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Useful phrases in Iloko

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

English Iloco (Iloko / Ilocano)
Welcome Naragsak nga Isasanbay
Naragsak nga Idadanon
(General greeting)
How are you? Kumusta? / Mag-an?
Reply to 'How are you?' Nasayaatak
What's your name?
My name is ...
Ania ti naganmo?
Ti naganko ket ...
... ti naganko
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Tagaanoka? / Sadino ti gapuanam?
Taga-...ak / Naggapuak diay ...
Pleased to meet you Naragsakak a maamammoka
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Naimbag a bigat
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Naimbag a malem
Good day Naimbag nga aldaw
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Naimbag a sardam
Good night Naimbag a rabii
(Parting phrases)
Pakada / Agpakadaakon / Kasta pa
Good luck Naimbag a gasat kenka
Dios ti agngina (lit: God bless)
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Mayeg ti naimbag nga aldaw kenka
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Naragsak a biahe
I don't understand Diak maawatan
Please speak more slowly Ibaybayagmo man ti agsarita
Please say that again Ulitemman ti imbagam
Ibagam man manen.
Please write it down Isuratmo man
Do you speak Iloko?
Yes, a little
Makasaoka iti Ilocano?
Wen, bassit laeng
How do you say ... in Iloko? Kasanom ibaga ti ... iti Ilocano?
Excuse me Maawan-dayawen
How much is this? Sagmamano daytoy?
Sorry Agpakawanak / Pakawanennak / Dispensar
Thank you
Awan ania man
Where's the toilet? Sadino ti banio? / Ayanna ti banio?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Bayadan amin daytoy a nadayaw a lalaki/babai
Would you like to dance with me? Kayatmo nga agsalata? / Agsalata man
I love you Ayayatenka / Ipatpategka / Ikarkarayoka
Get well soon Agpalaingkan
Leave me alone! Bay-annak! / Talawannak!
Tulong! Sumalakankayo!
Be careful! Alluad! / Agalluadka!
Be quiet! Ulimek! / Agulimekka!
Call the police! Awaganyo ti pulis!
Christmas and New Year greetings Naragsak a Paskua ken Nagasat a Baro a Tawen
Easter greetings Naragsak a Domingo Alleluia
Naragsak a Domingo ti Panagungar
Naragsak a Domingo Sabet.
Birthday greetings Naragsak a panagkasangay
Naragsak a kasangay
One language is never enough Madi pulos umanay ti maymaysa a sao
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Napno iti igat ti hovercraftko
Napno iti igat ti lugantapawko

Iloko phrases supplied by Eugene Carmelo Pedro

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