A collection of useful phrases in Míkmaq, an Algonquian language spoken in Canada and the USA.
See these phrases in any combination of two languages in the Phrase Finder. If you can provide recordings, corrections or additional translations, please contact me.
Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (General greeting)||Gwe’|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Me’ talein?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Welei, katu kil?|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Taluisin?|
|My name is ...||Taluisi ...|
|Where are you from?||Tami tleyawin kil?|
|I'm from ...||N’in tleyawi ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Nmultis (sg - see you later)
Nmultoqsip? (pl - see you all later)
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know|
|I don't understand|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down||Ke wi’ken|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Míkmaq?||Nnui’sin gi’l?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Míkmaq||Ge’ nnu’-gluli|
|How do you say ... in Míkmaq?|
|How much is this?||Talawtik?|
|Thank you||Wela’lin (sg)
|Reply to thank you||Weliaq|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Kesalul (sg)
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Birthday greetings||Wli’ ajipuna’|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.
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