Useful phrases in Gallo

A collection of useful phrases in Gallo (galo), a Romance language spoken in parts of Brittany and Normandy in the northwest of France.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase galo (Gallo)
Welcome Boune arive
Benéze de te vaer
Hello (General greeting) Bonjou
Bonjou a tai
Le bonjou te va
Ça va-ti ?
Ça joue ?
Ça joue-ti ?
Coment qe va le portement ?
Châqe votr bonjou (pl)
Bonjou a tertout (pl)
La bonjourée a tertout (pl)
A châqun un bonjou (pl)
Mon bonjou vous va (pl)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Ça va-ti ?
Ça joue ?
Ça joue-ti ?
Coment qe va le portement ?
Conmen qhé q'tu va?
Reply to 'How are you?' Sa va bin
J'va bin
Vra ben, e tai don ?
Ça rouelle
Ça joue
Ça rouelle vra ben
Ça joue vra ben
Long time no see
What's your name? Coment q'c'ét-ti qe tu t'ahuches ?
Coment q'c'ét-ti qe t'âs nom ?
My name is ... J'ai nom ...
Et ... qe je m'ahuche
Ét ... qe j'e nom
Ét ... qe je m'épele don
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Bone netée
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
A la revaerie (see you)
A la perchaine (until the next time)
A s'entervaer
A s'entr-caozer
A tatôt
A bétot
A se revaïr
Perch'!
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Santë !
Haosse don !
Guer mat !
Tier mat !
Beuvéz ben !
A voutr bone santë !
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Manje ben !
Manjéz ben !
Noune apetit !
Sognéz vous !
A la soupe Berton, le diâbl ét qhë
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Yan
No Nna
Nouna
Maybe Ventiers
Ventiez
I don't know Paam
Do you understand?
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Gallo?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Do you speak a language
other than
Gallo?
Speak to me in Gallo
How do you say ... in Gallo?
Excuse me É qhi ou d'qhé ?
How much is this? Comben q'i t'apartient ?
Sorry
Please S'i ous pllét
S'i te pllét
En grace (frm)
Thank you En t'ermerciant
En t'ermerciant bel e ben
Reply to thank you N-i a pâs pourcai de ren
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Eyou qe sont les privées ?
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
I love you Je la z'aime
Get well soon
Go away! Tai-ci !
Tchein-ici !
Va t'en te n'naler !
Leave me alone!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Bon Nouè
New Year greetings Bone anée
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Bon jou de l'an a tai
Bon jou d'orine a tai
Congratulations!
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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Other collections of Gallo phrases
https://fr.wikiversity.org/wiki/Gallo/Vocabulaire/Se_présenter
https://www.culture-bretagne.net/les-traductions-les-frequentes-en-gallo-bon-anniversaire-a-la-tienne-merci/
https://archive.org/details/galocanepin/page/n3/mode/2up?view=theater

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