Learn Kurdish


"Teaches you Kurdish so much faster than with regular learning methods — in only 17 minutes per day!"
 
Fast and highly efficient learning method: You can have your first conversation after 3 hours – for PCs, smartphones and tablets!
 
What makes this course different to other courses:
Learn as little as 17 minutes per day.
You'll never forget Kurdish again in your life with the unique long-term memory learning method.
With the novel superlearning technology, you'll learn 32% faster and can focus better.
The course is designed to teach you Kurdish on autopilot.
The learning methods will make learning Kurdish addictive, every single day.
Get prepared for your trip to Kurdistan in a matter of days.
 
Learn the Kurdish words and phrases that can help you in every situation on your travels in Kurdistan.
 
Learn your Kurdish travel vocabulary quickly, easily and systematically.

 

The most important words in Kurdish:



 
Hello!
Merheba!
Good morning! (sg/pl)
Sibe xer!
Hello! (sg/pl)
Rojbaş!
Good evening! (sg/pl)
Evarbaş!
Good night! (sg/pl)
Şevbaş!
Bye! (infml)
Bi xatirê te!
Good bye! (fml.)
Bi xatirê we!
 
yes
erê
no
na
maybe
belkî
OK
temam
Thank you!
Spas!
You're welcome! (m/f)
Rica dikim!
Excuse me, … (sg/pl)
Biborîn, ...
 
I'm sorry. (m/f)
Bîbore.
I (don't) have ...
... mîn tune.
We (don't) have …
... me tune.
There is (no) ...
... tune.
My name is ...
Nave min ...
I'm from ...
Ez tem ji ...
I'm ... years old.
... salîme.
 
I am (not) married. (m/f)
Ez (ne) zewicî me. / Ez (ne) bimêrim.
I'm (not) traveling alone.
Ez tenê digerim. / Ez tenê nagerim.
I'm traveling with ...
Ez ... ra digarim.
I don't speak any Kurdish.
Ez kurmancî nizanim.
I don't understand that. (m/f)
Ez vê fêhm nakim.
Do you speak …? (m/f)
Hun ... dizanin?
Does anyone here speak ...?
Li vir kesek ... dizane?
 
English
Îngilîzî
French
Fransizî
Could you write that down please. (m/f)
Fermo, vê nîşe bikin.
Could you please repeat that. (m/f)
Fermo, vê car di bejên.
Just a moment please.
Deqeyek, fermo.
zero
sifir
one
yek
 
The Kurdish Travel Course offers you:

  • Vocabulary that you really need for your vacation:
    You learn the 450 most important Kurdish words and phrases.
     
  • This travel course uses the unique long-term learning method from 17 Minute Languages:
    You learn quickly and effectively - and you only invest 17 minutes of your time per day!
     
  • This course gives you the opportunity to be a part of a large and colorful community of language learners.
    All of our learners have access to our 17 Minute Language's Insider-Learning-Community.
    Here learners share experiences with one another and give each other tips for the trip to Kurdistan.
     
  • The daily assignments challenge you with number of diverse exercises.
    See your improvement every day: It's extremely motivating!
     
  • A enjoyable multimedia learning experience with a diverse selection of exercises and learning methods.
     
  • You learn vocabulary suited to situations that occur while on vacation: eating out, booking a hotel, asking how much something costs ...
    The travel course presents you only with lists of words that you would realistically encounter on vacation.
     
Learning with the modern and intuitive software from 17 Minute Languages:

  • Newest Version:
    The Kurdish Beginner's Course was completely updated in 2020.
     
  • Number of Learners:
    Already over 540,000 languages courses sold.
     
  • Universal Software:
    For Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iPhone, Android phones, iPad, Android tablets, Windows tablet.
    You will learn online, so you don't need to install anything.

 

What will you learn with the Kurdish Travel Course?


This language course will teach you the 450 most important words and phrases of Kurdish.
Our diverse range of learning techniques will offer you many chances to quickly build your vocabulary.
You will be able to communicate well on holiday.
 
All vocabulary and phrases were recorded by native speakers of Kurdish.
You will learn correct pronunciation and intonation from the start.
 
