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Useful Faroese phrases

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

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

English Føroyskt (Faroese)
Welcome Vælkomin
Hello Hallo / Hey
How are you?

I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Hvussu gongur? Hvussu gongur tað?
Mær gongst væl, takk, og tygum? (frm)
Mær gongst væl, takk, og tær (inf)
What's your name?
My name is ...
Hvussu eitur tú?
Eg eiti ...
Where are you from?

I'm from ...
Hvaðani kemur tú? (inf) Hvaðani koma tygum? (frm)
Hvaðan ert tú? (inf) Hvaðan eru tygum? (frm)
Eg komi úr ... / Eg eri úr ...
Pleased to meet you Stuttligt at hitta teg
Good morning Góðan morgun
Good afternoon Góðan dagin
Good evening Gott kvøld
Good night Góða nátt
Goodbye Farvæl, Bei, Vit síggjast
Good luck Góða eydnu
Cheers/Good health! Skál!
Have a nice day Hav ein góðan dag
Bon appetit Vælgagnist
Bon voyage Góða ferð
I don't understand Eg skilji ikki
Please speak more slowly Hevði tú vinarliga kunna tosa eitt sindur seinni?
Please write it down Hevði tú vinarliga kunna skriva tað?
Do you speak Faroese?
Yes, a little
Dugir tú føroyskt?
Ja, eitt lítið sindur
How do you say ... in Faroese? Hvussu sigur ein ... á føroyskum?
Excuse me/Sorry Orsaka meg!
How much is this? Hvussu nógv kostar hettar her? Hvat kostar hetta?
Thank you
Response
Takk / Takk fyri
Tað var so lítið
Where's the toilet? Hvar er vesi?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Hesin harrin skal gjalda fyri alt
Hendan daman skal gjalda fyri alt
Would you like to dance with me? Hevur tú hug at dansa (við mær)
I love you Eg elski teg
Get well soon Góðan bata
Leave me alone! Lat meg fáa frið!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
/ Stop it!
Hjálp!
Eldur í!
Steðga! Gevst!
Call the police! Ringið eftir løgregluni!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Gleðilig Jól og eydnuríkt nýggjár
Gleðilig Jól og gott nýggjár (frm)
Gleiðilig jól og eitt av harranum signað nýggjár
Happy Easter Gleðilig páskir
Happy Birthday Tillukku við føðingardegnum
One language is never enough Eitt mál er als ikki nóg mikið!
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Luftpútufarið hjá mær yður í álli
Luftpútufarið hjá mær ýir í álli

Translations and corrections from Gudmund Nielsen

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

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Links

Other collections of Faroese phrases (some with audio)
http://www.ielanguages.com/faroese.html
http://home.unilang.org/wiki3/index.php/Faroese_basic_phrases
http://www.framtak.com/info/sounds.html

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