Useful Mini phrases

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A collection of useful phrases in Mini: The Minimal Language, an attempt to create the simplest naturalistic language for human communication conceived by S.C. Gruget in 2020.

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.

English Mini
Welcome bon-veni
Hello (General greeting) salu
Hello (on phone) salu
How are you? tu e ke?
Reply to 'How are you?' bon
Long time no see mi-duo i no ave mira a mi-duo e mui tempo
What's your name? tu name a ke?
My name is ... mi name a ...
Where are you from? tu i veni e de ke?
I'm from ... mi i veni de ...
Pleased to meet you mi e joli ke mi i de enkonte a tu
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
bon maten
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
bon afa-semi-dia
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
bon eve
Good night bon eve
(Parting phrases)
Good luck! bon luki!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day i ave a bon dia
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
i joli a manja
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes ja
No no
Maybe no
I don't know mebi
Do you understand? tu i savi?
I understand mi i savi
I don't understand mi no savi
Please speak more slowly favo, i pale e ma lenta
Please say that again favo, i dire o gen a da
Please write it down favo, i note a si
Do you speak English? tu i savi a Engli?
Do you speak Mini? tu i savi a Mini?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
ja, mini
Do you speak a language
other than
tu i savi a linga ke e ota de Mini?
Speak to me in Mini i pale go mi en Mini
How do you say ... in Mini? tu i dire a ... en ke moda en Mini?
Excuse me sori
How much is this? di e ke mui?
Sorry sori
Please i favo
Thank you danke
Reply to thank you sama-sama
Where's the toilet / bathroom? toilete e en ke?
This gentleman will pay for everything di viro i go paga a ale
This lady will pay for everything di feme i go paga a ale
Would you like to dance with me? tu i vole dansa kon mi?
Do you come here often? tu i veni o mui e di?
I miss you mi i vole mira a tu
I love you mi i amo a tu
Get well soon i veni o sun e bon
Go away! i go!
Leave me alone! i lase a mi e solo!
Help! ade!
Fire! fogo!
Stop! para!
Call the police! i voka a polisa!
Christmas greetings bon Jesu-nati
New Year greetings bon nu ano
Easter greetings bon Jesu-veni
Birthday greetings bon nati-dia
Congratulations! bon!
One language is never enough uno linga e ni sufi
My hovercraft is full of eels mi buo-navi e fule de longo-pisi

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Phrases in constructed languages (conlangs)

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

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