You will be able to read the vocabulary in English and Kurdish, to hear the vocabulary with a mouse click and print them out as flash cards to use anywhere, anytime.
 
The Kurdish vocabulary and phrases are divided into 21 thematic lists covering the most important holiday situations:
We have also prepared a useful list of phrases for emergency situations.
You will learn important phrases for dealing with emergencies.
Can you read these signs in Kurdish?
Where is the emergency exit?
Behind which door are the ladies toilets?
Where is parking forbidden?
We have prepared a list of the most important signs that you should be able to read.
How do you say in Kurdish: “The menu, please?“
What is “Cheers!” in Kurdish?
Naturally you will want to eat out in order to try the local specialities in Kurdistan.
In order to facilitate ordering in restaurants, we have developed a lesson only devoted to “food”.
I have stomach trouble.
I have a head ache.
You need medical assistance in Kurdistan?
The Travel Course will teach you how to communicate with the doctor or the pharmacist.
The first step is always the most difficult, namely approaching people.
Therefore the most important things first:
You will learn how to say “Hello” in Kurdish.
We will show you how to say “Bye” in Kurdish.
1,2,3,10,100,...
„I must quickly learn to count in Kurdish.“
The numbers are always important to learn in a new language.
This will help you to pay in restaurants.
How do you say „What is your name?“ in Kurdish?
How do you ask in Kurdish “Where do you come from?”.
That will certainly interest your new friends in Kurdistan!
How do you say „Yes“ and „No“ in Kurdish?
What is “please” and “thank you” in Kurdish?
Everyone should be able to say that in any language.
You want to drive in Kurdistan?
To help you if you need to visit the petrol station, we have prepared a collection of the most important words related to motoring.
How do I get to the station?
Excuse me, where is the next post office?
In the Travel Course you will learn how to ask the way to all the most important destinations.
„How can I book accommodation in Kurdish”?
We would like a double room.
And a cot as well.
And if possible, with breakfast the next morning.
You will learn about these themes as well.
And much more!

 

When you complete this course you will have these benefits:

Build your career!

  • You will increase your professional opportunities now that you can speak Kurdish more confidently.
  • You now have the skills to work in Kurdistan whenever you wish.

Meet new people!

  • Every new language opens a door to a new world for you.
    You will meet many new and interesting people!
    Who knows: maybe the love of your life speaks Kurdish?
  • Are you in a bilingual relationship?
    You can impress your partner by speaking Kurdish!

Unforgettable experiences!

  • Broaden your horizons as you travel to Kurdistan.
    If you can speak Kurdish, your trip will become an unforgettable experience:
    You will understand the country and its people better.
  • When you can speak Kurdish, you will be able to easily find your way in Kurdistan.
    You will be able to ask for information or ask the locals for help.

Make more of your free time!

  • You will be able to watch movies in Kurdish!
  • What a joy it is to be able to read a book in Kurdish!

Stay in great mental shape!

  • Scientific studies have shown:
    Continued learning increases quality of life and life expectancy.
  • Train your brain!
    Studies have shown that learning languages helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's.

 
 

 

The long-term memory method of 17 Minute Languages:

This learning method is based on the newest findings from research on vocabulary learning.
Every word to be learned will be repeated at precise intervals.
 
The long-term method works like this:
 
You learn a new word.
This word is then registered in the program.
The systematic repetition of the word begins immediately:
 
  1. First thing on the following day you have to correctly translate this word.
  2. The program then waits for two days.
    On the third day you will be prompted by the same word again.
    You then have to translate it correctly.
  3. The program then waits 4 more days.
    On the eighth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  4. The program then waits 8 more days.
    On the ninth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  5. The program then waits a final 9 days.
    You have to correctly translate the word just one more time.
If you knew the word on each occasion, by this time you will never forget it!
It is permanently stored in your long-term memory.
(Important to know: If you forgot the word to be learned on any occasion during the repetition phase, the repetition starts again.)
 
With this learning method, you will learn all of the vocabulary in this Kurdish course.
New words will be added to your lessons every day.
Your vocabulary will grow rapidly.

