Useful Cornish phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Cornish. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

English Kernewek (Cornish)
Welcome Dynnargh dhis
Hello Dydh da, Hou, You, Ha, Hou sos
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Fatla genes?
Yn poynt da, meur rasta. Ha ty?
Long time no see  
What's your name?
My name is ...
Pyth yw dha hanow?
Ow hanow yw ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you Da yw genev metya genes
Good morning Myttin da
Good afternoon Dohajydh da
Good evening Gorthugher da, Gothewhar vaze
Good night Nos dha, Noze daa tha whye, Ternestatha
Goodbye Dyw genes (sg), Dyw genowgh (pl)
Dha weles (see you) Dha weles skon (See you soon)
Dha weles diwettha (See you later)
Dha weles a-vorow (See you tomorrow)
Benetugana, Dew boz geno, Tereba nessa
Good luck Chons da!
Cheers/Good health! Yeghes da! (good health)
Ehaz ha sowenath whath tho why ha tho goz henath!

(Health and prosperity ever to you and yours)
Have a nice day  
Bon appetit Omlowen dha bos!
Bon voyage Hens diyogel
I understand Gonn
I don't understand Nu gonvedhas / Ne ellam convethas / Na wonn
I don't know  
Please speak more slowly Peidy clappia mouy cuzal?
Please say that again  
Please write it down Cafas ha scryfa marpleg
Do you speak Cornish?

Yes, a little
A wodhes kewsel Kernewek?
Gonn, kewsav boghes
How do you say ... in Cornish? Pyth yw ... yn Kernewek?
Excuse me Gav dhymm!
How much is this? Pygemmys yw?
Please Mar pleg
Thank you Meur rasta, Murrasta, Durdaladawhy
Where's the toilet? Ple'ma an bysva?
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Would you like to
dance with me?
I miss you  
I love you My a'th kar
Get well soon Bydh gwell yn Skon!
Go away!  
Leave me alone!  
Call the police!  
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da
Nadelik Looan ha Looan Blethen Noweth
Nadelack looan ha looan blethan noueth
Happy Easter Pask Lowen
Happy Birthday Penn-bloedh Lowen
One language
is never enough
My hovercraft
is full of eels

What!? Why this phrase?
Leun a sylli yw ow skath bargesi

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