Useful phrases in Interlingua

A collection of useful phrases in Interlingua, an international auxiliary language developed by the International Auxiliary Language Association.

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English Interlingua
Welcome Benvenite!
Hello (General greeting) Bon die! Salute! (on meeting)
Holla! (to call attention)
Vide! (to express surprise)
Hello (on phone) Hallo!
How are you? Como sta vos?
Reply to 'How are you?' Multo ben, gratias. E vos?
Long time no see Quante tempore!
What's your name? Qual es vostre nomine?
My name is ... Mi nomine es ...
Where are you from? De ubi veni vos?
I'm from ... Io veni de ...
Pleased to meet you Contente de facer vostre cognoscentia!
Il es un placer facer vostre cognoscentia!
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bon matino
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bon die
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bon vespere
Good night Bon nocte
(Parting phrases)
A revider
Good luck! Bon fortuna! Bon sorte!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
A vostre sanitate!
A vostre salute!
Bon sanitate!
Have a nice day Ha un bon die!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon appetito!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bon viage!
Do you understand? Comprende vos?
I understand Io comprende
I don't understand Io non comprende
Yes Si
No No
Maybe Forsan
I don't know Io non sape
Please speak more slowly Parla plus lentemente, per favor
Please say that again Dice lo de novo, per favor
Please write it down Scribe lo, per favor
Do you speak English? Parla vos anglese?
Do you speak Interlingua? Parla vos interlingua?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Si, un pauc
Si, un poco
I'm learning Interlingua Io apprende interlingua
How do you say ... in Interlingua? Como se dice ... in interlingua?
Como dice on ... in interlingua?
Speak to me in Interlingua Parla me in interlingua
Do you speak a language
other than
Parla vos un altere lingua que Interlingua?
Excuse me Pardona me
How much is this? Quanto costa isto?
Sorry Pardono!
Please Per favor
Thank you Gratias
Multe gratias
Reply to thank you Il es nihil
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Ubi es le w.c.?
Ubi es le lavatorio?
This gentleman will pay for everything Iste gentilhomine va pagar toto
Iste senior pagara toto
This lady will pay for everything Iste seniora vole pagar toto
Would you like to dance with me? Amarea vos dansar con me?
Vos placerea dansar con me?
I miss you Io te regretta
I love you Io te ama
Get well soon Recupera presto!
Leave me alone! Lassa me in pace!
Help! Adjuta!
Fire! Foco!
Stop! Stoppa!
Call the police! Telephona le policia!
Christmas greetings Felice natal
New Year greetings Bon anno nove
Easter greetings Felice pascha
Birthday greetings Felice anniversario
Congratulations! Feliciatations!
One language is never enough Un lingua es nunquam bastante
My hovercraft is full of eels Mi aeroglissator es plen de anguillas

Interlingua phrases provided by Joey Cheng, with recordings by Jan Jurčík, and corrections by Carlos Eduardo de Paula

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