Azerbaijani

Why learn Azerbaijani?

Azerbaijani is spoken by over 30 million people in the world, mainly in Azerbaijan, the ‘Land of Fire’, but also in various other countries including Iran, Russia and Turkey.

Learning Azerbaijani is easy, and it will make your visit to the Azerbaijan – where few residents outside of the capital city of Baku communicate fluently in English – a more rewarding experience. Baku is an ancient city with a very modern look, and sits on the Caspian Sea. For those working or studying with an interest in the oil and gas industry, Azerbaijan has vast deposits of natural gas and oil and a big industry build around this. 

What are some key phrases?

Salam

Hello

Hələlik!

Bye

Bəli

Yes

Xeyr

No

Sag ol (informal)
Sag olun (formal)

Thank you

Interesting facts about Azerbaijani

  • There is no gender: instead of ‘he’, ‘she’ and ‘it’, Azerbaijani has one word for all three: “O”.
  • The verb ‘to have’ does not exist. When Azerbaijani speakers want to express possession of an object, they say: ‘the object exists’.
  • Azerbaijani uses suffixes attached to the end of words, instead of prepositions and articles. For example: the preposition ‘in’ is “da”, and the word for ‘room’ is “otaq”, but the phrase ‘in the room’ is “otaqda”.

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Our full timetable can be found on the registration page. Information on fees can be found on our payment and costs page.

We offer a range of levels for most languages from beginner to advanced. Our courses match the standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels - from A1 to C2.

  • Beginner (A1) - A solid start to learning the language.
  • Post-Beginner (A1+) - Gain in confidence with the basics.
  • Improvers (A2) - Start to hold longer, routine conversations.
  • Language and Culture (B1 to B2) - New topics each semester to develop to a higher level.
  • Advanced (C1) - Use the language in more extended and complex situations.

As well as this language, we offer over 30 other languages. Can’t decide which language to learn? Try one of our free Intro Sessions where we’ll teach you the basics and you can decide if it’s for you. Learn how to join an intro session.

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