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
aham - I see, understood ("understand")

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 (is) 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 (is) of keloka?
Where are you from?

Mi (is) of _____.
I'm from _____.

Yu (is) kemo lawo?
Yu (is) fe ke nyan? How old are you?

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

Kam yu (pala) 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.