Useful phrases in Daloa Bete

A collection of useful phrases in Daloa Bete (Bété), an Eastern Kru language spoken in western Ivory Coast.

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Phrase Daloa Bete
Welcome Pa-yi
Hello (General greeting) Ayo
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Na li djamou?
Reply to 'How are you?' I djamou
Long time no see Yere yè pli
What's your name? Sê na h'li?
My name is ... Na h'li a ...
Where are you from? Gbeu ma mou han boa?
I'm from ... Han gbeu ba ...
Pleased to meet you Won-ni waa libalé
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
È djo
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Zere kaya poya
(Parting phrases)
Ha gbeu ne
Good luck! Lagô gnin mou djôro
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
É guéu
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Na you o youo
Yes Aan
No Beuh beuh
Maybe Lagô yê ou mnou
I don't know I nié dji
nsê dji
Do you understand? N’haane?
I understand N’noubeu
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly Gba yôrôza
Please say that again Se nihau
Please write it down Thè ri
Do you speak English? N’gba Anglais gbou?
Do you speak Daloa Bete? N’gba Bete gbou?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Do you speak a language
other than
Daloa Bete?
Speak to me in Daloa Bete
How do you say ... in Daloa Bete?
Excuse me Kôfani yé
How much is this? Yaa ni?
Sorry Bêti pa mouan
Please Kôfani yé
Thank you Ayo ka
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Koukoua h'na?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me? A sô aho djé?
Do you come here often? N'dji o maa komou
I miss you N'djiba n'kamou yéré
I love you Djiba han djibameu ba
Get well soon
Go away! Tati ni dji!
Leave me alone! Saa na bolu kèya!
Help! Aa dji ooh!
Fire! Kossou ooh!
Stop! I ga tchê!
Call the police! A wazi polici
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings Yôrô ba lilé
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
Congratulations! M'bali ooh!
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

Phrase provided by Charles L. Riley and Bai Dodo Hilarie

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