Common Phrases and Expressions

salom - hi, hello
weda - (good) bye

xanti - peace (hello or goodbye)

fe lutuf - please
xukra - thank you
no hay seba - you're welcome ("there's no reason")
asif - sorry
mafu - excuse me, pardon

 

bono soba (or bonsoba) - good morning
bono nuru (or bonnuru) - good day, good afternoon
bono axam (or bonaxam) - good evening
bono noce (or bonnoce) - good night

 

bonata - welcome
bonxanse - good luck
bonyam - bon appetit ("good meal")
bonturi - bon voyage

Yu kepul?
How are you?

 

Daymo bono, ji yu?
Very well, and you?

 

semibono
Not too bad

 

semi semi

so-so
 

Yusu name is keto?
What is your name?

Misu name is _____.
My name is _____.

 

Yukway na xorkone yu. or Yukway.
It's nice (pleasant) meeting you. or It's pleasant. 

 

(Mi) kox na xorkone yu. or Mi kox. 
(I am) happy to meet you. or I am happy.

 

Is furaha na xorkone yu. or To is furaha. 
It's a pleasure to meet you. or It's a pleasure.

 

Yu ogar keloka?
Where do you live?

Mi ogar in _____.
I live in _____.

 

Yu ofya keloka?
Where are you from?

Mi ofya _____.
I'm from _____.

Yu kemo lawo?
Yu feya ke nyan?

How old are you? 

 

Mi lawo fe _____ (nyan). 
Mi feya _____ (nyan).
I am _____ years old. 

Kam yu (loga fe) Globasa?
Do you speak Globasa?

Si, xosu.
Yes, a (little) bit.

Kam yu aham?
Do you understand?

No, mi no aham.
I don't understand.

 

Ren loga _____ kemaner (fe Globasa)? 
How do you say _____ (in Globasa)?

Mi no jixi.

I don't know.

 

Mi lubi yu. 
I love you.

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