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Useful phrases in Jenesch

A collection of useful phrases in Jenesch, a language containing vocabulary from Romani, Yiddish, Rotwelsch, and various German dialects. The language is also known as Jenisch, Yenish or Yeniche. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

English Jenesch
Welcome Voschata
Hello
(General greeting)
Puiznu
How are you? Kui putna bettu?
Long time no see Tun vor promma
What's your name? Kui loz vut bettu?
Where are you from? Zeekun ez bettu sem?
Pleased to meet you Kontulla naludu bettu
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
/afternoon
Voscha zarra
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
/night
Voscha buik
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Ninot
Good luck Voscha mesch
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Voscha koda
Have a nice day Ruim os hydda zarra
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Han voscha
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Tar voscha
Excuse me Drav kop
How much is this? Kui nen ez tun?
Sorry Pikesch
Thank you Hulasch
Where's the toilet? Zeekun ez tuy tuulet?
Would you like to dance with me? Bettu vrak kuvmada?
I love you Ketta jaan bettu

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