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Useful phrases in Jenesch

A collection of useful phrases in Jenesch, a language containing vocabulary from Romani, Yiddish, Rotwelsch, and various German dialects. The language is also known as Jenisch, Yenish or Yeniche.

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English Jenesch
Welcome Voschata
(General greeting)
How are you? Kui putna bettu?
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see Tun vor promma
What's your name? Kui loz vut bettu?
My name is ...
Where are you from? Zeekun ez bettu sem?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you Kontulla naludu bettu
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Voscha zarra
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Voscha buik
(Parting phrases)
Good luck Voscha mesch
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Voscha koda
Have a nice day Ruim os hydda zarra
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Han voscha
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Tar voscha
Excuse me Drav kop
How much is this? Kui nen ez tun?
Sorry Pikesch
Thank you Hulasch
Where's the toilet? Zeekun ez tuy tuulet?
Would you like to dance with me? Bettu vrak kuvmada?
I love you Ketta jaan bettu

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