Useful Gascon phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Gascon, the variety of Occitan spoken in Toulouse, Bordeaux and Bayonne.

You can click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, pl = said to more than one person.

English Gascon
Welcome Adiu
Hello Adiu
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Com vas ? / E vas plan ?
Que vau plan, Merci. E là ?
Long time no see Que ha temps que n's'em pas vist
What's your name?

My name is ...
Com t'apèras (inf) ? Com v's aperats ? (frm)
Que m'apèri ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
D'on vinis ? (inf) D'on vinets (frm)
Vini de ...
Pleased to meet you Que m'hè gai de t'veder / de v's veder
Good morning Bon jorn
Good afternoon Bon vrèspe
Good evening Bona nueit
Good night Bone nueit
Goodbye A Diu siats / Adishats
Good luck
Cheers/Good health! A la santat !
Have a nice day
Bon appetit Bon apétit
Bon voyage Bon biadje
I don't understand Ne compreni pas
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down Que v's pregui l'escriber ?
Do you speak Gascon?
Yes, a little
E parlats lo gascon ?
O, un chic
How do you say ... in Gascon? Com se dit … en gascon ?
Excuse me Escusats-me (frm)
How much is this? Quant es aco ?
Sorry Escusats-me
Please Si vos plat
Thank you
Response
Merci
Brigue
Where's the toilet? On se pot lavar las mans ?
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Aquet omi que va pagar per lo tot (gentleman)
Aquera hemna que va pagar per lo tot (lady)
Would you like to
dance with me?
E volets dança dat jo ?
I love you Que t'aimi / Que v's aimi
Leave me alone! Dashe me (inf) / Dashats me (frm)
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
 
Au huec !
Arrestats !
Call the police! Aperats la poliça !
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Gaujos Nadau è bona annada
Happy Easter Bonas Pascas
Happy Birthday
One language
is never enough
Ua lenco n'è pas jamè pro
My hovercraft
is full of eels

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Gascon translations provided by René-Joseph Lavie

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