Civilities

The Mongols have no special word for  ‘please’ , the degree of politeness of a
request being reflected in the verb form of address used. There are several
ways of saying ‘thank you’ , including ; 

 Thanks                                               bayarlalaa/ gyalailaa                   баярлалаа/
гялайлаа

Thank you very much               tand ikh bayarlalaa                     танд их баярлалаа

Much obliged                                      bayarlalgüi yaakhev                    баярлалгүй
яах вэ     
 

If someone has done you a favour ,  a polite response is; 

Thank you for hospitality                       Saikhan
zochluullaa.                  Сайхан
зочлууллаа

Thank you for your help                        Ta
ikh tus bolloo.                      Та их
тус боллоо

Not at all / Don’t mention it.                   Zügeer        
                              Зүгээр 

Requests: 

I’d like to ask you a favour.                      Tanaas neg yum khüsi                           Танаас нэг юм хүсье

May I ask you a
question?                      Tanaas neg
yum asuuj bolokh uu           Танаас нэг
юм асууж  
болох
уу

Please help me if you can.                     Ta
hicheej tus bolooch                          Та хичээж
тус болооч

Please could you repeat that?                 Dahin helj ügnü üü?                               Дахин хэлж өгнө
үү 

Please show me that?                            Tüüniig
nadad üzüüleech                      Түүнийг
надад үзүүлээч

Will you pass it to me, please?               Naadahaa avaad ögnüü?                       Наадахаа
аваад өгнө үү

Can I take …. Now?                                Bi odoo avakh uu?                                 Би одоо авах уу         

May I go now?                                        Bi
odoo yavj boloh uu?                         Би одоо
явж болох уу

Please don’t forget.                                 Bitgii
martaarai.                                     Битгий
мартаарай

Apologies: 

I’m sorry / Excuse me                              Uuchlaarai                                               Уучлаарай

I beg your pardon.                                  Örshöögöörei                                           Өршөөгөөрэй

It’s all my fault.                                       Miniil
buruu bolloo.                                 Миний
буруу боллоо

It doesn’t  matter.                                    Khamaagüi                                              Хамаагүй

Don’t mention it.                                      Zügeer.                                                   Зүгээр

Sorry? What(did you )?                            Yu
genee?                                              Юу
гэнээ

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