Useful Lingua Franca Nova phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Lingua Franca Nova (Elefen), an International Auxiliary Language based on French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan created by Dr. C. George Boeree.

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English Lingua Franca Nova
Лингуа Фpанка Нова
Welcome Bonveni
Hello (General greeting) Alo / Ало
Bon dia / Бон диа
How are you? Como es tu?
Комо ес ту?
Reply to 'How are you?' Bon. E como es tu?
Бон. Е комо ес ту?
Long time no see Cuanto tempo?
Куанто темпо?
What's your name? Ce es tu nom?
Ке ес ту ном?
My name is ... Me nom es ...
Ме ном ес ...
Where are you from? De do es tu?
Де до ес ту?
I'm from ... Me es de ...
Ме ес де ...
Pleased to meet you Encantada
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bon matina
Бон матина
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bon dia
Бон диа
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bon sera
Бон сера
Good night Bon note
Бон ноте
(Parting phrases)
Adio / Адио
Asta la ora? / Аста ла ора?
Good luck! Bon fortuna!
Бон фортуна!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Joia! / Жоиа!
Sania! /Саниа!
Have a nice day Bon dia
Бон диа
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon apetite!
Бон апетите!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bon viaje!
Бон виаже!
Do you understand? Tu comprende Lingua Franca Nova?
Ту комренде Лингуа Франка Нова?
I understand Me comprende
Ме но компренде
I don't understand Me no comprende
Ме но компренде
Please speak more slowly Per favore, parla plu lente
Пер фаворе, парла плу ленте
Please say that again Per favore, dise ancora
Пер фаворе, дисе анкора
Please write it down Per favore, scrive lo per me
Пер фаворе, скриве ло пер ме
Do you speak English? Tu parla engles?
Ту парла енглес?
Do you speak Lingua Franca Nova? Tu parla Lingua Franca Nova?
Ту парла Лингуа Франка Нова?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Si, un poca
Си, ун пока
I'm learning Lingua Franca Nova Me aprende Lingua Franca Nova
Ме апренде Лингуа Франка Нова
How do you say ... in Lingua Franca Nova? Como tu dise ... en Lingua Franca Nova?
Комо ту дисе ... ен Лингуа Франка Нова?
Excuse me Pardona me!
Пардона ме!
How much is this? Cuanto es esta?
Куанто ес еста?
Sorry Escusa!
Thank you Grasias / Грасиас
Reply to thank you Per no cosa
Пер но коса
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Do es la saleta privada?
До ес ла салета привада?
This gentleman will pay for everything Esta senior va paia per tota
Еста сениор ва паиа пер тота
This lady will pay for everything Esta seniora va paia per tota
Еста сениора ва паиа пер тота
Would you like to dance with me? Tu desira dansa con me?
Ту десира данса кон ме?
I love you Me ama tu
Ме ама ту
Get well soon Sani pronto
Сани пронто
Leave me alone! Lasa me en pas!
Ласа ме ен пас!
Help! Aida! / Аида!
Fire! Foco! / Фоко!
Stop! Para! / Пара!
Call the police! Clama la polisia!
Клама ла полисиа!
Christmas greetings Bon natal / Бон натал
Natal joios / Натал жоиос
New Year greetings Anio nova felis / Анио нова фелис
Bon anio nova / Бон анио нова
Easter greetings Bon pascual
Бон паскуал
Birthday greetings Bon aniversaria
Бон аниверсариа
One language is never enough Un lingua no sufisi
Ун лингуа но суфиси
My hovercraft is full of eels Me airaliscador es plen de angilas
Ме аиралискадор ес плен де ангилас

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