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?

 

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

 

semi bono
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). 
Nice meeting you.

 

Is koxya (or: furaha) na xorkone yu.
It's a pleasure to meet you.

 

To is koxya (or: furaha).
It's a pleasure.

 

Yu ogar ke loka?
Where do you live?

Mi ogar in _____.
I live in _____.

 

Yu is of ke loka?
Where are you from?

Mi is of _____.
I'm from _____.

Yu keli lawo?
How old are you? 

 

Mi _____ nyanli (lawo).

Mi lawo fe _____ nyan. 
I am _____ years old. 

Kam yu (loga) 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 _____ ke maner (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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