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 _____ nyanmo (lawo).

Mi lawo fe _____ (nyan). 
Mi feya _____ (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 _____ 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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