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Useful phrases in Lule Sámi

A collection of useful phrases in Lule Sámi, a Western Sámi language spoken in Norway and Sweden.

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

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, >1p = said to one person, >2p = said to two people. >2+p said to more than two people.

English julevsámegiella (Lule Sámi)
Hello Buoris
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Maktas vieso?
Gåktu manná?
I'm fine thanks, and you? Buoragit mujna
Long time no see
What's your name? Mij la duv namma?
My name is ... Muv namma le ...
Where are you from? Gåsstå la?
Gånnå dån åro?
I'm from ... Mån boadáv ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning Buorre idet
Good afternoon Buorre biejvve
Good evening Buorre iehket
Good night
Goodbye Vuojnnalin (>1p) Vuojnnalip (>2+p) Hivás
Good luck
Cheers/Good health! Jugesta!
Have a nice day
Bon appetit
Bon voyage
I understand
I don't understand Iv dádjada
I don't know
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again Máhtá gus nuppádis javllat?
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Lule Sámi?
Yes, a little
Speak to me in Lule Sámi
How do you say ... in Lule Sámi?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you Gijtto
Where's the toilet?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me? Sidák gärssulit?
I miss you
I love you Mån æhtsáv duv
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Buorre javla ja buorre ådåjahke
Happy Easter
Happy Birthday Vuorbbe biejvijn!
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
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