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Useful foreign phrases

A collection of useful phrases suitable for a variety of situations in many different languages with sound files for quite a few of them.

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Index of phrases by language family


Afroasiatic languages

Amharic, Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Assyrian, Hausa, Hebrew, Maltese, Somali

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Algonquian languages

Atikamekw, Ojibwe

Altaic languages

Japonic / Japanese-Ryukyuan languages
Japanese, Okinawan
Koreanic languages
Korean
Mongolic languages
Kalmyk, Mongolian
Tungusic languages
Ulch
Turkic languages
Altay, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Nogai, Sakha, Tatar, Turkish, Uyghur, Uzbek

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Athabaskan languages

Chipewyan

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Austroasiatic languages

Khmer, Vietnamese,

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Austronesian languages

Aklan, Banjar, Cebuano, Chamorro (Guam dialect), Chamorro (North Marianas dialect), Cuyonon, Fijian, Hawaiian, Iban, Iloko, Indonesian, Javanese, Kiribati, Malagasy, Malay, Māori, Samoan, Sundanese, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tetum, Tuvaluan

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Aymaran languages

Aymara

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Caucasian languages

North East Caucasian languages
Chechen
North West Caucasian languages
Abkhaz, Adyghe
South Caucasian languages
Georgian

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Dravidian languages

Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu

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Eskimo-Aleut

Aleut, Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Iñupiaq

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Hmong-Mien languages

White Hmong

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Indo-European languages

Albanian
Albanian (Gheg), Albanian (Tosk)
Armenian
Armenian (Eastern), Armenian (Western)
Baltic
Latvian, Lithuanian
Celtic
Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh
Germanic
Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, Cimbrian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, English (British), Faroese, Flemish (West), Frisian (North), Frisian (West), German, Gothic, Icelandic, Limburgish, Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Old English, Scots, Stellingwarfs, Swedish, Swiss German (Basel dialect), Swiss German (Chur dialect), Swiss German (Lucerne dialect), Yiddish
Hellenic
Greek (Modern), Greek (Ancient)
Indo-Iranian
Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Maithili, Maldivian, Marathi, Mazandarani, Nepali, Odia (Oriya), Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Punjabi, Romani, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Urdu, Zazaki
Romance
Aragonese, Aromanian, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Extremaduran, French, Friulian, Galician, Gascon, Italian, Jèrriais, Latin, Occitan, Portuguese (Brazlian), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish, Venetian
Slavic
Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Old Russian, Polish, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Ukrainian

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Iroquoian languages

Cherokee

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Khoisan languages

Khoekhoe (Nama)

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Mayan languages

Mam, Tsotsil, Yucatec Maya

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Niger-Congo languages

Efik, Ewe, Igbo, Kinyarwanda, Lozi, Ndebele (Northern), Northern Sotho, Sesotho, Shona, Swahili, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Wolof, Xhosa, Yorùbá, Zulu

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Pama-Nyungan languages

Yolngu

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Sino-Tibetan languages

Sinitic
Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese
Tibeto-Burman
Burmese, Manipuri, Newari / Nepal Bhasa, Tibetan

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Siouan languages

Lakota

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Tai-Kadai languages

Lao, Thai

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Tupí-Guaraní languages

Guaraní

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Uralic languages

Finnic
Estonian, Finnish, Võro
Hungarian
Hungarian
Sami
Lule Sámi, Northern Sámi, Southern Sámi

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Uto-Aztecan languages

Nahuatl

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Isolates

Basque

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Pidgins and Creoles

Cape Verdean Creole, Chabacano de Zamboanga, Chabacano de Cavite, Haitian Creole, Mauritian Creole, Papiamento, Tok Pisin

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Constructed languages

Esperanto, Ido, Interlingua, Ishirkian, Kala, Klingon, Lingua Franca Nova, Lojban, Pig Latin, Romániço, Talossan, Toki Pona, Volapük, Wightian

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