 

Daily exercises for learning Kurdish:


daily exercises There are various daily exercises integrated into this language course.
You get the following exercises every day:
 
1 Vocabulary:
You learn new words and repeat the old ones with the long-term memory method as described above.
 
2 Texts and phrases:
The program presents you with plenty of text and phrases every day.
You have to complete various exercise related to the texts:
You have to read the texts.
You have to complete fill-in-the-blanks, whether they be whole words or single missing letters.
On other days you will get a text to read with appropriate questions designed to improve comprehension.
 
You get new and exciting exercise related to the texts every day.
With these concrete examples, you learn Kurdish quickly and thoroughly.

Earn yourself points daily:
For every daily exercise you are awarded points.
When ever you have collected enough points, you reach the next level of the program.
In this way, you can see how quickly you've increased your knowledge!

 

The insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages:


After completion of a learning day you have the possibility to transfer your score online. This is free of charge. You do not need to register for this.
 
You can compare yourself with others.
Here you can take a look at the current high score list of all learners (of all courses), who have transferred their score.
Similar to a frequent flyer program, the points in the course can also be exchanged for over 50 valuable rewards.
 
The more you learn, the more rewards you will receive!
You can also join the insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages to compare notes with other learners and make new friends with like-minded people.
 
You can find a tandem partner from Kurdistan here and support and motivate each other in learning.
 
You can also build interesting friendships with other Kurdish learners or people from Kurdistan.

 

 

Diverse Learning:


We have built many gizmos into the program so that learning remains fun and exciting.
 
repeat words Repeat the words until you know all the vocabulary:
In all of the tests, you have to type in the right words so often that you will be able to do the correct translation instantly.
Simple words stop appearing in the daily program after 2 or 3 repetitions.
More difficult words may be repeated 5 or 6 times.
Especially difficult words, which you often don't know, are asked even more often.
Most importantly we don't want you to have forgotten these words by the very next day!

 
effective repetition Seven words at a time:
After learning seven new words, the software will show you a table with a summary.
Learning seven words at a time is especially effective.
Now you can repeat these words again at a glance.

 
overview points Points, learning time and number of repetitions:
You can already see how long you spend with one lesson unit.
By the way, you won't be able to cheat:
The program will actually only show the amount of time you worked.
If you would like to take, say a one hour break, the clock stops ticking until you're ready to work again.
 
Every word allows you to see how often you have already repeated it today.
Words that you knew immediately will no longer appear in tests for this day.
Word that you are still having trouble with will continue to appear again and again.
 
For every word you know, you get points.
In this way, you can compare a day's learning with each other. You also see, for example, at which time of the day you learn vocabulary the quickest.


 
break A break after every 30 minutes:
Studies have shown that after a half an hour of learning concentration decreases rapidly.
For this reason, your language course will remind you every 30 minutes that you should take a break.
Stand up, go for a walk, drink a glass of water.
Afterwards, reinvigorated, you are ready for the next half an hour!
(You can, of course, ignore the reminder and immediately continue learning.)


 
pictures A wide variety of pictures:
If you know a word, you will see a new photo as a reward.
(We have also thought of something for you even if you answer incorrectly...)
When you see that the course is fun and rewarding, you will be motivated to see it through to the end!


 
tips Motivating tips throughout:
At regular intervals, you will get tips from our experts on how you can learn even more effectively.
Let us surprise you!

 

 
  • Would you like to learn a new language more effectively than you could with other learning methods?
  • Do you need to have a sense of achievement when learning?
  • Would you like to determine when, how much and where you learn?
  • Would you like to be able to say the most important things in Kurdish on your holiday?
Then the Kurdish Travel Course is absolutely perfect for you!

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about ordering the Kurdish language course:

  • How does the ordering process work?
    Fill out the online order form.
    Pay online after completion.
    Then you receive your access information immediately and can start learning!

Questions about language course software:


  • Which operating systems does this software work on?
    This is an online course.
    The software runs on Windows (10, 8, 7, Vista, XP), on Mac OS and on Linux, on the iPhone, on Android phones, on the iPad, on Android Tablets and on Windows Tablets.
    System Requirements:
    • Internet connection
    • Minimum of 512 MB RAM, 400 MHz
    • Optional: sound card and speakers for audio output
  • Do I need to know anything before hand or do I have to install something additionally?
    No, you can start immediately.

