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BashkirVocabulary0 to A1 Course → Greetings and Introductions → Introducing Yourself

Introducing oneself is one of the most important communication skills that one should know. It allows you to break the ice and start a conversation with someone. In this lesson, we will learn how to introduce yourself in Bashkir and ask someone's name. Башҡорт теленде яҡынлашу белән, бер адам һәм йорт белеһе тавышлар арыасында башлавыу өйрәнергә лайык.


Before introducing yourself, it's polite to greet the other person. Here are some common Bashkir greetings you can use:

  • Salam alaykum (Сәләм аләйкум) - Hello (literally: Peace be upon you)
  • Әссәләм аләйкум (Ässәlәm alәyкуm) - Hello (return greeting)
  • Ҡайда булгансың? (Qayda bulgansıñ?) - How are you?

After greeting the other person, it's time to introduce yourself.

Introducing Yourself

Here are some common phrases to introduce yourself in Bashkir:

  • Мин яҙым Халим (Min yaðım Xalim) - My name is Khalim.
  • Минем атым Лилия (Minem atım Liliya) - My name is Lilia.
  • Мин Алексей (Min Aleksйй) - I am Alexey.

These expressions cover some of the most common ways to introduce oneself. The first one is equivalent to "My name is..." and the second one is similar to "I am called..." or "They call me...".

The third expression is shorter and more direct. You can also use it when you are already engaged in a conversation and you want to provide your name. For example, if someone asks you a question, you can start your answer by saying "Мин Алексей" (I am Alexey) before continuing with your response.

After introducing yourself, it's also important to ask for the other person's name:

Сеннин атың нисек? (Sennin atıñ nisek?) - What is your name?

The literal translation is "What is your name?" but in Bashkir, it's a more common and polite way to ask for someone's name than "Сен кимсин?" (Sen kimsin?) which translates to "Who are you?".

Let's practice some more with the following examples:

Bashkir Pronunciation English
Мин яҙым Руслан. Min yaðım Ruslan. My name is Ruslan.
Ярҙам кергәләгез, мин Айгуль. Yarðam kergәlәgәz, min Aygul. Nice to meet you, I am Aygul.
Мин Лев. Min Lev. I'm Lev.
Ҡайда булгансың? Мин яҙым Милана. Qayda bulgansıñ? Min yaðım Milana. How are you? My name is Milana.


Learning how to introduce yourself and ask for someone's name is a key starting point in any language. In Bashkir, these phrases are important to communicate with locals and make new friends. Repeat these phrases until they become second nature to you, that way you don't hesitate to use them when you need them.

Now, it's time to practice introducing yourself to someone else in Bashkir. Use the phrases you learned in this lesson, and try to use them with someone who speaks Bashkir, or even better, visit Bashkortostan and immerse yourself in the culture and language!

Table of Contents - Bashkir Course - 0 to A1[edit source]

Greetings and Introductions

Pronouns and Verb To Be

Numbers and Time

Plurals and Articles

Family and Relationships

Adjectives and Adverbs

Food and Eating

Regular Verbs

Travel and Transportation

Prepositions and Conjunctions

Bashkir Customs and Traditions

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