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Useful Lingua Franca Nova phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Lingua Franca Nova, an International Auxiliary Language based on French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan created by Dr. C. George Boeree.

To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions.

English Lingua Franca Nova Лингуа Фpанка Нова
Latin alphabet Cyrillic alphabet
Welcome Bonveni Бонвени
(General greeting)
Alo, Bon dia Ало, Бон диа
How are you? Como es tu? Комо ес ту?
Reply to 'How are you?' Bon. E como es tu? Бон. Е комо ес ту?
Long time no see Cuanto tempo? Куанто темпо?
What's your name? Ce es tu nom? Ке ес ту ном?
My name is ... Me nom es ... Ме ном ес ...
Where are you from? De do es tu? Де до ес ту?
I'm from ... Me es do ... Ме ес до ...
Pleased to meet you Encantada Енкантада
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bon matina Бон матина
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bon dia Бон диа
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bon sera Бон сера
Good night Bon note Бон ноте
(Parting phrases)
Asta la ora?
Аста ла ора?
Good luck Bon fortuna! Бон фортуна!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Joia! Sania! Жоиа! Саниа!
Have a nice day Bon dia Бон диа
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon apetite! Бон апетите!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bon viaje! Бон виаже!
I don't understand Me no comprende Ме но компренде
Please speak more slowly Per favore, parla plu lente Пер фаворе, парла плу ленте
Please say
that again
Per favore, dise ancora Пер фаворе, дисе анкора
Please write it down Per favore, scrive el per me Пер фаворе, скриве ел пер ме
Do you speak English? Tu parla engles? Ту парла енглес?
Do you speak
Lingua Franca Nova?

Yes, a little
Tu parla Lingua Franca Nova? Ту парла Лингуа Франка Нова?
Si, un poca Си, ун пока
How do you say ...
in Lingua Franca Nova?
Como tu dise ...
en Lingua Franca Nova?
Комо ту дисе ...
ен Лингуа Франка Нова?
Excuse me Pardona me! Пардона ме!
How much is this? Cuanto es esta? Куанто ес еста?
Sorry Escusa! Ескуса!
Thank you
Grasias Грасиас
Per no cosa Пер но коса
Where's the toilet? Do es la saleta privada? До ес ла салета привада?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Esta senior/a
va paia per tota
Еста сениор/а
ва паиа пер тота
Would you like to dance with me? Tu desira dansa con me? Ту десира данса кон ме?
I love you Me ama tu Ме ама ту
Get well soon Sani pronto Сани пронто
Leave me alone! Lasa me en pas! Ласа ме ен пас!
Call the police! Clamada la polisia Кламада ла полисиа
Christmas and New Year greetings Bon natal e anio nova felis
Natal joios e bon anio nova
Бон натал е анио нова фелис
Easter greetings Bon pascual Бон паскуал
Birthday greetings Bon aniversaria Бон аниверсариа
One language is never enough Un lingua no sufisi Ун лингуа но суфиси
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Me airaliscador
es plen de angilas
Ме аиралискадор
ес плен де ангилас
Stop the world,
I want to get off!
Para la mundo,
me vole desende!
Пара ла мундо,
ме воле десенде!

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