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Useful Friulian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Friulian, a Romance language spoken in northern Italy..

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

English furlan/marilenghe (Friulian)
Welcome Agradît / Benvignût
(General greeting)
How are you? Cemût stastu? (inf)
Cemût stajal? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' O stoi ben, graciis. E tu? (inf)
O stoi ben, graciis. E vô? (frm)
Long time no see Trop timp che no ti viod
What's your name? Ce non âstu?
My name is ... Il gno non al è ...
Where are you from? Di dulà sêstu?
I'm from ... O ven de ...
Pleased to meet you Plasint di cognošiti
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Buinegnot
(Parting phrases)
A riviodisi / A bon riviodisi
Good luck Buine fortune
(Toasts used when drinking)
Bon pro! Vive! Cincin! Prosit!
Have a nice day Buine zornade
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon pitìc
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bon viağ
I don't understand No capiš un dret!
Please speak more slowly Fevele planc par plàse!
Please say that again Podes tu ripetilu?
Please write it down Puedistu notâlu par plàse?
Do you speak English? Fevelistu anglês?
Do you speak Fruilian? Fevelistu furlan?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Sì, un pôc
How do you say ... in Friulian? Cemûd dîstu ... in furlan?
Excuse me Us domandi perdon
How much is this? Trop costial chest? Trop vegnial chest?
Sorry Scuse! Pardon!
Thank you Graciis
Reply to thank you Diband
Where's the toilet? Indulà esal il bagn?
This gentleman will pay for everything Chest siôr pajarà dut
This lady will pay for everything Cheste siore pajarà dut
Would you like to dance with me? Vûstu balâ cun me?
I love you Ti vuei ben
Get well soon Vuariš daurman
Leave me alone! Lassaimi a pâs
Help! Jutori!
Fire! Fûc!
Stop! Ferme!
Call the police! Telefone la polizìe!
Christmas and New Year greetings Bon Nadâl e Biel An Gnûv!
Easter greetings Buine Pasche
Birthday greetings Bon Natalizi
One language is never enough Une lenghe no bastâ mai
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Il gno hovercraft al è plen di bisats

Translations compiled by Sam Giloi

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