Useful phrases in Volapük

A collection of useful phrases in Volapük, a language invented by Johann Martin Schleyer in 1879, and revised by Arie de Jong in 1930.

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Phrase Volapük
Welcome Benokömö!
Hello (General greeting) Glidö!
How are you? Lio stadol-li?
Reply to 'How are you?' Gudiko, danö! ed ol-li?
Long time no see No elogob oli sis lunüp
What's your name? Lio panemol-li?
My name is ... Nem oba binon ...
Panemob ...
Where are you from? Kipladao kömol-li?
Kiöpao kömol-li?
I'm from ... Kömob de ...
Pleased to meet you Plitos obi ad kolkömön oli
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Gödi gudik!
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Poszedeli gudik!
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Soari gudik!
Good night Neiti gudik!
(Parting phrases)
Good luck! Läbö!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Ad saun ola!
Ad saun olas!
Have a nice day Labolös deli gudik!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Labolös fidädi gudik!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Labolös tävi gudik!
Do you understand? Suemol-li?
I understand Suemob atosi
I don't understand No suemob atosi
Yes Si!
No Nö!
Maybe Ba
Ba mögos
I don't know No nolob atosi
No fümob
Please speak more slowly Spikolös nevivikumo, begö!
Please say that again Dönuolös atosi, begö!
Please write it down Begö! penetolös osi!
Do you speak English? Spikol-li Linglänapüki?
Do you speak Volapük? Spikol-li Volapüki?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Si! ye nemödo
I'm learning Volapük Lärnob Volapüki
Speak to me in Volapük Spikolöd Volapüki lü ob!
How do you say ... in Volapük? Lio sagoy-li ... Volapüko?
Excuse me Pardö!
Säkusadolös obi!
How much is this? Liomödoto at frädon-li?
Sorry Pidö!
Pidob osi
Please Begö!
Thank you Danö!
Reply to thank you Vilöfö!
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Kiöpo binon-li prifet?
This gentleman will pay for everything Söl at opelom valodasuämi
This lady will pay for everything Läd at obepelof valodasuämi
Would you like to dance with me? Vilolöv-li danüdön ko ob?
I miss you Nelabob oli
I love you Lelöfob oli
Get well soon Saunikolös vifiko!
Go away! Mogolöd!
Leave me alone! No tupolös obi!
Help! Yufö!
Fire! Lefilö!
Stop! Stopö!
Call the police! Lävokolöd poldi!
Christmas greetings Kritidazäli läbik!
New Year greetings Nulayeli läbik!
Easter greetings Pasatazäli läbik!
Birthday greetings Yelami läbik!
One language is never enough Pük bal neföro saidon
My hovercraft is full of eels Lutakusenabot oba bundanon me pils

Corrections and additions by Lärnan, and Hermann Philipps, Cifal (chief/head) of the modern Volapük movement

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