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Questions about the Kurdish language course


  • I am a total beginner.
    Is this language course right for me?

    Yes, even without previous learning experience you can learn this new language quickly and effectively.
    The language course automatically tailors itself to your personal learning pace.

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  • What progress will I make with this language course?
    If you learn regularly, you will make progress very quickly.
    Ideally, schedule a certain amount of time daily for learning, 17 minutes for example.
    This is considerably more effective than simply learning 2 or 3 hours only once per week.

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  • Can I improve my pronunciation with this language course?
    You listen to every word and every line of text at your leisure and repeat them afterwards.
    That way you can quickly learn clear and accurate pronunciation.

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  • Which level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages will I reach with 17 Minute Languages?
    If you start to learn Kurdish with our Kurdish Beginner's Course, you will reach A1+A2 level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages (CEFR/CEF/CEFRL):
     
    With this beginner's course, you will ready yourself for everyday communication and conversation.
    Through the acquisition of the beginner's vocabulary, you will have no problem understanding clearly structured sentences. You will be able to communicate orally and in writing with simple sentences.
     
    Explanation of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages:
    Since 2001, there have been European wide standards that measure the levels of language courses.
    These standards were created by the Council of Europe so that the language reference levels for language courses can be transnationally cohesive.
    Our language course were developed in accordance with these standards.

 

I still have more questions regarding the Kurdish language course!


You can send us an email anytime:

 

 

 

What do our clients say
... regarding the learning methods of the language courses


"I am very content with your language course and I really enjoy learning with it. I like the well-structured way of the course and the wide-ranged possibilities which makes learning so much easier and varying as well. Besides I think it's great you can choose listening to the language as often as you want to as well as being able printing the vocabulary on flashcards. In any case I would love to thank the experts who developed the course very much! It's fun to learn a new language with this course!"
   (Gillian Smith)
 
"This is my first exercise program for pc ever - especially the offered possibilities of long-term memory training as well as the literacy test which are very helpful for me are fascinating to me."
   (Tom Livingston)
 
"It speaks the words so I can hear pronunciation instead of just guessing how written words might sound.
I also like the multitude of ways the words are presented: written words, pictures, fill in the blank sentences, spoken dialogue, etc.
This allowed me to speak more authentically and to learn the words more thoroughly.
This is the best program I have used."

   (Ashley Crust)
 
"It is a more fun approach than other courses.
I like the repetition rhythm of words I do not know. I need a visual approach to support aural learning."

   (Andrea Matrosovs)
 
"The varied learning possibilities are gorgeous! They have something in store for everyone.
Especially being able to print flashcards has been new to me an I think it's brilliant! They are really easy to print and front and back are fitting on top of each other! The every-day situations make learning much easier since sentences out of everyday life are a great motivation learning a language. Learning varies at all time because there are so many different ways teaching myself the language."

   (Kelly Roberts)
 

What our clients say
... about the long term memory learning method


"I've been mostly impressed by the long-term method for learning new vocabulary, since I didn't expect knowing the vocabulary after a pretty long break. The explanation of the psychological backgrounds and the systematics of the memory performance respectively makes the learning methods much more comprehensible."
   (Scott Wilkinson)
 
"I've been using this language course for 4 months intensively. I think it's really convenient having the possibility to repeat the vocabulary regularly with the long-term memory learning method. I really enjoy this programm for it keeps asking until the correlate word is typed in correctly. Moreover the digital speech of the respective vocabulary is also great."
   (Gautam Kumars)
 
"I'd learned this language already basically before but I couldn't remember hardly anything about my basics, nevertheless I was able to reaccess the language. For this I'm sure the clear and logical structure of the language course is crucial and also the opportunity to operate within the program in so many different ways."
   (Jean-Baptiste Novak)
 
"I particularly like the diversity of the learning method and the great choice of topics of the lessons or the continuous sequences. The exercising sections containing the long-term memory learning method are really motivating to start learning. Now, my son (15) really enjoys learning new vocabulary and is making great progress. Personally, I was able to develop myself professionally and put into practice what I had learned."
   (Marguerite Guérin)
 
