Useful phrases in Picard

A collection of useful phrases in Picard (picard / ch’ti), a Romance language spoken in northwestern France and neighbouring parts of Belgium. Most of the phrases are in the Ponthieu-Vimeu dialect of Picard.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Phrase picard / ch’ti
Welcome Ch'est ti lo, cmint qu'a vo ? (frm)
Hello (General greeting) Bojour
Bojour mes gins (frm)
Salut ti z'aute (inf)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Comint qu'i va ? (frm)
Cha va t'i ?
Reply to 'How are you?' Cha va fin bien, merchi
Long time no see
What's your name? Kmint qu'os vos aplez ?
My name is ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night La boinne nuit
(Parting phrases)
À l'arvoïure
À t'ervir
Good luck! Du brin pour ti ! (inf)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
A vo boéne santè !
Have a nice day Eune boinne jornée !
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Boéne route !
I understand J' comprinds
I don't understand Éj n'comprinds poin
Yes Oui
I don't know Éj n'sais mie
Ché po
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again Hein ?
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Parlez-vos inglé ?
Do you speak Picard? Parlez-vos picard ?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Picard
How do you say ... in Picard?
Excuse me
How much is this? Combin qu'cha coûte ?
Sorry Pardon
Please Sins vos komander (frm)
Sins t' komander (inf)
Thank you Marci
Marci gramint
Reply to thank you Apreu ti, j't'in prie (inf)
Sans vo cmander (frm)
Where's the toilet / bathroom? D'ousqu'il est ech tchioér ?
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 J'te ker
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! À la rescousse ! (Help!)
Povez-vos m'aider, sins vos komander ?
(Can you help me please?)
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Un boin Noé
New Year greetings Éne boéne énèe !
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings A tn'age !
Congratulations! Bravo !
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

Phrases provided by Patrick McCrea

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