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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.

English Lojban
Welcome coi 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 see i 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 you do selpe'i.ui
Good night nicte xamgu
Goodbye co'o
Good luck
Cheers/Good health!
Have a nice day
Bon appetit a'o.e'o lo sanmi cu xamgu ko
Bon voyage
I don't understand i mi jimpe/je'e
I don't know mi 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 again cusku krefu pe'u
Please write it down ciska 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
Please pluka
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 you mi do prami
Get well soon a'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 Birthday terjbe.ui
One language is never enough pa 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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