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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.

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

English la .lojban. (Lojban)
Welcome fi'i
(General greeting)
How are you? do mo
Reply to 'How are you?' .ui .o'u (I'm happy and relaxed)
mi tatpi (I'm tired)
mi gunka (I'm working)
Long time no see puzu prula'i jikca
What's your name? ma cmene do
My name is ... mi'e ...
Where are you from? .i do xabju ma
I'm from ... .i mi xabju la ...
.i do xabju ma ...
Pleased to meet you .ui penmi do
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night .a'o xamgu nicte
(Parting phrases)
Good luck .a'o xamgu funca
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day .a'o xamgu djedi
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
.a'o pluka citka
(Hope for pleasant kind-of eating)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand je'e
.i mi jimpe
I don't understand je'enai
.i mi na jimpe
Yes go'i
No na go'i
I don't know mi na djuno
Please speak more slowly .e'o masno tavla
Please say that again cusku krefu pe'u
Please write it down ciska pe'u
Do you speak English? xu glibau do.
xu do se bangu la .inglic.
xu do se bangu la glibau.
Do you speak Lojban? xu jbobau do.
.i xu do se bangu la lojban.
.i xu do se bangu la jbobau.
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
ruble go'i
How do you say ... in Lojban? fi la lojban fanva zoi glic ... glic
Excuse me .u'u
How much is this? ti se jdima ma
ti se vecnu fo ma
Sorry .u'u
Please pe'u do
Thank you ki'e
Reply to thank you je'e do
fi'i do
Where's the toilet? ma stuzi le vimku'a
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
I love you mi do prami
Get well soon .a'o bazi kanro
Leave me alone! sisti lo nu jikca ku
Go away! ko cliva
Help! ju'i .i ko sidju
Fire! ju'i .i fagri
Stop! ko sisti
Call the police! klacpe lo pulji ku
Christmas and New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings .a'o gleki jbedetke'u
One language is never enough pa bangu noroi banzu
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
le mi varkiclaflo'i cu culno lo angila

Lojban phrases provided by Jan Jurčík, with corrections and additions by Joe Anderson

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