Note: As seen above, greetings with bon (good, well) are expressed as compounds, whereas farewells are expressed as two-word phrases. In the following expressions, compounds are used when the speaker and listener remain together. Hence, the two root words are together, combined into one word. In contrast, two-word phrases are used if either the speaker or the listener departs. Hence, the root words are apart.
bonataorbon ata - welcome
bonxanseorbon xanse - good luck
bonyamorbon yam - bon appetit ("good meal")
bongluorbon glu - cheers ("good drink")
bonturiorbon turi - bon voyage, safe travels
fe lutuf - please
xukra - thank you
multi xukra - many thanks, thank you much
no hay seba - you're welcome ("there's no reason")
asif - sorry
mafu - excuse me, pardon
daybon - great, excellent
melibon - nice, sweet
suprem - cool, great, excellent
otima - awesome
afarin - well done, good job ("applause")
hura - hooray, hoorah, woo-hoo
ay - ouch
wao - wow
o - oh
a - ah
nun - well (then), so, now
fe folo - so, therefore, consequently
fe fato - in fact, actually
fe fini - finally
fe bonxanse - luckily, fortunately
fe asif - regretfully, unfortunately
fe onxala - hopefully
fe misal - for example
fe xugwan - usually
fe benji - in essence, basically
fe moy kaso - in any case, at any rate, anyway
fe alo kaso - otherwise
maxpul - moreover, furthermore
pia - also
abruto - suddenly
eorem - uh
aham - I see, understood ("understand")
yakin - certainly, surely
totalyakinor *pulyakin - absolutely, totally
mimbay - obviously, of course
sipul - indeed
okey - okay, all right
ible - maybe, perhaps, possibly
dayible - probably
sahi - correct, right
mal - incorrect, wrong, not so
sati - true
falso - false, not true
samaijen - agreed ("same opinion")
Kam sati? - Really?
Kam jidi? - Seriously? Are you serious?
Kam yakin? - Are you sure?
Kam bon? - Are you well? Are you good? Is it good?
Kam okey? - Is that okay? Is everything all right?
Yu sen kepul?orYu kepul sen?orYu kepul?
How are you?
Daymo bon, ji yu?
Very well, and you?
Not too bad
*Yu name keto?orYusu name sen keto?
What is your name?
Mi name...orMisu name sen...
My name is...
(To sen) yukwe, na xorkone yu.orYukwe.
It's nice (pleasant) meeting you. or It's pleasant.
(To sen) furaha, na xorkone yu.orFuraha.
It's a pleasure to meet you. or It's a pleasure.
(Mi sen) hox na xorkone yu.orMi sen hox.
(I am) happy to meet you. or I am happy.
Yu ogar keloka?
Where do you live?
Mi ogar in...
I live in...
Yu sen of keloka?
Where are you from?
Mi sen of...
Yu sen kemo lao?orYu sen fe ke nyan?
How old are you?
Mi sen lao fe... (nyan).orMi sen fe... (nyan).
I am... years old.
Kam yu (pala) Globasa?
Do you speak Globasa?
Yes, a (little) bit.
Yu pala ke basa?
What language(s) do you speak?
Kam yu aham?
Do you understand?
(Si,) mi aham.
(Yes,) I understand.
(No,) mi no aham.
(No,) I don't understand.
Ren loga... kemaner (in Globasa)?
How do you say... (in Globasa)?