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Useful phrases in Lojban

A collection of useful phrases in Lojban, a constructed language designed with the intention of eliminating much of the ambiguity from human communication.

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English la .lojban. (Lojban)
Welcome fi'i
Hello (General greeting) coi
How are you? do mo
pei
Reply to 'How are you?' .ui .o'u (I'm happy and relaxed)
mi tatpi (I'm tired)
mi gunka (I'm working)
Long time no see puzu prula'i jikca
What's your name? ma cmene do
My name is ... mi'e ...
Where are you from? .i do xabju ma
I'm from ... .i mi xabju la ...
.i do xabju ma ...
Pleased to meet you .ui penmi do
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
coi
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
coi
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
coi
Good night .a'o xamgu nicte
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
co'o
Good luck! .a'o xamgu funca
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
 
Have a nice day .a'o xamgu djedi
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
.a'o pluka citka
(Hope for pleasant kind-of eating)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
.a'o pluka litru le braxamsi
I understand je'e
.i mi jimpe
I don't understand je'enai
.i mi na jimpe
Yes go'i
No na go'i
I don't know mi na djuno
Please speak more slowly .e'o masno tavla
Please say that again cusku krefu pe'u
Please write it down ciska pe'u
Do you speak English? xu glibau do.
xu do se bangu la .inglic.
xu do se bangu la glibau.
Do you speak Lojban? xu jbobau do.
.i xu do se bangu la lojban.
.i xu do se bangu la jbobau.
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
ruble go'i
How do you say ... in Lojban? fi la lojban fanva zoi glic ... glic
ma xe fanva zoi gy. ... .gy la jbobau la glibau
ma xe fanva zoi gy. ... .gy la jbobau
Excuse me .u'u
How much is this? ti se jdima ma
ti se vecnu fo ma
Sorry .u'u
Please pe'u do
Thank you ki'e
ki'esai
ki'ecai
Reply to thank you je'e do
fi'i do
Where's the toilet / bathroom? ma stuzi le vimku'a
This gentleman will pay for everything ti poi nanmu cu ba te vecnu ro da
ti poi nanmu cu ba pleji fo ro da
le vi nanmu cu ba te vecnu ro da
le vi nanmu cu ba pleji fo ro da
This lady will pay for everything ti poi ninmu cu ba te vecnu ro da
ti poi ninmu cu ba pleji fo ro da
le vi ninmu cu ba te vecnu ro da
le vi ninmu cu ba pleji fo ro da
Would you like to dance with me? .aupei mi'o dansu
xu do djica lo nu mi'o dansu
.e'o mi'o dansu
I love you mi do prami
Get well soon .a'o bazi kanro
Leave me alone! sisti lo nu jikca ku
Go away! ko cliva
Help! ju'i .i ko sidju
Fire! ju'i .i fagri
Stop! ko sisti
Call the police! klacpe lo pulji ku
Christmas greetings  
New Year greetings
Easter greetings  
Birthday greetings .a'o gleki jbedetke'u
One language is never enough pa bangu noroi banzu
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
le mi varkiclaflo'i cu culno lo angila

Lojban phrases provided by Jan Jurčík, with corrections and additions by Joe Anderson and Bryn Underhill

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Information about Lojban | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Links

Other collections of Lojban phrases
http://www.lojban.org/tiki/phrasebookr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lojban#Common_phrases
https://mw.lojban.org/papri/The_Crash_Course:_Lojban_Dictionary_with_Examples

Phrases in other constructed languages (conlangs)

Esperanto, Ido, Interlingua, Ishirkian, Kala, Klingon, Laala, Lingua Franca Nova, Lojban, Pig Latin, Quenya, Romániço, Solresol, Talossan, Toki Pona, Volapük, Wightian

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