Useful phrases in Corsican

A collection of useful phrases in Corsican, a Romance language spoken mainly in Corsica and closely related to Italian.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal.

English corsu (Corsican)
Welcome Benvinuta
Hello (General greeting) Salute
How are you? Cumu sì? (inf)
Cumu site? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' Va bè, vi ringraziu
Long time no see Face un pezzu
What's your name? Cumu vi chjamate?
My name is ... Mi chjamu ...
Where are you from? D'induve site?
Di quale ne site?
I'm from ... Eiu sò di ...
Pleased to meet you Un piacè d'incuntravvi
Mi Face Piacè
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
(À) bona sera
Good night À bona notte
(Parting phrases)
À a prossima
À dopu
Good luck! Bona furtuna
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
(À a) salute
Have a nice day Vi precu una bella ghjurnata
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon appetitu
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bona strada
Bon viaghju
I understand Aghju capitu
I don't understand Ùn capiscu micca
I don't know Ùn a sò
Please speak more slowly Parlate più lentamente per piacè
Please say that again Pudete ripetela?
Please write it down Pudete scrivela per piacè?
Do you speak English? Parlate Inglese?
Does anyone speak English here? Ci hè qualchissia chì parla Inglese quì?
Do you speak Corsican? Parlate corsu?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Iè, un pocu
I'm learning Corsican? Apprendu u corsu
Ampargu u corsu
How do you say ... in Corsican Cumu si dice ... in corsu?
Excuse me Scusatemi
I would like ... Vogliu ...
How much is this? Quantu costa?
Sorry Mi dispiace
Please Per piacè
Thank you À ringraziavvi
Vi ringraziu
Reply to thank you Di nunda
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Induve sò e toilettes?
This gentleman will pay for everything Quissu hà da pagà tuttu
This lady will pay for everything Quissa hà da pagà tuttu
Would you like to dance with me? Voli ballà?
I miss you Mi manchi
I love you Ti tengu caru
Get well soon Guarisci prestu
Go away! Vaitine!
Leave me alone! Lasciatemi stà!
Help! Aiutu!
Fire! Focu!
Stop! Arristeti!
Call the police! Chiamate a puliza!
Christmas greetings Bon Natale
New Year greetings Pace è salute
Easter greetings Bona Pasqua
Birthday greetings Felice anniversariu
Congratulations! Felicità!
One language is never enough Una lingua sola ùn basta mai!
My hovercraft is full of eels U me battellu hè carcu d'anguili


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