Polite phrases

Yes ha
No ne
Hello / Hi salam
Hello / Good day bona die
Good morning bona diese
Good evening bona difine
Good night bona kalose
Good night (good sleep / sweat dreams) bona gofe / bono soní
Bye / See you tcaw
Goodbye / See you ata rekowe
How are you? kio tu seti?
What’s new? kie novi?
Please ples
Here / There you go tisi /
Thank you / Thanks danke / me danki tu
Thank you very much gudanke
You’re welcome ne dankibli / ne dankibla
Welcome gostibla / tu gostibli
Pleased to meet you me felitci tsesi tu
Enjoy your meal bona nyame
Sorry konfela / me konfeli
Sorry / Excuse me (me) sori
Sorry? How? What? Huh? e? kie? / ples repelí
Hello? (telephony) pela (+ name of the one who answers)
Bless you bono suní!
Cheers! bono gulí!
(Please accept) my condolences konsike / me konsiki
Happy birthday felitca naskodie
Happy New Year felitca reyare
Dear Mrs/Madam/Lady / Dear/Kind Sir ibla done
I don’t know me ne tsi
I don’t understand me ne mentcesi / me ne cesi
It doesn’t matter ne gueti
I love you me lovi tu (to one’s partner) / me ami tu
Lunch/Dinner’s ready! / Let’s eat! nyamose / nyamosi
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