Names and Forms of Address

What’s your name?                              Tany ner khen be?                                   Таны нэр хэн
бэ?

 My name is Bold.                                Minii ner Bold.                                        Миний нэр Болд

What’s yours?                                        Tany ner?                                               Таны
нэр?

What’s your full name (name and patronymic)     Tany ovog neriig khen gedeg ve?    Таны овог нэрийг
хэн гэдэг  вэ?                                                                           
My full name is Chuluuny Bold.        
Minii ovog ner Chuluuny Bold.     Миний овог нэр Чулууны Болд.                                                    

Mongolian addresses one another by name, relationship or job
title plus the word guai, which is polite, or an appropriate long vowel,
forming a vocative:
Hey Bat!                                  Bataa!                                                  Бат
аа!

Dorj!                                        Dorjoo
!                                               Дорж
оо!

Mr Dorj!                                  Dorj
guai!                                             Дорж
гуай!    

Mrs/Miss Dulmaa!                    Dulmaa
guai!                                        Дулмаа
гуай!

Dad!                                          Aavaa!                                                 Аав
аа!

Waiter!                                    Zöögch
öö!                                          Зөөгч
өө!

Excuse me, sir/madam!           Khün
guai!                                            Хүн
гуай!

My child! (to a young person)     Khüükhee!                                           Хүүх
ээ!

People in authority are addressed as khündet or erkhemseg
(esteemed);

Mr Chairman!                                                          Khündet
dargaa!                                   Хүндэт
дарга аа!

Your Excellency! (to an ambassador)                      Erkhemseg
elchin said aa!                     Эрхэмсэг
элчин сайд аа!

Foreign men are addressed as noyon (‘mister’, originally a
prince, and the king in chess), and women as khatagtai:

Mr Smith!                                 Noyon
Smit!                                         Ноён
Смит!

Mrs/Miss Smith!                       Khatagtai
Smith!                                   Хатагтай
Смит!

Ladies and Gentlemen!           Noyod
khatagtai naraa!                        Ноёд
хатагтай нараа!

During the communist period of Mongolia’s history members of the
ruling party were called ‘comrade’ (nökhör). The term was extended to non-
communists as the common form of address, but is now going out of fashion.

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