Friday, May 2, 2008

Basic Phrases

Welcome - Bienbenidu
Hello - Hafa Adai
How are you? - Hafa tatamanu hao? / Hafa mamaoleka?
I'm fine - Maolek ha yu / Todo maolek
Long time no see - Apmam tiempo ti uli'e hao
(It's a long time since I've seen you)

Apmam tiempo ti uli'e hit
(It's a long time since we've seen each other)

What's your name? - Hayi na'an-mu?
My name is ... - Na'an-hu si...

Where are you from? - Taotao manu hao?
I'm from ... - Taotao ... yu

Pleased to meet you - Ma'gof yu sa umali'i hit
Good morning - Buenos dihas
Good afternoon - Buenos tatdes
Good evening - Buenas noches
Goodbye - Adios
Good luck - Suette!
Cheers/Good health! - Hago lao!
Have a nice day - Puedi ha todo maolek
Bon appetit - Buen prubechu
Bon voyage - Buen biahe
I don't understand - Ti hu kumprende
Please speak more slowly - Pot fabot na despasio i kuentos-mu
Please write it down - Tuge' papa pot fabot
Do you speak Chamorro? - Kao siña hao fumino' Chamorro?
Yes, a little - A'a, didide' ha

How do you say ... in Chamorro?
Hafa taimanu un sangan ... gi fino' Chamorro?

Excuse me/Sorry - Dispensa yu
How much is this? - Kuanto baliña?
Thank you - Si Yu'us ma'ase (lit: God have mercy)
Response (You're welcome) - Buen prubechu

Where's the toilet? - Manu na gaige i kemmon?

This gentleman/ladywill pay for everything
Para guiya hu apasi todo este

Would you like to dance with me?
Malagu hao bumaila yan guahu?

I love you
Hu guiaya hao

Get well soon
Puedi homlo hao ti apmam

Leave me alone!
Sappe! Litira hao! Basta ma estotba yu!

Help! Fire! Stop!
Ayuda! Guafe! Basta!

Call the police!
Agang i polisia!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Felis Nabidat yan Felis Año Nuebo

Happy Easter
Felis Pasgua

Happy Birthday
Biba Kumpleaños

One language is never enough
Un linguahe ni ngai'an u nahom

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