Belarusian Nouns

Welcome to the third Belarusian lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Belarusian to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
бульба [boolʲba]
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
памідоры/таматы [pamіdori/tamati]
onions
onions Audio
цыбуля [tziboolya]
carrots
carrots Audio
морква [morkva]
fruits
fruits Audio
садавіна/фрукты/плады [sadavіna/frookti/pladi]
apples
apples Audio
яблыкі [yablikі]
bananas
bananas Audio
бананы [banani]
oranges
oranges Audio
апельсіны [apyelʲsіni]

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Belarusian + Pronunciation
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
ці ў вас (цябе) ёсць малако? Audio
[tzі w vas (tzyabye) yostzʲ malako?]
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
у мяне ёсць малако і кава Audio
[oo myanye yostzʲ malako і kava]
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
у яго ёсць тры яблыкі Audio
[oo yaguo yostzʲ tri yablikі]
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
у яе ёсць толькі адзін яблык Audio
[oo yaye yostzʲ tolʲkі adzіn yablik]
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
мы жывем у маленькім доме Audio
[mi ʐivyem oo malyenʲkіm domye]
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
мне падабаецца наш сняданак Audio
[mnye padabayetztza nash snyadanak]

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
хлеб [khlyeb]
milk
milk Audio
малако [malako]
butter
butter Audio
(сметанковае) масла [(smyetankovaye) masla]
cheese
cheese Audio
сыр [sir]
coffee
coffee Audio
кава [kava]
sandwich
sandwich Audio
бутэрброд/сандвіч [booterbrod/sandvіch]
meat
meat Audio
мяса [myasa]
chicken
chicken Audio
курыца/кураціна [kooritza/kooratzіna]
fish
fish Audio
рыба [riba]
breakfast
breakfast Audio
снеданне/сняданне/сняданак [snyedannye/snyadannye/snyadanak]
lunch
lunch Audio
ленч/полудзень/абед [lyench/poloodzyenʲ/abyed]
dinner
dinner Audio
абед [abyed]

Conversation in Belarusian

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Belarusian
Pronunciation
Do you speak (English/ Belarusian)?
(ці) вы размаўляеце (па-ангельску, па-англійску/па-беларуску)?
[(tzі) vi razmawlyayetzye (pa-anguyelʲskoo, pa-angulіyskoo/pa-byelarooskoo)?] Audio
Just a little
толькі крыху/ трохі
[tolʲkі krikhoo/ trokhі] Audio
I like Belarusian
мне падабаецца беларуская мова
[mnye padabayetztza byelarooskaya mova] Audio
Can I practice with you?
ці (з)магу я папрактыкавацца з вамі?
[tzі (z)maguoo ya papraktikavatztza z vamі?] Audio
How old are you?
колькі вам гадоў/год?
[kolʲkі vam guadow/guod?] Audio
I'm thirty three years old
мне трыццаць тры гады
[mnye tritztzatzʲ tri guadi] Audio
It was nice talking to you
было вельмі прыемна размаўляць з вамі
[bilo vyelʲmі priyemna razmawlyatzʲ z vamі] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Belarusian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Belarusian Adjectives   Belarusian Adjectives

Belarusian Plural   Belarusian Plural



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