A collection of useful phrases in Míkmaq, an Algonquian language spoken in Canada and the USA.
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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (General greeting)||Gwe’|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Me’ talein?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Welei, katu kil?|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Taluisin?|
|My name is ...||Taluisi ...|
|Where are you from?||Tami tleyawin kil?|
|I'm from ...||N’in tleyawi ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Nmultis (sg - see you later)
Nmultoqsip? (pl - see you all later)
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know|
|I don't understand|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down||Ke wi’ken|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Míkmaq?||Nnui’sin gi’l?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Míkmaq||Ge’ nnu’-gluli|
|How do you say ... in Míkmaq?|
|How much is this?||Talawtik?|
|Thank you||Wela’lin (sg)
|Reply to thank you||Weliaq|
|Where's the toilet?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Kesalul (sg)
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas and New Year greetings|
|Birthday greetings||Wli’ ajipuna’|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels
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