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Useful phrases in Ido

A collection of useful phrases in Ido, a reformed and simplified version of Esperanto intended to be used as an International Auxiliary Language.

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English Ido
Welcome Bonveno
Hello (General greeting) Saluto
Bona jorno
How are you? Quale vu standas?
Reply to 'How are you?' Bone. E vu?
Long time no see Me ne vidas vu de kande langa tempo
What's your name? Quale vu nomesas?
My name is ... Me nomesas ...
Where are you from? De ube vu esas?
I'm from ... Me esas de ...
Pleased to meet you Me joyas renkontrar vu
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bona matino
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bona posdimezo
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bona vespero
Good night Bona nokto
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Adio
Chao
Til rivido
Til pose
Good luck Bona chanco!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Ye vua saneso!
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bona repasto!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bona voyajo!
I understand Me komprenas
I don't understand Me ne komprenas
Yes Yes
No No
Maybe Forsan
I don't know Me ne savas
Please speak more slowly Parolez lente, me pregas
Please say that again Dicez to ankorfoye, me pregas
Repetez to ankorfoye, me pregas
Please write it down Skribez to, me pregas
Do you speak English? Ka vu parolas la angla?
Do you speak Ido? Ka vu parolas Ido?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Yes, kelkete
Speak to me in Ido Parolez Ido kun me
How do you say ... in Ido? Quale on dicas ... en Ido?
Excuse me Permisez
How much is this? Quale to kustas?
Sorry Pardonez me
Please Voluntez
Me pregas
Bonvolez
Thank you Danko
Multa danko
Dankego
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet? Ube esas la tualeteyo?
This lady will pay for everything Ica jentil-ulo pagos por omno
This lady will pay for everything Ica siorino pagos por omno
Would you like to dance with me? Ka vu deziras dancar kun me?
I miss you Me falias tu
I love you Me amas vu
Me amoras tu
Get well soon Rekuperez balde!
Go away! Forirez!
Leave me alone! Lasez me tranquila!
Help! Helpo!
Fire! Fairo!
Stop! Haltez!
Call the police! Vokez la polico!
Christmas and New Year greetings Joyoza Kristonasko e Felica Nova Yaro
Felica Kristnasko e Felica Nova Yaro
Gaya Kristnasko e Felica Nova Yaro
Easter greetings Bona pasko
Birthday greetings Bona nasko-dio
Felica nasko-dio
One language is never enough Un linguo nultempe suficas
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Mea flugetar-navo esas plena anguili

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