So beautiful!
Аяке! Гудяйке!

Ayake! Gudiayke!

Here is good air.
Эринниду-кэт эюмкун.

Erinnidu-ket eyumkun.

I'd like to drink cold water.
Хемурихи муе умдави эетчэм. Хемурикан муе умдави эетчэм.

Hemurihi muye umdawi eyetchem. Hemurikan muye umdawi eyetchem.

Such a big river!
Эр бира хэгдынде!

Er bira hegdindie!

Such many berries and mushrooms!
Диктэл, дэвунӈэктэл кэтэкел!

Diktel, dewunŋektel ketekiel!

Are there many animals in your taiga (forest)?
Эгдэндухун бэйӈэ кэтэ? Эгдэндухун бэйӈэ кэтэ-гу?

Egdenduhun beiŋe kete? Egdenduhun beiŋe kete-gu?

Very many.
Со кэтэ.

So kete.

What animals are found here?
Эмал бэйӈэл эду бивкил?

Emal beiŋel edu biwkil?

You can find here bears, wolves, gluttons, foxes, polar foxes, hares and others.
Эду амакал, иргичил, дянтакил, сулакил, чатарал, туксакил тадук хунтул-да бэйӈэл бивкил.

Edu amakal, irgichil, diantakil, sulakil, chataral, tuksakil taduk huntul-da beiŋel biwkil.

Hoofed animals here are elks, reindeers, Manchurian wapitis, roes, musk-deers.
Уручилдук мотыл, бэюр, кумакал, гивчэр, мукул бихи.

Uruchilduk motil, beyur, kumakal, giwcher, mukul bihi.

Fur-bearing animals here are foxes, polar foxes, sables, squirrels, musk-rats, ermines, Siberian weasels.
Инӈактачилдук сулакил, чатарал, некэл, улукил, ондатрал, делэкил, солоӈгол бихи.

Inŋaktachilduk sulakil, chataral, niekel, ulukil, ondatral, dielekil, soloŋgol bihi.

What the fish is found in your rivers?
Эмал оллол биралдухун бивкил?

Emal ollol biralduhun biwkil?

Sea trout, lenok, whitefish, pike, perch and others..
Делил, сугдяннал, сурил, гуткэр, екэчэр тадук хунтул-да.

Dielil, sugdiannal, suril, gutker, ekecher taduk huntul-da.

What is the name of this river?
Эр бира он гэрбин?

Er bira on gerbin?

The name of this river is Iengra.
Эр бира Иеӈрэ гэрбин.

Er bira Ieŋre gerbin.

Is there a lake near here?
Амудил бихи-гу?

Amudil bihi-gu?

Yes, there are two lakes near here.
Э, дагакан дюр амуткар бихин.

E, dagakan diur amutkar bihin.


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Translated from Russian by Rustam Yusupov

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Authors have made this phrasebook close to real language spoken by Evenks living in Yakutia (on the north-east of Russia). Some words can be written not as prescribed by the rules of literary Evenk language. Some words can be written different in different cases. However all phrases of the phrasebook are well-understood by all Evenks living in Russia.