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Useful phrases in Galician

A collection of useful phrases in Galician.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

English Galego (Galician)
Welcome Benvido
Benvida
Hello
(General greeting)
Ola
How are you? Que tal estás? (inf)
Como estás? (inf)
Que tal está? (frm)
Como está? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' Moi ben, grazas
Long time no see Canto tempo sen verte
Canto tempo sen te ver
What's your name? Como te chamas? (inf)
Como se chama? (frm)
My name is ... Chámome ...
Chámanme...
Where are you from? De onde es?
I'm from ... Eu son de ...
Pleased to meet you Moito gusto
É un pracer
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bos días
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Boa tarde
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Boa tarde
Boas tardes
Bo serán
Good night Boas noites
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Adeus
Good luck Boa sorte!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Saúde!
Have a nice day Que teñas un bo día!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bo proveito!
Que aproveite!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Boa viaxe!
I understand Entendo
I don't understand Non o entendo
Yes Si
No Non
Maybe Quizais
I don't know Eu non sei
Please speak more slowly Por favor, pode falar maís amodo? (frm)
Por favor, podes falar maís amodiño? (inf)
Please say that again Por favor, pódeme dicir iso outra vez? (frm)
Pódesme dicir iso outra vez? (inf)
Please write it down Por favor, pódemo escribir? (frm)
Por favor, pódesmo escribir? (inf)
Do you speak Galician? Fala vostede galego? (frm)
Falas galego? (inf)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Sí, un pouco
Do you speak English? ¿Fala inglés? (frm)
¿Falas inglés? (inf)
How do you say ... in Galician? Cómo dis en galego ...?
Cómo decides en galego ...?
Speak to me in Galician Por favor, fálame en galego (sg)
Por favor, faládeme en galego (pl)
Pódesme falar en galego? (sg)
Podédesme falar en galego? (pl)
Excuse me Perdoe!
Desculpe!
How much is this? Canto custa isto?
Canto é?
Sorry Síntoo!
Please Por favor
Thank you Grazas
Graciñas
Moitas grazas
Reply to thank you De nada
Non hai de que
Where's the toilet? Onde está o baño?
Onde está o aseo?
This gentleman will pay for everything Este señor pagarao todo
This lady will pay for everything Esta señora pagarao todo
Would you like to dance with me? Bailas? Queres bailar comigo? (inf)
Quere vostede bailar comigo? (frm)
I miss you Estráñote (sg)
Estráñovos (pl)
Bótote (sg)
Bótovos en falla (pl)
Bótote en falta (sg)
Bótovos en falta (pl)
Bótote de menos (sg)
Bótovos de menos (pl)
I love you Ámote
Quérote
Get well soon Que te mellores
Leave me alone! Deixame en paz!
Help! Axuda!
Socorro!
Auxilio!
Fire! Lume!
Fogo!
Stop! Para!
Call the police! Chama á policía!
Christmas and New Year greetings Bo Nadal e próspero aninovo
Easter greetings Boas Pascuas
Birthday greetings Bo aniversario
Feliz aniversario
One language is never enough Unha lingua non chega
Unha lingua nunca é abondo
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
O meu aerodeslizador esta cheo de anguías

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Translations and corrections by Carlos Dominguez Grela and Cris Suárez, and recordings by Sabela Pena García

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Links

Other collections of Galician phrases
http://wikitravel.org/en/Galician_phrasebook
http://gospain.about.com/od/beforeyougo/a/usefulphrases_2.htm

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