus
I lost my papers
Ma kaotasin oma dokumendid
My papers have been stolen
Mul varastati dokumendid
Lost-property office
Kaotatud asjade büroo
First-aid station
Hädaabipunkt
Emergency exit
Hädaabiväljapääs
The police
Politsei
Papers
Dokumendid
Money
Raha
Passport
Pass
Luggage
Pagas
I'm ok, thanks
Ei tänan
Leave me alone!
Jatke mind rahule!
Go away!
Lahkuge!



Why speak Estonian while traveling?

At the heart of innovation 

A Baltic state of Northern Europe, Estonia experienced a period of strong economic growth after its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and today is a member of important organizations such as the UN, NATO and the European Union.  Having an economy based as firmly on the export of wood and textile products as on electrical and electronic equipment and software, the country is the birthplace of important software such as Skype, Kazaa and VoIP. Estonia is also recognized as the first state to grant e-Residency.

Multi-cultural 

Throughout history, Estonian culture has been enriched by that of its neighboring countries, without losing its own identity. 
Beyond a vast literature - based mainly on poetry - which includes figures such as Lydia Koidula, Eduard Vilde and Marie Under, music plays an important role in education and the cultural life of the country. 

Make a success of your stay in Estonia

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.

How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

A language of the Finno-Ugric branch, Estonian has a Latin alphabet with 27 letters, some of which are diacritic. Its phonemes usually have three durations: short, long, or extra-long; the last two are marked by a double letter. Here are some examples of pronunciation compared to other languages.
The ä: pronounced A very open as in CAT in English. 
The ö and ü: pronounced /ø/ and /y/, as in German.
The š and ž: are pronounced /ʃ/ and /ʒ/, like the CH and J in French.