"The long-term memory learning method for keeping vocabulary in long-term memory is, in my opinion, particularly efficient. Thereby you are developing ambition which keeps you going. Also the pages which hide the vocab are tremendously good to get a quick overview and are very suitable to repeat in fast track. I find the displaying of the last seven wrong inputs in the long-term memory learning method very supportive."
   (Frank Collins)
 
"I particularly like the vocabulary-learning function with the long-term memory learning method. Not only is this method incredibly efficient but also very motivating, because success becomes apparent immediately and you can feel certain having the vocabulary stored in your long-time memory. A great advantage are the crystal clear voice recordings which don't left you thinking about the pronunciation and makes naturally learning possible."
   (Guillaume Guerrin)
 
"I was especially amazed by learning with the longterm-method. The records of the entire vocabulary and dialogues sound very natural and realistic since they were all spoken by native speakers. Putting it in a nutshell, it's a well-made language course."
   (Marcus Großkautz)
 
"I really do like learning using the long term memory learning method. Using the pc is much simpler than writing manually. Moreover using the pc is much more efficient since you can not betray yourself - The system is correcting every single mistake also including emphasis which are also registered. Storing the different levels makes repeating the vocabulary and the texts based on the flashcard principle possible and thereby more effective. Learning foreign languages has become a hobby to me - for me, personally, not is it only learning by heart but a leisure pursuit."
   (Emily Snyder)
 
"From an educational view the long term memory learning method is very well-structured.
We are able to store the results. Also we think the gap texts are great and the pronunciation of the audio files is especially audibly and clearly.
The lessions are kept short which is favourable respecting our age. Thank you very much for this language course."

   (Richard & Francis Pennyworthy)
 
"It's very beneficial being able to organize your individual schedule and also being able to print out the entire course. The variety of the teaching materials is also great.
When it comes to learning vocabulary by using the long term memory learning method you only decide once how long you would like to learn per day. Once you've decided on how long you want learn a day, this will be happening automatically afterwards. So, once you get started you will pull trough.
This is also very helpful when having a hard time with motivation. Being able to decide on your own how long you want learn makes this course "feasible"."

   (Henry Smalls)
 
"I find the logical and neat outline very appealing. I'm also motivated by the long term memory learning method which makes it easy for me to live up to the learning success of the day before and gets me started over quickly. I've already bought the beginner's course and my experiences with the long term memory learning method are good. You can virtually follow the continuing progress the team is working on - this is what I really like since they give me the feeling that I'm taken seriously when I hand in some suggestions for improvement and changes."
   (Agatha Low)
 

What our clients say
... regarding the daily exercises of the course


"I like the interval repetition, the division in levels and the monitor how much time is left to achieve a level, I like the reward system, when it is possible to get other courses in other languages, I like the meditation mysic."
   
 
"I really have to thank you for the daily exercises. They really give me motivation I need to do at least my daily exercises on a daily basis since I don't have much time left. Additionally I think the great choice of the different ways of learning is gorgeous, e.g. first, taking a look at the vocabulary, secondly finding them hidden in a text and thereby studying them and then being tested and learning vocabulary intensively. "
   (A. Svensson)
 
"I enjoy the daily exercise program because it's easy to work on and it's varying. Mostly I use the long term memory learning method and the quick repetition. This course allows me to continue my studies on a daily basis and I feel really really motivated to learning another language."
   (Jason Big)
 
"The daily exercises are the greatest thing about this learning software. In this way I'm able to learn in a structured way. Thereby, I can learn both the vocabulary training and text exercises quickly and continuing. Moreover I'm convinced by the different methods of vocabulary training and different learning methods. Above all the text input and the automatic testing of your knowledge gives me a quick and really good result."
   (Chris Osborne)
 
"I am given the possibility to determine the learning rate myself. The daily exercises are giving me the pressure necessary I need to do them.
Apparently different brain areas are getting activated by different learning methods of the program. In my own case, the learning success seems to be lasting."

   (Craig Miller)
 
"The daily are exercises learning method seem very effective. It gives you a well-structures schedule that guides you trough the program.
And if there is time left you you could additionally use further training methods."

