A collection of useful phrases in Chuukese (Trukese), a Micronesian language spoken on the islands of Chuuk in the Caroline Islands in Micronesia.
|Hello (General greeting)||Ran annim|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Ifa usum?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Pechekun, kinisou|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Ifa itom?|
|My name is ...||Itei ...|
|Where are you from?||En chon ia?|
|I'm from ...||Ngang seni ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Good night||Nepong annim|
|Kene nom (speaker leaving)
Kene no (speaker staying)
|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|
|Do you understand?||Ka wewe?|
|I understand||Ngang mei wewe|
|I don't understand||Use wewe|
|Please speak more slowly||Kose mochen amanga omw kapas|
|Please say that again||Eniwini|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Chuukese?||Kose sine fosun chuuk?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Chuukese|
|How do you say ... in Chuukese?|
|How much is this?||Ifa ukukun?
|Reply to thank you||Kote pwan affani|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Ifa imwen ngaseno?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|Do you come here often?|
|I miss you||Ia pwosituk
Ewer pwal am tong ngoluk pwipwi (I miss you so much)
|I love you||Ai tong ngonuk (frm)
U pe reom (inf)
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas greetings||Neekirissimas annim|
|New Year greetings||Iyer seefe feyiyeech|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels||Nei hovercraft mi fon ren nopwut|
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