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A collection of useful phrases suitable for a variety of situations in many different languages with sound files for many of them.

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Index of phrases by language

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Phrases in constructed languages (conlangs)


  1. Abkhaz, Acholi, Adaizan, Adyghe, Afrikaans, Aklan, Albanian (Gheg), Albanian (Tosk), Aleut, Alsatian, Altay, American Norwegian, Amharic, Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Aragonese, Aramaic, Aranese, Arapaho, Armenian (Eastern), Armenian (Western), Aromanian, Assamese, Assyrian, Asturian, Atikamekw, Aymara, Azerbaijani

  2. Balinese, Bambara, Banjar, Bashkir, Basque, Batsbi, Bavarian, Belarusian, Bemba, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Bikol, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese

  3. Cape Verdean Creole, Catalan, Cebuano, Chabacano de Cavite, Chabacano de Zamboanga, Chamorro (Guam dialect), Chamorro (North Marianas dialect), Chechen, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chichewa, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Shanghainese), Chinese (Taiwanese), Chinese (Teochew), Chipewyan, Choctaw, Chuukese, Chuvash , Cimbrian, Comanche, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Cree, Creek, Cuyonon, Czech

  4. Danish, Dari, Dholuo, Dusun (Central), Dutch, Dzongkha

  5. Efik, Elfdalian, English (British), Erzya, Estonian, Ewe, Extremaduran

  6. Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, Flemish (West), French, Frisian (North), Frisian (Saterland), Frisian (West), Friulian, Fula

  7. Galician, Garhwali, Garifuna, Georgian, German, Gothic, Greek (Ancient), Greek (Modern), Greenlandic, Guaraní, Gujarati

  8. Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Herero, Hiligaynon, Hindi, Hmong (White), Hungarian

  9. Iban, Icelandic, Igbo, Ilocano, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Iñupiaq, Irish (Gaelic), Italian

  10. Jamaican, Japanese, Javanese, Jenesch, Jèrriais

  11. Kadazan (Coastal), Kalmyk, Kannada, Karuk, Kashmiri, Kashubian, Kazakh, Khmer, Khoekhoe (Nama), Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kiribati, Korean, Kumyk, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Kyrgyz

  12. Ladino, Lakota (Sioux), Lao, Latin, Latvian, Laz, Lezgi, Limburgish, Lingala, Lithuanian, Low Saxon, Lozi, Luganda, Luxembourgish

  13. Macedonian, Magahi, Maithili, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maldivian, Maltese, Mam, Manipuri, Manx, Māori, Marathi, Marshallese, Mauritian Creole, Mazandarani, Míkmaq, Moksha, Monégasque, Mongolian, Mossi, Mozarabic

  14. Nahuatl, Navajo, Ndebele (Northern - South Africa), Ndebele (Northern - Zimbabwe), Ndebele (Southern), Nepali, Newari / Nepal Bhasa, Niuean, Nkore, Nogai, Northern Sotho, Norwegian

  15. Occitan, Odia (Oriya), Ojibwe, Okinawan, Old English, Old Russian, Omaha, Ossetian

  16. Palauan, Papiamento, Pashto, Pennsylvania German/Dutch, Persian (Farsi), Pohnpeian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Punjabi

  17. Quechua

  18. Rapa Nui, Réunion Creole, Romani, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Rusyn

  19. Sakha, Samala, Sámi (Lule), Sámi (Northern), Sámi (Southern), Samoan, Sanskrit, Sardinian, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Serrano, Sesotho, Shona, Sicilian, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Spanish, Stellingwarfs, Sundanese, Swahili, Swazi, Swedish, Swiss German (Basel dialect), Swiss German (Chur dialect), Swiss German (Lucerne dialect)

  20. Tagalog, Tahitian, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Tetum, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tokelauan, Tok Pisin, Tongan, Tsez, Tsonga, Tsotsil, Tswana, Tumbuka, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvaluan, Twi

  21. Ukrainian, Umbundu, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek

  22. Venda, Venetian, Veps, Värmlandic, Vietnamese, Võro

  23. Walloon, Welsh, Westrobothnian, Wolof

  24. Xhosa

  25. Yapese, Yiddish, Yolngu, Yoruba, Yucatec Maya

  26. Zazaki, Zulu

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