   (Gunther Rummel)
 
"To me the daily exercises are awesome and be given the possibility to continue right where I stopped by the repetition.
Not a day goes by without me working with the program and working on my vocabulary knowledge at least.
Within almost 100 days I've stored about more than 1000 words in the long term memory.
I would like to thank you so much for this course. I'm enjoying it so much and it really helps me staying on track."

   (Victoria Statham)
 
"I like the lessons being divided in daily exercises.
Still, I can decide by myself independently how much I'd like to learn. That way learning never gets boring.
I further like the speakers being native speakers. From the beginning, you are offered short texts which you can gradually elaborate."

   (Frank Roy)
 

What our clients say
... in regard to structure and content of the programme


"I appreciate the course' systematic regarding the structure, the clarity regarding the titles you can click on.
I also like being able to print out whatever I like and having the correcting aid at my disposal. It's very beneficial having the opportunity to listen to the appropriate vocabulary. This course is definitely meeting my expectations!"

 
"This course has broadened my vocabulary knowledge tremendously.
For me personally, listening to texts and thereby improving my own pronunciation was particularly helpful. Of course this is really motivating, helpful and is giving me a feeling of getting more and more confident when communicating with native speakers. The method by which you acquire vocabulary is excellent - at the same time it's a fantastic exercise to train my brain."

   (Bill Green)
 
"I like being drilled - and measured against A1/A2 proficiency. I also like the dialogs. I go back over them again and again. (Occasionally the dialog translations are not real accurate but they do give the meaning.) After reading dialogs, I will also type them into my own document, give me a good practice writing. I also like the dictation."
   (Ira Lund)
 
"I like the learning units being split in small very achievable units. The vocabulary being taught is very applicable especially for beginners - that's what I really like since I want to learn this language only on a "vacation" kind of level. Additionally I want to point out the learning monitoring and the opportunity given to print out the vocabulary which makes learning a lot easier for me."
   (Mark Curtis)
 
"I'm very pleased with this course and it helps a lot with my studies. This course is especially helpful when it comes to learning vocabulary and a proper pronunciation. I'm pretty sure I would have given up learning this language if it wasn't for this course. I like the lessons being short and therefore clear. Also the flashcards which can be printed out are great for taking with you and learn whenever I feel like studying."
   (Holly Wilkinson)
 
"The listening examples are suitable for the daily use and are worth learning. Within a short period of time I acquired essential vocabulary which encouraged me to keep going. In addition the recording is realistic, comprehensible and I as a student was given the chance to get an impression what feeling for language means."
   (Chester Fields)
 
"I'm really motivated by the short and not too challenging lessons. They encourage me to hang in there because they are easy to process by the self-learning principle. I really like the versatile testing options. Each term or sentence can be repeated - this way the pronunciation can be memorized much better."
   (Christen Nixon)
 
"The lessons are very versatile. This program also provides the possibility to print out cards which I think is very crucial. Since we're getting ready to move these lessons are great to get prepared.
This course is great!"

   (Tess Carlson)
 
"I was positively surprised by the many lessons. The lessons aren't stuffed full and contain an appropriate amount of vocabulary. The dialogue texts are well-chosen and the basic vocabulary is extensive.
The flash cards which can be printed are a good learning method - it really worked out for me."

   (Nicki Chestnut)
 

What our clients say
... about the price/performance ratio of the language courses


"What I like most about the course is the long term memory learning method. This way it's possible to learn vocabularies which you consider to be essential. Moreover I was surprised my the price... I think is a very fair price! Kudos to you!"
   (Sebastian White)
 
"I've tried bunches of language courses and this one is the best so far! The price-performance ratio is absolutely justifiable. The course' navigation is easy to handle whereas the course is both visually and acoustically orientated. This way learning is easy and progress can be seen very soon. This course is highly recommendable - especially for beginners."
   (Daniel Robinson)
 
"The price/performance ratio is amazing. Other courses which are comparable are much more expensive!"
   (Andrew Drake)
 
"I would like to thank you for the excellent price/performance ratio. "
   (George Murphy)
 
 

 
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