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Useful phrases in Lojban

A collection of useful phrases in Lojban, a constructed language designed with the intention of eliminating much of the ambiguity from human communication.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

EnglishLojban
Welcomecoi ro do
Hello / Good morning /
afternoon / evening
coi
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
do cinmo lo xamgu je'i xlali / do mo
xamgu, ki'ecai do
Long time no seei tarci co'a slilu fi lo ka gusni
What's your name?
My name is ...
ma cmene do
mi'e ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
.i do xabju ma
mi jbena fo ...
Pleased to meet youdo selpe'i.ui
Good nightnicte xamgu
Goodbyeco'o
Good luck
Cheers/Good health!
Have a nice day
Bon appetita'o.e'o lo sanmi cu xamgu ko
Bon voyage
I don't understandi mi jimpe/je'e
I don't knowmi na djuno
Please speak more slowly.i .e'o ko skusno zenba / e'o ko masno lenu bacru /
e'o ko jdika leka ce'u sutra lenu bacru
Please say that againcusku krefu pe'u
Please write it downciska pe'u
Do you speak Lojban?
Yes, a little
xu do kakne bacru la jbobau
mi se bangu la lojban
How do you say ... in Lojban?
Excuse me/Sorry .u'u
How much is this?ma jdima ti
Pleasepluka
Thank you
Response
ki'e, ki'esai, ki'ecai
je'e do
Where's the toilet?ma stuzi le vimku'a
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I love youmi do prami
Get well soona'o
Leave me alone!/Go away! ko klama
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
pei sidju mi!
fagri!
sisti!
Call the police!pei sidju mi pulji
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Happy Easter
Happy Birthdayterjbe.ui
One language is never enoughpa bangu go'i lo banzu
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
le mi varkiclaflo'i cu culno lo angila

Lojban phrases provided by Jan Jurčík

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Information about Lojban

Links

Other collections of Lojban phrases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lojban#Common_phrases
http://www.digitalkingdom.org/lojban/phrasebook/sampu.html
http://www.lojban.org/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=Simple+phrases

Phrases in other constructed languages (conlangs)

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

Phrases in other languages


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