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Useful phrases in Cuyonon

A collection of useful phrases in Cuyonon, a Philippine language spoken mainly in the Cuyo Islands in the Philippines.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

English Cuyonon
Welcome Malipayeng Pag-abot!
(General greeting)
Hello; Kamosta?
How are you?

Fine thanks, and you?
Kamosta kaw?
Mayad da
Long time no see Ang ka boay den, ano?! Ang ka boay tang ara agkita!
What's your name?

My name is ...
Anono imong aran?
... ang akeng aran
Ang akeng aran ay...
Where are you from?

I'm from ...
Taga-sadin kaw?
Ikaw taga-sadin?
Ako taga-...
Taga-... ako
Pleased to meet you Alilipay ako nga akilala ta kaw
Ako alilipay nga akilala ta kaw
Morning greeting(s) Mayad nga tiprano
Afternoon greeting(s) Mayad nga apon
Evening greeting(s) Mayad nga gabi
Nighttime parting phrase(s) Mayad nga sirem ("Good dusk")
Parting phrase(s) Adios; Amblig (be careful)
Good luck Soirtin ka andan
Have a nice day Mayad nga adlaw kanimo!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Amos! Kaen ta ren; Kaen kita ren; Kaen ta
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Malipayeng Byahi
I understand Aintindian ko
I don't understand Indi ko maintindian
I don't know Ilan
Please speak more slowly Loayi imong pagrelemegen
Loay-loay lamang imong pagrelemegen
Please say that again Ikon mo roman, patigayon
Koni ako roman, patigayon
Please write it down Solati re lamang; Solati ra; Solati
Do you speak English? Ako ara agalimeg i' Inglis?
Do you speak Cuyonon?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Agalimeg kaw i' Cuyonon?
E'en, maite lamang
Speak to me in Cuyonon Kaampangi ako sa Cuyonon
How do you say ... in Cuyonon? Pasamoro konon ang ... sa Cuyonon?
Excuse me Ikskios anay; Maagi anay; Agi ako anay
How much is this? Tagpira dia?
Sorry Patawad! Patawadi ako! Pasinsia!
Please Patigayon
Thank you

Matamang Salamat
Ara anoman
Ara sapayan
Ara dato
Ara dan
Where's the toilet? Adin ang kasilias?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Tana ang mabayad i'ang tanang barayadan
Would you like to dance with me? Baili kita? Baili ta? Saot kita? Saot ta?
I miss you Ingiidlao ako kanimo
I love you Inggegegma ta kaw; Inggegegma ta ka
Gegma ta kaw; Mal ta ka; Mal ta kaw
Get well soon Magpa-ayad kaw
Take care! Amblig!
Go away! Pagalin digi! (go away!)
Pagalin sakeng atobangan! (get out of my sight!)
Leave me alone! Bayai ako!
Call the police! Pagtawag i' polis!
Christmas and New Year greetings Malipayeng Paskoa ig Maambeng nga Bagong Dagon!
Easter greetings Malipayeng Adlao i' Pagkabanaw i' Kristo!
Birthday greetings Malipayeng Adlao i' pagkatao
Maambeng nga pagbati sa imong pagkatao
(Happy/Joyful/Merry Wishes on your Birthday)
Taoan kaw andan i'and Ginong Dios i' marake pang birtdi
(May God bless you with many more birthdays to come)
One language is never enough Indi sopisyinti ang saka bisara lamang

Cuyonon translations by Ryan D. Ibañez

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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